February 28, 2018 at 11:39 AM
January 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM
Experiencing an injury to any part of the body is a challenge. Actually, it can put quite a hamper to your lifestyle. Not only are you dealing with the potential for ongoing pain, but you will likely have limited movement as well. For active individuals, injuries may happen more frequently and they can be more detrimental to your lifestyle because it puts you out of commission temporarily. Sprains, strains, and broken bones occur regularly with those who engage in sports and active lifestyles. An ankle injury is one injury that sports enthusiasts and active individuals commonly see. When an ankle injury occurs, it can be frustrating waiting for it to heal so you can get back to doing what you love most. However, there are techniques to aid in the healing process and strengthen your ankle so you can get on with life. First, let's take a look at more details about ankle sprains.
January 16, 2018 at 10:03 AM
The heel is prone to many types of injuries. The Mayo Clinic, for instance, lists several. This is a shame, because, despite frequently being overlooked, they are essential for performing most sports. When they hurt, your practice routine is overthrown. Getting back to that routine means finding the source of the heel pain and how to treat it.
Here are 5 types of injuries a heel can sustain and some ways to treat those injuries.
January 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM
You don't have to be a yogi to reap the benefits of regular yoga. Long-term studies have revealed the vast number of ways yoga has been able to help people improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. But today, we are going to focus solely on the physical benefits of yoga; more specifically, how certain yoga poses can help reduce the pain and irritation caused by plantar fasciitis. If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis at this time and are looking for one extra way to lessen some of your pain, check out these four yoga poses.
January 9, 2018 at 9:12 AM
Topics: Plantar Fasciitis
January 4, 2018 at 8:09 AM
When it comes to athletic training, the focus is always on striving for one step closer to perfection. Athletes are driven by the desire to shave half a second off their last running time, achieve five extra reps per set, and becoming more accurate with each throw. With this constant forward momentum, it's no surprise that almost no one on the field or in the gym is considering the possibilities of serious injury. Sure, everyone tries to maintain good form to avoid a strain, but a life changing accident is the last thing anyone wants to think about. However, every team and facility has at least one concerned individual who is ready for anything, and we call them first responders. These brave men and women are always ready to lend a hand and are usually excellently equipped with a medical bag prepared for almost anything.
January 2, 2018 at 9:03 AM
Attention Athletic Trainers! It's time to consider your athletic training kit options.
With all that training, however, you need an athletic training kit that's going to handle all your needs when you're at the gym, working out with your teammates, or simply hitting the trails to run. From injury prevention to dealing with sprains, strains, and other issues that could prevent you from meeting your goals, you want an athletic training kit that will provide you with everything you need to handle whatever your workout throws at you. This year, be prepared for anything with an athletic training kit that's already been put together for you. Choosing the one that's best for you is simple: it starts with knowing what your individual needs are and what injuries you're likely to face in your sport of choice.
December 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM
If you are suffering from knee joint pain, one reason could be a condition called chondromalacia patellae, or better known as runner's knee. Sometimes referred to as runner's knee or patellofemoral syndrome, it can make even the slightest movements very painful. What is chondromalacia patellae and how is it treated? Here is some information you need to know.
December 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Treatment for knee pain takes many different forms. For some people, they'll simply need to rest their knee, make some lifestyle adjustments, or try new exercises that don't put too much stress on their joints. In more severe cases of chronic knee pain or in the case of a bad sports injury, surgery may be required. However, for anyone experiencing relatively mild yet incredibly annoying knee pain, there are a few things you can try. One thing that many people find very beneficial for their knee pain is yoga. If you are looking for something that will not only relieve some of your knee pain, but make your knee joints stronger over the long run, take a look at a few useful yoga poses that will help. At the end, we will also discuss a couple of yoga poses that are not good for your knees and that should be avoided.
December 21, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Knee pain is absolutely something that you should take seriously, and this means examining all possible ways of treating the injury. This includes both “all natural” and more traditional types of treatment within the medical field. Herbs, dietary supplements, exercises and just about everything else that you can think of have been prescribed before. Anything that could potentially help you relieve pain is worth checking out.
December 19, 2017 at 9:05 AM
Knee joint pain is an extremely common ailment that can affect everyone, young and old alike. While it is important that you get expert medical advice regarding the best treatment for a knee injury, once you have recovered, you can begin to explore the different exercises that are hugely beneficial for regaining and maintaining strength in and around your knee. In this post, we will uncover five of the best exercises you can use to help alleviate your knee pain and three of the worst exercises that you should avoid after a recent knee injury.
