Engaging in any kind of physical activity such as exercising or sports contributes to a person’s overall being. Strenuous activities, though, may lead to injuries. Athletes tend to suffer from them due to their repetitive activities, which may damage their bodies after a long time.
Marathon runners, for instance, usually experience muscle fatigue, tightness in their hip rotators, and tension in their saphenous nerve through the adductor canal. According to an article on ChiroNexus.net, a 29 year old female runner endured constant pain in her knee brought about by perpetual participation in marathons. Her diagnosis disclosed saphenous nerve entrapment caused by instability in her pelvic area, along with external rotator fatigue.
Patients suffering from nerve entrapment due to their physical activities may require knee surgeries, injections, or manual therapies and exercises as advised by a neuropathy doctor in Paramus, NJ. Active Release Technique (ART) is the treatment administered to patients, wherein tensions are applied to the surrounding tissues as well as the pierced membrane to release it from being entrapped. Regular treatment sessions along with home exercises would result in reduced pain and complete removal of entrapped membranes.
Knee Injuries and Home Treatments
Aside from sports being the leading cause of knee injuries, other factors can result in damages as well such as sprains and tears on its ligaments and tendons, kneecap fractures and dislocation, and knee joint dislocation.
For circumstances wherein the knee becomes swell or stiff, it is advisable to discontinue physical activity and lay the knee down over a pillow. Placing ice packs immediately and wrapping it with elastic bandage—that is not too tight, reduce swelling and pain simultaneously. It is important to avoid anything hot (e.g. showers, tubs) as these can increase its swelling.
For athletes who would continue their training, it is important to wear knee guards, do stretching exercises, and maintain proper positions to avoid injuries. While knee injuries are not limited to athletes, being familiar with preventative measures is essential, such as not carrying heavy objects and standing on unsteady stools.
If the above home treatments do not help in alleviating pain and all things related, it is advisable to visit a Paramus, NJ neuropathy provider like MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center as they can administer the right services.
(Source: Marathon Runner’s Knee Healed by Chiropractor, ChiroNexus.net)