These days, there’s a lot of discussion and investigation surrounding proper running form, and more people than ever are trying to fix their form in the hopes of preventing injuries and increasing time and distance. There are a number of schools of thought, such as Minimalism and Chi Running, each of which has its converts. BUT… how do you know if your form needs fixing?
Hand and finger pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness taking the fun out of your function? You may be suffering from a common condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
CTS is the most common upper extremity nerve compression syndrome, occurring in a percent of the population, with 7.2% primarily related to occupational work-related injuries and repetitive type upper arm, hand and finger motions.
It’s summer in the Rockies... a time for fun in the sun! But do you suffer from neck, back, or joint pain? Are you struggling to stay aﬂoat with your workouts and exercise? Set sail in an aquatic ﬁtness or therapeutic regimen and ﬂoat your way to ﬁtness!
On any given day, the Colorado landscape is spotted with running enthusiasts of all ages and intensities. Running for health-related purposes is one of the best documented exercises to increase cardiovascular and general health as well as weight loss. Despite its health beneﬁts, concern has been raised about whether impact exercise such as running can cause osteoarthritis, primarily in the hip and knee.
Hand pain and conditions.
The following is an overview of overuse and repetitive strain injuries, often grouped as Cumulative Trauma Disorders, of the forearm wrist and hand.
Defining Cumulative Trauma Disorders:
TCTD Injuries to the muscle, nerve, tendon and ligaments that occur from work and overwork are very common. The majority of these injuries are not the result of an accident or mishap but develop gradually, as a result of repeated activity and overuse. In most cases the onset is slow and often innocuous in nature, and we ignore the symptoms until they become more chronic and permanent in nature.