to Dr. Pribut's Running Injuries web site. While we cover
a variety of sports medicine topics, running injuries
are at the core of this site. For a quick look at selected general medical news visit 98.6: Dr. Pribut's Blog which is my mostly medical blog. Current blog entries there include: Summertime running, Ralph Paffenbarger, sports medicine epidemiologist, and Sensationalism vs. Evidence Based Medicine. But the important injury and avoiding injury posts, are all listed below.
Supplement to Lecture "Exercise: Good For What Ails You"
Overuse Injuries: All The Small Things - Update 2010. Theory on Mechanobiology and sports injury. Focus on Bone and Tendon athletic injury. (Technical article) This is a difficult, but hopefully interesting and thought provoking article.
Recent Blog Entries - Brief entries on a variety of topics primarily sports medicine and science.
The Science of Tendinopathy - Tendinitis as a generic term should be replaced by Tendinopathy. Technical, scientific article on the current state of the science of tendinopathy.
The Zone Of Confusion - Pain on the bottom of the foot isn't always plantar fasciitis. In the midfoot, soft tissue pain is often caused by peroneus longus tendinopathy.
Potholes On The Road To Success - Beginning runners: don't fall into the potholes. Read these basic tips on successful running.
Top Ten Ways to Avoid Running Injuries Everyone loves top ten lists. Here's one to help you keep healthy.
Recovery: Recovery Begins Before You Take Your First Marathon Steps
Running In The Heat
In The Cold
For my down under friends. Updated for 2009. Dress in layers, use breathable fibers, don't
forget to replace your fluids, and don't slip on the ice.
Separating the Buzz From The Biomechanics:A Guide To Athletic Shoe Trends and Innovations
Are the new features of running shoes worthwhile additions or marketing gimmicks. Read this article to get the low down on recent athletic shoes. This article was written for podiatrists and published as part of Podiatry Management's sports medicine series. (PDF Format)
Marathon Tips - Tips and reminders for a successful marathon.
Online Chat At USA Today - Archived: Featured Chat on "Talk Today"
Rock Your Socks - How should you choose your athletic socks? Is cotton rotten?
Internet resources on
women's sports injuries
Pain is not normal. Pay
attention to your body.
Stress Fractures and Stress Reactions of Bone: A Chronic repetitive stress injury syndrome of bone. Stress fracture and stress reaction of bone, both of which are a repetitive stress injury (RSI) of bone.
Biomechanics Of Gait
Introduction to gait biomechanics.
A Quick Look At Running Injuries written for Podiatry Management Magazine for practitioners and students.
Top 5 Running Injuries written for Podiatry Management Magazine in 2008 for practitioners and students.
Dr. Pribut's Running Shoe List Categorizing selected running shoes. Not the only shoes out there but these ones have been examined and placed in usable categories.
Fitting and Selecting Running Shoes
Blog Entry: Running & Being and Running & Dying
NPR Morning Edition Interview on Flipflops, Barefoot, and Foot Health June 19, 2008 - Interview (audio) and story with Allison Aubrey.
Running Related Injuries
How can you get rid of your Achilles Tendonitis How can
you reduce the risk of recurrence. What stretches are good and
which ones are bad?
What causes iliotibial band syndrome. How can you treat
it yourself? Can orthotics help? What stretches work best?
Runner's Knee Problems
What is runners knee? What factors contribute to it? What
exercises should you do for knee pain? Does pronation affect the knee?
What should you do immediately if you've
sprained your ankle? Can the doctor help? How can you keep
this from recurring? If you've read that 70% get better
within 6 months what can you do to be in that 70% and to
turn that 70% into 95%.
OCD, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Osteochondral Injury and Your Ankle
If you suffered an ankle sprain which has stayed swollen for the past month and achy, consider this injury.
Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
This seems to be an epidemic. How can you
improve your plantar fasciitis? What are the best stretches?
What might be wrong with your shoes? Is there anything
to make the pain go away?
Heel pain can occur in children. This is a common cause of heel pain which occurs at the growth center.
