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Staying safe on the pickleball court: good advice for every age

Staying safe on the pickleball court: good advice for every age

Although it’s been around over 50 years, pickleball has really taken off in the last decade. According to USA Pickleball, nearly 4.3 million Americans play regularly. Of that total, some 67 percent are 55 or older.

Picking up a racket sport in middle age is not without risk. If you play or are planning to start, it’s important to do it safely.

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For pain: heat, ice or neither?

For pain: heat, ice or neither?

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. For muscle and joint pain, what’s best—heat or ice? As in much of medicine, the answer—it depends.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between treating the problem and the symptoms. For the most part, heat and ice work on symptoms. It’s been studied and some research suggests a therapeutic benefit, but those results are very limited and not well established.

Neither will do much to mitigate the cause of the pain. But for a pulled muscle, back spasms, twisted ankle or soreness after intense activity—ice or heat can help you feel better. And there’s a third option: nothing. Sometimes it’s best to just leave it alone.

Let’s break it down.

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Runner's Knee

The runner’s nemesis: IT band

Runners love to hate their IT bands. Trouble there can keep you off the road, the runner’s worst nightmare.

Short for iliotibial, the IT is a long band of connective tissue on the outside of each leg, running from hip to knee. When it gets inflamed, it usually causes pain on the outside of the knee. But it can also cause pain at the hip or lower back.

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Harvard Health – Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Found a real gem earlier this weekend about the positive effects of sauna use published on a website you might just have heard of, Harvard, which as we all know is kind of a big deal! Link to original article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/sauna-use-linked-longer-life-fewer-fatal-heart-problems-201502257755 In our Mount Laurel office that we share with Framework Pilates and Functional Movement, you […]

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Knee Pain – A common injury with many causes – Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates

Link to original content – http://activerelease.com/news.asp ART® has a long history working with athletes of all kinds, and was actually developed when the founder, Dr. P. Michael Leahy was working with elite athletes to help them get back to peak performance more quickly. No matter the kind of athletic endeavor in which you partake, knee injuries […]

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