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Ice and NSAIDs both treat inflammation as well as reducing pain. Inflammation is caused in part by vasodilation forcing blood and fluids into the area. Ice treats this by numbing the area, and causing vasoconstriction to limit blood flow. NSAID is short for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflamnatory Drug - so the name alone should indicate that yes they have ...


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Strain: injury that affects muscles or tendons that attach muscles and bones. These occur after a quick tear, twist, or pull. You can get these after overstretching or an over contraction. With a strain, you can experience pain, weakness, and muscle spasms. Sprains: injury that affects ligaments, which is the cartilage that attaches bone to bone. You ...


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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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I have found that using Desitin or other 'diaper rash' ointments helps to relieve the pain and swelling. Apply to the affected area liberally and rub it in. I suggest an application of twice daily. WARNING: these rash ointments do have active ingredients and therefore make sure you are not allergic and discontinue use if skin gets worse. Be sure to ...


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One method of preventing runaway inflammation is to control your intake of omega-6 fatty acids and increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. I do this in two ways. Real food I eat meat and dairy from grass-fed (and preferably grass-finished) cows, and eggs and flesh from pastured chickens. Eating more wild-caught fish would help too. Supplements I ...


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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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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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Specifically taking NSAIDS (e.g. Advil/Ibuprofen) may be a very good idea. It's not just for the pain, but also to reduce inflammation, which can linger and cause that pain. Within the last year or two, I've had (unrelated) injuries to both my knee and my foot. Both caused enough pain to prevent any sort of related exercise and had me limping. Both lingered ...



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