Weekend Warrior

E. is a weekend warrior, although his injury occurred on a Wednesday. Like many “athletes,” E. primarily plays his sports on the weekend or fits them into his schedule on an ad hoc basis. These sports are usually: hockey, baseball, cycling. Most are team sports, but ones that require intense exercise or bursts of …

Hot, Cold, Warm, Cool

We naturally think of ice in the winter and heat in the summer. That usually applies to the weather, but it’s a different concept when it comes to treating injuries. When I see patients with a chronic type of injury, I’ll make home care suggestions to apply heat before they stretch (which increases the blood flow to …