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?
Spring is in the air, which means two things are fast approaching… baseball season and bikini season.
So, even if you’re not a major leaguer, it might be time to shed all that winter weight you put on hibernating on your sofa and watching TV during the cold winter months.
If you want to “Be Like Mike” and soar above the rim, here’s a tip: it’s not about the shoes, it’s about the warm up.
Watch any football or basketball game, and you’ll notice players on the sideline riding stationary bikes. No, they’re not trying to sneak in a quick workout between plays. They’re warming up.
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…
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.
It’s summer time, so you may be gearing up for a host of summer sports. Swimming, beach volleyball, golf, tennis – they’re all better when it’s sunny and warm and they make for a great day in the outdoors.
But if you haven’t picked up a racket or hopped in a pool in a while, summer may place you at greater risk for injury. Many athletes remember to warm up before any vigorous physical exercise but some forget that a quick, fun dip in the pool is a mini workout.
Football season is fast approaching and you may get that familiar itch to grab a ball and play.
If you plan on dominating the game at your next family barbecue or office outing, you’ve got the right mentality. But, if you’d like to emerge from bed spared of excruciating pain the next morning, you can’t treat football like a game. Football is serious business for your body.
Sports medicine and injury science have come a long way since someone realized that putting a bag of ice on an achy knee helps it heal.
In fact, the market is flooded with dozens of professional-grade sports recovery systems, all of which purport to be the best thing since ice cubes. Expensive systems are great for professional athletes, but most of us have to consider an important input: price.
Does muscle pain make you want to quit exercise forever? Maybe it’s not you – it’s your warm up.
Warming up before exercise is vital for muscle pain treatment, soreness, stiffness, and a whole host of other pains that can make you think twice about hitting the gym.
Now warming up can be easier than ever.