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ACL Tears in Youth Athletes: Are female athletes at a higher risk for tears?

Almost 20 years ago, we started to see a noticeable increase in the number of youth athletes with ACL tears and ACL reconstruction.  Youth participation in sports was becoming much more prevalent.  In particular, what we noticed was an epidemic proportion of young women between the ages of 13-17 who were coming in with ACL …

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What’s overstriding, and why can this be a problem for runners?

“Overstriding” means that when you run, you land with your foot in front of your body. In the image below- the runner on the left is demonstrating an overstriding running gait. You’ll notice that the overstriding running gait is associated with a heel strike landing. How does overstriding cause injuries in runners? The impact and …

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12 Ways to Soothe Sore Feet

12 Ways to Soothe Sore Feet

According to two podiatrists and an orthopedic physical therapist. When your feet are sore, you can feel miserable: tired, cranky, and uncomfortable. Many lifestyle habits can cause feet to ache, including being on your feet all day, exercise, and choice in footwear. Bruce Pinker, DPM, a foot and ankle specialist, explains: “Soreness commonly occurs in …

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