Sports Injuries Make Sense When You Understand Bodily Connections And Respect The Speed Limits


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If the signs don’t make sense, you need to sit down and think about it, and what better place to do that than Johnny’s in Carrboro, our lovely little grocery store, coffee shop and neighborhood network hub.

Hi folks,

Jen at Johnny's in Carrboro

You never know who you’ll meet at Johnny’s in Carrboro, NC, USA.

FitOldDog's logoThe trick to making sense of sports injuries is to work out what the symptoms really mean, which comes down to body awareness, knowledge of human anatomy, and a deep understanding of how everything is connected to everything else. For instance, if you have a pain in your butt after running, cycling, swimming, or even just sitting, you may wonder what is going on. Well, the choices include (I’ll leave out serious stuff), pyriformis syndrome, tight gluts, and a strained hamstring muscle. All these things are in there, along with one or more of their insertions on the pelvis plus parts of their respective pain-generating control circuitry (muscle spindles and so forth).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Often the pain isn’t in the location where your body is actually broken, which can turn your initial diagnostic thoughts upside-down.

Moon and passing plane from the UNC Track by FitOldDog

I took this photo with my iPhone the other day at the UNC track, and I’m still waiting for that coke bottle to arrive!

So be sure of your diagnosis when the signs don’t make sense and your chosen treatment does no good, and whatever you do, especially runners, respect your speed limits if you want to continue to enjoy safe exercise for better health. This is why we are organizing our upcoming Run Smarter‘ Carrboro Workshop on January 19th, 2013, to help you to enjoy all of life’s pleasures, including injury-free running, for the rest of your life.

-k @FitOldDog


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.