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Hit the Virtual Ground Running: Tips for Virtual Races

While they might not offer quite the same thrill and satisfaction, virtual races are being conducted in an effort to keep people moving and keep the pride of the running family alive. So, you need to train the same way you would train for an in-person 10k. However, without that feeling of “all eyes on me,” it might be harder to stay focused and motivated.

To keep you on track and on the track, here are some helpful virtual race tips. Off to the races!

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Quick Tips to Prevent Common Running Injuries

COVID-19 has forced the entire world to take a step back and pause. Our day-to-day routines have dramatically shifted to this new normal, and many of us have gone from exercising daily to counting the number of times we walk from the kitchen to the couch as our workouts. But before you rummage through the closet looking for your tracksuit and shoes, it is important to keep these running tips and precautions in mind to prevent injury.

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Treating Cartilage Defects in the Knee

Articular cartilage, which lines the bony surface of the knee, can be damaged through injury or degeneration. These defects often fail to heal on their own, causing pain, loss of function, disability and potential long-term complications such as osteoarthritis. OrthoVirginia’s surgeons are specially trained in a number of procedures to regenerate hyaline-like cartilage and restore knee function. Two of the options currently available include cartilage implantation and cartilage transfer.

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Surf’s Up!

Surfing fanatic Spiro was looking forward to a trip to the world-class beaches of Nicaragua when disaster struck. Playing in a local football game, the 25-year-old architect took a hard hit and felt a familiar pop and snap in his right knee. Thinking he’d suffered a repeat of an old anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, he went home and put on a soft leg cast to immobilize his knee and keep it straight.

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Advances in knee replacement

A judo enthusiast since the age of 12, James Bregman was a proud member of the first American team to compete in judo at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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“Ben Is the Man”

As a star lacrosse player in high school, Sam dislocated his shoulder so many times he became an expert at popping it back in. Eventually, his concerned parents took him to see Ben Kittredge, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at OrthoVirginia. Dr. Kittredge had a simple message for the Edgewater, Maryland teenager: “If you want this to stop, you’ll have to have surgery.”

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Play it Safe to Prevent Running Injuries

Brian caught the running bug in high school and never looked back. Over the last 30 years, he’s completed more than 80 marathons, including Boston, Chicago and New York and more than 200 other races like 10Ks, triathlons, etc. He’s run the Marine Corps Marathon 19 times in row. When he’s not training for his next race, this 48-year-old Arlington father of three is a distinguished dentist with a thriving practice in Washington, DC.

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