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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dr. Westmoreland Featured on KVUE-TV : Keeping Runners on Track

The Austin Marathon is around the corner and runners are training hard.  As a result, we’re seeing a number of patients for common runners’ injuries such as stress fractures.

Dr. Greg Westmoreland advises his patients in training to listen to their bodies and let their pain be their guide. If you are experiencing pain while running, he says you should slow down and take it easy for a while.

He recommends rest and varying workouts to give your body a much needed break. Swimming and training on an elliptical can provide you with the same cardiovascular benefits minus the joint stress of running.

There are also an increasing number of older runners participating in marathons today. That is great news as Dr. Westmoreland says running is a good way to build muscle mass and bone strength that is lost with age. If you fall into this category, he suggests starting your training sooner, changing up your workouts more frequently, and increasing your running miles more slowly.

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