Sports Medicine/Running Injury?

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Hi!

Yesterday, Friday, in mid-day Tel Aviv heat (28 degrees) I ran 10km (for only the second time). I had a headache during my run, but I kept on running anyways. Later that night I had a terrible bad headache (couldn't sleep because of it), and slight pain in the area of my heart. Truth be told -- I probably didn't drink enough during or after my run.

I was fine most of Saturday, with the slight pain in the area of my heart. Other than that I felt fine and functioned normally.

My question: Did I cause myself any damage?

Thank you for anything you can tell me about this.

Ari Enkin

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Hi Ari- 1st congrats on finishing your 2nd 10k
I have very short answer for you- PLEASE follow up with your physician. Not knowing your medical history, better to be proactive & prevention minded. Probably no problem but get checked. Regards, Dr. Bob Weil

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Dr. Bob Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at sportsdoctorradio.com- radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.

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Publications
Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed sportsdoctorradio.com- news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed sportsdoctorradio.com-radio shows

Education/Credentials
BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Past/Present Clients
Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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