Weekend-warrior injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor physical conditioning and flexibility, failure to warm up and stretch muscles, competition intensity, participation in collision and contact sports and overuse of joints. The most common injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocation and inflammation. That means doctors see people with sprained ankles, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, lower-back pain, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and knee pain.
Raymond E. Dahl, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursOrthopedic Institute of PA
Camp Hill, PA 17011
- monday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Gateway Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Keystone Health Plan Central (Capital BC)
- Unison Health Plan
- Community General Osteopathic Hospital Pinnacle Health
- Fulton County Medical Center
- HealthSouth Mechanicsburg Rehabilitation Hospital
- Holy Spirit Hospital
- What kinds of injuries can occur if I exercise only on weekends?
What is the risk of injury from a horse accident?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answeredThe risk of injury does not usually involve expertise but is related to cumulative exposure. Those riders who ride six or more times a year have reported a 13% lifetime rate of being hospitalized. It has been averaged that the injury rate is 0.4-0.6 per 1,000 riding hours. The answer to safe riding is to accept this reality and protect yourself while riding a horse.
Can functional problems lead to physical changes in the body?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredFunctional problems are those in which muscles or joints do not move optimally, creating stress to the tissues. In my opinion, functional problems lead to structural diagnoses (diagnoses describing physical changes in the body such as a bulging disks or arthritis) and pain. This may occur due to faulty movement patterns, weakness, limited range of motion, old injuries, or all of these factors. I believe the repeated stress from functional problems leads to physical changes in the body such as herniated or bulging disks and facet -- in other words, structural diagnoses.
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