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…
You did great work in the gym today – why un-do the minute you walk out the door?
What you do after a workout is just as important as the workout itself. You’ll never have sustained improvements in endurance, strength, or weight reduction if you don’t take proper care of yourself when you get home.
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.
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.
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.
Knees are a little like traffic lights – you never realize how much you need them until they stop working.
Knees are complicated, and no wonder: the knee is the largest joint in the human body! In technical terms, “the knee joins the thigh with the leg with two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. The whole kit and caboodle is held in place by a veritable plethora of ligaments and supported by an assortment of muscles, most importantly the quadriceps and hamstring muscles.
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.
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?
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.