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Avoiding Spooky Injuries This Halloween

A walk around the neighborhood might seem pretty safe compared to the fields and courts most athletes run across at full speed. However, there are a surprising number of Halloween related injuries that occur every year– even while doing something as innocent as escorting a child trick-or-treating. Maybe it’s all the little ghouls running around,…..

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Ankle Sprain: What To Do When It Happens To You

Ankle sprains are the one of most common sports injuries. A casual misstep can cause the ankle to roll or twist unnaturally, straining the ligaments. Most of us have experienced a minor sprain at some point in our lives. Often these sprains will heal themselves with a little time and rest; however, more serious sprains…..

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Tips for Improving Your Recovery After ACL Surgery

It is estimated that up to 175,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions are conducted each year in the United States. ACL injuries are most common in athletes and high activity-level people. Those that play football, soccer, basketball and baseball are at higher risk due to either direct contact, sudden jumping and landing or quick change…..

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Reach For It: Tips For Stretching

Stretching before and after is supposed to keep you safe during a workout. A solid stretching routine can increase your range of motion, reduce your risk of muscle injury and decrease pressure in your joints, which often is the culprit in joint and muscle pain. When done properly, stretching can significantly compliment your workout and…..

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Getting Back on Your Feet: Plantar Fasciitis

If you’re a remotely active person, pain in your feet and heels is the last thing you want to worry about. Plantar fasciitis is a result of the plantar fascia – the ligament that supports the arch of your foot – becoming inflamed, irritated or is strained. This causes pain on the bottom of the…..

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Add Spice to Your Workout Routine this Fall

Piloxing. Bootcamp. High Intensity Interval Training. Paddleboard Yoga. Ballet Burn. Zumba.  Soul Cycle.  The choices are endless. However, often we have a hard time “motivating” when it comes to exercise. A key to staying inspired is to regularly spice up your fitness routine.   Keeping your routine fresh can stave off boredom, help you meet…..

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Losing Weight Can Reduce Knee Pain

A new study has procured results that show that heavier set people can drastically reduce any knee pain they may be suffering from by losing only 10% of their starting weight. They can also greatly improve their mobility and likelihood of future independence. Osteoarthritis And Obesity The pain that many overweight people suffer from is…..

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Recognizing and Treating Tennis Elbow

You’ve never picked up a racket in your life, but you’re experiencing some pain in your elbow and after describing your symptoms you’re told you’re suffering from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is the painful condition that results from overuse of the tendons in your elbow through repetitive wrist or arm motions. The…..

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Just Say No to Rotator Cuff Tears; Keeping Active Shoulders Healthy

 Fall is here, and with it comes great weather, which has many Triangle-area residents are out enjoying all sorts of physical activity, from golf and tennis to gardening and fishing. While these activities promote health, relaxation and all around fun, many people find themselves plagued with recurrent pain and soreness around their shoulder.  What could…..

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Don’t Let Knee Pain Bring You Down

Knee pain is a common, yet frustrating part of getting older, which often keeps baby boomers from maintaining the active lifestyle they’ve come to know and desire. More than 60 percent of people age 45 and older experience periods of moderate knee pain at least once per year.  Whether your knees ache when getting out…..

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