The football season has come and gone and the aches and pains of soft tissue injuries are starting to show. Athlete may be dealing with a nagging ankle injury, knee pain, or maybe even a shoulder stinger. These injuries area part of the game of football, however, they don’t have to feel as scary. In this blog post, we will dive into a common ankle injury for football players, especially athletes who handle the ball. A high ankle sprain.
As we age it is not uncommon to experience increasing bouts of painful tendonitis in our bodies. Tendonitis refers to an inflammation of a tendon, which is the part of a muscle that attaches the muscle to the bone. Tendonitis can occur for a number of reasons but primarily occurs due to increased demand on the tendon.
The topic of brain injury has become a hot button issue over the last decade. With more and more research being conducted regarding concussions and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in sports like professional football, the public has become more interested in how to keep their brain’s healthy as they age. While avoiding falls is of paramount importance, what can be done if a head injury or concussion is sustained after a fall has already occurred?
There are three systems that work together to keep us balanced; the visual system, vestibular system and somatosensory system. Improving the function of these three systems with easy exercises can help you improve your steadiness on your feet.
Have you ever woke up and said to yourself, “I feel so weak today”? If so, you are not alone. As we age we generally experience a loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. While this is a normal part of aging, for those of us with physical disabilities and comorbidities such as diabetes and obesity, this normal loss of strength can become extreme and is then classified as Sarcopenia.