I remember a conversation I had with a friend who is recovering from surgery. He told me that when he visited his doctor for a check-up, he was so excited to tell him that he could stretch his leg 90-degrees.
But when he did, the doctor was surprised and said: “Is that all you can do after all this time”? It turns out his homemade exercises weren’t getting him where he was supposed to be at that point in the recovery.
We laughed so hard at his experience and I told him that I would find out what he should be doing week by week to get his full leg extension back.
I was amazed at what I discovered about the estimated partial ACL tear recovery time. No wonder his doctor was disappointed.
Anyway, I’d like to share with you what I found out.
I have a friend who is currently recovering from a broken hip bone that he got because of a motorcycle accident.
Ever since his surgery, I have been asking millions of questions and doing so much research about what exactly happened. The human body has always amazed me and so have surgeries so his case was fascinating to me.
The fitness freak that I am led me to find out what common injuries athletes have. I could not imagine being bedbound for months like my friend so I set out on a quest to learn more.
The most severe injury that required surgery I came across was ACL and Meniscus Surgery.
At first, I thought they were the same but digging deeper I found that they were similar but different.
Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that causes symptoms such as inflammation of the foot and a burning pain in the sole. The state is caused by the development of a benign tumor in the nerve cells in areas between the toes. If you suffer from this condition, wearing footwear that does not compress the foot can help alleviate symptoms. (1)
I went on a quest to find the best running shoes for Morton’s neuroma, and these are my top five picks.
One of the things that makes Morton’s Neuroma easily misdiagnosed is the fact that the condition is often mistaken for a stress fracture. Like a stress fracture, the pain between the fourth and fifth toes intensifies during activities and diminishes with rest.
The swelling at the top of the foot is another symptoms that both conditions have.
Runners, in particular, are prone to getting neuromas because of the constant pressure the foot experiences.
Treating Morton’s Neuroma like a stress fracture will only delay your recovery and may even perhaps make this worse.
The best way to guarantee a speedy recovery is to make a speedy diagnosis. How can you make sure you diagnose your condition as a Neuroma? What is the most effective way to test for Morton’s?
In this article, we will show you how to perform Morton’s Neuroma test that will help you know whether you have the condition.
Whether you are a new or seasoned runner, experiencing a pain between the fourth and fifth toes may not seem too serious. The good news is you are the right-the pain is definitely not life-threatening.
However, what you may not realize is how the initially irritating pain can greatly affect your running in the future. So what is causing the pain you are experiencing? How can it be treated? Can I continue running with the condition? We'll answer all these questions in this article.
Shin splints is a common injury experienced by runners.
If you develop a shin splint, the most likely cause is that you did too much, too soon.
Since being enthusiastic about your running is a good thing, the disadvantage is when you put too much pressure on your body forcing it to do something that it is not trained for.
Considering the common nature of these injuries, it is important that as a runner, you fully understand
In this article, we will go into detail about this injury.
Extensor Tendonitis may sound like a severe and dangerous disease, but it isn't. In simple terms, the condition is caused by overuse of the tendons, bones, and muscles in either the feet or hands.
As a runner, it is likely that your condition is caused by either wearing tight shoes or standing on your feet for long periods of time. The good news is Extensor Tendonitis recovery time can be greatly shortened if you follow the right procedure.
In this article, we will discuss what you can do to hasten recovery time and how to prevent future problems.Continue reading
Walking especially brisk walking is one good way to keep fit without going to the gym or doing other intense exercises. If you are an avid walker, you may be wondering how far is too far? How many miles can you walk in a day?
Of course, there is no final answer, and it greatly depends on the fitness level of a person, there is an average number of miles that one with reasonable fitness can walk each day.
In this article, we will discuss how far you can walk in a day, some dangers of walking too far and how you can build mileage.Continue reading
As a runner, experiencing leg pain can be one of the worst things that can happen to you. Sadly, whether you like it or not, leg pain is something we all have to deal with at one point or another.
If you are to address the issue effectively, you need first to understand what causes leg pain, what are the symptoms of the condition and how to identify whether it is serious. We will answer these questions in this article.Continue reading
If you want to up your running game, one of the common strategies is to use a weight vest. A weight vest is basically a vest that is made from the heavy material or has pockets that you can fill up with sand bags and other weighted objects.
The reason why athletes wear weight vest is to add to their body weight in order to get a more intense workout. With a weight vest on, exercises such as walking and running become more challenging.
The reason for the effectiveness of the weight vest lies in its adding to your weight and forcing your body to work harder during the workout. Benefits of using the vest include better strength, endurance, agility and speed.
How can running with a weight vest help you? How can you get used to using a weight vest? Read on to learn the answer to these questions.Continue reading