Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
July 26, 2006 by Cherie Bank
Miles of sun. Miles of sand. For many that means a mile or so down the beach, ensuring that bikini fits just right. Doctors say running is great exercise, but your knees and ankles aren't loving' it, and where you run is important.
Dr. Michael Ciccotti, orthopedic surgeon, says: "When you run on the beach there actually are some potential injures that can occur."
Ciccotti says the problem is all in the sand. It's irregular -- soft in some spots, hard in others, making it difficult to predict what you'll run in to.
The other thing is that often the beach is sloped; as you run in one direction you are actually changing or altering the forces that are going through your lower extremities. One feeling more of the force than the other. Leading to inflammation of the muscles in the foot tendons, irritation of the calf muscles, knee joints, sprained ankles and even tendon or ligament tears.
And what about jogging in your bare feet? The doctor says there's no proof but thinks, "That running in shoes is probably better for you than running out of shoes on the beach."
But if you're just unable to resist the call of the sea and soreness happens, here's how to prevent injury. Decrease your mileage. Run on firm sand with no slope. Take a few days off and stretching should help.
Dr. Ciccotti says vacation warriors -- people who start their workouts on their vacations are also at risk for injury.
Dramatically increasing the amount and distance you run when you're away from home is not a good idea. So add your miles slowly!