This past weekend I participated in the Rock n’ Roll Philly ½ Marathon, which was awesome! The great weather mixed with the right company made for a perfect race day conditions, around the City of Brotherly Love. If you have been keeping up with the blog you know that this was the 2nd distance race that I have participated, within 2 weeks. You might be asking yourself, how I recovered so quickly, after the Tough Mudder. And the answer to that is with a good stretching routine and Biofreeze!
Biofreeze is a great topical pain reliever. It provides relief to countless arthritis and tendonitis sufferers. But the pain reliever's unique, cooling formulation is also comforting to sore muscles and muscle sprains; easing foot pain; reducing painful ankle, knee, hip joints and helping to lessen effects of muscular strains.
As you know I had many aches and sores after the grueling Tough Mudder and Biofreeze was just the thing I needed for a speedy recovery. Another plus is that no prescription is need! I would apply it multiple times a day pre and post workouts! This is why Biofreeze is the #1 used and recommended topical pain reliever for podiatrists.
If you or someone you know suffer from arthritis, tendon pain or general achiness, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment to evaluate and treat your symptoms, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. We are proud to have Biofreeze sold at each of our locations, so after your appointment you can give Biofreeze a try yourself!
Mickelson overcomes psoriatic arthritis but not the cut at the Greenbrier Classic
While preparing for the 2010 U.S. Open, professional golfer Phil Mickelson was experiencing pain in his joints that was affecting his golf game and practice routine. He was soon after diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. At the age of 40, Mickelson could barely get out of bed due to his aches and pains, and swinging a golf club was out of the question.
Psoriatic arthritis is an immune response that causes red, patchy areas on the skin. It also leads to a higher risk of developing arthritis. Approximately 1 in 20 people with the skin manifestations of psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Joints of the feet, hands, and spine are commonly affected and may be painful, stiff, red, swollen, and/or painful to touch. A condition known a dactylitis, which is a sausage like appearance of the toes or fingers, may also be present. Increased tenderness of the heel cord (known as the Achilles tendon) and along the bottom of the foot especially at the heel, are common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Nails often begin to have a pitted appearance and may gradually separate from the nail bed.
These conditions can cause to limitations in daily activities and lifestyle. Although there is no cure, there are treatments available. From over the counter NSAID treatments to prescription drugs, your doctor can determine the best course of therapy for your individual needs after an evaluation of your condition. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to see your podiatrist at Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists with locations in Frederick, MD and Urbana, MD. If you are suffering from psoriatic arthritis, your doctor can begin you on a course of therapy to help improve your symptoms, provide relief, and get you back to enjoying daily activities.
Although Mickelson is not playing as well as he had hoped this week at the Greenbrier Classic, at least he is able to be back in the game. Prior to being diagnosed and treated, psoriatic arthritis was keeping Mickelson off the course and unable to preform daily activities. Today, Mickelson is concerned with the details of the game and properly marking his ball on the green. Penalty strokes, and not psoriatic arthritis, are at the top of his list of life's aggravations.