Although soft tissue injuries are very common, they can be extremely painful. Soft tissue injuries involve damage to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Ligaments are the strong fibrous bone-to-bone connecting tissue. Ligaments are also used to stabilize joints. Typically, these injuries are categorized by the time frame since the injury and the body’s natural healing processes happening at the time. What is a soft tissue injury: Sprains When you suffer from a sprain, your ligament has been over extended and is either completely or partially torn. The most commonly sprained areas are your: Wrists from landing or falling on an outstretched hand Ankles when from turning your foot inwards Knees from sudden abrupt twisting Sprains can range depending on the severity of the injury. Grade I or mild sprains have little to no functional loss and minimal swelling Grade II are moderate sprains with incomplete tearing. Most often these sprains Continue reading →

  While not all cases of spinal stenosis respond easily to exercise regimens, patients frequently find their symptoms partially or completely abated by a bit of activity. ‘Use it or lose it’ applies as readily to your spinal column as to your muscles—a few spinal stenosis exercises can go a very long way. But of course, you don’t want to complicate your situation; done improperly, any exercise can exacerbate your problems and complicate treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss a few safe spinal stenosis exercises that you should experiment with, what to expect, and how to avoid mistakes that could cost you your health. Important Aspects of Spinal Stenosis Exercises Before we discuss specific exercises, let’s look at what makes for safe, effective spinal stenosis exercises. With these in mind, you’ll be able to find other exercises worth doing when this list begins to feel stale: Gets your blood pumping: Continue reading →