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Ice It or Heat It?

By Michael Neely, DO The summer Olympics are in full swing and the world’s top athletes are competing for the gold. Most of these athletes have been training from a very young age, constantly challenging their bodies to achieve new levels of athleticism. The constant stress of training and competing placed on the body typically manifests itself in the form of soreness, swelling, and sometimes injury. Regardless of your level of athleticism, if you have ever worked out, run, or…




Workout Tips: Prevent Injuries

                      Workouts like aerobics and dancing, cycling and playing basketball are all activities that’s supposed to be fun, freeing you from any stress as well as mind and body refreshing. But it’ll turn into a nightmare when certain injuries and bad things happened to you. Here are some basic measures to make your aerobic workouts more effective, safer, and much more enjoyable. Dressing:- Wear comfortable clothes. It will make your…




Torn Rotator Cuff

Rotator Cuff Tear Torn Rotator Cuff The rotator cuff is a term used to describe the tendons and muscles that support, stabilize and allow the arm to move up and down, as well as rotate. The four muscles include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. Injuries and inflammation to these muscles can cause pain and decreased range of motion. A torn rotator cuff muscle can severely limit movement and strength in the shoulder joint. A common symptom of a rotator…




The Most Common Causes of Running Pain and Injury

Common running injuries – causes of pain, treatment and prevention Running is one of the easiest and most popular ways to stay fit. It is also one of the easiest ways to develop an injury. Running injuries are common and often effect the hips, knees, ankles, and feet of runners. The impact and stress of running is sometimes hard on the muscles and joints; especially if you ignore early warning signs of an injury. The best way to avoid running…




Tennis Elbow

What Is Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis Tennis elbow – Pain from lateral epicondylitis, tendonitis, and tendinopathy Tennis elbow, also referred to as lateral epicondylitis, is a common cause of elbow pain in athletes. Tennis elbow is considered a cumulative trauma injury that occurs over time from repeated use of the muscles of the arm and forearm. The pain of tennis elbow is thought to be related to small tears and damage to the tendons that attach muscles of the…




Tendonitis and Tendinopathy

Tendonitis and tendinopathy: Tendon injuries caused by inflammation and overuse Tendonitis (also spelled Tendinitis) refers to an inflammation of the tendons. When a tendon becomes irritated and inflamed it is called a tendonitis (“itis” means inflammation). Tendinitis can cause deep, nagging pain that limits easy, comfortable movements. What Are Tendons Tendons are tough, flexible bands of fibrous tissue throughout the body that attach muscles to bones. In sports, tendons can easily become irritated or inflamed from the stress of repeated…




Stress Fracture of the Lower Leg

A stress fracture of the lower leg is generally considered an overuse injury. They are sometimes difficult to diagnose due to vague discomfort and generalized pain over the muscles of the lower leg and are often misdiagnosed as shin splints. They come on slowly over time from cumulative trauma to the muscles and bones, often due to overuse. They occurs when muscles become fatigued or overloaded and can not absorb the stress or shock of repeated impacts. Fatigued lower leg…




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