How to Return to Running After a Layoff or Injury

How to Return to Running After a Layoff or Injury

It’s almost spring again and that means old man winter is gone and it is safe to venture outside and return to your previously scheduled recreational adventures.

A question we are often asked, especially this time of year is: “How do I get back into running after a long layoff?”. This is a very appropriate question to ask after any layoff from running, but more important after injury. We often see runner’s who go through “chronic” injury cycles because they return too quickly to running after rehab.

The Myth Behind Rest & Tendonitis (Spoiler Alert: It Doesn't Work)

The Myth Behind Rest & Tendonitis (Spoiler Alert: It Doesn't Work)

We all associate rest with pain relief. If you go out for a nice run start to feel knee pain, what do you do? Rest for a day, and try again. But what if it still hurts? Rest for a week, then try again. Maybe you also start taking some anti-inflammatories, ice it, and try and kinesiotape it. But what if it continues to hurt you? Is rest alone REALLY going to fix it?

The Top 3 Common Diagnosis for Knee Pain

The Top 3 Common Diagnosis for Knee Pain

...And why they probably aren’t the cause of yours

I’ve been practicing for 17 years in sports medicine and knee pain is largely being categorized into a few main diagnoses. The most prevalent location is in the font of the knee, and for simplicity purposes, I’ll call the go-to diagnoses the “Big 3”.  Drum roll please:

KNEE PAIN “BIG 3”:

1.       Osteoarthritis, also known as “bad knees”

2.       Patellofemoral syndrome (Friction under the kneecap)

3.       Meniscus tear

Dispelling #Alternativefacts in Medicine

Dispelling #Alternativefacts in Medicine

Hey world! Welcome to the new Fast Track Blog.

Finding legit information on the internet can be a daunting task. While I can't help you discern #alternativefacts in our current political environment, I am here to unveil the truth behind medicine. I've been on a mission at a local level in Northern Virginia, and now feel compelled to reach as many people as possible through social media. Finding the right medical advice can truly be life changing. This blog will empower you to make the right decisions specifically regarding musculoskeletal injuries (tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, fascia) despite potentially flawed medical recommendations. You should be able to live a life without pain and ultimately free of limitations.