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Review of Studies Fails to Show Benefit from Pharmacological Treatments for Achilles Tendinopathy

Researchers analyzing a collection of studies looking at the use of pharmacological interventions, including platelet-rich plasma injections, report there is no evidence to suggest any of the individual therapies work as well as the standard physical therapy rehabilitation approach.

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury which is common among runners. The painful condition […]

Gait Analysis Stops Runners’ Injuries in Their Tracks

A lucky few runners escape running-associated injury. Depending on the training distance, somewhere between 50 percent and 90 percent of runners are sidelined during their running careers because of getting hurt.

An article published September 22, 2014 in the Wall Street Journal looks at gait analysis as a way to prevent running injuries, […]

You don’t have to Run Far or Fast to Get Heart Health and Longevity Benefits from Running

Running as little as five minutes daily can slash a person’s risk of heart disease related death. And that running doesn’t have to be a sprint. Even slow runners benefit, according to a study published July 28, 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers have long known that exercise […]

Hospital for Special Surgery Physical Therapist Offers Post Marathon Recovery Tips

Runners who competed in the recent New York City Marathon and other 26.2-mile running events often experience uncomfortable soreness in the days after these races. In a November 1, 2013 press release by the Hospital for Special Surgery, a New York City hospital that specializes in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation, physical therapist Michael Silverman offers […]