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    Strange Running Injury
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    sudz93 posted:
    I am an 18 year old male, and I run cross country and track & field for my college. I've been running since I was in middle school. Last year during cross counrty I experienced a deep pain in my right quad. I ignored it thinking it was soreness. I also noticed that my times were getting slower and slower. After a month I knew I needed medical help. My doctor drew blood and informed me that my CPK levels were close to 1000, but he didn't know what was going on. I sat for about two months, only to come back and run into the same problem, but worse. I took another month off and ran into same problem again. But this time it was in my left leg. I'm not what this is, but I need help before I start my second season.
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    Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, OCS responded:
    CPK levels can change with exercise. However, elevated CPK levels should be looked into more closely. If your doctor does not know what is going on, as you mentioned, then I would advise seeking another opinion. You could see a physician specializing in sports medicine or a neurologist. The doctors should be able to assist you in determining a differential diagnosis.

    Once you are cleared by your physician, then you may benefit from seeing a physical therapist who can assist you with proper training and rehabilitation for exercise and running.

    You are right to get this looked at before your second season of cross country and track & field.

    Good luck.

    Dr. Wilmarth


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