Patrick A. Noel, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
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Greenbelt, MD 20770
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What sports have a high risk of getting elbow injuries?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredElbow injuries can happen in any sport but are more prevelant in sports that include rackets and throwing. Tennis, badminton, golf, baseball, cricket and track and field events(javelin, discus and shot put) are all examples. More traumatic injuries can occur in contact/collision sports such as football, hockey and wrestling.
How do I know if the pain is from nerve, muscle, or skeletal problems?
Trevor Wicken , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
As stated in the post from the Cleveland Clinic, there is no single test that can differentiate between neve, muscle, or skeletal pain. However, during exercise and activity, many people experience similar sensations that can help to clue an individual in as to what may be the cause of the chronic pain. Here are general guidelines:
Nerve: Typically a burning or stinging sensation that may be isolated or may spread to other parts of the body during activity. This may be accompanied with loss of strength, coordination, or sensation.
Muscle (Tear, Strain, Pull): Typically a sharp, tearing or pulling sensation that occurs throughout a range of motion or during the transition from sustained inactivity to activity. Pain may or may not exist depending on the severity of the damage. Muscular trauma typically results in weakness, impaired function, instability, or loss of coordination.
Skeletal (Joint or bone): Joint pain typically occurs during weight bearing activities, sudden movements, or sustained inactivity. Pain can be sharp, dull, pressure, or throbbing. This pain is usually caused by inflammation in or around the joint caused by muscle imbalances around that joint. Bone pain is usually sharp if it is a fracture and typically dull and achy if it is a bone bruise.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What are common muscles injured in ice hockey?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredMuscles that are commonly injured in hockey include: hip flexors, adductors (inner thigh), and lower back. To prevent injuries, it is important to have good flexibility and core strength. Use a foam roller on tight areas like the hip flexors and inner thigh. Foam rolling is a form of self-massage in which you apply pressure with a foam roller to tight areas for 30 seconds. This breaks up adhesions or "knots" in the muscle and relaxes the muscle to allow for a better static stretch. Once you have completed the foam rolling, perform static stretches for these same tight areas and hold the stretch position for 30 seconds. To perform the kneeling hip flexor stretch, place one knee on the ground and the other leg out front, similar to a lunge position with the back knee on the ground. Keep the back flat and chest up as you push your hips forward. You should feel a stretch in the hip flexor area of the leg on the same side as the knee that is on the ground. Move slowly into and out of the position and hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Make sure you activate your core by drawing-in the belly button to the spine. For the inner thigh, sit on a stability ball and extend one leg out to the side, keeping the other knee bent. Lean toward the knee that is bent, keeping the back flat until you feel the stretch in the inner thigh and hold this position for 30 seconds. Make sure you activate your core by drawing-in the belly button to the spine. To strengthen the lower back, perform the prone-iso abs and back extension exercises. To perform the prone-iso ab, lie on your stomach with the elbows under the shoulders and the forearms on the ground. Lift your body up slowly until you are in a flat back position, hold, and then return to the ground. Perform 1-2 sets of 15 slow repetitions holding at the top for 2 seconds. To perform back extensions, use a 45-degree back extension bench. Holding the hands across the chest and keeping the back flat, lower your body by bending at the hips. Maintain the flat back position until you are parallel to the ground. Hold for 2 seconds in this position and then return to the starting position over a period of 3 seconds using the glutes and hamstrings. Perform 1-2 sets of 15 slow repetitions holding at the top for 2 seconds.
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