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Marathoners look for ways to prevent ‘overuse injuries’

Dr. Meehan, director of The Micheli Center, was recently interviewed by Metro Boston about the importance of our running injury program in preventing overuse injuries.

“Running is unique as a sport because the risk is higher for overuse injuries than acute injuries,” Dr. Meehan said. “Acute injuries are sort of just cutting in one direction and a move might have torn an ACL and that is uncommon in long distance running. Running is repetitive micro trauma over the course of hours while you train. Marathoners are at particular risk for this because they run for so long and they run so many more miles than a person running a 10k or a 5k.”

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