Prevent Lower Back Pain When Cycling

In general, cycling has very low injury rates (excluding crashes and collisions) compared to other sports. However, when we are hunched over our handlebars for long periods of time, it can place a large cumulative amount of load on our low back and cause pain. In fact, lower back pain (LBP) is reported in more than 50% of cyclists. 

Whether you are a beginner cyclist looking to set yourself up for success, or an experienced cyclist dealing with lower back pain when cycling, here are our top 3 tips to address and prevent pain from occurring.

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Achilles Tendinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The Achilles tendon is our body’s largest tendon; a strong band of fibers that connect two calf muscles in the leg to the heel bone. It allows us to run, walk, jump, and controls downward movement of the ankle.

The term ‘Tendinopathy’ encompasses several painful conditions that are related to tendons. Achilles Tendinopathy is a broad term used to describe predominantly degenerative conditions affecting the Achilles tendon, with symptoms including pain, swelling, weakness, and stiffness.

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Make Working From Home Work For You

Working virtually has become the norm for the majority of us since the COVID-19 pandemic started, making us spend countless hours seated at our home desks and blurring the distinction between the start and end of the working day. This big adjustment in lifestyle presents an increased prevalence in postural and mechanical issues, with the most common complaints being neck and lower back pain.

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Preventing ACL Knee Injury in Judo

Invented in 1888, Judo is now among the most popular Asian martial arts in the world. Literally meaning “gentle way”, the name may sound harmless, but its results are often fierce and powerful.

In Judo, the knee tends to be one of the most injured areas due to the nature of this sport having constant physical contact, repeated falling, and quick changes of direction. In fact, up to 28% of injuries in Judo involve the knee1, and one of its most commonly injured structures is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which can cause significant time off training as well as a higher risk of future joint instability and osteoarthritis.

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Tackle Your Morning Joint Stiffness

Waking up with ache and stiffness in our joints is something most of us have experienced. It is easy to blame it on age, but that may not be the whole story; you may also feel stiff when standing up from sitting for too long, or when moving your joint after staying in the same position for a while, like after sleep.

The stiffness generally resolves once you start moving or after a hot shower, however, there are ways to ease it even before you start your daily routine.

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