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Side Stitches and Running

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Louisville Orthopaedic SurgeonYou’re just getting started with your running program and you’re making good progress.  You’re starting to feel really good about your training, and then one mile into your weekend run you begin to feel an intense, cramping pain just under the right side of your rib cage.  The pain becomes so severe that you are forced to break your stride and stop running for a moment.  Persistent as ...

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KDF Mini-Marathon Training: My Progress

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In my last post mentioned that I was planning to train for the Kentucky Derby Festival mini-Marathon being held April 28.  I decided to share periodic updates on my training in order to discuss the ups and downs I experience along the way.  I hope other runners will find this beneficial, and I encourage you to ask questions and make suggestions either by commenting or through the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Since I used to be an ...

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KDF Marathon Training: Preventing Injuries

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KDF Mini marathonHere in Louisville many people put all their New Year’s resolutions to the test by training for the city races.  I have a few past Triple Crowns under my belt, but while I still run on occasion for exercise, I have not trained for a race in over nine years.  When Norton asked me to be the medical ...

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Browns Mishandled Colt McCoy’s Concussion

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I know I’ve written about concussions a lot recently, but there is so much in the news lately about them that the topic is on my mind a lot.  Just this week, in the Thursday night NFL game, Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy took a viscous shot to the head by Pittsburg Steelers LB James Harrison.  Anyone watching the game ...

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Treating Your Ankle Sprain

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sprained ankleNo matter what your favorite sport or activity – basketball, tennis, lacrosse, hiking, volleyball, soccer, or Ultimate – there is a good chance at some point you will sustain an ankle sprain.  This can even happen by rolling your ankle when wearing heels, or stepping wrong off of a curb.  This is one of the most common athletic injuries, so I wanted to take some time to talk about ...

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