I visited William J. Smith, C-PED, M.S.P.T. at General Orthopedic in Colonie for a tune-up of my sport specific orthotics. I have been running injury free since I started wearing the orthotic in my running shoes, but I still get blisters on my arches. Mr. Smith adjuested the arch again and recoated the bottom of the orthotic. He said I will get about two years of wear on my orthotic before I will need a replacement.
I felt very proud to show him my finishing time in the Utica Boilermaker 15K race. I would have never been able to run and finish the race without my orthotics.
Mr. Smith asked if I had any more ilio-tibial pain. I smiled and said no, but my ice pack has sure been my best friend in recuperating from my iliotibial band injury earlier this year.
The folks at Time-To-Run.com have published ‘The best advice on the use of ice,’ an article with several tips on how to effectively use ice to heal sore muscles. I agree with their advice on using shorter duration repeated ice treatments instead of one continuous treatment. I did this by moving the ice pack around to different spots on my ilio tibial band.
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