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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome and What to Do to Prevent It

April 26, 2014   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: Knee Injury  

There are many injuries runners can face; some of them minor, others very serious. One of the most common injuries runners face is called Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), which affects the knee. ITBS is the inflammation of the iliotibial band, which is a fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the leg. It begins … Continue reading What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome and What to Do to Prevent It

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5 Common Workout Mistakes

   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: Fitness  

We’ve all heard how important exercise is to stay healthy, and keep our bodies and minds in shape. And while it’s awesome to take action on that, many people new to exercising (and even some of those who have been doing it for a while!) make a lot of mistakes that will either not help … Continue reading 5 Common Workout Mistakes

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How Vitamin D Can Help Battle Muscle Injury

   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: blog   BTF Blog  

Muscle pain can affect anyone from athletes to outdoor enthusiasts to stay-at-home moms. Strains, tears and pulled muscles are not only painful, they can cause muscle weakness and reduced performance. Recent studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to many ailments, including muscle injury. Understanding how vitamin D works and how it can help keep your … Continue reading How Vitamin D Can Help Battle Muscle Injury

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Chocolate Can Help You Heal!

   |   By Dr. Chad Moreau   |   Categories: Studies  

If you’re in pain, whether from a sore shoulder or disc injury to your lower back, new research recommends that you eat chocolate! According to Dr. Paul Durham, indulging in some chocolate treats is a scientifically tested way to help the body decrease pain. Durham, who has researched the effects of cocoa on healing, conducted … Continue reading Chocolate Can Help You Heal!

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Indicators That You May Have Compartment Syndrome

April 25, 2014   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: Sports Injury  

Compartment Syndrome is an acute post-injury condition. It can occur in a wide variety of situations to many different kinds of people. If swelling and bleeding have occurred, pressure increases in an enclosed space inside the body. The swelling causes greatly reduced blood flow to surrounding tissues. It can also cause atrophy and death of. … Continue reading Indicators That You May Have Compartment Syndrome

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