Category Archives: Exercise

Ice or Heat for an injury – which is better?

I encounter this question often from patients in the office.  Ice is commonly used for acute injuries – meaning that you have just twisted your ankle, sprained your back, etc.   Ice provides the most benefit in the first 24-48 hours … Continue reading

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Why is my urine dark after exercise?

Exercise can cause hematuria (red blood cells in the urine).  Red-brown urine can be seen after: Contact sports:  Football and boxing  (from suffering injury to the kidneys/bladder) Noncontact sports:  Long-distance running, spinning, swimming March hemoglobinuria – resulting from trauma to red … Continue reading

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