Running is a fantastic exercise and costs very little compared to other sports a person can engage in. Unfortunately, the way humans are built makes them susceptible to injuries if they don’t run with the right shoes, use the wrong running technique, or do not warm up before a run. The following are some common running injuries and their symptoms to watch out for if you’re going to run for exercise.
Everyone should exercise to reduce health problems and stay in shape. This is even more important for elderly people. If you’re an elderly person who is finding it hard to exercise because you’re not motivated or you have time constraints, keep reading to see how easily you can fit fun activities into your schedule that will allow you to stay in shape.
As your body ages, it naturally becomes harder to balance on your own two feet. Aging however, does not always account for the causes of balance disorder, which are relatively common issues that can often be treated with the help of physical therapy.
Tennis elbow is a specific form of tendonitis called lateral epicondylitis. Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons. Tendons are the long strands of rigid tissue that connect muscles to bone.
Tennis elbow is inflammation that occurs in the tendon that connects your lower arm to your skeleton. This inflammation causes pain not only in or near the tendon but also in the joint area.
Physical therapy can be used to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. It is a condition characterized by short or long periods of dizziness and a spinning sensation when the head is in certain positions.
So how do you stretch? Just bend over and touch your toes, right? While that’s a start, but it doesn’t work all areas of your body to prevent injuries. There are many different intensities of stretching. For instance, if you want a full body experience yoga is a great opportunity to relax all of your muscles. Not only is it a great exercise that will decrease your likelihood of ending up in the ER, but it’s also relaxing.
Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program and fitness brand that has gained huge popularity over the past few years. The Crossfit program aims to develop cardio endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility through a variety of often high-intensity workouts.
Are you hoping to get into the running habit as it warms up outside? Don’t just sign up for a half marathon and hope for the best! Build strength and endurance (while avoiding injury!) with our advice for newbie runners.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder often caused by age and experience, earning it the nickname “wear and tear arthritis.” In addition to being the most common form of arthritis, it is also the leading cause of chronic disability in the U.S. An estimated 27 million Americans age 25 and older suffer from osteoarthritis.
We typically think of physical therapy as a treatment for injuries or muscle pains, but did you know that it can also help get rid of headaches?
All of us experience headaches caused by stress or fatigue at some point, but when they become recurring and interfere with your daily life, it could signal the need for a more intensive approach. Physical therapy can provide relief and a long term solution for chronic headache sufferers.