Giving 100% – 10% AT A TIME

When progressing a runner or triathlete back to sport I often emphasize that it is better to undertrain rather than to over-train for a race. The downside to an undertrained endurance athlete is a missed personal record (PR) or feeling …

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Heat Illness – What You Need to Know

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What is it? Heat illness occurs when the body loses its ability to prevent overheating. Normally the body removes excess heat via four different ways. 1. Evaporation: sweating 2. Convection: heat transferred to the environment by motion such as air …

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Lateral Hip Pain

Lateral hip pain is common in both active and non-active individuals. This pain tends to be localized over the bony prominence (bump) on the outside(lateral) aspect of the hip. This area will frequently be tender to touch and there may or …

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“I Have Torn My Labrum In My Shoulder, What Should I Do? “

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The labral tear in the shoulder is a very common injury to our athletes seen at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists. The shoulder is made of a ball and socket joint. The ball is very large. The socket is very small. The joint …

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Shoulder Impingement

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Shoulder impingement is a common condition characterized by sharp pain in the top of the shoulder when reaching or lifting your arm overhead. Often there is also pain when reaching behind the back. This pain is due to rotator cuff …

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Ankle Sprain: Rehabilitation (PART III)

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Ankle Sprain: Rehabilitation (PART III of III) After an ankle sprain, proper rehabilitation is key to returning to activity quickly and to prevent additional injury later. An injury as common as an ankle sprain can have long lasting effects, if …

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Ankle Sprains: ICE Vs HEAT (Part II of III)

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Ankle Sprain (Part II) ICE vs Heat Have a sprained ankle? Now what? Do you apply Ice or Heat to your injury? In the following article we will discuss ice vs heat and the application and benefits of both. ICE …

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Ankle Sprains (Part I of III)

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What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligamentous structures supporting the ankle.  There are 3 basic types of ankle sprains – lateral, medial and high, with lateral ankle sprains being the most common. The …

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I TORE MY TOMMY JOHN, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

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The “Tommy John” ligament is technically called the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow.  It is the primary stabilizer to the elbow in a throwing athlete as the elbow is flexed between 20 degrees and 120 degrees.  It gained its …

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Shoulder Osteoarthritis

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What is Shoulder Osteoarthritis? Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) is the wear and tear type of arthritis that develops over the years. It tends to be accelerated in anyone who has had trauma to their shoulder in the past. OA first starts …

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