It’s been a grueling season for professional football, but this Sunday, Carolina will finally go head to head with Denver in the Big Game. Though we can’t know if a starting player will miss playing time due to injury, there are currently 20 players between the two teams on injured active reserve.
At the end of a workout, the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time stretching and cooling down. However, dedicating some time to post-workout stretches can relieve tightness, help your muscles return to a neutral position, reduce soreness and even help prevent injury.
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.
Though less common than back pain, neck pain affects an estimated 45 percent of adults in the U.S. There are different classifications and causes of neck pain, and in some cases, neck pain can be preventable. Neck pain is generally classified as either acute pain or chronic pain.
Playing sports and staying active will keep your body in shape, but strenuous activity can also result in painful injuries. Whether you’ve sprained an ankle or broken a bone, you should seek treatment immediately to minimize the potential for permanent damage.