Posts Tagged: running injuries

Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Shin splints are common in runners.

What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common sports related injury. Shin splints are a result of chronic inflammation caused by repetitive movement and stress to the tibia (shin bone). When overworked, the tendons, muscles, and bone tissue of the shin can sustain tiny tears, irritation, and inflammation. Most… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Heel Pain? It's Probably Plantar Fasciitis.

Did you know that 10% of the population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime? As one of the most common foot injuries and the leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis ((PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is especially prevalent in runners and athletes, 40-60 year-old adults, obese adults, those who wear low-support shoes (like… Read more »

New Information on Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Some athletes experience exercise related pain in the lower leg caused by chronic exertional compartment syndrome. The American Journal of Sports Medicine published an excellent article on this in May, 2016. The research, by Dr. Winkes, took place at the Maxima Medical Center in Veldhoven, Holland. Runners, soccer players and other distance athletes may experience chronic exertional compartment syndrome. It is… Read more »

Louisville Doctors Present at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 2016 Conference

As the residents from the University of Louisville rotate through Dr. Grossfeld’s office they get to observe routine and sometimes very unique orthopedic cases. Over the years, some of the medical residents have used  these interesting and unusual cases to present at different medical conferences around the country. This year Dr. Brittney Richardson and Dr. Jennifer… Read more »

20 Running Tips and Injury Prevention Methods

Running Tips To Keep You On The Roads Injury prevention is an important topic for runners at every level, from beginners to long-time veterans. Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld has many years of experience treating common running injuries and helping runners continue to enjoy the sport they love. In this… Read more »

5 Common Running Injuries

Spring is in full swing. And if you’re a runner, this means that outdoor racing season is in full swing too! This time of the year is very exciting for runners looking to accomplish new goals, or for those joining the running scene after winter hibernation. Whether you’re a beginner, or an advanced runner, injuries are bound… Read more »

Common Running Injuries Plaguing Runners

If you are an experienced runner gearing up for a fall race, or new to the sport and hoping to build up your mileage, learning about common running injuries is an important way to get thinking about injury prevention. A team of researchers led by Dr. Alexandre Dias Lopes and colleagues published study results about major musculoskeletal injuries… Read more »

Running Injuries, Running Injury Rates and Foot Strike – More from Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists Louisville Kentucky

Harvard University researchers lead by Dr. Adam Daoud compared runners who forefoot strike compared to those who rear foot strike (or land more on their heels). Their sample included collegiate cross country runners. They found that seven out of 10 used a rear foot strike. Approximately three out of four suffered from some type of moderate… Read more »