Tag: Sports massage

★ 5 Common Sport Injuries

★ 5 Common Sport Injuries

Playing sport is essential as it provides many health benefits. However, sometimes, you may face an injury while playing your favorite sport. While some of these injuries are common, some can be very severe with career-threatening risks.

The causes of sports injuries vary. They can occur due to accidents, improper use of the technique, damaged equipment, etc. An injury can also happen if your muscles are stressed and you start playing without stretching your muscles a bit.

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Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles tendinitis involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendon attaches (inserts) to the heel bone. In both non insertional and insertional Achilles tendinitis, damaged tendon fibers may also calcify (harden). Bone spurs (extra bone growth) often form with insertional Achilles tendinitis. Insertional Achilles Tendinitis is pain and inflammation at the insertion of the Achilles Tendon on the heel bone. It is often associated with swelling, redness, and calcium buildup (small bump) located at the back of the heel (see picture). Pressure at the back of the heel tends to be sensitive and painful. In the clinic, some of my clients often report that certain tight shoes might cause more pain in this area from the pressure and have to sometimes resort to open back shoes.  

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Massage for Subluxation

Massage for Subluxation

What does subluxation mean in medical terms?

incomplete dislocation

A subluxation is usually defined as a partial or incomplete dislocation.

Define-

a partial dislocation.
“a subluxation associated with a fracture”
a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, regarded in chiropractic theory as the cause of many health problems.
“Subluxation” is a term used by some chiropractors to describe a spinal vertebra that is out of position in comparison to the other vertebrae, possibly resulting in functional loss and determining where the chiropractor should manipulate the spine.

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Facts for Athletes on Sports Injury Icing

Facts for Athletes on Sports Injury Icing

Many are familiar with Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s simple advice for treating acute sports injuries, RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). In fact, most individuals have been told to “put ice on it” in some capacity or another for as long as they can remember. Now, almost forty years after its original publication, Dr. Mirkin has caught the sports medicine world by storm with his 2014 retraction. “Almost forty years ago, I coined the term RICE as the treatment for acute sports injuries. Subsequent research shows that rest and ice can actually delay recovery. Mild movements help tissue to heal and the application of cold suppresses the immune responses that start and hasten recovery.”1

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Massage for Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Massage for Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Medial epicondylitis, or “golfer’s elbow,” is an inflammation of the tendons that attach your forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at your elbow.
Lateral epicondylitis, or “tennis elbow,” is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow.

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Massage for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Massage for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Patellofemoral (puh-tel-o-FEM-uh-rul) pain syndrome is pain at the front of your knee, around your kneecap (patella). Sometimes called “runner’s knee,” it’s more common in people who participate in sports that involve running and jumping.

The knee pain often increases when you run, walk up or downstairs, sit for long periods, or squat. Simple treatments — such as rest and ice — often help.

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