Jared Allen Fractured Foot

Defensive-end Jared Allen plays for the Carolina Panthers. He injured and fractured his foot last week in a game against the Seahawks and was upset when he found out that his coach, Ron Rivera, won’t let him play in Sundays NFC title game. Rivera said. “I’m not going to say this is one of those […]

Long Distance Running and Injuries

Having completed my first and probably last marathon, I had the first hand opportunity to observe many types of injuries during a long distance run. I will be covering the first two long distance running injuries in this blog. Shin splints This problem typically occurs during repetitive motions such as running, walking, and cycling. It […]

Reducing Inflammation

This week I had a lot of patients who were unable to take anti-inflammatory medications due to one reason or another. Some had peptic ulcers, some had interactions with other medications that they were currently taking, and some had tried them before and developed nausea. Anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, aleve, etc) are very harsh on the […]

Drew Brees Tears His Plantar Fascia

Drew Brees is the latest to tear his plantar fascia.  Peyton Manning is still out with his tear and hasn’t played for over a month but Brees insists that he will be playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Brees stated that he will play even if he doesn’t practice all week. Other athletes have torn their […]