Author: Dr. James Larson

Injured Or Just Sore? 7 Ways To Tell The Difference

To lift or not to lift? Ah, that is the question! You are probably sitting there wondering whether you should go to the gym or call the doctor.  “Did I injure myself or am I just extra sore from my workout?”  Because, yes, a hard workout can make you really sore the next day. But […]

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How To Choose The Best Turmeric For Pain Relief

Traditional eastern medicine uses turmeric to treat a wide variety of conditions. And it has a long history of use as a cooking spice. Many of my patients ask me about taking turmeric after their workout to prevent pain and inflammation, or for treating their arthritis. And so I’ve looked into the research and found […]

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The 12 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How To Treat Them

I take care of hundreds of painful shoulder injuries every year.  And I spend a lot of time in the gym. So I get to see all the mistakes people make while exercising and how it can mess up their shoulders. And I don’t want you to become one of those statistics! Fortunately, shoulder pain […]

Distal Biceps Tendinopathy: Prevention and Treatment

Sun’s Out, Guns Out! Everyone likes to have nice, toned arms. And a key to that is some great looking biceps! But that takes a lot of work. And all those hammer curls and pull-ups can take a toll on the tendons of your arms. That’s why distal biceps tendinopathy is one of the most […]

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Shoulder Stretching For Athletes: 7 Simple Movements

In this article, I’m going to show you some stretches beyond all those ones you see on pop magazine websites. With our advanced guide to shoulder stretching we can help you nail those PR lifts. These shoulder stretches can improve your kipping pull-ups. They can help you finally get that overhead squat. And help you […]

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Are masks effective against the coronavirus disease?

There has been plenty of debate about wearing masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.  And with good reason.  At the start of this pandemic, we didn’t really have much scientific evidence.  And what little evidence we had involved other diseases, like the flu, which can’t be applied to the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2 or […]

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6 Steps To Get Better At Push-Ups

We all hate looking bad in front of other people.  I understand: none of us want to look like a beached seal in front of a class full of fit, athletic people while struggling to do a push-up. But what if you can’t do a push-up? Or what if you can’t do enough to keep up […]

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T4 Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatment (with Video)

In the medical field, we have a phrase for uncommon problems that aren’t widely known.  We say that “while you may not be seeing it, it’s seeing you.” Because you don’t know what you are missing if you don’t know to look for it. And T4 Syndrome is exactly that type of problem.  T4 Syndrome […]

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Lifter’s Elbow: Triceps Tendinitis

Elbow pain is very common, especially with my patient population of lifters and functional fitness athletes.  But that’s why I’m here, to make sure these kinds of problems don’t keep you sidelined for long. I have an entire post about the most common sources of elbow pain that you can read here.  But one of […]

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