Category Archives: Injury Recovery

Common Athlete Injuries: Fractures

Athlete in the city stretching before a run

A fracture can happen to anyone. But athletes are especially susceptible. In fact, 10% of all athlete injuries are fractures—and they can take up to nine weeks to heal. A fracture occurs when a bone cracks or breaks. A fracture is typically either an open or closed fracture. The difference? An open fracture is a clean […]

BCAAs vs Forté Amino Acid: What You Want to Know

BCAA and Forté Amino

Most everyone has heard of an amino acid—even if they aren’t quite sure what it is. But, if you are an athlete of any kind or consider yourself an avid exerciser, you know the important role amino acids play in injury recovery and stamina. Since Forté Amino Acid is often recommended to and used by […]

Why Glutamine is Essential to Injury Recovery

Glutamine Injury Recovery

Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the human body. It plays an important role in providing energy and boosting our immune system. Although we have plenty of glutamine in our bloodstream, our body will only continue to produce it up until the point that we’re hit by some type of stress. In […]

What you should know about a rotator cuff injury

Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff isn’t a single muscle. It’s actually a group of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a “cuff” around the shoulder region. The four muscles are known as the: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. All originate from the shoulder blade. So what do you need to know about rotator […]

3 Ways to Reduce Swelling After an Injury

Dealing with Swelling

Seconds after an injury the body’s inflammatory response will immediately start the healing process. The tissues around the site of injury are flooded with fluid and proteins to help deal with the damage, circulation to the area increases, and the injury starts to feel warm and tender. Swelling is the body’s natural reaction to an […]

How to Prevent and Treat Shin Splints

Shin splints are very common—especially in runners who increase their workout intensity or a change their running surface (like shifting from well-paved roads to asphalt). Shin splints are also known as a cumulative stress disorder. In non-fancy terms, this means that a repeated pounding and stress on the bones, muscles, and joints of the lower […]

5 Benefits of Visiting a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy appointment

Once in awhile, we all have those moments where we suffer from minor aches and pains like back pain, a pulled muscle, or a stretched tendon. While these conditions are uncomfortable to deal with, they are usually not bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. However, we’re usually left wondering: Do we stay […]

What is tendonitis?

Athlete sitting on bleachers in contemplation

Tendons are the thick, strong cords that connect our muscles to our bones. When they become overused, it can lead to things like inflammation or irritation. This condition is known as tendonitis. Any tendon can develop tendonitis, but you’re more likely to develop it in your shoulder, knee, elbow, heel, or wrist. It can cause […]

5 Ways to Avoid a Stress Fracture

Reduce stress fractures by properly tying shoes

A stress fracture is a small crack in the bone that is usually caused by repetitive actions that place stress on the bone. These fractures, also known as hairline fractures, are commonly seen in the foot and lower leg of athletes. However, it’s not just athletes that can get a stress fracture. Anyone that has […]

5 Pain Management Tips for Runners

Runner outside in the evening taking a break

Every time you run, your feet take a beating. To make matters worse, if you’re covering long distances, running on rocky terrain, or facing any number of challenges that make running harder on that particular day (ie. high temperatures, wind, uphill running), then the post-run period can be especially painful. Many runners simply get used to […]

Common Athlete Injuries: Sprains and Strains

Sprain and Strains athlete setting up to run a sprint race

Athletes are extremely susceptible to injury. In fact, more than 10 million sports-related injuries occur each year1. These injuries can range from concussions to broken bones to a strained muscle. If you are an athlete, the likelihood of sustaining an injury is high. Athletes are especially susceptible to sprains and strains. Strains and sprains are […]