I spend the majority of my day helping re-hab patients , most of whom are victims of overuse injuries . Unlike traumatic events ( bone fractures , torn ACL ) , overuse is exactly what it sounds like and far more common . With proper training and understanding , I believe that this type of problem can be avoided .
In an article recently featured on Active.com , OUI is explained , and some pain relief options offered . A thourough summary , the piece is relevant to athletes , and desk jockeys alike .
With OUI being a fairly broad diagnosis , it might include any trauma caused to a muscle or joint due to continued use . Whether playing youth soccer , or repeatedly hunching over an iPad , repetitive patterns can wear the body down . Proper cycling of training , relative flexibility , and nutrition all play key roles in the avoidance of this disabling issue .
If training is painful (beyond the normal) , you may be suffering from OUI . No need to panic , simply create patterns in supporting and opposing muscle groups in an effort to reverse things . If all of that seems too confusing , give us a call . We can help .
The Fitness Whisperer Says …
Avoid OUI by :
- push the fluids (dehydration can mask muscle dysfunction)
- listen to your warm up (proper prep work can alert you to problems )
- train in multiple planes ( fitness/life happens in 3D , train that way )
- never combine Neuro and Meta (learn new things on fresh muscles )
- REST,REST,REST (know when your BODY needs a break , and take it )