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KRISPY KREME CHALLENGE It happened again. I let my older brother talk me into another race. There’s a pattern here. He also talked me into my first marathon and my only Ironman triathlon. This time the race isn’t very long, but it’s extremely silly. It’s going to be tough in an entirely different way. The Krispy Kreme Challenge was started by students at the University of North Carolina State in Raleigh, NC. It’s

become a rite of passage for the college students, and a fantastic fundraiser for UNC Children’s Hospital. The challenge is to run 2.5 miles to a Krispy Kreme in downtown Raleigh, eat a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, and run 2.5 miles back in less than one hour. I can’t decide what’s going to be tougher: eating a dozen donuts (2400 calories of sugar and fat!), or the run back after eating all of the donuts. Believe it or not, I’ve been training. Yes, it’s true. I’ve been running to the local donut shop, eating a donut or two, and running home. It’s most definitely the strangest training I’ve ever done. I share this story for two reasons. First, I invite you to donate. My goal is to raise $1000. Please help me support UNC Children’s Hospital. Even small donations are helpful. Here’s the link to donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/lets-do-this2/fundraiser/borichardson. Second, please ask me about the race or my training. This gives me motivation to keep going. I know there are going to be some cold days in the next couple months where I would rather just eat donuts and skip the run. Talking about it with you will give me the motivation to run. I’ve made a commitment to do this crazy race, and I want to complete the challenge. Here’s to running and eating donuts!

Have a great day, Bo Richardson, PT

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You’ve probably had a sprain or strain at some point in your life. Chronic sprains and strains are not good as they lead to lasting problems such as weakness and joint damage. However, did you know that being strong, flexible and having good posture can go a long way to stopping sprains and strains? Sprains and strains are extremely common injuries to the musculoskeletal system. What is a sprain? A sprain is an injury that overstretches or tears a ligament (tissue that connects bone to bone), which provides joints their stability. A severely damaged ligament during an injury or accident can cause a joint to become unstable. Symptoms may include pain, inflammation and in some cases, the inability to move

a joint (elbow, wrist or shoulder). Sprains occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as bending your wrist back during a fall. If you still have pain from a past injury, this is probably because you never fully recovered from the sprain or the joint is unstable. Sprains can be mild, or they can be traumatic, such as with a fall or with an on-the-field injury . What is a strain? A strain is an injury that overstretches or tears muscles or tendons (connects muscles to bones). A strain typically occurs at the point where the muscle is becoming a tendon and is stretched too fast, then suddenly contracts, as with quickly grasping for a falling heavy object.

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DoYouHaveShoulder, ElboworWristPain? You try to get through the day, but that nagging pain in your shoulder, elbow or wrist just keeps your attention focused on it. It sure is hard to concentrate on work, your family and other activities you need to do! We can help you get back to living!

3 It is common to fixate on that body part that hurts. The thought is that because it hurts there, the problem is right there! However, this is often not the cause. You see, the body part that is painful is usually the one that is doing all the work, because other areas are not doing their job. The body is truly amazing and all the parts work together as one whole, most of the time. However, when an area of your body becomes weak or stiff because it was abused from poor posture, stress or injury, even an old one, other areas strain from the overwork to pick up the slack. A common word that is used for this type of repetitive injury strain is called “tendonitis”.This is simply an inflammation of the tendonsof thatarea,whichattachmuscles to bones. For example, a very common complaint is tennis elbow and even pain in the forearm or wrist area. However, why is 4 5 9 2 http://1sudoku.com

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