Golf and back pain don’t quite go together like bread and jam but back pain in golfers is common. One of the biggest reasons for back pain in golfers is an inability to generate sufficient force into the ground. In fact, it’s not just the ability to create this force but to maintain it through the swing that is the big factor.
Golf is a sport of extremes in terms of movement. There isn’t really another sport that requires you to maximise your rotation in the manner golf does. Any kinks or flaws will reduce your ability to rotate. Continue reading “Golf And Back Pain”
It is not unusual to see people who have been informed that they have changes in a joint related to osteoarthritis. Two cases I have come across recently were handled completely differently.
The first was informed that, yes there were signs of osteoarthritis but don’t worry you don’t need to stop running. The second was similarly told that there were signs of arthritis but that was about it. No other advice was given or suggestions made.
Not surprisingly their point of view about the pain they were suffering was a bit different Continue reading “Osteoarthritis – The End Of The Road?”
What are the most common running injuries that involve knee pain that runners face?
My top 3 would be;
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Iliotibial Band Pain
- Patellar Tendinopathy
Continue reading “The Most Common Running Injuries – Knee Pain”
Are frustrated by knee pain when you are running? One thing you may not have thought of as important is the strength of your calf muscles.
The muscles in the lower leg absorb a lot of force when you are running. Continue reading “Knee Pain When Running – What’s Missing?”
In my opinion, the biggest misconception about runner’s knee is that it is their quads that are the problem.
Yet why after stretching them and foam rolling them to death why is there no change in the knee pain?
Continue reading “The #1 misconception that runners have about runner’s knee?”
ITB pain or ITB syndrome, call it what you will, is a very common complaint amongst runners. Yet most runners don’t understand what is actually happening that causes the pain or what to do about it. Continue reading “What’s The Biggest Obstacle Runners With ITB Pain Face?”
There are more than 3 but will stick to the 3 biggies that I see on a regular basis.
- Assuming rest is the answer
- Not addressing ankle range of movement issues.
- Not resting enough
Continue reading “3 Mistakes Runners Make With Knee Pain”
So, do you have the drum brakes off an old 60’s Mini or some lovely ceramic monsters off a modern Ferrari?
Accelerating is easy but coming to a stop takes some serious work. In fact, I would say it is much more important than being able to accelerate. Continue reading “Mini or Ferrari – How Are Your Brakes?”
As obvious as it may sound but getting your breathing correct is really important.
I’ve noted before that I place a big emphasis on breathing during the rehab process. I do this because of how we can influence the autonomic nervous system, basically how we control whether we are in rest and digest mode or fight/flight mode.
I was reminded yesterday of how big an impact it can have.
Continue reading “Breathe In Breathe Out”
I have to admit that the tagline on the photo is a blatant steal from the Lego Movie.
If you haven’t seen it, I have several times now, though not by choice, the main character sings this at the start of his day. Well before everything goes a bit Pete Tong and Bad Cop and President Business get in on the act.
When back pain, or any other issue, appears on the seen it can seem a bit like this where one day it’s “Everything Is Awesome” and the next it’s like you’ve been struck with the evil Kragle and can’t move.
It’s pretty hard to feel like everything is awesome at this point. Continue reading “Everything Is Awsome”