Many runners probably think that because they’re so active a blood clot would be the least of their worries. While partly true, it can actually increase your risk in some cases. The following article by Coach Jenny describes why this
I’ve written a few columns about my experience with venous thromboembolism (VTE)—that is, blood clots—and in response, I’ve received countless questions about the risks specific to runners, the symptoms to watch for, and the recovery process.
Source: A Doctor’s Take on Runners and Blood Clots
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About The Author
Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.
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