Evaluation and treatment of injury and illness in the ultramarathon athlete

Brian J. Krabak, Brandee L Waite, Grant Lipman

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Abstract

Participation in ultramarathon races and knowledge of these athletes continues to increase as the sport becomes more popular. Physicians and athletes need to better understand the impact of the unique aspects of ultramarathon races, such as race environment (temperature, humidity, and altitude), race distance, race stages, nutritional requirements and equipment, on athlete injuries and illness. Proper treatment of injuries and illnesses during an ultramarathon race is important for avoiding long-term medical issues. In this article, the evaluation and treatment of common musculoskeletal injuries and medical illnesses in ultramarathon runners are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-863
Number of pages19
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Hyponatremia
  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Medical
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Ultramarathon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Evaluation and treatment of injury and illness in the ultramarathon athlete. / Krabak, Brian J.; Waite, Brandee L; Lipman, Grant.

In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2014, p. 845-863.

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