Set a timer to remind you to get up and MOVE every 30-60 minutes. Stretches for hamstrings, quads and calves are helpful. Walking for 10-15 minutes (outdoors, up/down the stairs, around the office) during lunch would also help. You can also do leg raises at your workstation every h
It's not "normal" but it's also a frequent problem. Often times the pain is coming from between the kneecap and the femur and may be an indication of cartilage damage. Sometimes it is the tendons that are causing pain. These sources of pain are reasons to consult a sports medicine doctor.
Yes! You'll hear or read many theories of training, but most experts agree balance, cross-training, and core stabilization and strengthening can all be important parts of a healthy training plan WITHOUT compromising important specialty, or sport-specific, training methods. You will not meet a
Although the symptoms are often the same, they may be worse for a child or teen. The concussion is also more likely to last longer, have more significant impact on daily life (school, exercise), and affect the child's future. Children who suffer a concussion or more likely to get another one, and...
Patellar tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella (kneecap) to the tibia (shin bone). It is tightened or stressed when the knee is bent, particularly when your body weight is on that knee. Patellar tendonitis is commonly called "jumper's knee" because it commonly
Most answers here and information on the web focus on treatments to decrease the inflammation/pain (medications like Advil or Aleve, ice, electrical stim, rest from aggravating activities, etc.), stretching the inflamed tissue, and strengthening the muscles and tendon. While these are often effectiv
Unfortunately gel injections, which are used to treat pain associated with arthritis in knee joints, are not approved at this time for shoulders. They have been effective for many patients who are willing to pay for them (because insurances won't cover non-FDA approved treatments like this). Studies
Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) refers to an injection used by physicians to help treat difficult musculoskeletal problems. Some surgeons use it after surgery to help stimulate tissue healing. Sports Medicine physicians use PRP to help fix difficult-to-treat, chronic tendon problems such a
The shoulder joint is the connection between the bone in the arm and the shoulder blade. There actually is another joint in the shoulder too, called the AC joint, which unites the collarbone and the shoulder blade. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and the tendons that attach these muscles to..
Frozen shoulder is treated with movement. Sometimes this can be done by oneself, but usually this requires physical therapy where a therapist can help move your arm through a painful range of motion. Strengthening of the muscles that naturally move the shoulder is also very important. Because of...
That's a great question! Common sports injuries in women often depend on the age and type of sport. Young women are known to be more prone to knee issues like pain behind the kneecap, dislocating kneecaps and ACL tears than their male counterparts, which is particularly common in soccer and bas
There are many causes of low back pain, including muscle pains, injured discs, bone problems like arthritis, pinched nerves, and even pain being referred from the belly. As doctors we try to figure out the cause by looking for patterns: age and activity play a big role. For instance, teenage athlete
Barefoot shoes try to exactly mirror the contour of the foot, whereas minimalist shoes provide a low level of padding but minimize the lift on the heel and allow a more natural foot strike. The benefit of minimalist shoes over barefoot shoes is the padding helps protect the foot (skin, bones) and...
Zumba is incredibly popular right now, because it's fun, energetic, loud and readily available. I think it is a great way to increase strength, cardiopulmonary endurance and health. It tends to be low-risk for injuries as well.Insanity is a high-intensity type workout, so it carries a higher injury.
There is varying advice (based on varying results in medical studies) on stretching. Some studies suggest it can decrease the risk of sports/exercise injury, but other studies didn't find the same benefit, and one even suggested that stretching decreases performance.I feel that stretching can be...