HEAT vs ICE: When hurt what is best?

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If you’re anything like a lot of our patients, you probably don’t know which injuries need heat and which need ice. If you do know (kudos to you), you may not know the reasoning behind why one is better than the other. Today, we’re going to discuss when it’s better to use ice or heat, and how to do so …

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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Chickpeas are loaded with fiber and protein. They’re a healthy option if you’re in the mood for a salty, crunchy snack.  Chickpeas contain vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, iron, B-6, K and folate. Follow this simple recipe for a delicious and nutritious snack! Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas 1 tbsp. of olive or coconut oil Spices of …

Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot. The main job of the plantar fascia is to support the arch of your foot. What causes plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis occurs when your plantar fascia becomes inflamed (this sometimes leads to …

Text Neck: Is Your Phone Hurting You?

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How much time do you think you spend every day staring at your cell phone? On average, we spend 2 to 4 hours every single day looking at our cell phones, emailing, texting, and checking social media sites. High school students may even be spending 13 hours per day on their phones! The Facts Your head weighs 10-12 lbs. It …

Superfood Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

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This is a fiber, protein, and nutrient dense on-the-go snack, to help when you get hungry or need some energy.  There can be many modifications to this base recipe, so feel free to explore what you like best! Ingredients:  (makes 12 balls) ½ cup natural peanut or almond butter (If you’re using regular peanut butter, skip adding the syrup.) ¼ …

Ankle Tendinitis

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What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendinitis causes pain near the affected joint. Ankle tendinitis is when this occurs in one of the tendons around your ankle. What Causes Ankle Tendinitis? Tendon inflammation (tendinitis) can occur due to overuse, repetitious activity, trauma, bio-mechanical asymmetries, strength deficits/imbalances, …

New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year, New Me! This is a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot lately. There’s something about the new year that makes us all want to be better people. Some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to get in shape or lose weight. These resolutions, along with the majority of others, fail by February. Various studies have shown …

Christmas Health & Wellness

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Who would think that Christmas is a time we have to worry about getting hurt? Over the years we have actually seen many patients with injuries such as the following: Lacerated hand from opening presents Torn shoulder rotator cuff from taking turkey out of the oven Thumb and finger joint pain from trying to open difficult packaging Below is a …

Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup

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Ingredients 8 cups cubed seeded peeled butternut squash (2 medium) 1 large apple, peeled, chopped  1large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces  2 tablespoons packed brown sugar  3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) 3/4 cup milk 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh …

ACL Injuries: Causes and Early Detection

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Knee injuries, particularly ACL injuries, have been on the rise in youth sports in the last two decades.  ACL injuries in female athletes is at almost epidemic levels. Approximately 70% or more of athletic ACL injuries that occur in the United States are considered non-contact. This means they occur during a play in sport without any physical contact from another …