December 14, 2017 at 9:02 AM
The steps that you should take during and after surgery on your knee will obviously depend on the type of surgery you’re getting specifically. Here’s some information about preparing for knee surgery both generally and specific information related to specific surgeries.
December 12, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Whether your knee joint pain has progressively gotten worse or the pain started suddenly, if you are experiencing serious pain around your knee, you might be wondering what is wrong and what you can do to treat your pain. While there are many causes of knee pain, a meniscus tear and an ACL tear are among the most common types of knee pain for athletes.
December 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM
Popular culture has long relied on the stereotype of the person who predicts bad weather when his knee is "acting up". This stereotype is far from entertaining to people who suffer knee injuries when they pursue more active lifestyles, and to an aging population that may be in the beginning stages of knee osteoarthritis. Rather than relegating knee pain to a method of predicting the weather, people who experience knee injuries are looking for effective treatments for knee injuries that not only reduce and eliminate knee pain, but that also help them regain mobility and get back to their chosen activities as quickly as is possible.
December 5, 2017 at 9:09 AM
Cheerleading is a fun and athletic sport, one that your daughter loves. Unfortunately, she has been suffering from a “locked” knee or one that suddenly refused to bend for a period of time.
November 30, 2017 at 10:26 AM
When you are looking for advice related to treating mild back pain, it is pretty easy to come across copious amounts of information on the web offering you advice on what to do to expedite your recovery. However, it is equally as important to focus on things you should not do when you are trying to completely heal an injured back. In this post, we are going to take a look at six things ranging from seemingly minor, subconscious habits to potentially risky activities that you should avoid doing when you are in the process of recovering from a back injury.
November 28, 2017 at 11:11 AM
Ankle sprains are a fact of life for many basketball and football players. In fact, almost anyone involved in a team sport is vulnerable to sprains that either limit performance or temporarily prevent participation.
November 28, 2017 at 9:28 AM
In America, back pain and sciatica are among the most common complaints of pain. Millions of people each year, up to almost 80% of people, experience back pain in some form. Whether it is acute or chronic, most people at some point in their lives will struggle with back pain.
November 23, 2017 at 10:02 AM
Whether you are suffering from a sore neck, prolonged stiffness, or a case of whiplash, living through the discomfort of your neck injury doesn't have to be your reality. There are plenty of ways that you can safely soothe and heal your neck (with the approval of your general physician or pain specialist, of course). In this post, we will uncover the top eight things that you can do to help make your neck injury less painful and get you on the road to recovery.
Topics: neck injuries
November 21, 2017 at 9:58 AM
From overlooked remedies to uncommon therapeutic activities, there are many types of treatment for back injuries and back pain that most people have yet to try. If you have gone down your list of treatment options and thus far nothing has worked for you, it may be time to try something a little less conventional in order to experience lasting results. In this post, you will discover ten unique treatments for back injuries and back pain.
November 16, 2017 at 9:10 AM
Anyone who has ever had to deal with back pain knows that it's no fun. Whether it is minor, acute pain or a chronic problem, back injuries never fail to get in the way of a person's day and well-being. Whatever the reason for your back pain, it is, of course, very important that you take the proper precautions to prevent further injury and get treated by a specialized medical professional. If you are finding yourself in great discomfort in between doctor's appointments and medical treatment for your back pain or injury, there are some things you can do at home on your own. And they're not just effective ways to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort, they are incredibly luxurious too. In this post, we will uncover six ultra luxurious ways to sooth your back pain.
November 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM
Many individuals with spinal stenosis have a similar story. At some point they began to have pain, numbness or tingling--usually in their legs and feet, but occasionally in their shoulders and arms. If they laid down or stretched their back, the symptoms would go away. They attributed it to aging or stress or bad genetics. But then the pain and numbness and tingling got worse. It hindered them from sleeping at night. It was difficult for them to sit for long periods. The feeling in their legs would disappear and they would collapse. At this point, they decided a visit to the doctor might be a good idea.
November 9, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Suffering from an aching, annoying case of back pain? You're not alone. Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is one of the most common injuries out there that plagues everyone from young, agile athletes who have strained themselves working out a little too hard to elderly adults who have been living with chronic, lower back pain for years. The good news is that you don't have to suffer as there are plenty of ways to treat the problem and alleviate some, if not all, of the pain without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on physical rehabilitation, medicine, or surgery. In this post, we will take a look at six easy yoga poses that will do wonders for your back pain.
