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Eye on Health: Beacon sports medicine patient now sprinting toward her running goals

Kate Kujawski has been running since high school. Having several marathons under her belt, and medals galore from other races, she runs for fun, trains regularly and dreams of running Boston and New York City.

But last summer, Kate hit a bump in the road. She started feeling pain in her knee that would not go away. She hoped she would not have to hang up her running shoes, but as an older runner, Kate was afraid.

She was relieved to receive nothing but support from Dr. Mitchell Daugherty, primary care sports medicine physician at Beacon Bone & Joint Specialists. ”We’re not going to throw in the towel,” he told Kate. “You can run the rest of your life, we just have to manage it.”

This meant everything to the avid runner. “I can’t tell you how important that was to me,” Kate said. “It’s given me a chance to get my life back.”

Read more about the non-invasive procedure that has Kate back to running, and about how our Beacon sports medicine team helps people of all ages, who have muscle and joint pain, stay healthy and active, in our latest WSBT Eye on Health story.

We are here to care for you

When your daily life and routines have changed because of bone, joint, muscle or tendon pain, it’s time to see the experts. Beacon Bone & Joint Specialists will help you get back to doing what you love – whether that’s playing on the field, running on the weekend or heading out to the garden. We offer expert, coordinated orthopedic care to our community—just schedule with one of our Sports Medicine providers.


About Heidi Prescott

Passionate about writing her whole life, Heidi Prescott joined Beacon Health System in 2015 and currently serves as Senior Media Relations Strategist. A former newspaper journalist who has experience in TV, radio, magazines and social media, Heidi loves storytelling, photography and spending time in nature.