Your spine is incredibly important at every stage of your life. That’s because it houses the nervous system, which is responsible for sending signals to the circulatory, respiratory, hormonal and immune systems. If a single vertebra is misaligned, it can interfere with any one of those systems, causing stress, discomfort, and even pain.
Tennis rackets have come a long way since they were first made from wood and sheep intestines. But despite our modern advancements in frame and string design, rackets still require careful maintenance on and off the court. In fact, if you neglect your racket, you’ll soon be paying for it in the stats department.
The day after a challenging workout, you’re bound to have sore and tender muscles. While it can cause you to wince and walk a little slower, soreness is completely natural. Post-workout soreness is your body’s method of telling you that you are recovering and getting stronger – that you’re building up your muscles.
During a tennis match, the constant pounding and pivoting on the court puts tons of pressure on your joints — especially your knees and ankles. If you really want to enjoy tennis without the hassle of sudden aches and pains, you should take good care of your joints.
If you want to consistently win tennis matches, it’s best to know and practice multiple strategies. Most players fall into one of four types (the aggressive baseliner, serve-and-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all court player). If you know in advance what you might face on the court, and how to counter attack, you can become a much better opponent and improve your odds of victory against any type of player. Read on to learn how to recognize and defeat the four most common types of tennis players.
Shoulder anatomy is complex. The ball-and-socket joint is responsible for such a wide range of motion, and much of your daily routine – driving, holding your kids, playing tennis at the club, cooking dinner – is possible due to high functioning, flexible shoulders.
If you’re a tennis player, you dread that indicative twinge on the outside of your elbow. It could be the first sign of an inflamed or partially torn tendon, better known as tennis elbow. Ultimately, it requires time off the court, which can be frustrating for anyone who loves the game.
Beware of slip and fall injuries! All this snow and ice we have been having during this historically cold and wet January has been a wonder to witness and great for children to play in. But this comes at an increased risk of slipping and falling; don’t underestimate the injuries that can occur when you hit the ground, especially as you age.
With this colder weather, it has been great to head up the mountain and hit the slopes. Although, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned snowboarder/skier, if you are not prepared or even just unlucky, injuries will happen. Unexpected/poor weather, improper equipment, improper physical preparation, and poor judgment all lead to injuries.
If you have minor pain not going away or you're not quite feeling the same you may want to see a chiropractor.
The past couple of weeks in Oregon has seen lower temperatures and more snow in some time, and while beautiful, it caused a myriad of problems for schools, public transit, and all of our commutes to and from work. With the slick conditions, there have unfortunately been an increased number in auto accidents and injuries as result.