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Category Archives: Sports Injuries

3 Nov, 2020

Proper Warm-ups

Do you get sore after working out? Or tend to injure yourself working out? If yes, I have a question for you—what does your warm-up look like? Hopefully, it’s a dynamic warm-up. Dynamic warm-ups are the best type prior to activity because you are activating and stretching the muscles at the same time. This is the

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2 Nov, 2020

Common Injuries with Running

Have you recently started running and are having pain? Increased your mileage and having pain? Increased speed and having pain? Types of Injuries All levels and types of runners may experience pain at one point or another. Running injuries most commonly affect the knee, lower leg, and foot. Some of the injuries seen are: Knee

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29 Jul, 2020

3 Common Knee Problems We See

If  you are concerned that you might have or have been recently diagnosed with one of these issues, consider a visit to Physical Therapy! We can make sure that you are appropriate for therapy and walk you through the process of improving your wellness and decreasing pain. Patellar pain: This refers to pain behind or

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22 Jul, 2020

Signs & Symptoms of Strained Muscles

What is a “pulled” muscle? The medical terminology for “pulled” muscle, is a strained muscle. The strain occurs when fibers of the muscles are torn. There are different degrees of a strain that directly correlate with how many fibers of the muscle are torn.  Grade 1 strain: mild damage to tissues; less than 5% of

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18 Jun, 2020

Top 7 Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are injuries that occur during any sport or physical activity. Typically in a sports injury, the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones and ligaments) system is involved.  Why do sport injuries occur?  Sports injuries are commonly caused by: Poor training methods Muscular weakness Structural abnormalities  Faulty movement patterns  Improper form  Improper warm-up and cool-downs  Common types

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15 Jun, 2020

Grading a Muscle Strain

A muscle strain is a very common injury to muscle tissue that is often caused by overuse/fatigue or excessive tension put on the muscle.  What is actually happening in a muscle strain? When you strain a muscle, you are essentially overloading the muscle cells capability to provide the force necessary to perform a certain movement.

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15 Jun, 2020

A Sprain or A Strain

I’m sure you’ve heard of someone that has had a sprain or a strain or even experienced one yourself. Sprains and strains are common injuries that affect the soft tissues of your body. You don’t have to be an athlete to experience one of these injuries. People of all ages and activity levels are susceptible

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8 Jun, 2020

Tight Muscles Causing Pain

Tight muscles can lead to decreased mobility, inability to perform every day activities and eventually lead to pain.  It is also true that decreased mobility and pain can lead to tight muscles. Hypomobility Hypomobility or motion that is restricted due to tight muscles, can occur because of: Extended periods of decreased motion Sedentary lifestyles Poor

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3 Jun, 2020

Knee Ligament Injuries: Sprains & Tears

“Oh man, I think I just felt something pop in my knee!” This is a common statement made by those who have just experienced a ligamentous injury in their knee. The knee joint is made up of: Three bones Tibia Patella Femur Menisci Ligaments.  Ligaments in Our Knees: There are four main ligaments that provide

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28 May, 2020

That “Locking” of Our Knee

Before we get into information about meniscus tears, we must first learn about what a meniscus is, as well as its purpose inside of the knee joint. The meniscus consists of two rubber-like pieces of cartilage that provides cushioning between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia).  What exactly causes Meniscus Tears? Meniscus

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