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  • Tenex FAST Technique: An Exciting New Treatment Option for Chronic Tendinitis

    09.24.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    What is the FAST™ Technique?
    FAST, which stands for fasciotomy and surgical tenotomy, is a new, non-operative, FDA-approved treatment option for patients with chronic tendinopathies. At Commonwealth, we’ve used this technique to successfully treat patients with tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, as well as tendinitis in the kneecap, rotator cuff and Achilles tendon.

    Who is a good candidate for the FAST procedure?
    Anyone who has had tendinitis for more than three months is a good candidate. In addition, anyone who has failed more conservative measures such as therapy or cortisone injections for their tendinitis symptoms should ... Read More

  • Fresh Friday: Cucumber Mint Mango Boats

    09.20.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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    Kimberly Young, Founder Healthy Little Cooks
    www.HealthyLittleCooks.com

    With a family of 6, I rarely have leftover fruit, but today I magically found a lonely ripe mango sitting on my counter.  Instead of throwing it in a smoothie (my most favorite thing to do), I decided to experiment with its sweet flavor and create a cucumber mint salad.  The mint creates a refreshing smack that you typically wouldn’t associate with mango, but the cucumber, lime and strawberry pull it together perfectly! 

    INGREDIENTS
    1 very large cucumber
    1 cup fresh strawberries
    1 ripe mango
    ½ lime ... Read More

  • Buffalo Wonder Bites: A Healthy Buffalo-Wing Alternative for your next Football Party!

    09.13.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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    Kimberly Young, Founder Healthy Little Cooks
    www.HealthyLittleCooks.com

    Sports and buffalo wings go together like pants and zippers.  The only problem is that too many wings can often cause an expanded waistline and a zipper malfunction. 

    If this is a danger in your house, tryout our healthy Buffalo wing makeover recipe.  Yes, you’ll miss out on a little grease, but at least your zipper will have a smoother ride up to meet your button!

    INGREDIENTS
    3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
    1 cup Italian dressing
    4 tablespoons hot sauce
    1 tablespoon ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: ACL Injuries in Females

    09.12.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, suffered an ACL tear last season during a wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. He has spent the last 8 months recovering, but appeared in the Redskins season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and is back for the season! Everyone should be aware of how to prevent these sort of injuries, and our friends at Commonwealth Orthopedics reveal more information on ACL injuries and preventative measures you can take...

    ACL injuries are approximately 4-6 times greater in females compared to males. The female soccer player has the highest risk for ACL injury. With ... Read More

  • WOW's Top 5 Moments from the Redskins Back to Football 5K Run

    09.11.2013 / Blog Posts Community Events Health and Wellness

     

    Mrs. Tanya Snyder, hundreds of WOW Members, and thousands of Washington Redskins fans participated in the inaugural Back to Football 5K race at FedExField on September 7, 2013 to help kick off the 2013 NFL season. Check out our TOP FIVE moments from the day:

    1. Seeing FedExField at dawn.
    Yes, it was tough getting up at 5:00 AM to make pre-race registration, but we have to admit that warming up as the sun came up over FedExField surrounded by more than 1,000 Redskins fans was pretty cool. 

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    2. Exclusive 5K Tees: Run This Town. Love This Team ... Read More

  • 5 Healthy Junk Food Makeovers for your next Redskins Football Party

    09.09.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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    By Kimberly Young; Found of Healthy Little Cooks
    HealthyLittleCooks.com 

    Swap out Blueberry Cheesecake for Blueberry Bites.
    If you’re tired of spending an extra hour at the gym just to work off the calories you inhaled at your last football party, then move over big-girl jeans, this makeover’s for you!  To make Blueberry bites, break up honey graham crackers into quarters, spread with whipped cream cheese and top with blueberries.  Yummy couldn’t be any simpler!

    Substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream or butter.
    Sour cream adds a rich creamy flavor that’s ... Read More

  • Recipes with Kids: Family-Friendly Apple Watermelon Slushie

    08.30.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

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    By Kimberly Young
    HealthyLittleCooks.com 

    If you’ve ever searched for a pre-game drink that is delicious, healthy and kid-friendly look no further!   Our Redskin’s do-it-yourself slushie is packed full of juicy watermelon and gives you the icy chill of a sweet slurpee.  The best part is that it’s so healthy you’ll probably start making them just for the fun of it!  Loaded with only 100 calories per serving and packed full of vitamins A and C, it will be hard to sabotage your healthy eating routine with these!  

    Ingredients
    - 2 cups of ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Tennis Elbow

    08.26.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    One of the most common elbow problems is pain on the outside or lateral side of the elbow which is called tennis elbow familiarly or lateral epicondylitis in medical terms. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the origin of the forearm muscles that extend the wrist, with some inflammatory tissue underneath the muscle attachment at the elbow. This can be caused by repetitive activities, such as sports or yard work, as well as after heavy lifting. In my practice about half the time, patients do not remember doing anything unusual or different in their daily activities.

    Symptoms are ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Finger Dislocation

    08.21.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Even in Monday night's victory against the Steelers, the Washington Redskins suffered a major loss as nose tackle Barry Cofield left the game with broken bones in his hand. While you may not be a member of the Redskins' defensive pressure pack, our friends at Commonwealth Orthopaedics reveal more information on finger dislocation should you suffer a similar injury! 

    Finger dislocation, also called a finger jam, is a common injury. It occurs when the bones of the finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal position. A dislocated finger can occur in any of the joints of any ... Read More

  • Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Pinched Nerves in the Neck

    07.21.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

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    Cervical radiculopathy is a disorder where a nerve in the neck is pinched. It manifests itself as pain radiating from the neck into the shoulder blade and typically down the affected arm. The exact location and pattern of pain varies depending on which nerve is being pinched. There may also be associated numbness, tingling in the arm and into the finger tips. Depending on the nerve being pinched and the severity of nerve dysfunction, there may also be associated weakness of the arm.

    What Causes Cervical Radiculopathy? It is typically a herniated disc in the neck, a bone ... Read More

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