Nagging wrist pain? Tingling sensation in your fingers? Read on — you may have symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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Have you noticed your lower back has been hurting recently from lifting objects repeatedly? Many lower back injuries are a result of faulty body mechanics. There are three steps that can help you decrease your lower back pain and any injury associated with it.
Topics: Back Pain
Have you every been dizzy or experienced sensitivity to motion more than once? Have you played it off on not eating during the day because you were rushing around? Stop. Read this guide, and know how to distinguish balance and vestibular dysfunction and how to treat it.
Topics: Vestibular dysfunction
Tennis Elbow Defined
Tennis elbow, more formally known as lateral epicondylitis, is not an injury reserved exclusively for tennis players. In fact, tennis elbow commonly affects people in a number of occupations that involve repetitive gripping activities such as hammering, painting, or using a wrench or screwdriver. With repetitive gripping, the wrist will move into a position of relative extension and activate the muscles on the back of the forearm. Many of these muscles combine to form a single tendon which then attaches to the bony protrusion on the side of the elbow (the lateral epicondyle). Therefore, this tendon experiences a great deal of tension over a small area creating the perfect scenario for an overuse injury.
Do you have pain that runs down your leg? Find out what might be causing it, and do this quick test to determine if you actually have sciatica.
Laboring Under Heavy Loads
As the new school year is underway and the workload is increasing, the American Physical Therapy Association reminds parents that their children’s backpacks can pose a health threat when they are overloaded with books and supplies, especially when the backpack fits poorly.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
One of the most common causes of foot pain is inflammation of the plantar fascia – a band of tissue that runs on the sole of the foot from heel to the base of the toes -- resulting in a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis.
Risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include:
- Calf tightness
- Abnormally high arch or flat foot
- Hip and trunk weakness
- Leg length discrepancy
- Decreased motion of the big toe.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in adolescents, affecting boys three times more than girls.
With this condition, patients localize their pain to the front of the knee, where the tendon that runs from the base of the kneecap, known as the patellar tendon, attaches to the upper part of the lower leg. Excessive stress over this attachment produced by repeated activation of the large quadriceps muscle on the front of the thigh results in pain, swelling, and tenderness, and can be accompanied by the development of a prominent bump on the upper part of the shin bone just below the kneecap, one of the hallmarks of this disease.
Children who are active in sports, particularly those involving forceful, repetitive quadriceps activation, such as with jumping and sprinting, may be at increased risk for developing Osgood-Schlatter disease. With sports season in full force now this fall season, it's important to look for signs of Osgood-Schlatter.
Topics: Knee Pain
The cervical spine or the neck is a strong, flexible yet very delicate part of the body the consists of several nerves, blood vessels and the spinal cord, but it’s susceptible to many problems due daily wear and tear, injury or even lifestyle choices.
Whether you're a Weekend Warrior, you love to run, play recreational sports, do yard work or just workout indoors or outdoors, here are some basic rules to remember to avoid injuries.
Topics: Sports Injuries