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Reconstructive ACL surgery: Is it beneficial?

November 29, 2011

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We’ve seen some people tear their anterior cruciate ligament and are fine. They don’t need to reduce their activity level, they’re not in pain, they don’t get arthritis, etc. It’s as if they have no need for an ACL. These are the exceptions though. The outliers. By definition, most of us do not fit in […]

So you tore your ACL, is surgery your only option?

November 29, 2011

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So I tore my ACL. Yayyyy. For those of you who don’t know, the anterior cruciate ligament is in your knee. When you hear so and so blew their knee out, normally this involves tearing the ACL. The most common time you hear of torn ACLs are in NFL players. It’s an injury that has […]

Should you wrap an injury?

November 24, 2011

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In the same vein of whether you should ice an injury and whether you should take ibuprofen for an injury, this post will deal with another common approach after an injury. You just rolled your ankle on a curb; should you be wrapping the ankle? Aka adhering to the C in the RICE formula, “Compression.” Unfortunately, […]

The first trimester: What type of exercise should you be doing?

November 23, 2011

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Since we now know you should be exercising while pregnant, what type of exercise should you be doing? I’m going to break this into two categories to start. They are the two most common “types” of exercise people talk about so I figure presenting things in this manner will help resonate with people. These are […]