Ask the Sports Doc
Get answers to questions on health, injuries and sports medicine from runner-friendly physician William Roberts, M.D. If you have a question for the Sports Doc, please ask it on our Health & Injuries forum.
About the Author
Dr. Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He served as Medical Director for the Twin Cities Marathon and has authored many research and educational publications on sports medicine.
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