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STRAINS

STRAINS Strains A muscle strain refers to an injury of the muscle or tendon, the fibrous tissue that connects your muscles to your bones. Commonly confused with sprains, which is an injury of a ligament–the tissue that connects bones to each other, strains are typically referred to as a “pulled muscle.” They most often occur in the hamstrings or back muscles, and can be debilitating and painful. Below we’ll walk through their symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment.  Symptoms Depending on the individual, as...

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SPRAINS

SPRAINS Sprains Most commonly heard when discussing ankle pain, the term sprain refers to the stretching or tearing of a ligament. A ligament is a fibrous tissue that connects two bones together in a joint. Stretching or tearing a ligament can be painful, so below, we’ll talk about the common symptoms and causes of a sprain, as well as how they’re treated.  Symptoms Depending on the person and the type of injury, symptoms may vary between individuals. Common signs of a sprain include: Bruising Swelling Pain...

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FOOT PAIN

FOOT PAIN Foot Pain Unfortunately, foot pain is relatively common. However, when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Your foot is a complex network of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It also is strong enough to hold your entire weight. Your foot’s complexity, along with how often it is used, leaves it prone to injury or pain. Below we’ll discuss the causes of foot discomfort, as well as treatment and prevention.   Causes Overuse, injury or underlying medical conditions can contribute to foot...

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ANKLE PAIN

ANKLE PAIN Ankle Pain Much like your foot, your ankle is a complex network made up of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscle. It is built to be strong enough to bear your weight and help you move, but this complexity means it too is prone to injury. When it comes to your ankle pain, you may feel it either on the inside or outside of the joint, or along the backside where your Achilles tendon is located. Either way, ankle discomfort can be debilitating, and it can be caused by a number of different things. Below...

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