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It's not so much support for the tendons. One of the theories behind it is that it helps lift the skin away from the structures underneath it (microscopically) which allows a little more room for swelling, which in turn helps minimize pain. A second theory is that it acts much like rubbing an area does, which interrupts the pain signal to the brain. It is ...


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The short answer is that you find someone who specializes in analyzing static and dynamic postures and movements and have them give you program to follow to correct any areas of dysfunction. The more information and knowledge that you have, the more able you will be to find the practitioner that can meet your needs. Here are some ideas: Physical Therapy ...


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RICE. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. For the first 24-72 hours you want all of the above. Rest it as much as possible, wrap and ice (20 mins on at at time, frozen peas/corn work great for icepacks), and keep elevated as much as possible. After that initial period, ice directly after activity to minimize swelling, and you can also use moist heat to ...


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Since your question gives the impression that you are at least a somewhat experienced person when it comes to exercising and working out, then there are two possibilities that suggest themselves. Improper form - You've got something in your lifting form that is wrong so you get an imbalance in how the muscles are being used. It's either learned or your ...


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Based on my own experiences, I can only say that the shock wave therapy did help on the pain in my feet from PF, but not enough to help me start running again. The later took 9 months and a very slow start-up after that. Now - two years later - I run 40+ km/week and participate in all the half-marathons I can find the time for... I still tape my feet (the ...


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The knee is very complex and it can be difficult to say what is good/bad for yours specifically. What is good/bad entirely depends on your condition and strength level. To make matters worse, even physios can disagree (depending on where and when they learnt, and how much they keep up with their science). For example, I've been told by some doctors and ...


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I'm going to preface this with the fact that I am not a physical therapist, nor am I a personal trainer. Before embarking on any type of exercise regimen, I do recommend you talk to your doctor and quite possibly get a physical therapist if you (or your family) can afford it. The good news is that it seems like your condition is not degenerative. My ...


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I think a lot of people unconsciously stress their necks during exercises (especially weightlifting). It takes practice to relax the neck during these exercises. If possible, exercise in front of a mirror and you'll see that your neck is being unconsciously stretched when lifting. Fix the issue by consciously relaxing your neck once you realize it's ...


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I was diagnosed w/ posterior tibial tendonopathy by physician at running clinic at major university. He sent me to their PT to learn how to tape the ankle. For 3 mos, I applied tape as directed and did the core strengthening exercises that he prescribed, as well as ran in place learning to acquire a new running technique in which I would strike mid-foot ...



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