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  • How Do I know if I Need Orthotics?

    Good question, do your feet hurt? It seems like a simple response but the reality is flat feet, high arched feet, or something in between varies tremendously amongst individuals.

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  • What is Plantar Fasciitis?

    The Plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue that runs from the calcaneus (heel) to the heads of the metatarsal bones (to the bases of the toes). When the toes are extended, the PF tenses via what’s known as the Windlass mechanism.

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  • What is Tennis Elbow?

    Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse condition of the muscles and tendons along your forearm. As its name suggests, tennis or racquet sports can commonly lead to this overuse condition, but so can other more common activities...

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  • What are the causes and symptoms of stress fractures?

    When repetitive stress is applied to a bone and the bone is unable to adapt to the changes, cracks may form in the bone. These cracks are known as stress fractures.

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  • What is Achilles tendonitis?

    Athletes who participate in high impact activities such as running or jumping commonly experience foot and ankle pain. One possible cause of pain along the back of the heel is Achilles tendonitis.

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  • Do you have any tips to enhance performance while outside in the cold weather?

    The weather during this time of year poses a challenge to those who practice sports or run outside for several hours. One of the most important things to do prior to the workout is to check the weather forecast.

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  • What are growing pains?

    Typically the term growing pain is in reference to inflammation of a growth plate near the tendinous attachment. The most common form of growing pains occurs in the knee (when the patella tendon attaches) as well as the heel (where the Achilles tendon attaches).

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  • What are the risks associated with skiing?

    The most common injuries associated with skiing included injuries to the wrist, shoulder, and knee. Wrist injuries occurred from falling and trying to brace oneself.

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  • Described some of the dangers of starting a new workout routine?

    I think it’s important for anyone considering increasing their physical activity to have a recent physical exam by their primary care physician. I also recommend to keep in mind Rome was not built in day, so do not be overzealous.

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  • Why do so many people have rotator cuff pain?

    There is substantial evidence that shows that rotator cuff degeneration is part of the normal aging process. Every decade of life after the age of 50 we see a dramatic increase in the percentage of folks who develop rotator cuff tears.

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