Shockwave therapy, also known as "ESWT" or "radial shockwave therapy", is a treatment—usually done over a handful of sessions—that treats patients who are suffering one or more chronic conditions, including Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy is a somewhat radical method for resolving certain kinds of injuries; however, although it is not fully understood, shockwave therapy has been given the green light by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. [Read More]
Trigger Point Massage for Beginners – Are You Doing It Right?
Trigger points are constricted points within the muscle tissue that cause pain to the tissue or other parts of the body. They are caused by injury, strain, or stress to the muscle tissue, and they can result in extreme pain, soreness, and tightness of the muscle tissue. Trigger point massage can help in releasing the constricted areas of the muscle tissue thus relieving the pain. As a beginner, trigger point massage may seem difficult, even after researching on the various trigger points in the body and the areas of referred pain. [Read More]
Injury Prevention and Cure
They are many different ways to treat and prevent injuries, many of which can occur when you are training for a particularly arduous sporting event. However, despite proper pre-cautions, injuries do happen and must be treated quickly and efficiently to allow you to continue training. This guide will provide an overview of a few different types of treatment, each of which has its own merits and is recommended by health professionals. [Read More]