Flexing Your Flexors: Exercising Your Hips to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injuries

There’s more to your butt than just the gluteus maximus.  Check out that gluteus medius.  That’s right, I said it.  Gluteus medius weakness is the main reason for a number of repetitive strain injuries and overuse injuries in the lower half of the body.  The medius is the second largest of the three that make [...]

What are the Most Common Repetitive Strain Injuries? How to Fight Them?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome gets the most attention of all the most common repetitive strain injuries.  It’s frustrating when you scour the web for new information on these injuries.  Much of the methodology for treating them hasn’t changed.  Little research has come out to combat the three injuries we mention below: radial tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and cubital tunnel [...]

5 Injuries Made Possible by Modern Technology

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Modern technology has changed the way we’ve lived. YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE. What’s important on this website about that fact is it also changes how you get injured at work, or when you’re having fun, or when you’re out at the club (which may not be as fun to some people as it is [...]

A New Way to Fight Tennis Elbow: Eccentric Movement Stretches

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What exactly are the best tennis elbow stretches and what are “eccentric stretches?  I played softball in an adult league for the first time this past spring.  At 26, I was the youngest guy on my team, but it had been nearly 10 years since I’d played organized baseball back in high school.  I still [...]

Common Knee Injuries and Treating Them

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This is part of a series on knee pain. Knee pain mostly affects athletes, but really it can hit anyone for a number of reasons.  However it happened, you’ll want to know what’s ailing you so that you can properly treat the injury.  Here’s a list of the most commonly injured parts of the knee. [...]

Back Arthritis and Treatment Techniques

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Some 5% of all lower back problems is due to inflammation from arthritis rather than spinal injuries like hernia or slipped discs.  One form, axial spondyloarthritis, impacting the junction between the pelvis and the spine known as the sacroiliac joint and typically first impacts people in their mid 20s.  There are a number of helpful techniques, or [...]

Stretching for Bike Injuries

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IT Band Syndrome IT band injuries typically affect cyclists and runners.  The band runs up the entire outside of each leg.  Injuries tend to occur in the thinnest spot of the band by the knee joint, making the joint feel loose or ‘empty.’  Sometimes the routine itself can cause the injury, such as running on [...]

Preventing Leg Cramping after Swimming

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This is the first in a three-part series for triathletes. It’s not uncommon at all.  You spend a good 15, 30, 60 minutes in the pool and walk out to stiffening leg cramps. Your legs can’t adjust to carrying the weight of your body again.  It takes away the pleasure in the fun of swimming, [...]

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Most of the things we do are repetitive. Typing on a keyboard is repetitive, playing a musical instrument is repetitive, writing is repetitive – even eating is a repetitive action. When repetitive actions are not performed in a properly controlled environment and in the right way, you put yourself at risk for Repetitive Strain Injuries. [...]