Tips for Running in the Heat

August weather typically means hot sticky days that can make it difficult to take part in your daily runs. In some cases, the heat can even be dangerous. Here are a few tips to stay cool and safe during your hot weather runs. Wear light clothing: Dr. Cool shirts are a must have for warm weather…

Using Ice to Prevent Injuries

We tend to reach for the ice wrap after an injury has already occurred, but wouldn’t it be great if you could prevent that injury from the start? Many athletes don’t wait for the injury to occur to start icing. Icing after intense runs or workouts helps fight inflammation and can speed recovery up.…

Top Running Injuries

Top Running Injuries: Treating Ankles and Knees with Ice Wraps

It's widely established that running is one of the most injury-prone sports humans can endure. Large amounts of stress are put on certain parts of a runner's body when they're active, mainly around the knees and ankles. Couple that with the studies that show 65% of all runners will be injured at…

National MS Awareness Month: Staying Active with Multiple Sclerosis

For many, March simply means the end of winter, the height of college basketball season, or the beginning of Major League Baseball. However, our third month of the year is also used to commemorate certain occasions like National Women's History Month, or bring awareness to important issues like…

Becca Pizzi injury prevention

Becca Pizzi’s Tips for Recovery and Injury Prevention

As we approach the World Marathon Challenge, one of the longest and most physically challenging races in the world, we wonder how some of these participants prepare themselves. In the case of our Ambassador, Becca Pizzi, who is seeking to become the first American female to finish the race, the key…

Knee Injury Treatment and Prevention!

Knee injuries are some of the most dreaded injuries to an athlete.  From runners’ knee to ACL or MCL injuries, the results can be devastating to any workout regimen. Even more daunting is when these injuries begin to interrupt your everyday life. It is extremely important to take care of your…

Don’t Let Injuries Stop You

The alarm goes off, you lace up and you’re heading out for your morning run, like you do every morning. You’ve got a good tempo going, playlist on point but then something happens! The dreaded bump in the road, stray twig or pot hole! Doesn’t matter, you rolled your ankle and now you are 2 miles…

How to treat a sprained ankle

How To Treat An Ankle Sprain – Dr. Cool House Calls

The ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries occurred by both athletes and non-athletes alike. According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, there are 25,000 ankle sprains a day. That's a lot of swelling! Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twist of the ankle due to a…

Learn how to treat carpal tunnel.

How To Treat Carpal Tunnel – Dr. Cool House Calls

Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a chronic condition that causes pain in the wrists due to the compression on an important nerve called the median nerve. This nerve runs through the wrist up the forearm. The carpal tunnel houses this nerve along with other tendons. The compression comes from the…

How to treat shin splints

How To Treat Shin Splints – Dr. Cool House Calls

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, more commonly known as Shin Splints, is known and dreaded by many athletes.  This syndrome most commonly affects runners and dancers alike.  It is caused by repetitive stress put on the shins from running and other high impact movements.  Shin splints can also be a…

How to treat runners kneee and decrease recovery time.

How To Treat Runner’s Knee – Dr. Cool House Calls

We are continuing with our blog series this week! For our 2nd installment of injury specific ailments we will be talking about Runner's Knee! Runner's Knee a.k.a. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is one of the more common injuries among runners. It isn’t too detrimental to your overall health, however,…

The New R.I.C.E. Method from Dr. Cool

The New R.I.C.E. Method

If you're an athlete, physical trainer or even just injury prone, surely you have heard of the infamous R.I.C.E. method. Rest Ice Compression Elevation 4 magically descriptive instructions that help facilitate injury recovery. For years, doctors and other professionals have been telling you - "Take…