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Sensible advice on how to treat a pulled muscle from Shape Magazine.

Sensible advice on how to treat a pulled muscle from Shape Magazine. If you ever pulled a muscle, you know how painful it can be.   It is more common to pull muscles in the lower body while running, cutting or stepping.   Typically, a pulled muscle occurs when you are much tighter than you realize and the impact puts enough stress on the area to rip the muscle fibers. A typical muscle pull can require up to 6 weeks of recovery time, as the muscle fibers heal.   The first few days can be intensely painful, especially when it involves the quadriceps, Read More »

If you have flat feet, consider these types of athletic shoes for your sport according to Shape magazine.

    If you have flat feet, consider these types of athletic shoes for your sport according to Shape magazine. Flat feet can be a source of foot, shin, hip and back pain, especially if you are build asymmetrically as many of us are.   Those of us who have flat or overpronated feet do best with a straight last.  The last is the bottom of the shoe.  A straight last has little or no curve on the bottom of it.  Those with high arches may do best with a curved last. As you can see in this picture, going from right to left, Read More »