How To Treat a Jammed or Sprained Finger For Sports

What Happens First

First of all, let's start with the fact that if you sprain your finger, Jams it, etc. it will most likely swell up. 

That's typical, and fingers tend to stay swollen for a while regardless of how serious the injury is. 

And the reason is that because we're standing up right and our hands just go to our sides, all gravity does is push that fluid down. 

So you're going to have a fat finger for a while. So I want to talk about the best way to combat that, and...

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How To Jump | Proper Jumping Biomechanics

Jumping in Sports

Whether you are a volleyball athlete, a basketball player, you're a soccer player, maybe you're a goalie, or if you are into CrossFit or do plyometrics, and jumping incorporated into your training, chances are that you are doing and loading sort of jumping explosive movement, where you are engaging your hips, springing them back, exploding off of the floor, and bringing your arms up to help you accomplish that movement.

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How To Treat Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps

With the FIFA Men’s World Cup going on, I’m sure you’ve seen what seems to be one of the most common ‘injuries’ in soccer: muscle cramps.

 

Characterized by the image above, we often see fellow teammates holding up the cramping leg and pushing at the foot attempting to stretch out the calf (which is typically what tends to cramp first for most).

And while you may have seen medical personnel run out and use the ‘magic spray’ to treat...

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What Are You Wearing on Your Feet? The Importance of Footwear in Sports

WEARING THE WRONG SHOES WILL CAUSE INJURIES.

Most common sports injuries can be prevented IF the proper footwear is worn.

Most nagging sports injuries start at your feet; Specifically, what you are wearing on them.

In this post I want to briefly explain how wearing improper shoes can negatively affect your training and lead to injury.

SHOES

Shoes are usually neglected by most and are often the actual source of injury.

Getting the right shoes with the right fit has dramatically reduced the...

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What Is Knee Tendonitis?

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What Causes Knee Tendonitis?

If you think of growing pains, especially young athletes between ages of 12, 13, 14, in that range, all of a sudden you get a growth spurt. 

So you might grow a few inches, and what's actually happening is, pretend my hand here is the quad muscle, the muscle of your thigh, and all of a sudden your bones grow, right? 

 The muscle and tendons that are attached to it are going to be pulled because of that growth. 

And so now that's actually...

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How To Take Care of Blisters

 What are Blisters?

Typically, a blog post like this will begin with some fancy definition taken out of a textbook or scientific journal that uses big words to attempt to explain what a blister is. This is NOT that kind of blog. I don’t like fancy. I like to be practical, so let’s keep it simple and go straight to the point.

A blister is the forming of a bubble on your skin that fills with fluid. It hurts, it’s annoying, and can be very painful. That’s it....

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3 Easy Ways To Stay Hydrated

Why You Can’t Just Obey Your Thirst

Hot days, training, and not enough sleep make your body tired and thirsty. And if you don’t pay attention, you might not drink enough to stay hydrated.

Thirst is the body’s way of telling you that it is low on fluids. So, once you feel thirsty, you’re actually already dehydrated. Ok, you might be thinking: So what?

Well, I hate to break it to you my friend, but for an athlete who is already expending energy training or competing,...

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