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Lower back pain, especially when felt by young athletes, can be a symptom of a more serious issue. Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are two conditions that cause lower back pain in young athletes. These are two fancy terms for a stress fracture or crack in one of the vertebrae, which are the small bones that comprise the entire spinal column. What are Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis? This injury happens most often in adolescents and children that frequently participate in sports that put repeated pressure or stress on the lower back region. These sports would include things like weightlifting, gymnastics, and football. There are some cases of this condition where the stress fracture ends up weakening the bone to the point where it is no longer able to retain its natural position within the spine. When this happens, the vertebra will begin to slip out of place and shift, causing the much more…

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Tennis elbow is an inflammation of tendons connecting muscles of the forearm to the outer side of the elbow. It often results from repetitive use of the forearm muscles and tendons, as well as those surrounding the elbow joint. Known by physiotherapists and medical professionals as lateral epicondylitis, this painful condition is not always related to tennis— it earned its name since it afflicts about one-half of all regular tennis players. This painful condition typically occurs in adults from 30…

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Physiotherapists are always looking for a variety of treatments to heal numerous ailments. One of their main areas of focus is the Achilles tendon. There is no question that Achilles heel pain can be difficult to overcome. Also, before you can fully understand one of the best stretches to treat Achilles tendon pain, you must understand the Achilles heel itself. Where is the Achilles Heel? The Achilles heel is located at the base of the back portion of the foot…

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If you have never experienced stiff or frozen shoulders, consider yourself lucky. It is a condition that affects nearly everyone at one point or another, especially those over the age of 40, and is characterized by pain and stiffness that progressively gets worse over time. But it’s not all doom and gloom; studies have shown that the pain and stiffness eventually goes away on its own, usually after three years. That said, few people are interested in waiting it out…

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It’s common for people to experience pelvic pain when they exercise regularly. For example, those who do CrossFit or have a weightlifting regimen might have the following issues: pain in the perineum when sitting, abdominal pain when engaging in an intense activity, testicular pain which radiates upwards toward the abdomen, and abdominal pain which radiates toward the testicles. Women participating in CrossFit or other high-intensity weightlifting and sports training regimens might develop abdominal pains. Postpartum mothers may also experience pelvic…

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