Category Archives: Your injuries

What a pain in the IT band (how I erased it with PT exercises)

Tal Kopan stretches her IT band after a January run outside.

[Editor's note: Today's post comes to you from guest blogger Tal Kopan. If you'd like to write an injury-related post, message me on Twitter. Thanks!]

Hi. My name is Tal. I’m an athlete, and I have trouble accepting my weaknesses.

I recently learned one of my weaknesses is my IT band.

By way of introduction, I’m a medium distance runner and am working toward a first triathlon, but I consider that my off season. First and foremost, I am an ultimate frisbee player. Continue reading

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Don’t be mad at Jay Cutler; it’s harder to admit injury than keep going

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler at a press conference earlier this season.

Chicago Bears fans are angry this morning, the day after the Green Bay Packers whopped them on their home field to clinch the NFC championship title. And their anger seems to be focused on injured Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Cutler hobbled off the field early in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury.

People all over Chicago, on Facebook and Twitter are calling him a wimp, using other words that I won’t repeat here.

But I’d like to take the opposite stance: I think Cutler did the right thing. Continue reading

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Filed under Injuries, Knees, Your injuries

Wear a bicycle helmet, save your life

The BF waits for a CAT scan at a hospital in Chicago after a cycling accident.

My boyfriend didn’t start wearing a bicycle helmet until about two years ago (full disclosure: me either). If he still practiced that unsafe habit, on July 17 he might have wound up in the morgue instead of the emergency room. Continue reading

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Filed under Cycling, Helmet, Your injuries