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Tag: Sports Injury

Your Unruly Knees

Your Unruly Knees

Boulder is full of very fit folks, but fit though they are, I often see runners whose knees collapse to the center as they run, walk or squat. It looks painful, and honestly, it probably doesn’t feel so good either. Here’s the confusing part: they may have done monster walks and clams ad nauseam, their core

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What the Numbers Say About Low Back pain

What the Numbers Say About Low Back pain

You’ve had lower back pain for two weeks, so finally you decide that enough is enough and make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor’s decision about what to do next can have a big impact on how quickly your back pain resolves. Research has shown that some courses of action work better than others.

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Handling a Heat Wave

Handling a Heat Wave

Getting overheated while working out can really ruin your day, maybe your life. That sounds dramatic, but it’s something to think about when temperatures climb. How do you know when you’re getting overheated? Overheating – or thermal strain – feels exhausting. You may be going your usual pace or even slower than normal but you

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Three Myths about Running Shoes

Three Myths about Running Shoes

As PTs we are often asked to recommend running shoes for patients. So before you go to the running store, consider this: Myth #1: Preventing injury is a matter of finding the right shoe. There is no shoe that magically prevents injury. And no one shoe is great for everyone. So at the running store, run long

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Headaches: Causes & Solutions

Headaches: Causes & Solutions

The pounding pain was relentless and almost nauseating. What had begun as mild pain behind her left eye was now making driving seem like a bad idea. What to do? Did this call for a trip to the ER, or could she just go home and try to sleep it off? When do you call

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New Help for Plantar Fasciitis

New Help for Plantar Fasciitis

The first few steps in the morning are agonizing if you struggle with plantar fasciitis. We once thought it was because the fascia contracted during the night and pain occurred as the tissue stretched with that first step. It made sense then, that stretching more would solve the problem. But stretching exercises and orthotics are

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