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Running Injuries: Introducing Dr. James Nace

We are so excited to announce that Dr. James Nace will be contributing to the blog twice a month! Dr. Nace will be giving us information about running injuries. He will let us know about the causes and prevention of injuries common to runners, and when you know you need to see a doctor. Running injuries are fairly common, and we want to provide you with valuable information from a knowledgeable doctor.

Meet Dr. Nace

James Nace, MD is an orthopedic surgeon-joint replacement and doctor of general orthopedics specializing in hip, knee and shoulder joint preservation and reconstruction. He practices out of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland.

Nace took a rather unorthodox path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree from Duquesne University in physical therapy and worked for several years as a physical therapist before deciding to pursue a career in orthopedics. He went on to earn his medical degree and complete his orthopedic surgery residency from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Nace now lives in Baltimore with his wife, an infectious disease doctor, and two small children. Nace enjoys staying in shape by weight training on a regular basis and has been an avid runner in the past, competing in various 5K races. He also enjoys traveling and boating when his schedule permits.

Treating Running Injuries

Throughout his career as a physical therapist and orthopedic surgeon, Nace has gained the most satisfaction from treating runners and all types of athletes for their injuries and helping get them back to training and competing. His treatment philosophy is centered on a holistic and preventative approach and he regularly speaks to community groups about the importance of maintaining healthy joints. Dr. Nace is excited to share his expertise with the WalkJogRun community.

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