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Your kneecaps (patella bone) are designed for more than just good looks. Their real and very important function is to give added leverage to your Quadriceps muscles (knee muscles in the front of your thigh). When running, biking, swimming or climbing, you need all the leverage you can get to handle the amazing amount of force that is put through your knees. In fact, because of their importance, kneecap problems can be the unfortunate demise of an athlete's career...
If you've been following these Muscle News publications, it should come as no surprise that another extremely common condition can be caused by myofascial trigger points and we can correct it ourselves with simple techniques: Shoulder Pain! Trigger points in this week's highlighted muscle can result in: Front of the Shoulder Pain Deep Shoulder Joint Pain Pain Between the Shoulder Blades Forearm Pain or Weakened Grip Strength Difficulty reaching back to get something from the back seat of the car, comb your hair, fasten your brassiere, pull something out of your back pocket, put a jacket on, zip up your dress, or grab something off the nightstand by your bed.
The Restful Legs Recipe is something we all can benefit from due to our modern sedentary lifestyle. As one trigger point therapist pointed out at an event this week, "Sitting has become an Olympic event." She explained that we "practice" sitting hunched over a desk, a computer or a steering wheel more hours per day than many Olympic athletes might practice their sport. All this sitting leads to shortening of our hip, thigh and leg muscles, causing trigger points and all manner of muscular and joint problems. The Restful Legs Recipe is a great solution to balance out all this sitting.
Join us for a free 1 hour webinar sponsored by Custom Craftworks, a brand of Pivotal Health Solutions and while geared for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapists. Anyone can use this information to better understand how myofascial dysfunction can impact athletes, exercisers and everyone. Muscles that harbor Myofascial Trigger Points usually show a reduction in strength, power, and even coordination. If these muscles are not worked on, the dysfunction can continue and cause shifts in gait, posture, impaired athletic performance and ultimately can cause pain.
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By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
Heel pain can take the fun out of a lot of our activities, especially for athletes who place higher than normal amounts of pressure on their heels and arches of the foot. Heel pain is noted as the most frequent complaint made by recreational runners. There are dozens of diagnoses given for heel pain. Most commonly known would be Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendonitis Heel Spurs.