Chronic Injury Overuse Injuries And Repetitive Stress Injuries

Any artistic director of ballet dancers, sports coaches, and recreational dance teachers want to help professionals and students alike to exercise prevention for

overuse injuries and repetitive stress injuries that lead to chronic injury.

A ballet dancer, dance student or professional sports trainee expects chronic pain. Chronic muscle pain is caused by excessive muscle tension. This in turn, may be caused by skeletal misalignment and can be remedied by chiropractic adjustments. Chronic muscle pain should be addressed on an ongoing basis, to prevent chronic injury.

Intense training for dance, sports and cheer leading stunts results in aches and soreness, so

how do you know if have an injury?

  • do you experience pain that gets worse during a class, training or a workout?
  • do you feel pain that starts after a class training or workout and comes back the next day sooner in the exercise time?
  • is pain triggered by the a specific¬† movement?
  • do you feel no pain but feel a stiffness in certain movements?

The above events could indicate that you have one of the overuse injuries caused by intense rehearsal or training schedules with not enough muscle recovery time in between.

You may be perpetuating one of the repetitive stress injuries due to incorrect technique, or muscle tension/skeletal misalignments.

Getting the best education for taking care of yourself during training is your best bet for injury prevention. Learning the best stretching exercises and also understanding myofascial release will help you prevent the following typical overuse injuries or repetitive stress injuries:

  • knee joint sprains and possible knee bursitis
  • muscle strain
  • sprained/torn ligaments of the knee, Achilles tendon and ankle
  • shin splints
  • reversal of the neck curve from muscle tension and incorrect posture

What is an acute injury?

An injury is called acute when “something happens” that you can pinpoint as the moment of injury. You twist your ankle or knee as you land from a jump – you have an acute injury, a sprained ankle or knee. You trip or fall, bruising muscles or pushing a joint or two out of alignment. Always see a health practitioner when in doubt about an injury.

So a chronic injury is one developing over some period of time. As soon as you feel an injury symptom, pay attention to the pain. Tell your teacher or coach right away. Ask for correction to a movement that causes pain.

Learn to prevent chronic injury, overuse injuries and repetitive stress injuries.  EFFECTIVE STRETCHING THE ULTIMATE GUIDE is a comprehensive instructional DVD providing all the detail you need to relieve muscle tension and practice myofascial release yourself.

Avoid Chronic Injury Overuse Injuries And Repetitive Stress Injuries

Avoid Chronic Injury Overuse Injuries And Repetitive Stress Injuries

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