By Dr. Les Dutko, Ed.D, LAT, ATC
What Is An Overuse Injury?
There are two basic types of injuries, acute and overuse! Acute injuries happen all at once during a single event on the other end of the spectrum overuse injuries occur over time where there are many repetitions of the same movement or skill, resulting in micro-trauma to the tendons, bones, and joints. To mention a few of the more common overuse injuries would be tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), runner’s knee and jumper’s knee (infrapatellar tendinitis), Achilles tendinitis and shin splints. Overuse injuries are the most common and the hardest to evaluate and treat. In sports, overuse injuries are the most prevalent and the most challenging to evaluate and treat.
Student athletes in Botetourt County might find it harder to do an end-run on the substance abuse policy.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has given clearance for anti-doping bodies to resume human growth hormone (hGH) testing after a more than year-long hiatus.
Dr. Les Dutko, Ed.D, LAT, ATC
Cross-Fitness Training (XFT) has become increasingly popular over the past several years and this growth has not slowed. XFT is an exercise regimen that utilizes several different modes of training to achieve a specific component of fitness. XFT was developed by Greg Glassman in the 1970’s.
And yet big league ballplayers, coaches, and managers still use smokeless tobacco.
Low Dye Taping Technique
In the last article involving plantar fasciitis (PF) I discussed the anatomy and importance of the foot and the plantar fascia. Also the causes of PF and a concise prevention overview were presented. In this section of the article the prevention/treatment of PF including an illustration of Low Dye Taping Technique.