Two different knee brace options are sleeve and wraparound application styles. They are not created equal, and serve different roles, depending on the injury, patient age, activity level or sport, and condition of the knee joint. Find out what the key differences are between these two styles, and you’ll be better equipped to reach for the right brace for yourself.
Athletes should incorporate ACL prevention programs into their daily workout routines to help reduce the chances of suffering a possible season ending ACL tear. Programs can be incorporated into a warm up, strength training, or as a standalone program in only about 15 minutes per day. Programs that focus on plyometrics, balance, stretching, and strengthening exercises seem to work best.
Static and dynamic stretching are both effective methods to increase joint motion and flexibility. Choosing which type of stretch to use in your exercise routine, how to safely perform it and when to do it is more complex.
Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a painful overuse condition that affects the tendons on the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is a common injury for anyone that performs repetitive motions such as tennis players who often perform an excessive amount of wrist extension with backhand swings. Although this condition is most commonly referred to as tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis has many different causes and may occur in any sport or activity that involves repetitively gripping an object.
Bacterial infections in athletes are very common and can greatly hamper their ability to compete and perform at their best, but these infections are usually easily treated with antibiotics. MRSA is a bacterial infection (commonly known as a staph infection) that has become resistant to many antibiotics that doctors commonly prescribe to treat infections.
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Simple suggestions that active individuals and athletes should take into consideration when attempting to improve eating habits to obtain a healthier way of life and better overall performance. Carefully following these guidelines will be beneficial to you when training as an athlete and help provide an overall healthier lifestyle.
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