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.

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Recent Articles

Recover Quickly After a Rainy Run

Recover Quickly After a Rainy Run

How to avoid hypothermia after running in soggy conditions.

Run a Healthy Marathon

Run a Healthy Marathon

The Sports Doc answers marathoners' frequently asked questions.

Runner Confesses Unhealthy Habit

Runner Confesses Unhealthy Habit

Quitting smoking may shorten your race times, extend your life

Making a Comeback

Making a Comeback

Can a runner resume his favorite workout after back surgery?

Bouncing Back from an Ankle Sprain

Bouncing Back from an Ankle Sprain

How to maintain your fitness—and sanity—while rehabbing a common injury

Can Happy Hour Hurt Performance?

Can Happy Hour Hurt Performance?

Enjoy a drink or two when you have a training run on tap. But if you're racing, hold off.

Running After a Joint Replacement

Running After a Joint Replacement

Low-impact activities generally recommended for those with new hips and knees

Is My Resting Heart Rate Too Low?

Is My Resting Heart Rate Too Low?

How regular endurance training can reduce a runner’s heart rate.

Find Relief for Itchy Winter Skin

Find Relief for Itchy Winter Skin

Advice on how to tame a common skin irritation.

Are Hydration Needs Different in Winter?

Are Hydration Needs Different in Winter?

Drinking to thirst is the best strategy when training in any temperature.

Staying Healthy With Age

Staying Healthy With Age

Does turning 40 increase injury risk?

How to Deal with Long-Term ITBS

How to Deal with Long-Term ITBS

Advice for a runner with a stubborn leg injury.