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Should You be Wearing Compression Socks?

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For decades, graduated compression socks have been used as a medical tool to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVTs). The socks have been found effective in reducing pain and swelling for bed-ridden and inactive patients which may support the prevention of the formation of blood clots.

A few years ago, however, athletes started wearing graduated compression socks while running and/or for recovery after endurance sports. But do compression socks really work?

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 15

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It is officially week 15 of the NFL season, which means the Fantasy Football Championship is within reach for teams who have made it this far into the playoffs.

To help you secure the win this week, Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey has put together the final Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report of the 2016 season. This report highlights notable player injuries around the league to help Fantasy players make informed decisions on who to sit and who to start.

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Stretch of the Week: Side Stretch with Pilates Ball

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The second stretch for December is called the Side Stretch with Pilates Ball. This stretch will impact the latissimus dorsi, lateral trunk and hip muscles. This stretch is also a bit of a core stabilizer.

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Holiday Survival Guide: Health Tips for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a joyful time of year when many of us look forward to spending some quality time with our friends and family.

Despite the fun that comes with the festivities, December can also be a very stressful time of year. Not only are many of us left scrambling to purchase last minute holiday gifts, but we are also trying to find time to wrap  gifts, decorate the house, plan holiday get-togethers, bake holiday treats and cook major family meals. All of this can cause added stress which can make it easy to overlook some of the healthy habits that were built throughout the year.

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Tips for Keeping Your Feet Dancing Through the Holidays

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The Nutcracker is the most iconic holiday ballet performed by ballet schools and professional companies around the world.

Between December 10th and December 30th, the Joffrey Ballet Chicago will perform The Nutcracker 27 times.3 That’s an average of 1.2 shows per day! For optimal performance, it is crucial that dancers are proactive in preventing injuries from occurring and correctly manage injuries when they do occur. Foot and ankle injuries represent 34-62 percent of all injuries reported by dancers.5 Female ballet dancers are especially vulnerable to these injuries because of the increased demand put on the foot and ankle when dancing en pointe.

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US Soccer: U-17 MNT Takes a Trip to Jamaica

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Athletico Athletic Trainer Barrett Jones traveled to Jamaica with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) in the first week of November for a pair of Friendlies – one against host Jamaica and another against Arnett Gardens.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 14

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As we enter week 14 of the NFL season, many Fantasy Football leagues are in the midst of the playoffs.

To help Fantasy Football players advance their team to the next round, Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey is shedding light on some of the most notable player injuries impacting teams around the NFL. These insights are put together to create the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, which aims to help Fantasy players decide who to sit and who to start.

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Stretch of the Week: Child’s Pose with Pilate Ball

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Remember when having a Pilates ball was all the rage? For many, this piece of exercise equipment ended up being left lying around the house unused. For the month of December, however, the Weekly Stretch will be putting your Pilates ball back to work! Don’t have one? You can easily purchase one at any of our Athletico clinics!

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Why Your Posture May Be Causing Low Back Pain

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Have you ever had low back pain while sitting slumped over in your office chair or on your couch while watching TV? Have you ever had low back pain after a day of cleaning your house or garage? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you may be interested to know that your posture can affect the amount of stress that goes through your low back during daily activities.

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Total Compensation: Thinking Beyond Salary

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Many people focus on the number that will appear on their paycheck when entertaining job offers. However, it is important to keep in mind that employers can add a lot of value in areas outside of wages.

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