Category Archives: The Run Doctor

Upper Bucks Foot & Ankle Run for Youth Race Results Quakertown, PA

Upper Bucks Foot & Ankle would like to thank Quakertown Rotary for hosting such an amazing race! This race benefits so many different Youth in our community and the work Quakertown Rotary does is outstanding. Special shoutout to Kyle Smith, Pfaff Elementary School & all the volunteers who made sure the race went off without…
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How To Prevent Iliotibial-Band Syndrome

What is Iliotibial band syndrome Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of the connective tissues that are located on the lateral or outer part of thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint. Iliotibial band syndrome is the most common cause of lateral knee pain…
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How to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel…
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How To Prevent Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also called “runner’s knee,” is the most common of all running ailments, accounting for 16.5% of runner's injuries. It’s characterized by a dull pain that is “behind” or “around” the top of the kneecap. Typical aggravating movements include squatting, running (especially downhill), descending stairs, and prolonged sitting. This makes training for races…
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