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Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re an experienced runner or are new to running, it’s likely that sooner or later you will experience some form of injury. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Sports Rehabilitation, between 60 and 70 percent of runners suffer from at least one serious sports injury per year.  These sports injuries can range from stress fractures of the foot bones or tibia to read more »

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Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Some patients with more free time and fewer exercise options during the Covid-19 pandemic have been overzealous, at times, in adopting new exercise programs.Unfortunately, this has led to overuse injuries, which have become the painful downside of “quarantoning” (the new name for getting toned and working out for weight loss during quarantine). Calls began coming in during late March as read more »

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Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries

Every day in the US, 25,000 people sprain their ankle. Over the course of a year, 1 million Americans will visit the emergency room because of an ankle injury, with sprains and fractures being the most common complaint. Half these sprains are the result of athletic activity. Many of these sports-related injuries can be prevented simply by doing a few warm-up exercises before a read more »

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Stop New Year’s Resolutions From Putting Your Feet at Risk!

Stop New Year’s Resolutions From Putting Your Feet at Risk!

As the New Year is upon us, many of us will inspiringly set some goals, often involving getting in shape and improving our health. We allow ourselves to balloon up through the holidays and then on January 1, we are hitting the treadmill, gym, or pavement. This sharp increase in activity level will eventually force a fair amount of people read more »

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Severs Disease, Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It

Severs Disease, Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It

Colin, 11, isn’t like the rest of his family. While his sister and brother are happy to read a book or play indoors on the iPad, Colin is always on his feet.  Between flag football, soccer, and field hockey, “there’s no sport he won’t play,” says his Mom. Even the nagging pain in his heels can’t slow him down. “Doctors read more »

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UFAI in SportingNews: Kevin Durant’s Achilles May Never Be the Same.

UFAI in SportingNews: Kevin Durant’s Achilles May Never Be the Same.

Should Kevin Durant have been playing in last week’s championship game? What will his recovery be like and will he ever get back to 100%? In the wake of Durant’s devastating Achilles tendon injury last week, our experts were asked by several national media outlets to weigh-in on these questions and more… Should Kevin Durant have been playing in game read more »

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Our Experts Explain What Happens (and What to Do) When You Sprain An Ankle

Our Experts Explain What Happens (and What to Do) When You Sprain An Ankle

If your lifestyle is even a little bit active, it’s almost certainly going to happen. You will sprain your ankle. You’ll do it in a physically demanding sport, like soccer or baseball, which requires abrupt applications of powerful force through your lower legs and feet. Or you will do it during a casual stroll over an uneven surface. Or you’ll read more »

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7 Foot and Ankle Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Related Injuries

7 Foot and Ankle Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Related Injuries

From their first hesitant steps, children want to physically play. Moreover, children need active physical play. For children, physical play is as natural as laughter. And it’s just as healthy. In the US, children have countless opportunities to take part in organized sports. Over 21 million kids between the ages of 6 and 17 regularly participate in various programs of read more »

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Feel Pain En Pointe or on Tippy Toes? Blame Os Trigonum Syndrome!

Feel Pain En Pointe or on Tippy Toes? Blame Os Trigonum Syndrome!

What’s an Os Trigonum? An os trigonum is a non-utilitarian piece of bone that usually rests peacefully at the back of some peoples’ feet. Ordinarily, an os trigonum is a harmless anomaly. However, if you punt a football, kick a soccer ball, swim using a butterfly kick, or go en pointe as a ballet dancer, that little hunk of bone read more »

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