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Foot And Ankle Injuries From Falling vs Running – 7 Facts

Ankle Injuries

There are two primary types of injuries that can affect the foot and the ankle. There are those that are a result of sudden trauma, such as falling, tripping or otherwise instantly injuring the area or those that are a result of overuse that often gradually develop over time. The latter type is commonly found in runners, although they can occur in just about anyone who walks or runs regularly.

Ligament Injury in Ankle – Treatment Do’s and Don’ts!

Ligament Injury

For many people, an ankle ligament injury may sound like something that only affects athletes or those that are regularly very physically active. However, this type of very common injury can affect just about anyone. A ligament is a piece of tissue found in the body that is very elastic but very strong, that connects various bones in the body.

Soft Tissue Injury in Foot Treatment Myths and Facts

Soft Tissue Injury

Most people walk an average of just under 6,000 steps in a single day. If we think about how many things we come into contact with each day that could stand that level of abuse, the list would be very short. It’s estimated that for optimum health, 10,000 steps each and every day is appropriate, and that is just under double what most people do regularly.

Knee Tendonitis Symptoms – Do I Need a Brace?

Knee Tendonitis

As popularized in the children’s song, “the knee bone’s connected to the, shin bone” – but, just how this connection is made is the source of a very common overuse injury known as knee tendonitis, patellar tendonitis or simply, ‘jumper’s knee.” Patellar tendon is responsible for the muscle function that allows for movements like kicking a ball or jumping up and down. Knee tendonitis is characterized by very tiny tears in this tendon that may be very fine and small, or much larger and more damaging. Although a focal point for many basketball injuries or those affecting athletes like volleyball players, just about everyone can experience this type of tendon injury through a variety of activities including many types of exercise. IT’S COMPLICATED! Like many…

Most Common Soccer Injuries – 10 Facts You Won’t Believe!

Soccer Injuries

Soccer is a popular sports in many parts of the world, and it’s an excellent way to combine fun with healthy activity. Soccer is popular with both kids and adults alike and is thought to be less dangerous than other sports like American football or baseball. However, soccer is not free from sports injuries, and they occur each and every year. Some of them are easily remedied while others take weeks or months to fully heal. However, for all the well known facts about soccer injuries, there are some that are actually surprising or perhaps downright shocking, and we’ve put together a list of the top ten of them. 1. Risk of Injury Increases With Age: Most would speculate that the younger and more awkward…

5 Must-Consider Lower Back Injury Treatment Options!

Lower Back Injury

Perhaps you are an athlete, or maybe someone elderly who pulled his/her lower back while lifting something heavy. Back injuries, including lower back injury, are very common. However, with so many potentially harmful chemical medications on the market, you want something more natural and safe. Before committing to a conventional prescription drug method of treatment, read this list of 5 must-consider facts about lower back injury treatment options, and ask your doctor how beneficial they could be for your specific case: 1. Different Treatments are Available: Pain management through the use of therapy based treatments and medications are often effective for most people. However, there are nearly as many alternative methods to approaching a back injury as there are conventional methods. One of these uses…

Repetitive Strain Injury in Wrist – Treatment Do’s And Don’ts

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) occurring in the wrist are unique because not only are they incredibly common, they also can be very serious and even debilitating in some cases. What’s worse is that many people don’t understand the wide variety of occupations and tasks that can lead to a repetitive strain injury. Of course, it’s common knowledge that jobs requiring hours upon hours of typing can lead to RSIs, but so can those that involve handwriting or clicking a mouse regularly. Aside from these other non-typing activities, there are even more risk factors and treatment considerations that may be unknown to people with a repetitive strain injury, or those at an elevated risk for one. As a result, we’ve put together a helpful list of…

Hamstring Injury Recovery – 10 Treatment Mistakes To Avoid!

Hamstring Injury

The hamstrings are part of a muscle group that controls movement and bending of the knee as well as in a smaller capacity, proper movement of the hip. They are unfortunately frequently injured and these types of injuries can severely impact mobility and take a long time to heal. Hamstrings are important to a great many activities including walking and running, cycling, swimming, jumping and so forth, so when a hamstring injury is present, it can very debilitating not just in terms of athletic activity but even everyday life. Unfortunately, a hamstring injury can actually take a long time to recover from, and this length of time can be exacerbated by the following 10 mistakes made during the recovery period. Avoid these 10 to help promote the…

Achilles Tendon Injury Recovery – 10 Treatment Mistakes

Tendon Injury

The Achilles tendon is one of the most important tendons in the body, and it’s incredibly important to many of the mobility actions that people take for granted every day. It’s the achilles tendon that allows you to extend your foot and point your toes amongst other things, and this makes it very susceptible to injury, especially in athletes. In fact, it’s one of the most common types of tendon injury in both ameateur and professional athletes alike, and common causes include overuse and over extension. The tendon is located at the back of the ankle, just above the heel and extends all the way up to the calf, making it one of the longest in the entire body. The most frequent type of tendon…

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