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.
Treating Tennis Injuries in Colorado Springs
HOW TO ACE IT ON THE COURT
The rivalry of many top-notch elite tennis players has brought the sport to a new level. Tennis is a complex physical sport requiring full body participation. Two-thirds of injuries are due to overuse, with the remaining one-third due to acutely or traumatic events. While some injuries may be random occurrences most can be minimized/prevented by proper conditioning, technique, & equipment.
Get to the "CORE" of the matter:
It’s summer time in the Rockies! Are you ready for golf? Breaking out the swim suit? Tackling the yard cleanup and maintenance? It might be a good time to focus on improving your core, but what does that really mean? Core exercises are part of a well rounded fitness program but aside from sit ups and push-ups many core exercises are neglected. The abdominal area has been marginalized to include just one muscle, the most superficial...rectus abdominis, the coveted “Six-pack”, but the anatomy and function go much deeper..
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 ways such as Minimalism and Chi Running, each of which has its converts. BUT... how do you know if your form needs fixing?
Tips for running efficiency: Form = Function Run farther, not harder
In most cases, if you are running comfortably, at the pace and distance you desire, and remain injury free, there may be no reason to fix what is not broken. There are a number of world-class runners that display what some would consider as improper form, however, go the time and distance without consequence. Despite all this chatter, one thing remains... there has not been any definitive answer nor one size fits all style to running form that proves 100% across the board. Despite, analytics abound, and a number of experts have identified mistakes in running form and how to address the flaws. The following tips should help to prevent injury and keep you in stride. But... a word to the wise... Making a radical change to your form without giving your body a chance to just will render are you injured and off the pavement.