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Shockwave/Softball

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What are the Most Common Softball Injuries? June 29, 2022 When most people think of softball, whether it be recreational leagues played on the weekend, or much more competitive and demanding settings like  Women’s Professional Fastpitch , the possibility of  softball injuries  rarely comes to mind until they happen. Even though many people consider softball a non-contact sport, it can still create serious demands on an athlete’s body. So understanding the most common softball injuries can help players avoid getting hurt in the first place. Most Common Softball Injuries As anyone who has ever played softball knows, there’s no lack of competitive spirit during games, and athletes of all ages give everything they have on the field. Even though everyone can take key steps to prevent getting hurt, experiencing a softball injury is sometimes unavoidable, especially when players are focused on making plays. HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SOFTBALL INJURIES OVERUSE INJURIES Overuse injuries  

ACL Surgery Recovery and Rehab Tips/Shockwave

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June 15, 2022 An  ACL injury  is one of the biggest fears many athletes have, especially if it requires  reconstructive ACL surgery  to repair the damage. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the strong, dense bands of tissue that help connect the femur to the tibia. It is located in the center of the knee and works to prevent the shinbone from moving forward on the thighbone and it helps stabilizes the knee. An ACL injury can be extremely painful and may require rehab, surgery, or both for a full recovery. What is an ACL Injury? An ACL injury occurs when the ligament becomes partially or completely torn . A milder injury to the  anterior cruciate ligament  may also overly stretch the ligament, but leave it in tact. The cause of ACL injuries is usually related to sports or fitness movements  that call for sudden changes in direction, quick stops and starts, as well as jumping, landing on the feet, and taking hits. An ACL injury is common in sports like soccer, football, baske

EPAT/Shock Wave and Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Causes and Symptoms July 13, 2022 Plantar Fasciitis  is a fairly common foot condition that affects approximately one in ten people every year. Struggling with pain in the feet is not only difficult physically, but is also mentally challenging. Trouble moving around and performing normal day-to-day activities can be an incredible disruption in any person’s life. Some forms of pain in the feet might be related to an inflamed plantar fascia ligament, which is why it’s important to know about  plantar fasciitis treatment, causes, and symptoms . What is Plantar Fasciitis? The  plantar fascia  is a thick, fibrous ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the base of the toes to the heel. It supports the arch of the foot and acts like a cushion for movements such as standing, walking, running, and jumping. Because of its location, the  plantar fascia  is under nearly constant wear and tear. Over time, and even with sudden trauma, this soft-tiss

TMJ Symptoms and Temporomandibular Joint Treatment/Shock Wave

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TMJ Symptoms and Temporomandibular Joint Treatment July 27, 2022 TMJ symptoms  generally cause pain in the jaw, but may also radiate to other areas of the face, neck, and head. The  temporomandibular joint  is located on each side of the face, right in front of the ears. It connects the lower jawbone to the skull and supports functions like chewing food and talking. Any problems with these two joints can cause significant discomfort and be associated with  chronic or acute TMJ disorder . What is TMJ? TMJ, or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) , can occur when the muscles and ligaments located around the joints of the jaw become irritated or inflamed. The result is mild to severe pain in the jaw and face, as well as limiting the jaw’s range of motion. Even though TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint itself, many people refer to the painful disorder as simply TMJ. While women are more likely to experience TMJ, many men also experience the condition. People between the ages of 20 to 4