November 7, 2017 at 9:10 AM
Back pain can be debilitating, which is why finding a treatment for your back injuries and pain is crucial. Especially when you live with the daily aches and pain of spinal stenosis, it's important to try to find ways to help.
November 2, 2017 at 10:03 AM
Pain, stiffness, or weakness in your wrists can make everyday activities difficult and agonizing to do. Unfortunately, most individuals believe the nagging discomfort they feel is incurable, and choose to bear through the pain instead of looking for ways to alleviate their suffering. However, this isn't true, and relief is possible by strengthening your wrists with some simple exercises. Before performing any of the stretches listed below, be sure to consult a doctor about the proper treatment for your wrist injury. An accurate diagnoses is your first true step towards recovery. While these exercises are useful after an injury, you can also perform them to prevent wrist strain from ever occurring.
October 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM
Toe injuries may not be life threatening in most cases, but they can definitely slow down any athletic endeavor. Here are some tips to make sure that you’re doing everything you can in order to expedite healing while the injury is happening, as well as both directly after and in the long term.
Topics: sports injuries
October 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
You don't have to be a division one athlete to potentially get hurt on the field or in the gym. Whether you are newly working out on a regular basis or are a highly trained professional athlete, anyone who takes part in any kind of physical activity can suffer from a sports injury. Should the time ever come when you are injured during workouts or a game, it is important to be prepared and know what to do in order to fully recover and prevent further damage to the injured part of your body. In this post, we will uncover eight of the most common sports injuries and the best treatments for those common injuries.
October 19, 2017 at 1:37 PM
The most common type of football injury is going to depend mightily on what your position is. It is true, however, that some injuries are going to be common to just about everyone. Here are some examples of some specific position injuries as well as some injuries coming from more general football situations, including how you can work through them on your own when possible.
October 5, 2017 at 1:42 PM
Common volleyball injuries tend to hit areas like fingers, ankles, and knees. Let's cover a few of these injuries so you can quickly identify them if they happen to you or your teammates.
September 19, 2017 at 10:08 AM
A back pain is never an enjoyable experience for anyone, regardless of age or level of athleticism. Whether you injured your back by picking something up that was too heavy or from a devastating blow during a sporting event such as football, there are certain things you should try in order to recover properly. Let's cover some ways to get back pain relief and a few things you shouldn't do.
September 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM
There are plenty of causes of foot pain — many of which can make it difficult for you to stay on your feet no matter how hard you try to work past it. If you're an athlete, you may find yourself wondering what's causing your foot pain. Most critically, is it plantar fasciitis? And if it is, how are you supposed to treat it?
September 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM
When you wake up in the morning, do you hesitate to step out of bed? Are your first few steps especially painful, punctuated by more pain when you stand up from a chair or stand in one place then start walking again?
August 31, 2017 at 1:07 PM
Coming back from a sports injury or a chronic pain condition isn't always easy. There is plenty of recovery that goes into it. But if you keep up with preventative measures to protect your body, you'll be able to live with less pain and dramatically decrease the chances of enduring another similar injury. Whether you suffer from neck, back, knee, or any other kind of pain, take a look at a few of these effective stretches that will help alleviate much of your pain.
August 29, 2017 at 1:17 PM
While ankle injuries of varying levels of severity are incredibly common, there is no lack of questions that people have about what they can do to heal correctly and swiftly and be able to better tolerate the arduous process. Whether you are suffering from a sprain, fracture, or an even more serious ankle injury, there are several practical things you can and should do as well as things to do for your overall well-being. In this post, you will discover what to do during and after your ankle injury.
August 26, 2017 at 5:33 AM
Even if you have spent the winter at an indoor climbing wall, if you are a serious rock climber, you are likely antsy to get out and start rock climbing. Whether the weather in your area allows for great rock climbing now or you still have a few weeks until it is warm enough to start climbing, now is a great time to begin preparing. One of the top ways you can prepare is to focus on injury prevention.
Topics: Rock Climbing Injuries
August 24, 2017 at 2:49 PM
In November 2015, Luke Schemm of Wallace County, Kansas became the eighth high school player to die in that football season. According to his father, he died of a traumatic brain injury. At least three other high school players' deaths earlier in the year were due to heat stroke or cardiac arrest.
Topics: high school football injuries
August 22, 2017 at 9:20 AM
From professional athlete to stay at home mom, anyone can suffer from plantar fasciitis. This condition can be very painful, and make even the most simplest of tasks difficult.
