Health

Imagine you’re the guard in your high school soccer team. The teams are tied and you’re the last one standing between their attacker and your goalie. You manage to kick the ball away from the offense, then suddenly feel a *pop* in your inner thigh. Something doesn’t feel right. You start stumbling, and then the pain hits. This pain could feel mild, like a dull ache and slight weakness in your leg as you regain your balance; it could be severe enough to leave you immobile as you’re carried back to the bench by your teammates. If you’ve ever had a groin pull before, you may recognize the issue right away. However, this injury isn’t exclusive to soccer players. A tear or rupture appearing in your groin muscles can disrupt your activities and diminish leg strength.

If you notice your hips popping or snapping when you move a certain way, don’t be alarmed. There are many possible reasons why you might feel a click or snap in your hip during movements. Hip snapping is a common occurrence, especially in physically active people. However, chronic hip snapping followed by pain is often a telltale sign of a condition called “snapping hip syndrome.” This syndrome is more commonly known as dancer’s hip, due to its prevalence in dancers, but can develop in almost anyone.

We all know how busy the holiday season can be. With year-end deadlines at work, holiday parties and school performances on the calendar, endless shopping trips and all the holiday decorating, it may seem like the to-do list doesn’t end. The holiday season should be a joyful one and at Airrosti, we’re here to help ensure you’re feeling your best and a little less stressed during the holidays this year.

Holiday vacations can be tons of fun and a great way to destress after a long year, but rarely is the journey the best part of your trip. Oftentimes our long flights and road trips leave us with aching necks and uncomfortably tight muscles. The problem with sitting for extended periods of time is that eventually our bodies become fatigued and start to slouch, causing the spine to lose its natural curve and become rounded. If we fall asleep on an airplane or in a bus, our necks start to slump down into our chest or on our shoulders. The added stress put on the body in that situation eventually cramps the muscles, causing back problems and neck pain. Here are a few recommendations for managing and avoiding your travel-related aches and pains so you can enjoy a pain-free holiday vacation.

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.