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Torn Ligament - Knee Injuries Can Sideline That Summertime Fun

There you  were, enjoying the sun, the wind and the feel of that sand as your feet dig into it to lunge for that ball.  Your  right in the groove of playing a killer game of beach volleyball when you first hear that pop, then a sharp pain that radiates from mid-calf right up to your hamstrings. And then your down on that sand waiting for that throbbing pain to stop.  But it doesn’t at least not at first. Then you see your  knee, starting to discolor and beginning to swell out. Yep, you may not  know it  yet, but...

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Golf - Rotator Cuff Injury

This time of year, people who  enjoy a good game of golf are in their glory. The early  morning sunshine and the sun still hanging pretty high up in the sky after 6pm makes for hours for enjoying their favorite pastime.  People that golf don’t really need anyone else to play against them, since with this kind of sport you can be in competition against yourself. Always trying to best your  last round. But  no matter if your playing solo, or your teamed up with a group out for a day of fun on the links, this can all be...

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Aches And Pains In The Work Place

So, do you feel pain from time to time during the course of your  work day?  If you said yes, you’re not alone.  According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, more then 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, at a cost of $600 Billion a year in medical treatments.  Chronic pain, while not considered an impairment according to the Social Security Disability Blue book, which grades debilitating injuries that keep you from working. It still impacts many people as they try and go about their normal everyday lives. For some people this is enough of a cause...

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5 Tips To Avoid Running Injuries

There are many potential running injuries – in fact there are entire books and physical therapy courses dedicated to the topic. We have covered a few of the most common ones here, but this list is in no way exhaustive.   5 Tips to Avoid a Running Injury this Summer   Start with a dynamic warm-up. Forget about stationary stretching, a movement-based warm-up, like walking, is the best way to prime your body for its run. Finish with a stretch. End your run, by stretching your hamstrings and calves. These muscles are typically tight in runners. Increase your mileage slowly....

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Can Lay You Up For A While

Your  having a great summer so far.  The  weather has had its up and downs but now much of the country is enjoying the heat, in fact, Mother Nature  has  dialed up the temperatures around much of the United States this year. But heck, its summer and you’ve  been waiting for it for a long time.  Now your getting out as much as your  schedule will allow.  Your hitting the beach with the sand, surf and beach-side sports, like beach volley ball, and who hasn’t tossed a frisbee around?  Most if not all of these activities involve quick changes in...

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