What Type of Doctor is Best for Runners?

Professional and recreational runners alike will inevitably experience the muscle fatigue, aches and pains, and occasional injuries that are inherent to the sport. Pain and injuries are very diverse and can run the gamut from shin splints to a torn meniscus. Getting sidelined with an injury can be incredibly disappointing, but with a good training and recovery plan, runners of all kinds can usually heal and bounce back from an injury. The most important aspect of any training plan is to learn to listen to the body and know when to seek professional help. Finding the right doctor to treat injuries as they arise should be a priority for every runner.

Dr. Steven Meier, sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon in Beverly Hills at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine, frequently treats both professional and recreational athletes and runners for a variety of sports related injuries.

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Which Doctor Should You Call, and When?

Sports Medicine

A sports medicine doctor is like a general practitioner for athletes. They’re a great place to start for symptoms like fatigue, and can perform diagnostic tests and blood work to determine anything from vitamin deficiencies to referrals to a specialist.

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Orthopedist

Orthopedists are the one stop shop for muscle, bone, tendon and ligament pain, tears, and injuries. Any recurring pain that’s triggered after a run would warrant a visit to an orthopedist.

Podiatrist

Podiatrists specialize in the biomechanics of the feet and ankles, and perform a gait analysis to determine issues like over-pronation. If necessary, podiatrists can prescribe orthotics to help with proper alignment.

Physical Therapist

Physical therapists perform rehabilitation for injuries.

Chiropractor

Chiropractors can also recommend stretches and exercises for gait and alignment issues, and specialize in back pain and injuries.

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Quick Ways to Straighten Your Teeth

When we become adults, many of us feel that the braces stage has passed or we may feel uncomfortable wearing metal braces. Actually adults make up half of orthodontic patients and about one million American adults are wearing braces. But that doesn’t mean that braces are right for you. Braces still take a long time to get your teeth perfectly straight and the wires, although much improved from past years, are still quite visible. If you are looking for an alternative option, here are 3 ways to get straight teeth without having to get metal braces.

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Teeth Veneers

If you’re looking for a quick fix to crooked teeth, you can have customized porcelain veneers placed on your teeth. Veneers are a thin shell that are bonded to your teeth with a cement-like paste. Your cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Patrick Broome at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, will cut away some of your enamel to make room for the veneers. Then a mold will be made of your teeth. At your following appointment, your dentist will paste on your veneers which make your teeth brighter, straighter, and stronger. The porcelain color will match the rest of your teeth and are also stain resistant. They can last between 10 and 20 years.

InvisAlign

InvisAlign is a modern approach to metal braces. They are custom made clear aligners that are worn 20-22 hours a day and replaced every two weeks with a new aligner until the treatment is complete. Each aligner is a little bit straighter than the one before. With InvisAlign you can still brush and floss your teeth as normal while discreetly straightening your smile.

Snap-On Smile

If you are looking for a less expensive and quick way to fix your smile, Snap-On Smile could be a good option for you. Snap-On Smile is a removable arch that you can eat and drink with. It looks like natural teeth and can even be made permanent if you desire. You just snap it on your teeth for an instant Hollywood smile.

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