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The Best Approach to Effectively Treat Running Injuries

January 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

As discussed in the previous entry, “Why Are Running Injuries So Prevalent?,” the majority of running injuries develop as a result of cumulative trauma and repetitive stress.   This recurrent micro-trauma facilitates the formation of scar tissue, which leaves the soft tissues short, weak, and painful. So how do we treat quickly and effectively treat these […]

Plantar Fasciitis: A Big Pain in the Heel!

August 13th, 2013 (No Comments)

Do you ever experience pain in the heel or the bottom of the foot after prolonged periods of standing, walking, or running? Do you ever experience foot pain when first getting out of bed in the morning? If so, you are not alone and may be suffering from the very common and very debilitating condition […]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

April 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

We all know that water is not only important, but essential for life. But what you dont know may surprise you. It is estimated that approximately 75% of the US population is chronically dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can slow the metabolism by as much as 30%. To make matters worse, in 37% of the American […]

Why Are Running Injuries So Prevalent?

March 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

There is nothing more frustrating than being kept from training or competing due to an injury. Unfortunately for runners, this realization is particularly common as running injuries are some of the most common in sports. Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, low back pain, etc. are all injuries that many of us […]

IT Band Syndrome: To Foam Roll or Not to Foam Roll?

March 2nd, 2013 (3 Comments)

In practice, I often encounter patients looking for at home techniques to enhance treatment results and minimize injuries. Patients inquire about specific stretches, exercises, foam rolling, and trigger point balls, all of which can be very beneficial when done correctly. As a runner myself, I have dealt with many of the common injuries runners seem […]