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  • Helping Gymnasts Recover from Injuries

    Helping Gymnasts Recover from Injuries

    For gymnasts who are injured or returning from injury, staying off the floor can be frustrating. They have to remember to listen to their bodies and let them heal before slowly returning to their sport. This is a hard task for a gymnast; they have spent so much time and effort learning their skills and building their strength that they don’t want to take time out when they have an injury.

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  • Exercises for Lower Back Muscle Strain

    Exercises for Lower Back Muscle Strain

    Muscles in the lower back, abdomen, buttocks, and hips are all necessary for supporting and stabilizing the spine. Keeping these muscles active and strong can help avoid low back injury and minimize pain if the spine becomes injured. A complete back exercise program consists of stretching and strengthening the lower back, abdominal, and lower body muscles, and also includes regular aerobic conditioning.

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  • Pulled Back Muscle Treatment

    Pulled Back Muscle Treatment

    Treatment for low back muscle strain is typically simple and only needed for a short time. A long-term exercise program, or ergonomic or sports modifications, may also be recommended. Aggressive chiropractic manipulation should be avoided at the onset of treatment. It is best to restore health gradually and diligently, watching for worsening symptoms versus improvement.

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  • Causes and Diagnosis of Lower Back Strain

    Causes and Diagnosis of Lower Back Strain

    Muscle strain can happen suddenly because of an injury or develop over time due to overuse and repetitive motions. A one-time injury that damages a muscle, tendon, or ligament is an acute muscle strain. These injuries usually occur after sudden, jarring impacts or during activities that include heavy lifting or excess pressure on the spine.

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  • Lower Back Muscle Strain Symptoms

    Lower Back Muscle Strain Symptoms

    The pain from a pulled-back muscle can range from merely irritating to intense and debilitating. Most cases of low back muscle strain start to abate within a couple of hours or days and do not lead to long-term problems. If pain has continued for more than a week or two, or if it is severe enough to disrupt daily activities, seeking medical attention is warranted.

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  • Pulled Back Muscle and Lower Back Strain

    Pulled Back Muscle and Lower Back Strain

    Most episodes of low back pain are caused by damage to the soft tissues supporting the lower spine, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The lower spine also called the lumbar spine, depends on these soft tissues to help hold the body upright and support weight from the upper body. If put under too much stress, the lower back muscles| or soft tissues can become injured and painful.

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  • Workout Fatigue

    Workout Fatigue

    Are you feeling tired after exercise? These tips will help you power through and rebound quickly. Fatigue is your body's way of adapting to a fitness regimen and making you aware that you have reached your limit. So while you can’t completely avoid exercise fatigue, the following healthy lifestyle changes and tips can help keep you from hitting a wall in your workout.

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  • The Sports Hernia

    The Sports Hernia

    The sports hernia has garnered a lot of attention recently. Many high-profile athletes have been diagnosed with a sports hernia, and yet it’s hard to remember anyone having this diagnosis ten years ago. So, what is a sports hernia? A sports hernia is somewhat mislabeled, as there is no real hernia (or bulge through muscle tissue). Some doctors call a sports hernia “athletic pubalgia,” which refers to pain in the pubis (front pelvic) bone caused by athletics.

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  • Patellofemoral or Patellar (Kneecap) Instability?

    Patellofemoral or Patellar (Kneecap) Instability?

    What is patellofemoral or patellar (kneecap) instability? Patients who have a tracking problem in the patellofemoral joint, where the patella (kneecap) does not stay in the groove on the femur, are vulnerable to a spectrum of knee conditions. These include Subluxations: in which the patella slips partially but not completely comes out of the trochlea. These partial dislocations can result in pain, swelling, a popping or cracking sensation, or stiffness...

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  • Coccygectomy Surgery for Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

    Coccygectomy Surgery for Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

    For persistent pain that is not alleviated with non-surgical treatment and activity modification, surgical removal of all or a portion of the coccyx (coccygectomy) is an option. There are varying suggestions in the medical literature regarding how long non-surgical treatments should be tried before surgery is recommended. Some believe a two-month course of non-surgical treatment is sufficient, while others suggest non-surgical treatment should be tried for between three and eight months before surgery is advisable.

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