January 13, 2020
Knee injuries are a major problem in athletics around the world. Not only can blown ACLs, MCLs, PCLs, and torn cartilage take athletes out of the game for long periods of time, if poorly handled and not allowed enough recovery time athletes may never be able to play again. When it comes to braces and supports for the knee, athletes may only think to slip on their hard brace in order to prevent injury. However, these hard braces not only limit knee mobility, but will prevent the joint from becoming stronger overtime. For athletes looking to prevent knee injury without compromising their knees, then knee sleeves are the way to go.
What are Knee Sleeves?
Knee sleeves are not the same as knee braces.
January 03, 2020
Nearly one-third of all Americans suffer from knee pain at one point. In addition, as many as 84% will experience back pain during their lifetime. If you suffer from knee pain, there's a good chance that back problems may be causing it. We'll take a look at the surprising connection between knee pain and back pain below.
Signs your Back Problem is Causing Knee Pain
If your knee pain stems from a back problem, it may be obvious because you might experience discomfort in both areas at the same time. That's not true in all cases though, as some people will notice pain in the knees but not in the back. You may also have back and knee pain intermittently, and never be bothered by both at the same time.
When back pain is the cause of knee problems,
January 01, 2020
Avoiding knee joint pain from runner's knee is all about maintaining form. When you run on a regular basis for sport or training, form is the most important thing to maintain. Yes, you need to stay hydrated, wear the right clothes, and eat a light breakfast before your run. But form is what will ensure that every step is doing the best possible benefit for your body, and avoiding any potential to do harm.
Of course, no one's form is perfect all the time. Fatigue, uneven terrain, breaking in new shoes, or even just running while distracted can cause your form to slip. For many runners, form is more challenging because of physical conditions that make it difficult to achieve a perfect alignment from the spine to the hips, knees, ankles, to the bottoms of the feet. Conditions that make perfect form impossible will make a runner more susceptible to running injuries like sprains and runner's knee.
December 24, 2019
An active lifestyle is being healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. Many stay active by doing multiple tasks, participate in sports, or exercising regularly. When you exercise your brain gets a boost of endorphins, which makes you feel happier and more energetic. We all could use more natural "feel good" chemicals in our lives.
However, anytime we participate in sports, activities, and exercise, there is a risk of injury. Some injuries are more problematic than others because they take a toll on our ability to get around, especially injuries to the legs, feet, or knees. Your lower body is necessary to keep up an active lifestyle. When knee injuries strike, a stabilizer can help to provide support to expedite healing.
October 21, 2019
Treating knee pain at home is something that thousands of people are facing today. Knee pain can come from injury, strain, surgery, and ongoing medical conditions, but treating your knee pain is often similar from one cause to another. This is because the structure of each knee is the same, no matter what the cause of your pain might be, Pain usually comes from torn, severed, or inflamed tissue inside or around the knee and can be made better or worse based on how you treat your knees at home.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to treat their knee right to promote healing and reduce pain. Both athletes and everyday professionals share common mistakes that can make your knee pain worse, elongate the time
September 27, 2019
Your active lifestyle keeps you feeling energized, youthful, and ready to conquer life! You enjoy the natural boost you get when you exercise, and even if you're not following a specific exercise routine, your life revolves around movement. Whether it's taking the five flights of stairs at the office, delving into year-round yard work, or playing with your kids at the park, your life is as much physical activity as it is inaction. You love it that way. Then, one day, out of seemingly nowhere, you are hit with something that threatens to knock your activity way level down. No, it's not busyness on the job that distracts you from keeping up with your active lifestyle. No, it's not a new baby demanding all of your attention. It's not even a car accident or sickness. It's pain -- an intense pain in your knee. This pain is threatening to change your lifestyle from
September 04, 2019
Whether you're a dedicated athlete or an active professional, knee injuries are a fact of life. Young and old, active and inactive; knee injuries are common for all ages and walks of life. Some of us experienced our first serious knee injuries falling off bikes or on the soccer field as children. Knee injuries can happen as a result of sports or simple physical activity. They can happen at work, or just walking up the steps to your front door.
No matter how your knee injury occurred, it's important to know how to treat it both with your doctor and self-treating at home. Each knee injury requires special attention to ensure that you heal quickly and completely. Today, we're here to talk about the ten most common types of knee injury and how to treat them.
Cuts and Scrapes
April 08, 2019
Every sport and active lifestyle takes a toll on people's knees. If your joints are sore after your morning run or after a long day of walking around, you're not alone. Knees can develop arthritis, have worn ligaments, or even get dislocated. Knee braces can do everything from reducing the risk of injury to support your knees and stop joint pain. They can also help you recover from surgery or serious injuries. Keep reading to learn more about different types of knee braces and how to keep your joints safe.
