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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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Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. When it gets inflamed, it typically causes heel pain, the classic symptom of plantar fasciitis (PF).

Anybody can get it, but runners are particularly susceptible. The fascia is stretched tight across the bottom of the foot and the repetitive stress of running can cause small tears. Over time, those tears can lead to long-term inflammation and heel pain. 

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The New York Times – Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Over the weekend a fantastic article that speaks to a team of chiropractors like we have at the office appeared on my social feeds! On The New York Times Running Newsletter the following article was published about exercise and why some forms of NSAID’s and Painkillers and endurance athletes like runners, swimmers, and cyclists should […]

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Rocktape – Kinesiology Tape Instructions – Plantar Fasciitis ( Video )

Here at the office we see Plantar Fasciitis “limp”, “stumble”, and “trot” in just about everyday and now that “running season” has sprung with SPRING, we expect plantar to start coming in even more as we progress towards summer here in South Jersey.  Here at the office we use Active Release Technique, IASTM with SMART […]

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Prevention.com – 4 Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Joints

Dr Tim Legath forwarded me this article the other day and stated he thought it would be important if we linked it up on our blog! Before you go reading some of what has been copy and pasted below, you need to realize that we share this information for everyone’s benefit and that we are […]

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Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints – Why doesn’t Active Release and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation pop up on Google sooner?

Listening to Dr. Kemenosh, Dr. Gross, and a patient converse today, a very good point was brought up that for the sake of patient care, it’s sad that Active Release and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation i.e. Graston, FAKTR) doesn’t come up sooner when sufferers are surfing Google looking for help.  Right now if […]

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When do you know you aren’t a kid anymore? Dr. Andrew discusses calf pain after a soccer injury.

In our practice, we get asked all the time “why do I have pain TODAY? I didn’t have pain YESTERDAY!”. Our answer is almost invariably the same thing every time: “Well, yesterday, you were a day younger with one day less wear and tear!” Now, injuries do not always occur due to age alone. However, […]

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Didn’t really ask for permission to post these, but was not told I could not. ASIC’s MetaRun Shoes Inside.

So, if you know anything about Dr. Kemenosh, he’s a bit of a sneaker geek.  The best part for myself, Dr. Craig Evans, is that our sneaker geek powers have combined to the point of occasionally bursting into arguments primarily centered around running shoes.  Getting down to business, CHRISTMAS came EARLY this year thanks to […]

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Article on The New York Times: Stretching: The Truth – Dynamic Warm Up

Just noticed a great article shared by Active Release Techniques Australia who posted this article “Stretching: The Truth” written by Gretchen Reynolds for The New York Times.  The article discusses that most of us of adult age were taught stretching techniques and the importance of stretching before athletic activity, but one very important note is […]

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Who needs 315 feet of RockTape? These docs!

UPS man just dropped off 315 feet of RockTape!  Who needs 315 feet of RockTape, look no further than these docs!  Looking ahead to the the spring running season, spring track, as well as many other sports, it was time to get loaded up again on our favorite form of Kinesiology Tape, RockTape!

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