Sprained ankles are among the most common injuries—an estimated 25,000 Americans suffer a sprained ankle every day, and sprained ankles account for nearly half of all sports-related injuries. Because they are so common, a sprained ankle isn’t considered very serious. But is there more to a sprained ankle than we might think?
It sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel, but many people are turning to cryotherapy to alleviate chronic pain, slow aging and even treat some cancers.
We often think of weight loss as a simple equation: calories burned (exercise) must exceed calories consumed (diet). But there are actually a number of other factors that can contribute to weight loss or weight gain, including existing health problems, how much sleep you get, whether or not you smoke and your stress level, just to name a few.
Being overweight or obese can impact your health in numerous ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control, being overweight or obese can lead to heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, arthritis, infertility and even some types of cancer, including breast cancer.
If you have ever had to see a physical therapist, you know just how important physical therapy can be in addressing pain and mobility issues. Since 1992, October has been designated as National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness about physical therapy and its role in helping people stay healthy and improve function.
If you’re like most Americans, you squeeze your workouts into an already-busy day, so it’s important that your workout is effective and efficient. When it comes to some exercises—particularly some weightlifting or strength training exercises—you could be getting more out of your workout by trading your moves for some more effective alternatives.
Breast cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer for women in the U.S., second only to lung cancer. The good news is that breast cancer death rates have been decreasing over the last 30 years, in part due to advances in breast cancer treatment, earlier detection through screening and increased breast cancer awareness.
Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries related to sports and exercise. Factors contributing to these types of injuries include poor conditioning, fatigue, improper warm-up, environmental conditions and/or poor equipment. Although they are similar, sprains and strains are not the same.
As the saying goes, “no pain, no gain.” But while some aches and pain from exercising can be attributed to muscles soreness—“good” pain, some might say—certain pains should not be ignored.