Walking Away from Flatfoot

Walking Away from Flatfoot With all the use they get on a daily basis, your feet take a lot of wear and tear over the years. As a result, you may develop posterior tibial tendonitis(also known as adult acquired flatfoot). The posterior tibial tendon begins in the calf and runs along the inside of the ankle….

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Back Pain from pushing stroller

Question: How can I take care of my neck and back when I push my child in a stroller?Answer: Pushing a stroller is part of normal daily tasks for parents.When pushing the stroller, stay as close as possible, allowingyour back to remain straight, and your shoulders back. Your entirebody should provide the force to push the stroller,…

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Headaches from Computer

Question: I get headaches every day at work. I don’t get headaches on the weekend. It must have something to do with sitting at the computer. Do I need new glasses? Answer: Seeing what’s on the screen without putting your head in an awkward position is a key concept in organizing your workstation. Getting the chair to support you in…

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Trouble losing weight?

Question:  I made a goal to exercise more and to consistently ride my bike. Although I am exercising fairly hard and being consistent, I am not losing weight. What am I doing wrong? Answer: Weight loss comes down to caloric intake versus expenditure. Typically aerobic exercise combined with reduced eating will show favorable results. If you…

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Getting Back in the Game After ACL Surgery

Getting Back in the Game After ACL Surgery In 2012, National Football League running back Adrian Peterson returned from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee to have the best season of his career. His amazing recovery shows how far ACL treatment has progressed over the last decade and gives many athletes hope…

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Keeping the Fat Out of Your Rotator Cuff

Keeping the Fat Out of Your Rotator Cuff For most of us, the idea of “fighting fat” is nothing new. But fat is not just an enemy of your waistline. It’s an enemy of your muscles, too—especially when you are recovering from rotator cuff surgery. When the rotator cuff tendon is torn, a gap between…

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