I’m training for my first marathon this year and have started to experience some knee problems with my increased training volume. The pain is on the inside of my right knee, which becomes very tender and swollen after running. The therapists I have seen told me it was Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and gave me mini-squat exercises and some stretches to strengthen the inside of my thigh, but they only seem to make it worse.]]>
Is CrossFit good for you?
Unfortunately some critics say that CrossFit is the cause of many injuries and, ultimately, is dangerous. There is no evidence to support this mistaken belief. Injuries can happen anywhere, while playing any sport, and at any fitness level. Injuries are caused by poor technique, muscular imbalance, overuse, lack of recovery and poor coaching, all of which are NOT the fault of CrossFit as a sport.
With any sport, or in any aspect of life, it is important to progress safely and slowly. Stay healthy when doing CrossFit with these three easy steps:]]>
Hip and Lower back pain is one of the most common and debilitating injuries in the game of golf and can affect anyone from the recreational to professional level. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a commonly overlooked source of lower back problems. It can imitate symptoms of other common back injuries, or be a contributing factor to other spinal or extremity issues.
The latest Ask A Pro question comes from Mike who is suffering chronic ankle sprains from playing soccer. He's tried everything but nothing seems to be working.
We are heading into soccer season and I’ve been prone to spraining my right ankle at least once every couple of months. I’ve done the regular rehabilitation such as rest, ice, and compression to heal the ankle, but it always seems to sprain again a month or so later. Whenever I feel like my ankle is going to roll, the front side of my right hip also seems to be really stiff. It even seems like if I were to step on a small rock, my ankle will roll. Are my ankles really weak because I’ve sprained it so many times? Is there a relation between the stiffness in my hip and the weakness of my ankle?]]>
This month's Ask A Pro questions comes from Lacey who is an avid runner, but has been experiencing some lower leg pain.
I’ve been training the last 3 months for a half marathon coming up in Toronto, and I’ve been getting this sharp achy pain in the inside of my lower left leg--only when I run. A friend suggested I buy new runners and run on softer ground, but I am still experiencing the same pain. I really don’t want to miss out on this run. Is there anything I can do?]]>
This blog is to help you Hockey enthusiast deal with one of the most common hockey injuries in the game--the groin pull. Thanks to Nathan for his question.
I just recently started to play hockey again and felt a sharp groin twinge during our 1st game into the season. I sat out and rested the next few games, but everytime I try to skate, it still feels like its strained. I’ve been stretching as much as possible but it still hurts. It doesn’t feel like I can skate as fast as I usually do without that sharp pain coming back. What do I do?]]>
Our most recent Ask A Pro question comes from Ann who has been having issues with her hip but can't seem to find the right solution to her pain.
Been treated incorrectly for some time now. My latest findings: right hip rotated anteriorly as well as out flared. Left hip hypomobile right hip is hypermobile, trying desperately to find the appropriate MET exercises that I can use to correct myself. My husband was taught how to mobilize but he doesn't do them very well or have time. Any links or ideas here?]]>
Today's Ask A Pro question targets the knee. In this case a runner is dealing with knee pain during her run and is not sure what the cause is.
I started running outdoors again now that the weather has been better but I’ve been noticing that I’ve been experiencing a lot of pain on the outside part of my knee. The pain starts a couple minutes into my run and eventually gets worse the longer I run. I’ve been good at applying ice to the area, but it just always seems to come back everytime I run again. What is causing this pain?]]>