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Category Archives: Running

Running with Arthritic Knees: It’s Actually Good for You

  A sedentary lifestyle is a known risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA). However casual running is, possibly to your surprise, a way to keep your knees healthy. Osteoarthritis is a painful disease that can keep people from staying active, despite the known benefits of keeping your knees moving. The pain of OA leads many people […]

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5 Types of Knee Pain NOT Caused by Arthritis

Your knees are an essential part of your life. Whether playing sports or just walking around the grocery store, your knees help keep you moving. It’s no surprise, that knee pain can very quickly affect your daily routine. According to the Cleveland Clinic, around 18 million people a year seek treatment from a physician or […]

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Reflex in The News

As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak. The harder a runner treats his or […]

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Running Reduces Inflammation and Promotes Knee Health

Inflammation in the body is a common response to damage. When the body is injured, it releases chemicals and white blood cells to heal and rebuild. Chronic inflammation is when the body’s inflammatory response is abnormal and goes on for longer than it should. In this situation, inflammation happens even when there is no injury. […]

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Running and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Review

For years doctors have seen that anecdotal evidence clearly shows a correlation between distance running and its relationship with osteoarthritis (OA) for the knees and hips. That has led them to try to determine the causation between the two. We take a look at three different medical journals to try and determine if long distance […]

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Everyday Athletes : A Personal Trainers Perspective

I have been working in wellness for 28 years.  I attended the University of Oregon where I received my B.S. in Exercise Science and my M.S. in Sports Medicine with minors in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. Finding the Path When I began working in the wellness field, I was an athletic trainer working in local […]

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Knee Buckling

  It’s probably happened to you at least once; you’re walking along just fine, maybe headed up a flight of stairs and your knee suddenly gives out. This phenomenon is referred to as “knee buckling”. Many orthopedists believe this is a protective response by your body to protect the knee joint from damage. However, if […]

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Gas Pedal Knee vs. Runners Knee

    Gas Pedal Knee and Runners Knee are the two overuse injuries we see most commonly in our clinic. This week we take a look at what causes them, how they differ from each other, and how to treat them. What are Overuse Injuries? Overuse injuries are most common in individuals over the age […]

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