swelling

The words “swelling” and “inflammation” are typically considered synonyms, however, each word has a very distinct definition and application. Inflammation is classified as a protective response from the immune system to injury, infection, or irritation. Typically, this reaction is accompanied by one or more of the following: pain, redness, loss of function, and swelling. Inflammation is … Continued

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fitness

During the holidays, it is easy to start dreaming about sugarplums, gravy, and stacks of buttery pastries in wondrous displays. What’s even easier than dreaming about these foods is to start consuming all of these holiday calories without a second thought. It’s not a dream—these foods engulf most people during the holidays, and are typically … Continued

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cryotherapy

Something shocking is underway across sports medicine circles. The habitual practice of icing (cryotherapy) and using the RICE protocol to accelerate healing and promote recovery is being questioned as ineffective or potentially damaging. We were skeptics at first too. After all, how could something so universally accepted and practiced be so wrong? We looked at … Continued

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