1. Do braces help
March 15, 2019
Knees are one of the most hard-working joints in the body. Not only are they an essential part of movement and exercising, they also support nearly all of your body weight every time you stand and walk. Knees do a lot more work than most of us realize, which is why it's so hard to leave them alone when recovering from an injury, a surgery, or to rest your knees from an ongoing strain. You can put your wrist in a brace, prop your arm in a sling, but you need your knees to get around just to do basic things like getting dressed, making
March 04, 2019
If you're experiencing knee pain, you're not alone. Millions of people suffer from chronic or acute knee pain—or have at some point in their past. Along with being uncomfortable, knee pain restricts movement, reduces strength, and compromises muscle control. In other words, it impacts more than just the knee joint itself. Knee pain can create a domino-effect of structural and soft-tissue problems that may compromise your ability to complete daily chores, and participate fully in the activities that you love.
January 24, 2019
Keeping fit is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whether it's through aerobic exercise, strength training, or participating in sports, activity is essential for the body and reinvigorating for the mind.
Skiing is a popular pastime for active adults who enjoy sports. The United States has 472 ski resorts operating and participation in skiing in 2017 was just about 15 million.
However, with any strenuous sport or activity, injuries are bound to happen. In fact, John Hopkins said nearly
December 07, 2018
Knee pain is something that happens to almost everyone over time. Athletes and people who do a great deal of physical labor at work are prone to knee injuries while others experience knee pain as a result of conditions like arthritis or simple wear-and-tear with age. Whether you're dealing with a recent injury or a long-term ache in one or both knees, the pain can be incredibly distracting if not physically limiting. You may or may not be comfortable treating the symptoms with medication or have a bigger picture medical plan with your doctor, but it can help to know a few ways to ease lasting knee pain at home and at work that aren't over-the-counter meds so that you can regain some of your ability to both focus and relax.
Categories: BasketballNovember 13, 2018
The Origins Of Basketball: Two Peach Baskets
The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a YMCA teacher who was asked to create an indoor activity for the cold months of the year. His first version of the game used two wooden peach baskets and a soccer ball. Scoring was fairly rare, but when it did happen the players had to climb a ladder or use a long pole to get the ball out of the basket -- so that play could continue.
It's from this simple beginning -- a make-shift game for kids to play when it was raining or snowing outside -- that today's high-scoring, high-speed, a
September 10, 2018
Runner's knee can happen to almost anyone — athlete or not. Most training and exercise routines involves running, either for warming up or conditioning. Running is beneficial for your legs, heart, metabolism, and digestion. Unfortunately, every physical activity comes with associated risks. If your knees aren't entirely lined up correctly, if your running form is off, or if you go running on a preexisting minor knee injury, you are putting yourself at higher risk of developing what is commonly known as Runner's Knee.
September 07, 2018
Being a tennis player is a rewarding experience for those with skill and patience. Unfortunately, it can also be problematic for joints in the body like your knee. The average tennis player suffers common knee pain from overuse. And many of them develop more serious issues like patellar tendonitis (Jumper's Knee).
September 06, 2018
When it comes to athletics, you'll be hard-pressed to find a single sport or activity that doesn't somehow involve the legs. Running, jumping, climbing, and turning quickly. Each movement requires support from your bones, the force from your muscles, and near-snapping tension in your ligaments. Sudden or awkward movements can lead to an injury. Especially, in your knees.
August 27, 2018
Knee pain can happen to anyone. Whether it's the result of a recent injury, hard physical work, or just creeping joint deterioration, knees are complicated joints that we use every day. Over-working them or just 50 plus years of continual walking can wear them down and cause one or more aspects of your knee to send pain signals. Your knee pain might be something you're recovering from now or knee pain might just be a sign that it's time to sit for a few hours but living with constant achy or sharply painful joints is no fun for anyone.
April 09, 2018
For some people, living with knee pain is simply a part of daily life. However, the simple reality of knee pain doesn't mean that you have to struggle with it all the time. Instead, educate yourself on what knee pain treatments are available for you in order to understand how you can get some much-needed relief.
April 08, 2018
The human body was made to walk miles every day, but for many, the knees become a weak point in this equation. Knee pain is an incredibly common symptom with over a dozen possible causes. One thing is for sure- when your knees hurt, it really puts a damper on your physical activity. Pain is the body's way of telling us that something is wrong. Reactive pain, like a pinch or bump, tells us to be careful with our environment but internal pain means it's time to take better care of yourself. Knee pain in particular often means you have been asking too much of your knees, putting extra strain on them, or are struggling with arthritis and it's important that you tend to your knees before resuming your regular physical activity. Fortunately, knee pain is something you can treat at home with a few standard techniques and over the counter medications.