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Marathon training: When to replace your shoes

Running requires minimal gear to get started, which often attracts many new runners. However, a good pair of running shoes is important to keeping you injury-free throughout your training season. And, as we near the final leg of this training season, extra attention to that pair of shoes may be needed. Don’t wait for a…

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How to be swimsuit ready any time of year

Looking through the magazine covers this time of year never ceases to amaze. They make a lot of promises — promises that typically seem to encompass one idea: Loving ourselves comes with improving our bathing suit bodies. Here is a radical idea: It isn’t your body that needs to change, it’s your thinking. Here are some…

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Ankle injury? Here’s what to do

So you sprained your ankle. Now what? Depending on the severity of the sprain, the healing process is typically two to eight weeks, but rehabilitation and strengthening exercises should continue even after you return to activity. When an ankle injury happens Mild injuries, such as a rolled ankle or a mild sprain, can be treated…

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ACL tears are on the rise in girls

Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics published an article reporting that ACL tears are on the rise in children and teens, specifically in young female athletes. The study states that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in the knee peak in high school around age 16 or 17, and happen more frequently in females. A…

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Mia Hamm to speak at high school sports awards

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup winner Mia Hamm will be the guest speaker at this summer’s Courier-Journal Sports Awards Ceremony presented by Norton Sports Health. The soccer star set the standard for excellence in her sport while becoming one of the world’s most well-known international athletes. She also is an advocate for…

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How to strike out pitching injuries

Ryan Krupp, M.D., orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist with Norton Orthopaedic Care, recently discussed elbow and shoulder injuries in young athletes who play baseball. Although baseball is not a contact sport, serious and sometimes long-term injuries can occur, particularly in younger players. Occurring most often in pitchers, little league elbow and little league shoulder can…

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Mission: Marathon

Think that becoming a runner is impossible? It’s not, if you take the right steps to get started. Whether you’re looking to jog in your neighborhood, participate in a fun run, or complete a half or full marathon, your age or fitness level shouldn’t stop you from achieving your mission. Do you accept this mission?…

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Race training: What you need to know about running injuries

Whether your training for your first 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon, or you’re a seasoned runner, you should be listening to your body. How are you feeling? If you feel you can really push it, do it. If you need a break, take it. If you’re not sure you can meet your training plan’s…

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Think it’s a concussion? Don’t wait

  During any type of physical or recreational activity, there is a risk for injury, especially if the activity is a sport that involves contact. One of the most common sports-related injuries is concussion, which can result when the brain is jarred or shaken inside the skull after intense impact. If a head injury has…

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A remarkable comeback

If you’ve been paying attention to the World Series you know the return of the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber is nothing short of remarkable. Schwarber tore his ACL in April. It was a gruesome-looking injury that was expected to end his season. Not only has he returned to the lineup, he’s delivered some big hits…

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‘Ride ’til the day I die’

Today is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. To celebrate, Norton Women’s Sports Health asked local women why fitness is an important part of their lives. We got some great answers! Is being fit and healthy important to you? Learn how Norton Women’s Sports Health can help you be your best.

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Armchair quarterbacking an injury?

Fall sports season means it’s sports injury season, too. Whether you’re a parent, coach or player, you’re probably seeing an increase in bumps, bruises and other minor injuries this time of year. Here are the most common fall sports injuries and how to handle them. Ankle, knee and wrist sprains Follow the RICE approach: Rest…

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