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LIVE TO RUN ANOTHER DAY

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Articles | Comments Off on LIVE TO RUN ANOTHER DAY

LIVE TO RUN ANOTHER DAY

SUMMARY Did I catch you off guard? The Summary usually belongs at the end. Lock in the following three points, and the rest is detail: 1. Plan ahead. 2. Don’t get injured. 3. Don’t get injured.   PLAN AHEAD I run. My patients run. Whether it is running, soccer, tennis, or any other sport, one of the most important keys to improving is detailed preparation for that activity. Don’t allow the maximum stress of that activity to get ahead of your conditioning. Rinse, repeat. Rinse, repeat. (Cannot stress the above statement too...

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In Search of The Holy Grail

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Articles | Comments Off on In Search of The Holy Grail

In Search of The Holy Grail

OSTEOARTHRITIS For as long as humans have inhabited the earth, they have suffered from osteoarthritis.  What, exactly, is osteoarthritis?  When two bones form a joint, Mother Nature intersperses cartilage.  Cartilage is an absolutely fabulous substance that enables the bones to move with very little friction.  Even better, the cartilage is constantly broken down, hauled away, and replaced with brand new cartilage. Except, sometimes it isn’t.  Inadequate cartilage, sometimes coupled with inflammation, leads to osteoarthritis.   CARTILAGE...

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NSAIDs—Are They Worth It?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on NSAIDs—Are They Worth It?

NSAIDs—Are They Worth It?

WHAT ARE NSAIDS? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have the potential to relieve/reduce pain, inflammation, and a fever.  The most prominent examples include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn).  Sounds good; but, are they?   ASPIRIN Aspirin was the first in the category (1899) with the possible exception of an herb called willow bark. Aspirin begins to act within a half-hour, gets to peak activity in about 1.5 hours, and its duration of activity is 3-6 hours for pain and inflammation. ...

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CORTISONE INJECTIONS

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on CORTISONE INJECTIONS

CORTISONE INJECTIONS

One of the more common requests that I get is to administer a cortisone injection for an injury. Sometimes I comply, but most often I offer what I believe are better alternatives.   DOES CORTISONE ENHANCE HEALING? A key step in the healing process is inflammation. Cortisone reduces initial pain by reducing inflammation. However, by reducing inflammation it may delay long term healing of the structure, which is a more important goal. In addition, does it alter the original cause of the problem? (Hint: No!).   IS IT THE CORTISONE OR THE NEEDLE?...

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RUNNER’S PAIN ON THE BALL OF THE FOOT

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on RUNNER’S PAIN ON THE BALL OF THE FOOT

RUNNER’S PAIN ON THE BALL OF THE FOOT

— Dr. Jay C. Goldstein — Nancy continued running until she was five months into her pregnancy. She was also three weeks into a pain she had never before experienced. However, no big deal because it disappeared when she stopped running about that time due to her pregnancy. During the last two weeks of her pregnancy she developed a shooting pain into her third and fourth toes whenever she put on her shoes, especially while walking.   NO BIG DEAL … However, no big deal because during the last two weeks of her pregnancy she had...

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WHY TAKE PROBIOTICS IF YOU NEED ANTIBIOTICS?

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on WHY TAKE PROBIOTICS IF YOU NEED ANTIBIOTICS?

WHY TAKE PROBIOTICS IF YOU NEED ANTIBIOTICS?

  Did you know that you have more bacteria lining your intestines than the number of cells in your entire body? At least ten times more! Those bacteria are essential to your health. The more “good” bacteria the healthier you will be. Too many “bad” bacteria lining your intestines can lead to symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, and intestinal infection. Unfortunately, many people think of antibiotics as only positive. However, they can kill many of the “good” intestinal bacteria in addition to the “bad” bacteria causing your infection....

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The Best Running Socks

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on The Best Running Socks

The Best Running Socks

  A blister. A wrinkle. My shoe “ate” my sock.  All in the middle of a race.  Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? It’s not that hard to avoid.   THE FIT Goldilocks might say … “Not too big, not too small, just right.”  I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but sometimes there isn’t a ‘just right.’  What if your foot falls “just right” in between two sizes?  If faced with this dilemma, get the socks in the larger size.   Why?  There are two really good...

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How To Gather A Crowd Without Stripping Naked

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Articles | Comments Off on How To Gather A Crowd Without Stripping Naked

How To Gather A Crowd Without Stripping Naked

Plantar Fasciitis:  One Of The Most Common Running Problems by Dr. Jay C. Goldstein   WANT TO GATHER A CROWD? If you want to gather a small crowd at a social party of runners, just say the words “plantar fasciitis” in a slightly loud voice.  Then wait for people to run (okay, limp) in your direction.  Most people know at least someone with plantar fasciitis.  Heck, most people have or have had plantar fasciitis (or fear getting it).   WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS? The plantar fascia is a layer of connective tissue that consists of three adjacent...

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2 Keys For Picking Your Best Marathon Running Shoes

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Articles | Comments Off on 2 Keys For Picking Your Best Marathon Running Shoes

2 Keys For Picking Your Best Marathon Running Shoes

by Dr. Jay C. Goldstein   “NO NEW IS GOOD NEW” I don’t know who first made this statement, but it certainly applies to marathons. No matter how small the item, if you have not used it before, don’t begin to use it during a marathon. That especially applies to your running shoes, which brings us to our 1st decision point.   DECISION POINT # 1 – RUN FAST OR RUN SAFE? Several years ago the qualifying time for Boston was 2:50 for my age group.  I ran three consecutive 2:52 marathons.  Frustrating!  How to cut my...

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