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Running Injuries 101: Achilles Tendinopathy

24/07/2019 0 Comments

Despite being the largest tendon in our body, the achilles tendon is one of the most commonly injured tendons in athletes whose sports involve running and jumping. Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse injury characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling and impaired performance; runners typically report pain during running which worsens with distance as well as stiffness in the mornings or with activities that require the ankle to bend such as going down the stairs. Unfortunately, achilles tendon injuries can persist for a while and has a higher re-occurrence rate than most other running injuries, especially when not treated properly. […]

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Deciding To Have ACL Surgery?

23/07/2019 0 Comments

Here are 5 Questions you should be asking your prospective surgeon. […]

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How Stress and Diet Relate to Pain

15/07/2019 0 Comments

Ever been in a foreign country and tried to order off of a long, complicated, alien looking menu? Did you use hand signals to describe the dish you wanted? Did you whip out your phone and hope Google has the answers? And, in the end, did you just close your eyes and trust that what landed on your plate was pork, not pizza? Yes, this situation can be frustrating, especially when you don’t end up getting what you want! Well, let me tell you a secret… when you’re in pain, your body is frantically waving hand signals, pointing at pictures, and speaking in a foreign language. Why? Because it needs you to give it what it wants. […]

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Do I Have a Pulled Muscle or Something Else?

03/07/2019 0 Comments

Unless you’re gifted with extraordinary medical abilities, you probably can’t immediately tell the difference between a pulled muscles or something else. Hey, let’s face it, most people aren’t doctors. Not everyone can instinctively tell where their pains are coming from. And, if you’re reading this post, my guess is that you might be one the ones who struggle a little. The good news is, though, it’s absolutely normal not to know the cause of your pain; both people who suffer from sudden, fleeting pain, as well as those who experience ongoing, chronic pain, are often dumbfounded as to its cause. More often than not, though, people jump to the conclusion that they’ve pulled muscles. The effects of this type of ill-informed opinion can be life-changing, and that is why we’re about to expose the hidden answers behind what it means to have a pulled muscles, and whether or not something completely different might be going on.

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