If you think knee pain indicates your body isn’t up to the task of running, think again. It’s quite possible it’s your running shoes that are to blame. “Many runners tend to think the worst when they come into my clinic with knee pain,” says Dr. Dale Macdonald, Sport Specialist and Clinic Director at Elite […]
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While it’s true that weight-bearing exercises can keep your bones and joints healthy, your body’s infrastructure can be susceptible to injuries from overuse. “Muscles are not the only structures that can be injured through overuse,” says Dr. Dale Macdonald, Sport Specialist and Clinic Director at Elite Sport Performance in Calgary. “Nothing happens in isolation in […]
When it comes to healing procedures, Dr. Dale Macdonald likes to harness the body’s own natural response to injury. “We’ve been using platelet-rich plasma therapy in our clinic with very good success for some time now,” says Dr. Macdonald, Sport Specialist and Clinic Director at Elite Sport Performance in Calgary. “We see this as a […]
One of the most common knee injuries is damage to the meniscus — the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee. Often, people assume surgery is required to improve this condition. “Some kind of treatment is often needed for a meniscal tear,” says Dr. Dale Macdonald, Sport Specialist and Clinic Director at Elite Sport Performance […]
If a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be even better. Right? For runners, this is definitely not the case. Excessive running – or any exercise beyond the body’s ability to cope – could make you sick. According to Dr. Dale Macdonald, Sport Specialist and Clinic Director at Elite Sport […]
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