Do you have to be an athlete to get athlete's
foot? How can you prevent it? What is that scaly, dry skin
on the bottom of your foot? Is it just dry skin or something
Turf toe can happen in runners. Understanding and treating turf toe.
Hallux Rigidus In Runners (Hallux Limitus)
On the technical side. The trend is to call hallux limitus an early stage of hallux rigidus.
Sesamoid Pain, Sesamoiditis and Sesamoidopathy
The Long Run
What causes shin splints? What are shin
splints? Is there more than one kind? What can you
do to treat it? Can orthotics help? What stretches
Numbness, tingling, burning, or cramping
in your forefoot. What could it be? Would wider shoes
help? Can orthotics help? How about steroid injections?
Groin pain, hard to diagnose, limiting
your running. Your doctor is at a loss. Maybe you have
iliopsoas tendonitis a hard to diagnose and often missed
cause of groin pain.
Pulled hamstrings occur often in individuals
unprepared for the stresses of speed work. Don't forget
to perform flexibility exercises, strength training, warm
up carefully and gradually ease into speed work.
Recovery: The Reverse Taper
Buttock pain. Hard to diagnose. Not much
information written on this topic. Does it exist?
In The Cold
Dress in layers, use breathable fibers, don't
forget to replace your fluids, and don't slip on the ice.
Running In The Heat
Top Ten Summertime Running Tips
Top Ten Winter Running
Stitches and Vomiting From Running
Book review: Recommended book - Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition, 3rd Edition.
Tips On Avoiding Injury
Top Ten Ways to Avoid Running Injuries Everyone loves top ten lists. Love this list and stay healthy. These are the best tips to help you stay out of the doctor's office.
Dr. Pribut reviews his favorite stretches and makes
suggestions for you on how to keep limber.
Tips On Selecting Athletic and Running Shoes
Dr. Pribut reviews the basics of running shoe selection and offers some tips.
Marathon Tips - tips for the beginning marathoner
Dr. Pribut reviews strength training for runners
in 3 articles updated for 2009.
Tips For Safe Spring Running
1. Do wear socks made of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away from your skin to help prevent blistersand athlete's foot.
2. Do fit your walking shoes and other sports shoes with the type of sock you intend to wear them with.
3. Build up your mileage and time spent walking slowly after a winter lull.
4. Make sure to give yourself rest days and don't pick up where you left off 4 months earlier.
5. Do wear comfortable shoes that fit well and are used for the specific activity you choose for exercise. Running shoes do not have the lateral support needed for tennis. Help yourself avoid ankle sprains and other injuries by selecting the proper shoe for the sport and other activity you are participating in.
6. Don't wear new shoes for a long walk or charity event. Do make sure you have at least 3 weeks of use or 75 miles of walking use of your shoes before wearing them for an extended event.
7. Do replace your walking shoes often. Plan on replacing them every 6-9 months or 1,000 - 1500 miles of use for fitness walking.
8. Do break in new shoes before race walking or using them for a long walk.
9. Do use sunscreen to prevent solar injury to your skin. Make sure UV-A and UV-B are both included in your sun block.
10. Do be careful as the temperature rises. Don't forget proper and regular fluid replacement. Most recommendations for running call for about 8 oz. every 20 minutes. Your needs may be somewhat less while walking, since your perspiration is likely to be significantly less. Try to avoid exercising in the middle of the day when it is hot.
Dr. Pribut has been in private practice
in Washington, D.C. since 1980. His practice specializes in
Podiatric Sports Medicine, Biomechanics and Foot Surgery. He
has also been active in computer science since the early 1980's.
His work with computers includes the use of a variety of languages
from the AI languages Lisp and Prolog to Pascal, Perl, Java,
C, and C++. Database management programming and the use of
the Internet as a communications medium have been active pursuits.
He has been active in non-profit organization Internet use
and has served as webmaster and Chief Internet Engineer for
numerous national and state organizations. His sports
medicine web site has been a useful resource for over
5 million visitors since 1995. Currently over 90,000 pages are served each month and viewed by more than 65,000 people each month. Dr. Pribut serves on the Runner's World Board of Advisors and is a Past-President of the American
Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
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