Muscles & Tendons

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Muscles & Tendons...
Stronger muscles vs. bigger muscles: they’re not the same

Stronger muscles vs. bigger muscles: they’re not the same

Different exercise strategies build strength in different ways. By choosing a workout plan, you can optimize your potential to gain muscle mass.
Your muscles are sense organs too

Your muscles are sense organs too

Muscles are sensory organs too. The feedback from muscles is used to control movement, and it's a crucial part of how we express ourselves in the world.
Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility - the ability to move through a wide range - is not the opposite of stiffness. Learn to build flexibility without sacrificing stiffness.
Tight hamstrings are not your problem – and neither is a tight IT band

Tight hamstrings are not your problem – and neither is a tight IT band

Stiffness sounds like a bad thing; elasticity sounds like a good thing. But they're not opposites. Learn how to develop muscles that are both stiff and elastic.
Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

The soleus is a large calf muscles with a distinct role. Strengthen it to prevent injury, improve running performance, and slow cognitive decline.
What I learned about statins and muscle pain

What I learned about statins and muscle pain

Muscle pain is a common effect of statins. I need to be vigilant that patients who don't respond positively to manual therapy may have a problem with statins.
Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

PRP injections are a new, unproven method for soft tissue injuries. NTT, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and nutrition strategies are proven methods.
Connective tissue treatment

Connective tissue treatment

Connective tissue is the master connecting organ of your body - integrating movement, the brain, circulation, immune function, and emotional expression.
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
The five new vital signs

The five new vital signs

When you go for your annual physical there are a number of routine "vital signs" that your doctor checks: your ...
Another reason your running slows down as you age

Another reason your running slows down as you age

Aging of tendons and their tenocytes can impact athletic performance. But it doesn't have to be...
Guest article on Trigger Points

Guest article on Trigger Points

A guest article on the significance of myofascial trigger points and how to quiet them down.
Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Another reason bouncing back from an injury can be a challenge

Once you've injured your muscles or joints, it can be a challenge to return to full activity without further risk. ...
How much protein are you getting in your diet? How much do you need?

How much protein are you getting in your diet? How much do you need?

Adequate protein intake is important to maintaining muscle mass as you age. How much do you need? How much are you getting?

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