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Tendinitis… Really?

I’ll start off by setting the record straight on the appropriate use of the word “tendinitis”. It is a word used very commonly to describe aches and pains almost anywhere in the body, but more commonly at the elbow, shoulders, ankles, knees, and hips. The prefix of the word “tendin” indicates we are talking about…

Hot or cold for pain?

This is a question I get frequently from athletes. There are a lot of recommendations when you have an injury or soreness from running. I will try to give you my two cents. Hot- applying heat to any tissues can improve circulation to the area and reduce tension in a tissue. If you have an…

Benefits of Water Running

In this crazy weather, we may need to consider alternatives to running outdoors. Treadmill is always a good choice but be sure to vary the speed and incline during your run to avoid overuse injuries. Repetitive strain of the same tissue is one of the leading causes of running injuries. Especially to the plantarfascia, shins,…

Preparing for a Spring Race?

As many of us are preparing for a spring race, we are increasing the mileage and increasing the repetitive loads on our soft tissues. This can lead to areas of tissue tightness or stiffness that can affect our comfort and performance. You should take the time to stretch out these specific areas for a prolonged…