This week's blog was written by Dr. Andrew Flesner. With numerous obstacle course races under his belt, he shares his insights and recommendations for avoiding injuries while completing these mud-ridden courses. Read what he suggests to keep your shoulders, back, and ankles performing at the top of their game.
If you’ve ever rolled or twisted your ankle awkwardly after a misstep, you’ve likely experienced joint pain from the ankle’s ligaments suddenly stretching. Ankle sprains occur when these ligaments become overstretched and torn.
Ankle sprains are very common injuries in the US, with over a million cases reported each year. They are some of the most common injuries people face when participating in various sports that require multifaceted movements. Because the ankle is such a complex and fragile joint, and a critical structure to the body’s mobility and support, many athletic sports and physical movements carry a higher risk of ankle injuries for athletes. Movements like running, jumping, and pivoting can lead to an ankle sprain if the athlete trips or falls.
Say hello to our Airrosti Provider of the Month, Dr. Illiana Cantu! Her practice is based in Edinburg, Texas, and for the past four years she's been treating patients and helping people get back to living their best lives pain-free!
Group exercises have always been a big part of the fitness world. From cardio-heavy running and cycling groups to four-week outdoor programs like Camp Gladiator, these fun group workouts are taking the nation by storm. These dynamic, total-body workouts that are led by experienced trainers and focus on all muscle groups can quickly take your workout goals to the next level.
This article was written by Airrosti’s Dr. Denyse Rowland-Jones, DC. She explains the difference between two common causes of wrist pain: carpal tunnel syndrome and pronator teres syndrome.
Too often we assume our hand or arm pain isn’t serious and will eventually go away with rest, but what if your wrist pain is a sign of something else? Here’s how to determine the potential cause of your wrist pain, along with a few tips to prevent and alleviate the pain.
Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, or just an active person in general, you’ve probably experienced a nagging leg pain that just doesn’t seem to let up. That painful, tightening sensation you think is due to hip or knee problems might be caused by your IT band.
The IT band is a thick connective tissue that connects to the hip, thigh muscles, and gluteus muscles. If these muscles are weak and overworked, the IT band will start to feel painful and tight. In some cases the IT band becomes inflamed when overused, developing into Iliotibial Band Syndrome, or ITBS.
Completing a 5k race is an achievement for any runner wishing to gauge their progress and test their mettle against their peers. Unfortunately, jumping into 5k training leads many new runners to the doctor’s office instead of the finish line. Running without practicing proper mechanics or recovery can lead to lingering forms of knee, foot, or IT band pain. Ignoring these pains will eventually lead to a more serious overuse injury on race day.
Here are seven simple tips to help you train for your first pain-free 5k.