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The American Running Association has a volunteer Clinic Advisory Board representing 27 different specialties, who answer American Running Members' training, nutrition, health, and sports medicine questions. Members can write to Clinic Advisors in the Member Only section of this Web site.

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How do I relieve my aching feet?

As a racewalker my feet take a light but steady pounding—especially during events over 5K. How might...

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Should I get shockwave therapy for achilles tendinosis?

Since my marathon in September, I have been experiencing left heel pain. After an MRI, my orthopedic...

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Should I call it quits?

Until about three years ago, I’d been running for 20 years, 20 to 25 miles per week. I did a couple ...

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Should I have heel surgery?

I am a 63-year-old male runner, 5’ 11”, 188 lbs, who hasn’t done much of it in the last six months d...

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How can I alleviate shoulder pain when weight-lifting?

I am a 46-year-old male who has been lifting weights since about the age of 13. As I have gotten old...

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How can I strengthen my hamstrings?

I am a 5’ 3”, 55-year-old female weighing 115 lbs. I have run two half-marathons and would like to c...

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How do I treat spinal disc fluid Loss and leg weakness?

I am 55 years old and have been a marathoner since the age of 18. I am 5’ 7”, 125 pounds, and my mar...

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How can I alleviate "stomach shutdown" during a race?

I’m a 33-year-old female weighing about 118 pounds. I’ve been running for almost 20 years. When part...

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Am I at risk for diabetes?

I’m a 63-year-old male. I‘ve been running for 22 years and run about five miles six days a week at 1...

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What can I do about tender toes?

I'm training for a marathon and my second toe keeps getting bruised beneath the nail. It's extremely...

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