How to Avoid Chronic Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a common injury that can have a long lasting effect. The ankle is a complex joint stabilized mostly by ligaments, which can stretch and tear even […]

HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training

What is HIIT? —It stands for high intensity interval training and it involves alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. —Although there is no set […]

Weight Loss

How can I tell if I am overweight and need to lose pounds? Because Dr. Natarajan practices Sports Medicine, his patients tend to be active and fit. However, we do […]

Illness and Injury

How should I adjust my training program when I am sick? I have dealt with hundreds of marathon runners and most of them have a hard time “taking it easy,” […]

Toning Shoes

Are Toning Shoes the Answer to Fitness and Strength? You’ve seen the commercials, Joe Montana wears Sketchers Shape Ups, young women dancing and walking on the beach in their Reebok […]

Hip labrum

What is the hip labrum and how is it injured? The labrum of the hip has a similar function as the labrum in the shoulder. It is a cartilage ring […]

Hamstring Strain

My hamstring that I injured at the Chicago ½ marathon last year is still not fully recovered. I read online to aggressively stretch, ice and rest it, but 6 months […]

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can severely affect both fitness activity and day-to-day functions. Patients may complain of an ache in the upper arm, anterior shoulder pain, and/or […]