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.
Although many people prefer to work out alone, group fitness classes and activities have always been a big part of the fitness world. Knowing that you are working as part of a larger team is an appealing feature of group exercise classes. Besides motivation and support, group fitness offers several other benefits that can take your fitness to the next level.
If you’re struggling to keep up with your solo workouts and need more support, it may be time to try group fitness.
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. Read More
The sciatic nerve is the largest in the nervous system. Its circumference is about the size of your pinky finger, and it’s responsible for connecting the spinal cord to the leg and foot muscles. Any pressure on the sciatic nerve will cause a radiating pain, called sciatica, that can be felt throughout these regions of the lower body. Sciatica itself is a symptom, not a diagnosis, and there are many conditions that can cause sciatic-like pain. Below are some of the most common conditions related to sciatic pain. Read More
Our lifestyles have drastically changed over the years. Today’s jobs are less physically demanding than they were 50 years ago since many workplaces now use technology to increase efficiency and accuracy. Even the activities we do after work often involve less physical activity and more sitting, such as watching tv and playing video games. Unfortunately, these long, seated hours are bad for our health. Most people sit for eight or more hours a day, and the effects of sitting for so long are disastrous to our health. Prolonged sitting causes an increased risk of back pain and cardiovascular disease, among other conditions.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround and stabilize the shoulder joint. Because your rotator cuffs are so mobile and used so often in everyday life, they can easily suffer from painful conditions and injuries.
Below, we outline some of the most common rotator cuff injuries and the steps you can take if you’re experiencing rotator cuff pain. Read More