Many patients find that they want to push themselves physically in certain activities, including sports and weight lifting. Unfortunately, pushing past a certain point can be devastating for one’s body. It can cause an injury to the bones, muscles, or tendons that can cause permanent damage. This is why it is so important that patients work with their personal trainers, coaches, and sports medicine professionals to not only treat issues when they occur, but find ways to prevent them from happening in the first place!
Living an active lifestyle is important for many reasons. Studies continue to show the benefits of exercise in one’s daily life. It can improve both physical and emotional health, and assist with weight management for children and adults. However, depending on how active a person is, overuse injuries may be a real concern. In most situations, a sports injury can be avoided with proper protection and prevention. Dr. Mark Adickes and his team at Jock to Doc in Houston, TX is pleased to offer recommendations for patients who want to prevent damage to the muscles, bones, or even the skull.
If you’ve been planning on training for a marathon, you’re probably excited to go out every time the weather is nice. Running in wintertime is not a pleasant experience, and that warm weather can be a welcome treat after a long, cold winter. But, if you are suddenly ramping up your training for a marathon or triathlon, you could be putting yourself at high risk of developing an injury.
There are two types of parents: those who are extra cautious, bring emergency snacks, and are seemingly prepared for anything. The other kind of parents are a little more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, relaxed, or even a little oblivious. We like to think we’re a little of both, balancing between the extremes (if that’s possible). We let our kids try new things, even encourage them to jump into art, music, or sports. Helping kids be creative and earn their confidence can help set them up for a great life. Sports in particular help kids learn about responsibility and teamwork.