I went through ALL the treatments, physical therapy, steroid injections, different shoes, "the boot"...none of it worked. Then, I had a massage and the therapist told me of his suffering with PF. His trick was to take a tennis ball and three times a day stand on it, rolling it from the back to front of your foot. When you get to the sore spots, stop and wait. It hurts like hell as you do it. But, I could feel the relief beginning within the first 24 hours. It worked for me!View Thread
24 years old male , had an arthroscope due to limitation in ROM . especially while the flexion in addition to sever knee pain . the arthroscope result was ( synovial hypertrophy ) , then the pt got the weakness in the thigh muscles & still the sever pain found and it increase with walking . so , what is the best procedure to increase the strength & relive this pain !!??View Thread
There is a new school of thought emerging on how to prevent ankle sprains. A new training device called "The Shifter" has shown to increase the sensitivity of a reflex in your legs called the crossed-extensor reflex. Training on this machine makes your crossed-extensor reflex fast enough to make sure you stop producing force through an ankle inversion, a slip, or many other types of "mis-steps" that normally lead to injury. The injury is not usually caused by the mis-step itself, but rather from producing force through the mis-step. This heightening of the reflex means it also helps to prevent many slips and falls.
Anything beyond a grade 1 lateral ankle strain I feel is best treated in a Fx boot and or cast with WBAT or crutches. Follow up xrays a week out also maybe helpful to rule out a fx prior to therapy. After two weeks of rest, ice, nsaids. Formal therapy should start slowly progressing into a strengthening program over time.View Thread
Ihave always been told of this therapy:REST-ICE-COMPRESSION-ELEVATE! icing should be 15 min.every 2 hours or atleast 3 or 4 times a day, compression with ace bandage elevate on pillow when possible above heart.Sounds like you may be beyond this point though.From my experiences(left and right acl knee reconstructions and two fused discs in neck) I received excellent treatment from a specialized sports medicine clinic.University Wisconsin Sports Med. many large univ. have specialized med. clinics and treat many extreme athletes and soon to be pro athletes.If you have access to one in your state I would go there for a quality opinion.I wish you luck!View Thread
A couple of weeks ago I was playing football when it jammed my finger. At urgent care they told me it was just a bad sprain and to watch for further injury. To make things worse, I continued to participate in vigorous activity and worked out my arms two days in a row. Now I realize how bad the pain is. When ever I throw something, after a few minutes I get throbbing pain in my bicep and inner elbow pit. Are these two separate injuries or has it spread? Also I notice random tingling in my hand every once in a while. Please help. Thank you.View Thread
Proper bike fit is one of the more important elements to enjoying a ride. A proper bike fit can help prevent neck pain, back pain, hand numbness, groins numbness, knee pain and more. Buying a bike on sale is a great deal but you may end up spending the money at the doctor later. Find a reputable fitter in your area and make sure you have a proper fit!View Thread
Keep in mind with the warmer weather upon us, that our bodies will take some time to adapt to the temperature changes. Our bodies adapt sweat rates and electrolyte losses when the ambient temperature rises. However, this takes time to happen. On long runs and rides be very aware of fluid losses and replete both fluids and electrolytes. You may want to consider weighing yourself before and after your workout to have a way to track weight loss (and thus fluid loss) during your workouts.View Thread
My wife has had several bouts with Plantar Fasciitis, 2 back surgeries and also broke both feet last June. Her physical therapist tried a series of movements called Strain Counter Strain from The Jones Institute. The idea was to help realign her posture she says her back hasn't felt this good in 20 plus years, as for the Plantar rolling a Tennis ball under your arch helps and wrapping a towel around the ball of the foot and pulling back towards the shin is also helpful. When I had Plantar Fasciitis Dr. Schoalls half sole back supports worked wonders.View Thread
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