A recent systematic review with meta-analysis (for those non-science folks reading one of the highest quality studies you can have!) looked at a common treatment options for Achilles tendinopathy: exercise, orthotics and splinting. What they Measured: Researchers measured function, pain and quality of life for managing Achilles tendinopathy, and analysis 22 studies with over 1100 … Continue reading Splints and Orthotics of No Benefit for Achilles Tendinopathy
Whole Body Cryotherapy seems to be the latest rage, touting amazing benefits for all. But, is it really worth all the hype? Key Points (for those of you who want the Coles Notes) Whole body cryotherapy is an inferior method to cooling subcutaneous and core body temperatures Placebo is likely largely responsible for the positive … Continue reading Whole Body Cryotherapy and Ice: Worth the Hype?
The Newest Research Links Pain and Sleepiness. A new research study from Harvard Medical School brought together researchers from a pain and sleep background to look at an area not yet well studied: does sleep, or lack thereof, influence pain? Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre determined that decreased sleep … Continue reading First Sleep, then Coffee.