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What are Shin Splints?

What are Shin Splints?

What are shin splints is a question that I get asked often. Shin splints commonly refers to the pain in the front interior of your lower legs. The medical term for shin splints is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are usually know as an overuse injury. If you feel a throbbing in your shins during and/or after your workouts, you most likely are experiencing shin splints. If you let the shin splints go untreated you can inflame the shin splint symptoms and it can really ruin your training and racing.

Shin Splints Symptoms

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Knee Pain When Running

Knee Pain When Running

Knee pain when running can be caused by a multitude of factors. The three most common occurrences of knee pain when running are from: muscle imbalances, a large Q Angle, and knee cap tracking problems. Let’s take a look at these three causes of knee pain when running.

Muscle Imbalances

The knee is surrounded by the quadriceps muscles. An imbalance in this large muscle groups will lead to knee pain when running. The three muscle of the quadriceps are the Vastus Laterallis, Vastus Intermedius, and the Vastus Medialis. The quadricep muscles attach to the knee and

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Volleyball Drills for Girls

Volleyball Drills for Girls

Volleyball drills for Girls are not only important for them to excel in their sport, but even more important to prevent injuries.

Recently I received firsthand experience observing various volleyball drills. I was invited to watch one of our local girls high school volleyball teams play in a regional volleyball tournament. While there, I was able to observe the warm-up volleyball drills they performed, and then watch them in action. I was also able to speak with one of the players after the games and I talked to her about her experiences with her high school

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Knee Pain and Knee Cap Problems Between Genders

Knee Pain and Knee Cap Problems Between the Genders.

Knee Pain

Women are more prone to knee pain and knee cap problems. I bet that you did not think that there were differences between the genders when dealing with knee pain and knee cap problems, oh but there is a difference. The difference is that women are more prone to knee pain and knee cap problems, because of genetic factors. Women have four major factors that make them more prone to knee pain and knee cap problems, even in non-contact sports (see Volleyball Drills for Women).

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Rotator Cuff Surgery Rehab Program

Rotator Cuff Surgery Rehab Program

Rotator cuff rehab program will focus on exercises for the next 90 days with the focus on strengthening and increasing ROM of the shoulder. Let’s take a detailed look.

Q) ASK Ray!: Ray, I am a pitcher who just has arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. What can I expect in the following days and weeks?

A) Before going into the details of a postoperative rotator cuff surgery rehab program; I will first describe the makeup of the rotator cuff, rotator cuff surgery, and what you can expect in the following days, weeks, and months after surgery.

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Designing a Post Surgical ACL Rehab Program

Designing a Post Surgical ACL Rehab Program What is an ACL Injury?

In designing a post surgical ACL rehab program, it is important to understand about ACL injuries and how they occur. An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) inside the knee. An ACL injury is usually involved with sports that have sudden stops or changes in direction. This includes such sports as volleyball, basketball, tennis, etc. If one or more of your favorite sports are similar, you can preventative measures and follow a properly designed training program to help minimize the chances of getting

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