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Broken Ankle - Member Case Study

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photoIt sounds like your ankle has seen plenty of mileage and, by the description of your surgeon’s plan, that you have damage to the articular cartilage that caps your talus bone.

Training in Spring Requires Preparation - Beating the Effects of Fluctuating Mercury

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photoTraining in the cold can be effective and fun with some planning. Overall, prepare for the environment, stay hydrated and dry, listen to your body and have a great safe cold weather outing.

Shoulder Impingement Since I Began Swimming! - Member Case Study

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photoOften I also see an imbalance in the front muscles of the shoulder, such as the pectoralis, and the back muscles, such as the rotator cuff and shoulder blade stabilizers. I would recommend:

Metatarsalgia - Soreness at the Bottom of the Foot - Member Case Study

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photoMetatarsalgia simply means “painful metatarsal” without defining the cause of the pain. Metatarsalgia most commonly causes pain at the second metatarsal head.

Baker's Cyst on Knee - Member Case Study

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photoWell I have had a knee issue and it seems to be acting up again, Nobody has really been able to tell me what it is other then a Baker’s cyst.

Research on the Physical Benefits of Stretching

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photoIs there any empirical evidence indicating that there are physical benefits to be derived from stretching? If so, what are the benefits?

Ankle Pain During Stretching - Member Case Study

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photoThe only time it hurt is when I stretched my left calf. I guess, "flexing" the ankle the way you do when stretching your calf is what was hurting it. The place it hurt is just fore of the ankle bone.

History of Ankle Injuries - Member Case Study

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photoIt is very common for athletes who have sustained previous ankle injuries would continue to struggle with ankle problems and disabilities.

Serratus Anterior Shoulder Pain - Member Case Study

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photoDifferentiating between the different causes of rotator cuff-related pain is not important initially, because primary treatment for all of them is the same.

Getting a Physical in Preparation for Strenuous Training

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photoMales should be screened from their twenties onward with a fasting lipid profile to assess overall cardiovascular disease risk.

Hamstring Tendinosis - Member Case Study

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photoFor a true hamstring tendinosis, stretching exercises should be extremely helpful. The important issue is when and how you stretch.

Possible Excessive Pronation? - Member Case Study

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photoIt is difficult to change your gait. But, it can be done by working hard on form running that emphasizes technique, not volume in your training.

Foot Muscle Tear - How Best to Recuperate? Member Case Study

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photoIf I start back training too soon will I cause more damage or will I just stop the healing process? How long should it take for the muscle to heal completely?

SI Joint Dysfunction - Member Case Study

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photoI'd noticed occasional pain in the back of my left leg once in a while when running. The pain is now running from my buttocks to the knee. I am having occasional back aches too.

Patellofemoral Syndrome - Member Case Study

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photoWhen running, I experience pain in my right knee that is inferolateral patella and subpatellar. It can get quite sharp at times. How do I treat this?
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