Prevent Weekend Warrior Injuries

If your weekends are filled with epic high movement, adventures, and activities, and your weekdays are filled with a monotonous 9-5 job and going to bed early you might be a weekend warrior! Hiking, biking, and participating in a sports league, are all weekend warrior activities. The sharp transition from static activities, sitting, to dynamic activities, playing golf, in Farmingdale can lead to injuries. Weekend warrior injuries include:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture are especially susceptible to sedentary people who occasionally participate in sports. The Achilles tendon allows the foot to push off the ground. Ruptures create pain in the back of the ankle. Physical therapy provides a nonsurgical way to help the tendon heal strengthen.

  • Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by inferior pain in the heel that subsides when walking and worsens during exercises and sitting. This type of ligament tear is caused by too much pressure on the foot. If you run track or dance in Farmingdale, you might be at risk.

  • Tennis Elbow is caused by a repetitive dorsiflexion of the wrist and pronation/supination movements. Symptoms of tennis elbow include severe pain on the outside of the elbow and a weakening grip.

  • Ankle Sprains occur when the ankle rolls, turns, or twists outside of its normal range of motion. Ankle sprains are seen most often in people who play basketball, football, cheerleading, gymnastics, track and field, and other sports.

  • Shin Splints is the name given to pain along the tibia. People who do excessive running, whether recreational or for a sport, are at risk. Preventative tips include wearing proper workout shoes during activity, warming up before your activity, stretching before and after, and maintaining mobility.

Physical Therapy can treat as well as prevent all of these injuries. To contact a physical therapist go to Farmingdale Physical Therapy East today!

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