Your body has evolved into a lean, mean running machine over millions of years of evolution and countless hours around the track. And one little blister can screw it all up.
Think of your body as a finely tuned engine: efficient, but susceptible to the tiniest problems. A worn-out shoe, an ill-placed rock, or that timeless annoyance – a blister.
Picture this: you wake up in the morning and turn to check the alarm clock. Suddenly, it strikes – neck pain. And you can kiss the rest of your day goodbye.
Neck strains, sprains, and spasms are among the most painful injuries one can sustain. Neck pain can come from turning your head in a funny way, or from staring at a computer screen too long, or from the stress of daily life.
Thankfully, there are many simple ways to relieve neck pain. Here are five things to try the next time you experience neck muscle pain.
Pro athletes are always looking for a recovery edge. They want fast recovery from muscle strains, sprains, and other sports injuries so they can get back in the game and compete.
So, what do the pros do to recover faster than the rest of us?
Many athletes agree that there is nothing more frustrating than an injury. Whether you are a football player sitting on the sidelines or a casual runner stuck sitting on the recuperation couch, you know the frustration.
Whether it’s strains, sprains, or tears, nearly every injury treatment involves the same recipe for recovery: time. Our bodies are adept at healing, but the process takes time, and pushing yourself before you are ready can lead to further injury.
So what is the best sports injury treatment?
If you’re a serious runner, you probably hate missing a run for any reason. Like the old faithful U.S. Postal Service, whether rain, shine, sleet, or snow, you’re out there doing your roadwork.
Many experienced runners even run through pain. In fact, many elite runners are in a perpetual state of pain. But, most of us aren’t elite runners and there are times when concerns about pain cause us to skip our beloved run. Why are running and pain such steadfast bedfellows?
Nearly everyone has experienced leg muscle pain at some point in their life.
Athletes, office workers, and weekend warriors have all complained, at one time or another, about sore legs following a hard day at work or play. The pain could have been caused by repetitive stress, extra weight, sleeping funny, or even taking a misstep on your walk home. It seems that any activity may result in some injury or problem. So how can you make sure you stay pain-free?
The trick for leg muscle pain is to prevent it from ever happening and to treat it properly once you are in pain. Here’s how…
A rotator cuff injury can end a pitcher’s season in professional baseball or knock a weightlifter out of the gym for weeks. And, it’s not just professionals who are affected. Anyone who uses their arms and shoulders in a repetitive manner can experience rotator cuff pain.
It can even happen when you reach up to a shelf or while gardening or golfing on the weekends.
So here are three tips to deal with a rotator cuff strain.
Stretching may be sabotaging your workout. Especially if you do it wrong.
If you are consistently sore after exercise, it may be time to retool your pre-workout routine. Even though stretching is important for injury prevention, it may actually lead to more injuries if not done properly.
That’s why, these days, warming up is the hot thing (literally) in exercise. Here’s how to warm up and stretch the right way, so there’s less chance you’ll be sore after exercise.
Are sprains and strains keeping you out of the gym?
Sports injuries are discouraging for so many reasons. It’s not just the pain – there is also the feeling of losing momentum. You were working out five days a week! You were feeling so good about yourself! And now it’s back to square one!
But an injury doesn’t have to derail your workout plan for long. Now there is an easy way to treat muscle strains. Therma1 is a hot cold therapy roller designed to unleash your body’s natural healing powers to help you recover faster and get you back in the gym or on the road, pain-free, before you know it.
Therma1 has four treatments that work together to help you recover faster from muscle strains: cold, heat, massage, and compression, all in one easy-to-use package.
How does Therma1 work?
Ice treatment seems like one of the most natural responses to an injury: something hurts and ice makes it feel better. But ice treatment is one of the most dangerous at-home pain remedies around. Just 10 minutes of ice treatment can lead skin damage, frostbite, and even amputation.
So chill out with the ice treatment, and get smarter. Get cold instead.