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Early losses for USC, Clemson could be a big win for Coastal

For avid South Carolina and Clemson fans, the college football season didn’t even last past Week 1 before both of their hopes for a national title all but went up in flames. South Carolina’s 52-28 demolition at the hands of Texas A&M, followed by Clemson’s 45-21 manhandling by Georgia, sank both Palmetto State powers in the polls and basically set a mandate that they run the table... 

Plenty of treatment options for runners with foot pain

One of the most common causes of foot pain that affects roughly 2 million Americans a year and 10 percent of the population during their lifetime is known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the thick band of tissue (fascia) on the bottom of the foot, which runs across the bottom of the foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Under normal circumstances,... 

Dry needling offers relief from golf, tennis elbow

As orthopedic physical therapists we treat musculoskeletal disorders of all sorts.  Living in a premier golf resort area like Myrtle Beach can lead to a higher percentage of a couple disorders in particular. Two of the more common disorders we treat are “golfers elbow” (medial epicondylalgia/tendinosis) and “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylalgia/tendinosis ).  Epicondylalgia is synonymous... 

Football flashback comes just in time for kickoff

I got hit in the face by Facebook the other day in the form of an old football picture posted by a friend. Staring me in the face was a long lost and forgotten photo of what I affectionately call “the greatest 0-10 youth football team ever to take the gridiron.” The 1978 Donelson-Hermitage Warriors, God bless our souls, were thoroughly bashed, thrashed and trashed in virtually every game... 

ACC media days; I just want to ask, how do you like your crab legs Jameis?

Sunday afternoon, members of the media will gather in Greensboro, NC, for the annual ACC Football media days. I’m sure it has some official title, like ACC Kickoff, or Operation Football, or whatever. After 20-plus years of attending the event, to me it’s simply ACC media days. The two-day event begins with the media members exchanging hellos, checking in, and receiving a normally very cool gift.... 

Something’s afoot with tarpal tunnel syndrome

“I’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but what is tarpal tunnel?” I get this response frequently from my patients. Almost everyone is familiar with their carpal tunnel as it seems either they or someone in their family suffers from or has had surgery to correct that all too familiar condition that has exploded directly proportional to the use of computers and the transition to a... 

World Cup fuels love-hate relationship with soccer

It’s safe to say I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with soccer. It always flairs up during the World Cup, which, like elections, only come every four years – thankfully. As a wise-guy sports columnist for 20 years, I made fun of soccer as a way of generating debate with my readers. Soccer was a great lightning rod subject because of the passion among the pros and the cons. Soccer is going... 

Heed the early warning signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The hand and wrist are the most active and intricate parts of the upper extremity. Due to the high levels of demand they are vulnerable to injury, which may ultimately lead to functional difficulties involving fine motor skills of the hands. A repetitive strain injury may be at play, which is an “overuse” syndrome that results from excessive use of the hands to perform a repetitive task, such as... 

Tee it up for junior golf at SpeedGolf Tournament

I would like to invite everyone to the first-ever SpeedGolf Tournament in Myrtle Beach. SpeedGolf is a newer concept of golf where you run and play as fast as you can. Your SpeedGolf score is determined by the  minutes + strokes during your round. This is a two-person team effort, so you can partner up with a friend and run and play together. We will have lots of prizes to the top six teams for nine-... 

Gilmore gets his 1,000th win the old fashioned way

It was only fitting that Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore’s 1,000th career victory came in extra innings. After all, much of his success is a product of putting in lots of overtime. Gilmore reached the milestone Thursday when the Chants needed 13 innings to knock off Presbyterian, which coincidentally was the same team Gilmore got his first victory during his head coaching debut at... 
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