The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment: How to Avoid Common Problems and Deal with Them When They Happen

The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment: How to Avoid Common Problems and Deal with Them When They Happen


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An indespensible safety guide for professional athletes, coaches, lifelong runners, and beginners.

For any runner who loves hitting the pavement and conquering half-, full-, and ultra-marathons, getting injured is a terrifying, and often heartbreaking, setback. Yet, almost three-quarters of long distance runners will suffer from a serious injury several times in their athletic career.

Although it may be impossible to completely avoid injury, The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment is a vital source to help those who love to run understand some of the most common causes of injuries, and learn how to best avoid and treat athletic ailments. In this book, expert editors and long-time runners Brian Krabak and Grant Lipman combine valuable insights, tips, and tactics from more than a dozen medical professionals who specialize in treating endurance athletes.

With chapters on important and diverse topics such as proper nutrition, muscular ailments, skeletal injuries, medical illnesses caused by racing and proper recovery, The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment is a must-have on the shelf of every runner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510717909
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 1,180,477
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brian Krabak, MD, MBA, FACSM is a clinical associate professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine at University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital with expertise in the field of sports medicine. Krabak has extensive sports medicine experience at high-profile events such as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, and has served as medical director for the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and a dozen other events. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Grant Lipman, MD, FACEP, FAWM is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of The Wilderness First Aid Handbook, as well as dozens of original research articles and book chapters in wilderness and sports medicine. Lipman was served as medical director for ultramrathons around the world, was awarded the Wilderness Medical Society’s 2013 Research Award, and has served as Chair of the Wilderness Medicine Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He lives in Redwood City, California.

Brandee L. Waite, MD, FAAPMR is a clinical associate professor in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, sub-specializing in Sports Medicine at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Waite has served as a team physician for professional and elite athletes with USA Track & Field, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and in professional dance. She has been an NCAA team physician for over a decade, has medical directed the California International Marathon, and has been the medical director for long distance running events on every continent in the world. She lives is Sacramento, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dean Karnazes vii

Introduction viii

Section 1 The Distance Running Athlete 1

Chapter 1 History of Distance Running Daniel E. Lieberman 2

Chapter 2 Injury and Illness Rates Brian J. Krabak Erek Latzka 18

Chapter 3 Footwear Matters: Interplay of Footwear, Mechanics, Injury, and Performance Irene S. Davis Weijie Fu 33

Chapter 4 Training for Long Distance Running Jonathan Dugas 51

Chapter 5 Hydration Recommendations for Training and Competing Eric K. O'Neal Tamara Hew-Butler 64

Chapter 6 Performance Nutrition Leslie Bonci 79

Chapter 7 Psychology of Injury, Rehabilitation, and Recovery Kevin A. Alschuler 99

Section 2 Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries 112

Chapter 8 Foot Care Grant S. Lipman 113

Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal Injuries: Muscle, Tendon, Ligament, and Joint Brandee L. Waite Brian Toedebusch 145

Chapter 10 Bone Stress Injuries Michael Fredericson Emily Krauss 164

Section 3 Common Medical Illnesses 175

Chapter 11 Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Tamara Hew-Butler 176

Chapter 12 Running in the Heat William M. Adams Yuri Hosokawa Rebecca L. Stearns 186

Chapter 13 Running in the Cold Jessie R. Fudge 201

Chapter 14 High Altitude Trevor C. Steinbach Andrew M. Luks 210

Chapter 15 Cardiovascular Care for the Endurance Runner Ankit B. Shah Aaron L. Baggish 226

Chapter 16 Gastrointestinal Symptoms Ricardo José Soares da Costa 243

Chapter 17 Environmental Hazards Sarah Terez Malka N. Stuart Harris 263

Chapter 18 Skin Problems Natalie Badowski Wu Kendall Wu 272

Chapter 19 Ocular Problems Morteza Khodaee Karin VanBaak 293

Chapter 20 Bites and Envenomations Jeremiah W. Ray 306

Chapter 21 Chronic Medical Conditions Erin Drasler Tracy A. Cushing 316

Section 4 After the Run 327

Chapter 22 Nutrition for Recovery and Prevention Alicia Kendig 328

Chapter 23 Recovery from Injury Adam S. Tenforde Kate M. Tenforde 341

Reference List 353

Index 408

Contributing Authors 420

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