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Wrist Extensor Pain and Treatment Lateral Epicondylitis AKA Tennis Elbow is an injury seen in active men and women who overuse their wrist extensor muscles- and you don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer this injury. Hold you arm out with your palm facing down. Now extend your wrist by bringing the top of your fingers towards your elbow. That muscle that pops up on your forearm when you do this motion- those are your wrist extensor.  There are multiple reasons why someone could develop Lateral Epicondylitis- backhand swing in tennis, improper pole planting when skiing, lifting or...

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Hiking, Injury Prevention, Run, Walk -

It’s hiking season, and we (and our dogs) are loving it! Since MountainFit is all about injury prevention, we want to share with you our best tips for preventing hiking injuries this season. Proper Footwear- Are your shoes too tight? Or are they so old that they’ve grown a size? How's your tread? Wearing properly fitted footwear for hiking is key for having a pain-free and fun hike. TRY THIS: Grab your running shoes and look at the bottoms. Is the heel worn out? More flat or smooth on the inside? outside? What about your toe? Is the big toe...

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Off season: Where the real mountain athletes are separated from the posers, the women from the girls, the dogs from the pups, the John Cena's from the Mark Wahlberg's. Off Season is where some sleep till 11, watch The Office (WE GET IT... you like The Office), and get the last of the girl scout cookies out of the freezer. Now this does sound pretty darn dandy, but stay with me for a second... what if you used off season as an opportunity- an opportunity to recover from ski season and prepare for summer biking and hiking. This isn't going...

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Just because you don’t participate in football or other contact sports doesn’t mean you are safe from suffering a concussion. Are you at risk? What are the signs and symptoms? How can we help? A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, is a transient neurologic dysfunction resulting from a biomechanical force that leads to alterations in mental state. In other words.... the brain moves quickly within the skull as a result from a Fall or crash Impact from another person or object  This alters the way the brain communicates which will impacts how the concussed person thinks or acts....

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I bet most of you have tried some version of hot or cold therapy before for bone or muscular pain. Let's start with cold. There are many great benefits to using cold therapy: - Decrease circulation- which controls formation of inflammation - Decrease pain- because of decrease release of nerve conductivity, and the release of chemical mediators - Decrease muscle spasm - by decreasing muscle spindle activity So, when do I use cold therapy? Because of these great pain disrupting effects, we recommend using cold when you have an acute, or new injury. It is also recommended to use cold...

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