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.
Richard S. Rabinowitz, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursBarrington Orthopaedic Specialists
929 W Higgins
Schaumburg, IL 60195
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- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- What kinds of injuries can occur if I exercise only on weekends?
What causes running injuries?
Most running injuries are caused by overuse and ignoring your body. Many look back on their training post-injury and recall yellow flags of pain or stiffness that lead to an injury. Spending an extra 5-10 minutes stretching or completing a few exercises today may prevent a visit to your doctor or physical therapist tomorrow.
Is excessive popping of the bones dangerous?
Popping of the bones is actually due to small gas bubbles shifting location quickly as the joints are moved or stretched. The bones themselves do not actually make any noise; instead, the noise is caused by the tissue surrounding the bone. Some people find this relieving and some may find it uncomfortable, but in the long run, there's no evidence to show that this phenomenon is harmful. Forceful manipulation of joints, with or without popping, usually by a third party such as a chiropractor, carries a risk of damaging blood vessels or nerves, especially in the neck. However this is very rare.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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