With summer in full swing, America’s favorite pastime is as well: baseball! If you’ve ever watched a game, you know how fast it can change. One hit, catch, or throw can bring a win or a loss, which is why it’s so exciting! But whether it’s your child’s little league game, your work softball team, or a game at a professional level, throwing sports like baseball take a toll on the body. Just as quickly as the game can change with the right play,
Back in the day, stretching was recommended before anything active. And when people recommended stretching, they typically meant static stretching. You have probably done static stretching before, like when you sit down and grasp your toes (or at least try to) for up to 30 seconds. You do this a few times and move on to whatever else is in your routine. Good idea, right? Turns out, not so much.
Recent studies have proven that this old-school technique can actually decrease the effectiveness of your workout.
Have you been experiencing dull, aching pain in your shoulder? Is it increasingly more difficult to move and function well? You may be suffering from the first stages of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Formally termed Adhesive Capsulitis, patients with frozen shoulder exhibit progressively worsening pain and stiffness in the joint, causing immobility.
While the cause of frozen shoulder is not completely understood, diabetics are ten times more likely to get frozen shoulder than the general population.