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Why can ACL surgery increase arthritis risk?

August 28, 2019

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Alright, so the title of this is a little misleading. After all, whether you get ACL surgery or not doesn’t impact your risk of arthritis. I wrote about this in depth in, –Reconstructive ACL surgery: Is it beneficial? Here’s a more recent study backing that up, –Does Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Improve Functional and Radiographic […]

An advanced way to stretch the IT band for runners

August 13, 2019

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The iliotibial (IT) band is one of the most commonly complained of areas for runners. We’ve gone over stretching the IT band a lot here- –Why foam rolling isn’t the way to go –The anatomy of the IT band and a great stretch for it –Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch The […]

60 seconds or less: Youth sports intensity

March 4, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. “What’s the right age to get serious about a sport?” High school. If the greatest players of all-time didn’t need to get serious before then, neither does anybody else. Alex Rodriguez: “Take us behind […]

Why American football’s strength and conditioning doesn’t, and shouldn’t, resemble other sports

October 22, 2018

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Every year it’s somebody in football. A few years back it was a bullying phenomenon in the NFL. Oregon’s strength and conditioning program was thrust into the spotlight last offseason due to multiple players being hospitalized. This past offseason Maryland has been scrutinized. Some get outraged, going so far as to say football is holding back […]

How big of an issue are head injuries in soccer?

July 30, 2018

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Some background to start Let’s use American football players as our starting point, since this topic more often revolves around them. I’ve previously written, –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? One blurb to catch us up, “The standardized mortality ratio, SMR, is the rate compared to the general U.S. population. At 1.80, […]

Why is the U.S. so bad at soccer?

June 18, 2018

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I’m not sure I can give a satisfactory answer to this question, but I do know I can dispel the most commonly given reasons. This isn’t going to be a rigorous analysis. Just enough to get some points across.   “America doesn’t care about soccer. Nobody plays it here.” 1.5 million kids played organized youth […]

Suffering from chronic ankle sprains? Don’t forget to look at this factor

May 14, 2018

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When most sprain their ankle, it happens in what’s called an inversion sprain. Also known as a lateral ankle sprain, In someone with chronic ankle sprains it’s common to, Tie the shoes tighter Wear higher topped shoes Try an ankle brace Play with ankle taping (if available) The above tends to happen in that order. […]

Why did Kyrie Irving have two more knee surgeries?

April 20, 2018

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One of the most popular articles I’ve written is, –On having metal in your body (surgical implants, weather pains, and more) Someone commented about a broken kneecap, which reminded me of Kyrie Irving. Irving broke his patella a few years back, in a very unfortunate situation, –How freaky was Kyrie Irving’s knee injury? Irving is […]