repetitive stress injuries

Stupid Medicine, Part 3: Plantar Fasciitis

Truth be told, plantar fasciitis, the latest entry into stupid medicine, isn’t as mind-numbingly stupid as some other conditions that we have covered and will cover in the stupid medicine annals. But it’s still pretty stupid. For instance, here’s a look at WebMd.com’s list of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis: • Common if you …

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Anatomical image of the carpal ligament and median nerve entering the wrist.

Stupid Medicine, Vol. 2: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are bored and want to self-induce a horrible headache, just Google “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”  The amount of incongruent and incomprehensible information is astonishing. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is our second entry in the Stupid Medicine files. How does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome present? WebMD defines Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as “numbness, tingling, weakness and problems in your hand …

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Top Three Triathlon Injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder

Triathlon Injuries: What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, in which dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to dysfunctions in other parts of the body. Pattern overload describes injury to soft tissues …

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Proper Rehab Sequencing for Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Ensuring Proper Rehab Sequencing to End Musculoskeletal Pain A major key to corrective rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain syndromes is to retrain proper movement. Several factors can cause compensated movement in the body including overuse or repetitive stress injuries, stress, poor posture etc. All of these create stress on our structural frame causing the nervous system …

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The Common Bond of Soft-Tissue Repetitive Injuries

All athletes and weekend warriors have one thing in common …  soft-tissue injuries. Sports and training have the potential to wear us down over time and lead to soft-tissue injuries that result in muscle and joint pain syndromes. Soft-tissue injuries that limit optimal sports performance are frustrating and can limit or shorten athletic careers or …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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Active Release Technique: Athletic Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Active Release Technique: Athletic Injuries & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What should you do if you think you have carpal tunnel syndrome? It is recommended that you identify a provider who is trained in Active Release Technique, ideally one who incorporates a functional rehabilitation program. In order to achieve long-term results, the patient must be instructed …

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Youth Athletes: Teens and Sports Injuries

Let’s talk teens and sports injuries. There are two main types of sports injuries: an acute traumatic injury and an overuse or chronic injury. An acute traumatic injury involves a trauma from a single blow to an area of the body. They can include any of the following: fractures, strains, sprains, lacerations/cuts, abrasions/scrapes, head/neck/spinal cord …

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