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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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Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

“(My toe) is numb right now, but it hurts.” Way back in 1998, Deion Sanders, a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys, was riding high, as in the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Then he suffered what seemed to be a fairly innocuous injury to his left big toe. But it ended up described as a “rare and unusual read more »

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Treating Ankle Sprains: The Importance of Physical Therapy and Bracing

Treating Ankle Sprains: The Importance of Physical Therapy and Bracing

Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injury and also the most common orthopedic problem presenting to emergency rooms. What is interesting is that only a small portion of sprains actually go to the emergency room and most are treated at home. Treating a  sprain is far more complicated than is given credit.  Since ankle sprains are so common, they read more »

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Don’t Fall Behind When You “Fall Back”! Attack the Night with these Six Tips for Running in the Dark

Don’t Fall Behind When You “Fall Back”! Attack the Night with these Six Tips for Running in the Dark

Daylight savings ends tomorrow, November 5. As we prepare to “fall back,” keep in mind that the earlier sunset and chillier weather will have an impact on your winter exercise routine. In low-light conditions, running can be a tad bit more dangerous than usual. Hazards along the road or trail could lead to missteps and possible injury. You’re not afraid read more »

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Saddle Up and Cycle On: How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain While Shredding the Road

Saddle Up and Cycle On: How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain While Shredding the Road

Since 1995, Americans’ interest in biking has been on the upswing. With the wind whipping through your hair, and nothing but the trail ahead of you, it’s easy to see why biking is becoming more popular than ever. And though almost every age demographic has seen significant hikes in bike rides per year, one population is clearly at the front read more »

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It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

With the professional football season barely 6 weeks old, we’re already hearing the term “high ankle sprain” on a very regular basis. Here are just a handful of the growing legion of large limping men in the NFL: Odell Beckham (NY Giants) Reuben Foster (SF 49ers) Garett Bolles (Denver Broncos) Benny Cunningham (Chicago Bears) Mitchell Loewen (New Orleans Saints) Myles read more »

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Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Sever’s Disease and 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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