Today’s blog is a special entry for all you runners. Some of you are avid runners putting in your miles in all types of weather conditions. The rest of you are getting excited that summer is around the corner, trail conditions will be prime, and it’s time to lace up your ‘sneaks.’ Either way running is a big part of your life. It’s your way to get healthy and reduce stress. Maybe it’s the way you keep your ‘competitive edge’ or it’s that time you get to dedicate to yourself. No matter why running is important to you, “Running is Life.” But what happens when an injury slows you down or puts a halt to the thing you Love to do? Maybe it hasn’t stopped you and you just ‘run through that hip/knee/ankle/calf/foot pain.’ But why are you running from your injury? Many people tend to run from physical therapy and just push through their pain. Some just keep running despite a nagging injury because they are afraid they may be told to ease up, rest a little, or stop running for a little while. The truth is, running through your pain doesn’t make it better, and you may all ready know that. In this blog we will talk what it’s like to run with a nagging injury and how to overcome them, if you are willinig to choose the best option for resolving your injury.
Shoulder pain is a commonly occurring issue in anyone from young athletes to retirees. The discomfort can be so intolerable that an athlete may have to stop playing their sport or an older person can no longer pick up the dishes from the top shelf.
The shoulder is a complex joint and is the most mobile one of the body. It is inherently less stable and for good reason -the joint needs to be mobile in order to allow us to reach for objects.
It’s imperative that all the muscles of the shoulder complex are strong and coordinate properly. The ability for these muscles to coordinate effectively may be effected by other areas of the body and how those areas are functioning. The body is complex and connected; an issue with your foot could possibly have an effect on your shoulder. But let’s keep things a little closer to home (the shoulder) and above the waist.
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