Today I am going to teach you how to prevent common joint injuries. The three injuries we will be going over are Plantar Fasciitis, lower back strain, and runner’s knee. If you have ever suffered from these conditions, I am here to make sure they don’t take you out again!
If you are currently suffering from any of those things, keep reading! While the goal of this article is to prevent common joint injuries, I will help you work through existing pain too!
If you have ever suffered from Plantar Fasciitis, you know it is not enjoyable. This injury comes with a sharp pulling pain usually felt in the heel of the foot. The pain can range anywhere from dull and annoying to severe and debilitating.
To prevent this from happening to you, make sure you wear supportive shoes! Avoid shoes with high arches. If you stand or walk a lot, look for a high-mileage shoe.
Once you have the right shoes, stretch your calf muscles every day. These calf stretches should help keep Plantar Fasciitis at bay.
You may also consider investing in a lacrosse ball or foot stretching tools like the ones found in the MFit Amazon store. If Plantar Fasciitis gets the best of you, please reach out so I can help you!
Lower Back Strain
Aching pain in the lower back can really ruin a day. Sitting too much and slouching over your computer will result in poor posture and tight hips. Together, those two are a recipe for disaster when it comes to lower back health.
To prevent lower back injury, make sure you stretch your hips and hamstrings daily. Also, spend a significant amount of time each week strengthening your core muscles. These MFit workouts will help you get a stronger core. A stronger core means a safer spine!
Have you ever experienced pain around the kneecap? If the front, back, or sides of your knee are causing you trouble, you may be experiencing runners knee, alternatively known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.
You do not have to be a runner to suffer from runner’s knee. An imbalance in the lower body muscles causes pain in the kneecap. If your butt is weak and your quadriceps and calves are tight, your knees will pay the price.
Make sure you strength train your gluteal and hamstring muscles a couple times a week and use a foam roller on your quads and calves everyday to prevent knee pain. If you get hit with runner’s knee, switch to low impact exercise while continuing to work on muscular balance.