Runner’s clinic

Running medicine in Kansas City

Dr. Khadavi understands the unique demands of runners and specializes in evaluating running mechanics and their role in performance and injury development. A precise diagnosis is determined and a biomechanical analysis is performed to help determine why the injury occurred and what can be done to help prevent future injury.

Strength & Flexibility

We look for areas of the body that are strong, weak or need improved flexibility of joints. Our goal is to find weaknesses and areas of inflexibility to prevent injury.

Foot & Ankle

We analyze the foot structure and any foot movement patterns while the athlete is in motion. We also take into consideration the footwear used by the athlete.

GAIT ANALYSIS

During this process we look at joint angles and movement patterns. We check the engagement of various muscle groups such as the hip flexor, glutes, and core muscles as well as an individual’s stride rate.

NUTRITION

We ask athletes about their current nutrition. Together we re-evaluate dietary needs and vitamin intake and provide recommendations to maximize performance and reduce injury.

common issues for runners

Runner’s face a unique challenge, as they perform the same “stride” movement thousands of times per run. Because of this, the most common injuries that keep a runner off the pavement are patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee), iliotibial band friction syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and stress fractures.

Knee Pain

CAUSES

  • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral pain)
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hamstring Strain

hip PAIN

CAUSES

  • FAI (Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome)
  • Labral Tear
  • Hip Flexor Strain/Tendinitis
  • Hamstring Strain/Tendinitis
  • Gluteal Strain/Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis

Foot & Ankle PAIN

CAUSES

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Joint Sprains
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Osteochondral Lesions (OCD)

Back PAIN

CAUSES

  • Disc Injury
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Pain Radiating from Hip