Athletic Injuries

Soccer player lying injured on the field.

Prevent ACL or Hamstring Injuries, Share a Holiday Recipe

December already? Where did the year go? It has been quite a busy one, and everyone at the office is grateful for all of our clients, but I’m going to go a little off script here in terms of counting our blessings so that I can mention something not very “holidayish.” Likewise, I should also …

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Back to School: Get Into the School-Year Routines

Wow, does it feel like the summer just flew by? Although I can’t believe it’s already the start of the school year, I am eager for the fall to arrive, when the kids return to their school-year routines, and the rest of us are able to resume a little more normalcy. The September newsletter is …

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Ask the Running Doc: What Is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis?

It’s running season, and in the interest of making sure you can run your best this year, the team at Capitol Rehab of Arlington is putting on its running doc hat to answer your frequent questions. First question up: What is the fastest way to get rid of plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is pain, basically …

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Marathon training

Close to the Finish Line: How to Prevent Late-Stage Marathon Training Injuries

Marathon training is a unique adventure in its own right. While running is good for the body, running marathons isn’t. The term “hitting the wall” in marathon running is not supposed to be literal, but it feels like it. Hitting the wall means that your body has decided to shut down due to a lack of …

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Alternating ice and heat on Costal cartilages

Reader Question: Can Alternating Ice and Heat Help Chest Wall Inflammation?

We frequently get questions from readers who have read one of our particularly enduring and popular articles — about alternating ice and heat for faster recovery after a workout, and we are happy to offer some thoughts on how it works and how it can be applied. If you’ve read the article on alternating ice and heat, …

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Stephen Curry Skips Olympics

Steph Curry Skips Olympics, Exercises Right to a ‘Rest Season’

Earlier this month, Stephen Curry announced that he will opt out of participating in this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio. Headlines everywhere cried out in shock. Curry Skips Olympics! Others May Follow! the media reported in a torrent of speculation about which other pro athletes may bail on Team USA. In his announcement, Curry explained, “My primary basketball-related …

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Young Athletes

Why Do So Many Young Athletes Get Injured?

It’s no secret that young athletes get injured more these days than their parents did playing sports as youths. And it should be no real surprise why. One of the biggest differences between children’s sporting experiences nowadays and their parents’ play at a young age is the prevalence of single-sport specialization. Parents today are under significant pressure for …

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UFC match

Preparing for the Fight: Putting Muscle on the Bone for MMA Athletes

Not everyone can stomach mixed martial arts, or MMA. United Fighting Championship matches are real fights. They are brutal and raw. People have even been killed or maimed while fighting. Just this past weekend, Ovince Saint Preux broke his arm while fighting in a UFC match against Jon Jones, and Jones, who was the victor in …

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