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Good Samaritans: Stepping Up Is Easy When You’re the Only One There

Being a Good Samaritan often happens as a result of being in the right place at the right time, not necessarily looking to step up and doing something to help out someone else. But the moment when you actually can be of service to someone in need is a great feeling.  We’ve had two recent incidents …

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Stupid Medicine, Part 3: Plantar Fasciitis

Truth be told, plantar fasciitis, the latest entry into stupid medicine, isn’t as mind-numbingly stupid as some other conditions that we have covered and will cover in the stupid medicine annals. But it’s still pretty stupid. For instance, here’s a look at WebMd.com’s list of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis: • Common if you …

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Rehab at the hospital on a barely-moving stationary bike.

Post-Op Recovery: Rehab at the Hospital, an Experience for the Ages

Two and a half weeks post-surgery, I was cleared for my first physical therapy (PT) session with the hospital’s therapist. I was excited to begin what I knew would be a long and tedious process. So let me preface my words by saying my hospital therapist couldn’t have been nicer and more professional. She is well-versed …

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Anatomical image of the carpal ligament and median nerve entering the wrist.

Stupid Medicine, Vol. 2: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are bored and want to self-induce a horrible headache, just Google “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”  The amount of incongruent and incomprehensible information is astonishing. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is our second entry in the Stupid Medicine files. How does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome present? WebMD defines Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as “numbness, tingling, weakness and problems in your hand …

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Stupid medicine includes old advertisement from the 1800s for sasparilla as a cure-all.

‘Stupid Medicine’ Catches On: The Causes and Effect of Medical Overtreatment

“Thousands of Americans undergo disc removal or spinal fusion each year, despite limited evidence that either surgical procedure is more effective than non-operative therapy in providing long-term pain relief or improved function. And for patients with the typical wear-and-tear osteoarthritis of the knee, physical therapy proves as successful as the commonly performed arthroscopic surgery.” Sounds …

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Stupid Medicine, Vol. I: Shin Splints

We have been treating sports related injuries for nearly 20 years and now its time for us to unveil the long overdue blog series that we call “Stupid Medicine.” “Stupid medicine” pays tribute to and dissects commonly practiced medical procedures that we hope to see eventually removed from the medical handbooks. This month we begin …

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How to Take Ice Baths

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Baths How and Why Ice Baths Work Ice baths are great for recovery from microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion.  The ice bath causes constriction of blood vessels.  As the body warms up after the ice bath, circulation increases again and flushes …

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