Light Ankle Injuries and How to Treat Them

You don’t have to be an athlete or a fitness fanatic to twist your ankle. Simply walking on an uneven surface can cause a sprain that can put your off your feet. Ankle injuries can happen to anyone at any age and at any time. Most people experience a sprain or a fracture the bones…
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5 Keys to Treating Neck Pain After Whiplash

Accidents happen. Car accidents happen. Whiplash happens. Healing happens. Advances in technology can be great. Our ability to travel has made the world seem smaller. Prior to motor vehicles, a ten-mile trip could take upwards of a half a day by foot. Given the right roads and traffic conditions, driving ten miles could take less…
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Shoulder Instability Quiz: Are You At Risk For Shoulder Dislocation?

    1.     Have you ever dislocated a shoulder? 2.     Have you played any overhead sports, such as tennis, baseball, or softball? 3.     Does your shoulder ever shift or clunk when reaching or lifting above your head? 4.     Does lying on back, making an L shape with your arm, and letting it rotate backwards cause…
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The Truth About Shin Splints

  Shin splints are a very common (and hated) injury, typically encountered by runners, people in military training and people with either high arches or flat feet. They often occur if you are training/running on uneven terrain or unforgiving ground such as concrete. Shin splints are caused by repeated stress to the shin, and the…
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How to Avoid or Treat a Minor Injury

  Fall is an amazing time of the year –– school starts back up again and the weather starts to cool down. Autumn here Mankato is arguably the best time of the year from the changing colors of leaves to enjoying the outdoors. With all of the great reasons to be outside, people will likely…
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