by Deanna Michalopoulos If there’s one popular thing Tiger Woods has done this year, it’s platelet-rich plasma therapy—a “blood spinning” treatment that may accelerate healing in areas, such as tendons, that heal more slowly. Earlier this month at the Masters, Woods revealed that he used PRP to speed up healing in injuries to his left […]
It’s that time of year: Although I suppose “Oh crap, taxes are due?!” and “Pollen counts are dooming my social life” technically apply, I’m actually referring to the flurry of Facebook and Twitter updates boasting of the rigorous training our peers are enduring for the athletic event of their masochistic desires. I just tallied the number of friends who are mentioning triathlons and marathons on my social networks and extrapolated the results to reflect the New York population at large—and, chances are, you’re training for something. At the very least, you’re a casual runner or cyclist, and the weather is giving you the perfect excuse to push it a little further. There’s no reason to quit when you’re enjoying sangria-worthy temperatures so early in the spring. Unfortunately, these delicious workouts can sometime serve you a side of walking injuries. But do sore shins or nagging knees warrant a trip to your doctor? Some doctors are offering surprising advice in a New York Times piece about when it’s best to actually tough out sports injuries rather than making an appointment with the man or woman in the white coat. “If you want to continue to run, don’t see a doctor,” says Dr. Volker Musahl, an orthopedist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who is quoted in the article. Doctor say what?