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FREE Lecture For Leg Pain Treatment

Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Redding Pain Injury Treatments“Coffee With A Doctor” Free Lecture Series

Lecture 2: “Overcoming Leg Pain: The Latest Insights and Treatments for Leg Problems” presented by Eric Jenkinson, M.D.

Do you experience leg pain from an injury that just won’t go away? Does your pain keep you from your normal activities or an exercise routine?

Join us on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 5:30p.m. at Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine as leading orthopaedic physician Dr. Eric Jenkinson presents “Overcoming Leg Pain: The Latest Insights and Treatments for Leg Problems”. At this free event, Dr. Jenkinson will discuss everything you need to know about leg injuries – different types and how to treat them. Learn about the newest, state-of-the-art treatments for leg pain to help you heal and get you back to doing what you love. He will take questions at the end of the lecture.

Fall Sports Seasons!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Redding Personal TrainingAugust Means Back to School and Fall Sports Seasons for Young Athletes

Summer is winding down and for many of the North State’s young people that means a return to school and participation in fall sports such as football, volleyball, cross country, swimming, soccer and more.

As the sports medicine provider for both Shasta College and Simpson University, along with many of the Area’s sports teams, Shasta Orthopaedics offers athletes of all ages a variety of services to keep them healthy and to optimize performance:

Athlete’s Edge Series: How to Train Smart for a Marathon

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Train Smart for a Marathon

Spring through fall is “marathon season” throughout the country. If you’re training for a marathon, these tips will help you train smart so that you can avoid injury and improve your performance.

Athlete’s Edge Series: Barefoot Running

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running – Help or Hype?

Have you ever considered running barefoot? While that may seem a little out of the ordinary, runners all over the world are adopting this new style of running. Although the majority of runners still wear shoes, the debate rages on as to whether barefoot running is more natural and beneficial than wearing running shoes.

Is Barefoot Running Beneficial?
Barefoot running is more than a trend; it has become an athletic movement over the last few years. Proponents of barefoot running cite several benefits to the practice-specifically that it results in a more natural stride and reduces the risk of injury. Certain running shoes, they contend, create an abnormal running pattern and encourage runners to land on the heel of their foot, which leads to a heavier impact on the knees, legs, and feet. According to those in favor of this technique, running barefoot is the way that the body was naturally intended to run and is therefore better for the body.