Some people just need to run.
We get that. We’ve been there. The “Runner’s High” (also known as that euphoric feeling caused by the body’s production of endorphins while running) is real. Similar studies also have shown that running can affect pain perception. Some people experience an enhanced pain tolerance while running, making it possible for them to keep going, even after injury has occurred.The physical effects of running can be wonderful, but regular running can also be hard on areas of the body like your knees, ankles and feet. Knees in particular see the most pounding, and overuse injuries are common. When running injuries occur, it’s not always a clear cut decision about what to do next. The choice often involves taking a short break from running now to correct a smaller problem, or taking a much longer break later to correct a large one. For dedicated runners, the temptation to ignore the problem and keep running is strong.
At Advanced Imaging, we understand that what you really need is information. Our 3-Tesla scanner, the most powerful scanner available for human imaging, provides runners and their physicians with exceptionally sharp pictures much faster than average MRI scanners. With these detailed images, your doctor can help you determine what’s causing your pain and help you get back out on the road as quickly as possible.
If you’re suffering from a running-related injury, discuss your symptoms with your health care provider, and if you need imaging, please ask for Advanced Imaging. We’re here to serve you.