How to spot a potential injury

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Whether you're a multi-sport athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries can happen to anyone -- and often times, with no warning. For some injuries, like sprains and strains, you can recognize and acknowledge some warning signs that you have injured or are continuing to injure yourself, which can help you to limit your activity to avoid further damage. 

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Common running injuries and how to treat them

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Running is a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, but it can take a toll on your body, especially your knees, calves, and feet. Some of the most common running injuries that orthopedic doctors treat include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • ITB (iliotibial band syndrome)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)

Most runners experience occasional stints of short-term pain that go away on their own (usually caused if you forget to warm up, overtrain, or don't wear the best footwear for running).

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Patient testimonial: Sports Medicine

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No one expects to get hurt playing sports, but sometimes student athletes find themselves in need of care after a sports injury. Logansport Memorial's Sports Medicine program was designed to diagnose and treat these sports injuries, quickly and safely. Our partnership with local schools allows for student athletes to receive streamlined care, on and off the field. And for student athlete Caleb Crook, that direct access to care got him the help he needed for his injury.

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