Since my husband and I started preparing to move apartments, I have been doing a lot of heavy lifting. Yesterday, as I was lifting a box, I felt my knee make a popping sound! I was so afraid that I had injured my knee so I quickly did some research to find out.
It turns out that the sensation of slipping or popping in the knee is one of the symptoms of a torn meniscus. I have always been a DIY person so I decided to conduct the seven torn meniscus tests myself praying I would fail.
First, a little about the meniscus and how it could get injured.
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.
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
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
Ankles can pop for many reasons mostly involving the injury of one or more of your joints in the ankle. In some cases though, ankles may pop even without injury. Whatever the case, experiencing your ankle pop may make you worry if you have a serious condition.
Likely, you have an ankle sprain and one or more of your ligaments in your ankle is sprained. Aside from this common cause, there are three specific causes for your ankle pop.Continue reading
Experiencing shoulder pain while running may not be something you expect. After all, it is the lower body that exerts effort when you run. Still, shoulder pains are common among runners. We will discuss the most common causes of shoulder pain and what steps you can take to prevent the condition from escalating. Also, we will explain the importance of proper running form and how it can help prevent shoulder problems.Continue reading