Thursday, February 26, 2015

5 Times You Are Prone to Sports Injuries #Shape_Magazine

1. Fatigue, for example, significantly increases your chances of developing low back pain
2. During your period.
3. When it’s super cold.
4. When you’re distracted.
5. Post-stretch.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Insightful Exercise Machine Pros & Cons for Chronic Hip Pain #EverydayHealth

-Treadmill: With jogging or running, the high-impact activity may not be helpful if low-impact is the goal
-Elliptical: the instability of the footplate could put strain on the hip.
-Stationary Bike: Care should be taken when positioning the seat on a stationary bike. If the seat is too high or too low, existing hip pain could be aggravated.

•-Treadclimber: a risk of too much compression, which can be strenuous on the hip and hard on the knees
-StairMaster: If lowest impact is the goal, then this can stress the joints more than other machines

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What Causes Shoulder Problems? #NIAMS

Many shoulder problems are caused by the breakdown of soft tissues in the shoulder region. Using the shoulder too much can cause the soft tissue to break down faster as people get older. Doing manual labor and playing sports may cause shoulder problems.
Shoulder pain may be felt in one small spot, in a larger area, or down the arm. Pain that travels along nerves to the shoulder can be caused by diseases such as:
-Gallbladder disease
-Liver disease
-Heart disease
-Disease of the spine in the neck

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Understanding Anterior Cruciate Ligament (#ACL) Injuries #UWhealth

When treating an ACL injury, the key is controlling the instability of the knee. Repeated instability not only hinders athletic performance, but more importantly increases the risk of further injury to the cartilage and other ligaments of the knee.