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Ask the Sports Doc

Get answers to questions on health, injuries and sports medicine from runner-friendly physician William Roberts, M.D. If you have a question for the Sports Doc, please ask it on our Health & Injuries forum.

About the Author
Dr. Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He served as Medical Director for the Twin Cities Marathon and has authored many research and educational publications on sports medicine.

Can You Run So Much You Get Rhabdo and Your Muscles Break Down?
A runner reading about a dangerous side-effect of high-intensity training wonders what her risks are.
I Might Have a Hernia. Can I Still Run a Marathon?
A runner with an undiagnosed issue weighs his options.
I’m Getting Cramps and Whole Body Tingling When I Run. What’s Happening?
A reader struggles with an unexplained issue after a series of long runs.
Why Do My Allergies Get Worse When Running?
A reader wonders how to avoid postrun sinus headaches and sore throats.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent My Blisters?
A reader who struggles with seasonal blisters wonders what to do.
Help! I’ve Started Experiencing Extreme Runner’s Trots
A reader wonders where his intestinal fortitude went.
I’m Seeing a Doctor for the First Time In Years. What Tests Do I Need?
A runner turning 40 wonders what to request at an initial checkup.
What’s the Best Solution for Runner’s Knee?
A reader wonders whether a joint supplement can help strengthen a problematic knee.
How Long Does a Meniscus Tear Take to Heal?
A reader sidelined with a knee injury wonders when to get back on the road.
Why Isn’t My Pulled Hamstring Healing?
A frustrated runner wonders why she isn’t able to get back on the road.
How Can I Keep Back Problems From Slowing Me Down After 60?
An older runner looks for a way to maintain core strength.

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