A painful pinched nerve can keep you from enjoying your favorite activities. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options — most of which are non-surgical — that can provide relief.
Athletes — especially those whose sports require a large amount of running — often suffer from foot injuries like fractures and sprains. It’s important to recognize the differences between these two conditions in order to seek appropriate treatment.
Don’t ignore that pain in your foot — it could be an early sign of a preventable stress fracture.
CrossFit is a popular fitness training program that can sometimes lead to injuries from overexertion. Find out how to protect yourself and stay at the top of your game.
If you’re a weightlifter, don’t ignore an aching shoulder. Follow our tips to prevent and treat these three common conditions.
Learn the difference between a sprain and a strain, and how you can prevent these painful injuries.
Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and how to treat this common foot condition.
Runners’ feet do a lot of work. Here how to best take care of yours so foot injuries don’t slow you down. With summer around the corner, longer days mean one thing for runners: more daylight hours during which to hit the pavement. While runners often deal with minor aches and pains, it’s important to […]
Joint pain and weather: while the link has sometimes been dismissed as an old wives tale, medical experts are now taking a closer look at the correlation. To date, the results of studies on the subject have been mixed, and further research is needed before a scientific consensus can be reached. But the prevalence of […]
If you’ve never had a foot injury before, you might not be familiar with the terms “pronation” and “supination,” which refer to the foot’s natural inward and outward movements when walking or running. These movements enable the feet and ankles to move properly and absorb the forces imposed upon them without injury. Both pronation and […]
With the rise of Fitbits and the Apple Watch, wearables have become a mainstay in the tech marketplace. Among their many uses is collecting reliable data on the user’s health — even for those who did not purchase their wearable device with personal fitness in mind. As the market for wearables continues to grow, so […]
While golf may lack the intense running and jumping common in higher impact sports, it still requires repetitive motions that place significant pressure on your joints. These movements, especially if done incorrectly, put stress on the body that can eventually lead to debilitating injuries. Here’s what you should know about five of the most common […]
While there are all kinds of “get fit quick” schemes out there that may indicate otherwise, here’s the truth: you can’t build muscle overnight. It’s a gradual process of stress, breakdown, and recovery that you need to consistently repeat until you’ve bulked up. To help you set realistic expectations for yourself as you embark upon […]
According to the CDC, over 30 million American children and adolescents play sports today. While this high level of athletic activity is certainly a positive factor in combating the obesity epidemic and other health concerns, it also means that millions of kids are at greater risk of suffering a sports-related injury. In fact, Johns Hopkins University found that […]
The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a cartilaginous junction that joins the shoulder blade and the collarbone. Primarily responsible for overhead motions such as throwing, this essential joint can be sprained or separated as a result of direct trauma, often while playing contact sports such as football or hockey. Like many sprains and strains, […]