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Peak Performance Sponsors Carroll Youth Football Team
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What to expect after a knee joint replacement
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Do arthritis supplements really work?
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What is frozen shoulder?
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What causes tension headaches?
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Have you ever woke up in the morning and stood up out of bed with the feeling of a knife sticking you in the bottom of your heel? The pain is nearly crippling at first but as you take a few steps the pain eases a bit. The same happens after periods of sitting or driving in a car for sometime. You go to stand up or get out of your car and put on some kind of display like your firewalking on hot coals. The likely cause of the pain is an inflamed plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick … [Read More...]
How do you stretch properly? How long should I hold my stretches? Should you stretch before or after exercise? As with many topics, philosophies and opinions change like our seasons. Depending on who you talk to and what their expertise is you may get different answers. An example of this is our nutritional pyramid, which had been used for years to educate us on proper dietary consumption. Now, it is suggested that we as a society consume too much carbs and should balance more … [Read More...]
Does the shoe matter? What should I look for in a shoe? What is flat foot or low arch? What is a high arch? Wearing proper foot attire is key to avoiding foot/ankle pain, not to mention reducing the risk of knee, hip and low back pain. So, what exactly is "proper foot attire?" Obviously high heels are tough on your feet, while athletic/tennis shoes provide cushion and support. However, there are a lot of tennis shoe brands and styles available, which means … [Read More...]
How do changes in weather affect my arthritis? Why do my joints hurt when its raining? At some point in time, you've heard your grandma or grandpa make claims that it was going to rain because they could feel it in their joints. Although there is no solid scientific evidence to support this, there are theories to explain it. I can tell you from my experience in working as a physical therapist, there is some validity to it. Arthritis simply means, an inflamed joint. There are several … [Read More...]
Why do overuse injuries happen? How do you prevent overuse injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (otherwise known as repetitive strain, repetitive motion, or repetitive use injuries) are just what they sound like - injuries incurred due to repeated stresses or loads on the body over time. These injuries are quite common in the workplace due to employees performing the same daily tasks or maintaining the same sustained positions for several hours each day. Repetitive stress injury is a … [Read More...]