August 10, 2017 at 3:10 PM
Plantar Fasciitis is a common but painful foot condition that affects many people. It involves the inflammation of the tissues on the bottom of your foot and heel. If you're an athlete, runner, hiker, or any type of person who's very active, you have a greater than average chance of developing this problem. The most obvious symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain as the condition targets the arch of the foot. Since this is a repetitive motion type of injury, it often gets worse when you continue to stress the affected area. Unfortunately, it's hard to stay off your feet so many people end up living with chronic pain. There are ways to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis.
August 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM
The use of kinesiology tape to treat injuries is often a hotly disputed and vastly misunderstood topic of conversation in the sports medicine world. You've probably heard conflicting arguments and might be wondering what the truth is about kinesiology tape. Let's set the record straight and tackle 4 common myths about kinesiology tape.
Topics: Kinesiology Tape
August 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Whether you are looking for at-home natural remedies or specialized medical attention, there are plenty of ways to effectively and safely treat a knee that was recently injured or is just experiencing some mysterious pain. The easiest and quickest way to treat knee pain is by properly diagnosing the cause of the pain and sometimes this will require professional medical attention. Whatever the cause of your knee pain is, it is wise to review the different treatments available to you and consult with a medical professional about the best option for your unique case. In this post, discover 11 of the most effective knee pain treatments, some of which you can try on your own and others that require some medical assistance.
August 1, 2017 at 1:08 PM
Swimming is one of the more popular sports in the world, and there are certainly plenty of injuries associated with it, although many of them are different than other sports. Swimming injuries tend to be of a different caliber since the water’s buoyancy often helps to prevent injuries common with other sports that lead to joint damage from feet hitting the ground. Here are some common injuries in swimming, including what you can do to prevent or mitigate them.
July 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM
The foot is one of the most complicated parts on the body. It is frequently used and subjected to a lifetime of wear and tear. When foot pain occurs, the cause can be any number of different injuries, but when it comes to pain underneath the foot, there are two common ailments that are responsible - plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. Although occasionally used interchangeably to describe under foot or heel pain, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are two very different conditions.
July 11, 2017 at 2:34 PM
Topics: baseball injuries
July 11, 2017 at 2:09 PM
The common wisdom regarding the immediate icing of acute injuries may be true, although research suggests that it is only appropriate to a degree, with important modifications. Cold therapy is one of the four components of R.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compression and elevation.
July 7, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Tennis is one of the more popular sports on Earth, but it can definitely put stress on particular parts of your body. Here are some ways of working through your common tennis injuries so that you can get back to your “A” game as soon as possible.
June 27, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Summer is the perfect time of year for engaging in sports that you don't get to enjoy the rest of the year. You can spend every weekend out on the lake, swimming and boating; you can hike through the mountains; you can even take a vacation dedicated to camping, rock climbing, biking, and more. There's just one problem: with all of those activities that your body isn't used to, you can significantly increase your chances of injury. While you don't want to curtail your fun, you'll find that following a few simple tips can help decrease your odds of many common summer injuries and make your vacation happier, less stressful, and more fun.
June 22, 2017 at 2:06 PM
If you’re big on getting through injuries on your own and you incur some while playing baseball, there’s actually often some effective ways to get through it. You really can do it on your own in most cases, depending on the situation. Here are a few ways to treat common baseball injuries without spending more time taking it easy
June 12, 2017 at 6:10 PM
If you have suffered an ankle injury, you have likely heard an assortment of things you should and should not do. While some of the advice might be perfectly harmless or even beneficial, other advice could actually be harmful. Overall, the key to treating ankle injuries is making sure you are able separate ankle injury treatment facts from fiction. Here are five things you may have heard about ankle injuries and their treatment.
Topics: Ankle injuries
May 7, 2017 at 2:13 PM
Whether you are 15 or 50, injuring your rotator cuff can prevent you from partaking in your favorite activities, not to mention just basic daily chores, for anywhere from six months to a year. It's a pain. And it happens to the best of us--literally. The best athletes in the world face the threat of this injury every time they hit the court, field or arena. And quite a few of them have succumbed. Here are their stories, both their downfalls and their recoveries:
Topics: rotator cuff injuries
May 4, 2017 at 2:29 PM
Your knees take a lot of wear and tear. Whether you play sports, live an active lifestyle, or spend long periods of time on your feet, that stress tends to get transferred down your legs and into your knees. That's why it's so important to take the proper steps when you are dealing with knee joint pain.
Topics: knee joint pain