The Correlation Between Diet and Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to protect itself from harm. Inflammation happens when the body sends white blood cells to surround an injured area, causing redness and swelling. This aids in recovery, as it is signaling the removal of pathogens from and repair cells to the site of the wound or injury. However, chronic inflammation can lead to disorders like arthritis, asthma, cancer, and more. Nutrition plays a vital role in inflammation, as what you eat can either aid in increasing or decreasing its presence. 

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Best Foot Forward: A Conservative Approach to Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by discomfort, often described as a stabbing pain on the underside of the heel or a sensation of tightness or tenderness along the arch of the foot. This condition typically develops when a repeated activity or a sudden increase in activity, put a strain on the plantar fascia, the thick band of connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot. This can cause the tissue to tear or become inflamed, resulting in pain. 

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New Year Nutrition Tips

With a new year, many decide to recommit themselves to living a healthier lifestyle. These changes often include making tweaks to one's diet and exercise routine.

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No Bones About It: Tips to Build and Maintain Good Bone Health Through Nutrition

The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 20 men have osteoporosis by the age of 65. Osteoporosis prevention is most successful when good nutrition and exercise habits begin at a young age and that a healthy lifestyle is maintained through adulthood. 

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No Bones About It: Tips to Build and Maintain Good Bone Health Through Exercise

When we think of bone health, we may associate it with thinning or fragile bones, and images of older adults may come to mind. However, to enjoy good bone health later in life, it’s important to incorporate good habits early to build up your “bone bank” and to combat any non-modifiable risk factors that may be out of your control.

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Stretches and Strengthening Exercises for Baseball and Softball Athletes

The most common injuries our Sports Medicine Team sees in baseball and softball athletes are overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow. Examples of common overuse injuries include labral tearsrotator cuff tendonitisshoulder impingement, medial elbow pain and or UCL strains or tears, triceps and bicep pain, and forearm strains. 

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Workspace Ergonomics and Exercises for Proper Posture

Follow along as Orthopedic ONE's Tracy Kaiser, DPT, OCS, demonstrates how to set up your workspace to encourage proper posture, and teaches exercises to encourage good spinal health.

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Hydration Tips for Athletes

Did you know, the human body is composed of about 50-60% water? Staying hydrated is important for everyone, but athletes need to take special care to maintain proper hydration levels, as hydration affects cognitive function, thermoregulation, joint lubrication, and muscle function. 

Follow along with Megan Stanley MS, RD, LDN, as she covers hydration facts and tips to help athletes know when and how to hydrate to perform at their best and recover after a workout or competition. 

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Exercises to Maintain Your Swim Fitness...No Pool Required!

2020 has been a unique year in many ways, as we have been forced to find new ways of doing everyday tasks and activities. Endurance athletes or triathletes, are no exception. As a result of COVID-19, the majority of races have been canceled, postponed, or replaced with virtual races, which allow athletes to participate in an endurance event from their home or community while practicing social distancing. 

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Prepare for Activity and Reduce Your Risk of Injury with a Functional Warm-Up!

Follow along as Orthopedic ONE's Kirsten von Zychlin, DPT, AT, SCS, guides you through a proper functional warm-up. Warming-up prior to exercise prepares the body for movement on a cellular level. Functional and Dynamic Warm-Ups have been found to be more successful at getting the body ready for activity and reducing the risk of injury compared with static stretching.

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