As fun as winter sports are, they can be extremely dangerous and lead to unwanted injuries. In fact, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 200,000 individuals were treated for winter-related sports injuries in 2018 – 76,000 injuries from snow skiing, 53,000 injuries from snowboarding, 48,000 injuries from ice skating, and 22,000 injuries from sledding.
We rely on our shoulders for so many activities – playing catch, brushing our hair, lifting a box, or pushing the lawnmower. In fact, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. However, because of its flexibility, it is not very stable and is susceptible to injuries. Let’s take a look at the anatomy of the shoulder and the most common shoulder injuries.
Do you have knee pain? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic knee pain. Knee pain affects people of all ages and can be caused by various medical conditions or injuries. Depending on the case, knee pain may limit motion, affect control, diminish strength, and hinder mobility.
If your child is a wrestler, they might be prone to injuries, such as bruises, cauliflower ear, or scrapes. Some of the most common types of orthopaedic injuries are to the shoulder or knee. These often are more severe than other types of wrestling injuries and frequently require surgeries and other treatments. Keep reading to learn how to prevent and treat common wrestling injuries.
Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October! It is a great time to share the benefits of physical therapy and help keep you motivated. A patient’s motivation is key when it comes to recovery, but we know that it is easier said than done. Staying motivated is hard. Some clients are enthusiastic about doing their exercises, while others struggle to find their drive. It is easy to push physical therapy off when they are not in pain or they are bored with their exercises.
In the matter of months, our lifestyles have changed dramatically because of COVID-19 – and our workout routines were no exception to that change. With stay-in-place orders and social distancing, it has made it difficult to stay active. But, we are here to tell you that you need to keep your body moving no matter the circumstances! Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends exercising for 150 minutes a week (a.k.a. 30 minutes for 5 days a week).
Tryouts are scheduled, State Games are played, and tournament championships and State Cups are vied for. While many of those events aren’t happening in typical fashion this year, soccer injuries are still a real concern for many players (and their parents). Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent them. As the fall club season heats up for both boys and girls, it’s important to know what to be on the lookout for – especially since so many of these athletes have been sidelined for so long. Below is a shortlist of the most common injuries that can happen while playing the sport, and how to prevent them.
In track and field, there is a wide range of sports that can challenge your body. From throwing, to running, to jumping, you probably put lots of strain on your body as a track and field athlete. This means that certain kinds of injuries might be more common for you, especially joint injuries. The most common track and field injuries are plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and Achilles tendinitis.
When the weather is nice outside, you probably want to say goodbye to the indoor equipment at the gym and do an outdoor workout. Exercising outside might not seem that hard, but there are a few things you will want to keep in mind so you can have a safe, fun, and productive workout.