Category Archives for Anatomy and Injury Info

Tips for Using and Fitting Canes and Crutches

Canes and crutches are some of the most common gait aids. They have applications with all age groups and can be used in a variety of ways to assist with certain conditions, but there are some general tips that are fairly applicable across the board. We will highlight these below, but we will also try to keep it brief, leaving you with the most important information.

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Guidelines for Exercising After an Injury

In this article, we will provide some general information on how to know if you are healed enough to exercise, what types of exercise may be appropriate, and when to avoid exercise after an injury. Please keep in mind we are assuming the injury is minor enough that you did not require a visit to the ER or urgent visit to the doctor for diagnosis or treatment (if you did, please follow your current medical advice if from a health care professional).

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Nayoya Back Hook Self Massager Tool Review

As many of us know, there is nothing quite like the feeling of a good back massage. Sometimes it hurts so good as we lay on the table while other times it’s incredibly relaxing. One thing remains certain though- through pain or delight, massage therapy can help loosen our tight back muscles up and help […]

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Theraflow Foot Massage Roller Review [Should You Buy One?]

There is no greater feeling, especially after a hard day at work, to come home, put your feet up and relax. For many people who have been on their feet all day, the sensation of taking off your shoes and letting your feet breath without the burden of your body weight is a euphoric experience. […]

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Deep Tissue Massage Benefits and Side Effects

In this day and age, especially if you play any kind of competitive sports, chances are you may be somewhat familiar with massage. There are many different types of massage available depending on the situation. In usual circumstances, massage offers a welcome relief to stress and tension build-up which can occur in the muscles. This is something that is not exclusive to only competitive sports people.

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Best Knee Straps for Running

Running over the length of a career though is certainly not without its risks. These present mainly in the form of knee injury. Regardless of your surface, be it asphalt or treadmill, you are inevitably going to have a run in with injury at some point in time, the knees being by far the most commonly affected area.

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Stretching Exercises for Golfers

A vital part of keeping fit and healthy in any sport is stretching. This is all too often neglected. In a haste to get on to the course, court, pitch, ring or multitude of other sporting arenas, players simply forget or think of stretching as an unnecessary time consumption. This could not be further from the truth. By not stretching adequately, you are greatly increasing the likelihood you will suffer an injury.

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Common Injuries in Tennis

Any sport we participate in will always carry a higher risk of injury than would usually be encountered in routine everyday life. That said, each sport possesses a varying degree of risk to the player in terms of injury. Tennis is a sport which features highly when it comes to the likelihood of injury. This may seem quite surprising to a layperson that a non-contact sport such as tennis can result in an extremely high number of injuries, particularly to the lower and upper extremities.

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Basketball Knee Injuries

In basketball as with most other competitive sports, we constantly run the injury gauntlet. That is to say, every time we step on to the court, there is a chance to be injured. This is something that players of any sport accept. A particular thorn in the side of many basketball players however are knee injuries. Knee injuries dominate the statistics when it comes to injury types in professional basketball and are a constant source of anxiety to the players.

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How to Slow Down Arthritis in the Hands

Development of arthritis in the hands is particularly troublesome. Already a degenerative condition which greatly impairs the daily life of millions, these negative factors and implications are amplified by arthritis of the hands. Since we use our hands on a constant basis, it is vitally important that we do all we can to slow down or help prevent the development of arthritis. To assist in doing that, we have to investigate arthritis on a deeper level.

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