Hernia

A hernia is a “protrusion of abdominal viscera through a portion o the abdominal wall” (Prentice, Bobo & Benson, 2011). Hernias of the abdominal wall are listed in one of two categories, congenital and acquired. Those that are congenital are developed before birth and those that are considered acquired are developed after birth. Hernias are […]

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Sacroiliac sprain

Patients often complain of a dull ache in their bones. The pain may be radiating.  Our book states that “palpable pain and tenderness directly over the joint” (Prentice, Bobo & Benson, 2011).   They may complain of an increase in pain when walking especially at an incline or decline (Prentice, Bobo & Benson, 2011).  They may […]

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Running the Gap

Running the Gap By now many of you are just about ready to do your last long run before your fall marathon. You’ve almost competed the training.  I thought I’d share a couple of stories for you to consider during these final weeks prior to your race. at 6:15 AM, I began running the Pocatello, […]

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Chondromalacia Patella

The signs and symptoms that appear with Chondromalacia Patella usually starts with pain in the anterior of the knee. Recurrent swelling around the patella is also very common. A grinding sensation during flexing and extending the knee as well as popping or snapping noises are all common with this type of injury. Most of the […]

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Respect Rest Days, Sleep & Cross Training

If you are doing a fall marathon, you may have reached the point where you are very aware of the impending race date.  For me, there is a period of time where the marathon seems comfortably far off.  Then at some point during the summer (typically around 8 weeks out) it seems to be approaching […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a term used for the variation of pain in the heel. The symptoms include pain in the morning or after the change from non-weight bearing activities, such as sitting, to weight bearing activities. Pain starts in the heel and eventually, with time, moves towards the middle of the plantar fascia. Patients complain […]

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Conversation with the word “should”

Conversation with the word “should” The word “should” shows up inside the brain of an athlete on a fairly regular basis.  I should workout today. I should stretch.  I should replace my running shoes. I should complete the workout that is on my schedule.   As runners enter marathon training (typically 16 weeks out from […]

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Tendonitis

Tendonitis is when the tendon is inflamed. The tendon is in charge of attaching the bone to the muscle. The signs and symptoms of tendinitis is inflammation that results in pain Loss of motion can also appear due to calcium deposits especially if calcium deposits are present (An Overview of Tendinitis). Repeated motion is the […]

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Kinematics article review

Shoulder Kinematics Review of Shoulder Function and 3-Dimensional Scapular Kinematics in People With and Without Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. I reviewed the article on “Shoulder Function and 3 Dimensional Scapular Kinematics in People with and without Shoulder Impingement Syndrome” by McClure, Michener and Karduna.This article was well written and described the analysis of 90 subjects, 45 […]

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Other than Honorable

Other than Honorable Locked Away Army struggles with wounded soldiers Sgt. Paul Sasse arrived at Fort Carson in February in a uniform glistening with decorations from three combat tours: five medals for heroism, four for excellence, three for good conduct and one for nearly getting killed in Iraq. The 32-year-old Special Forces soldier also wore […]

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