Running can be a great form of exercise since it requires minimal equipment, and can be done almost anywhere. Studies have shown that running improves cardiovascular health, builds bone strength, reduces stress, improves brain function and that’s just a few of the benefits. With every exercise overuse injuries are inevitable if the proper prevention techniques are not followed. This article will discuss 3 of the most common running injuries as well as provide tips on how to prevent them.
When it comes to holistic health, Dr. Nekessa Remy is the whole package. She is a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, fitness trainer, and health advocate. In her practice, Dr. Remy specializes in injury management through chiropractic rehabilitation but her real purpose is to ensure that a healthy lifestyle can be attainable to anybody who wants it.
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I, like many other health care professionals, have been taught to ice all acute injuries. By acute, I’m referring to traumatic injuries that have occurred within 48 hours. Pain is usually sharp in nature and may be associated with swelling. With acute soft tissue injuries the first line of defence is ICE and the acronym RICE is usually applied : Rest Ice Compress Elevate. Ice is thought to reduce inflammation or swelling which can help to decrease pain. Makes sense right? Nots so fast. Rest – that could lead to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. Ice and compression can restrict blood flow and limit the bodies ability to flush out the inflammation on its own. All this can create more pressure in the area, ultimately causing pain while reducing healing. So what now?
How many of us have that aunt or grandparent who believes they can predict the weather based on the amount of discomfort in their knees or hands? Well, there just may be some truth to their claims.
As the extreme cold weather continues to embrace our city, more and more patients are coming into the office complaining of joint pain and stiffness. Last year’s polar vortex had similar results, the amount of joint complaints seemed to double over the colder months. So, is there a link between joint pain and a drop in temperature?