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3 common weak muscles

June 1, 2018

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This is a continuation on some of the more common muscular length imbalances I see and how you can identify them yourself. Here’s what some common tight muscles are. On to the long ones:   1) Upper trapezius I’m not exactly sure why but the upper trapezius gets a bad rap. At least in the […]

Glucosamine and chondroitin for knee pain treatment

June 1, 2018

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Something I’m often asked by people who have knee pain is if there is any supplement, food, pill, etc. they can take to alleviate their pain. One of the supplements most often referenced for knee pain / arthritis is glucosamine and chondroitin. To be blunt, the majority of supplements are absolute crap. You might as […]

Posted in: Knee Pain, Pain

Was Chris Paul’s hamstring injury avoidable?

May 30, 2018

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“Bad luck.” That’s how the Rockets experience against the Warriors has been summed up. Namely because of Chris Paul’s hamstring strain in game five. Let’s look at the injury, So that’s not like he stepped on a guy’s foot, had someone fall on him or slipped. There’s no “shit happens” kind of play there. Furthermore, […]

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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. […]

Lebron James strength is his weakness (Don’t avoid Lebron. Go at him.)

May 11, 2018

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Lebron has been having a phenomenal playoffs. As always gets talked about with him, he’s been doing this despite playing more minutes than everybody else. This is a great article with some insight how he does it, –The genius way Lebron has been sneaking in his rest The short version is Lebron has become better […]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Sports

Should you have surgery for arthritis in your knees?

May 11, 2018

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I was recently being diagnosed with a torn meniscus from playing football. Thus, I’ve been looking up a lot of research on various knee surgeries lately. I have a good base of knowledge but I find I tend to go through phases where a specific condition or joint tends to predominate in my life or […]

Posted in: Knee Pain, Pain, Technology

The problems with cortisone shots

May 11, 2018

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Cortisone shot

Cortisone shots suck. Unless you are a high level athlete where returning to the playing field is critical, taking cortisone shots for joint pain absolutely, positively sucks. Say your shoulder has been bothering you for 6 months. You walk into your primary care doctor and they do some asinine examination on your shoulder acting like […]

Posted in: Pain

3 common tight muscles

May 11, 2018

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After writing up this post on massage techniques I had a few people ask, “How do I know if a muscle is tight or long?” While there are norms for neutral body alignment, taking out your goniometer or protractor to measure every angle of every joint is a royal pain in the ass. However, knowing […]