Is your lower back bothering you while you run? Is your lower back cramping up or just causing severe pain, which is hindering either the distance that you're able to run or just being able to run in general. This video is perfect for you. My name is Dr. Molly, with Your Goals Physical Therapy, and I absolutely love treating runners. Unfortunately, running does come with injuries and over the course of my practice, I have noticed that there are two big things that cause people to have lower back pain while they run.
The first one would be just from the force of hitting the ground. Some people end up with lower back pain, and that ends up being the thing that a lot of doctors tell you, “Hey, you just shouldn't run at all.” And, I have a little bit different take, so stay tuned.
Then the other one is when your lower back muscles are doing too much work, they are so strong that they are taking over and they are cramping. They're just so tight and constricted that it's causing you pain.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy, hamstring pulls have got to be one of the most frustrating injuries out there. Not that all injuries aren't obnoxious, but it always feels like you pull your hamstring when you hit your stride running. You finally get this good pace going, you know, you're going to beat your prior time for what you're doing that day. And bam, one of your hamstrings, you just feel it pull and now you're walking the rest of the way. Or you're like the guy that I saw at the USA powerlifting meet the other day. He was getting set up to pull 700 pounds, which is why I was paying attention, because that seemed very shocking to me. I was like, whew, 700 pounds. I got to see this. I got to see somebody be able to lift that.
That's impressive. Anybody who's willing to train that hard and for that long is very, very impressive. And so I see him, he gets ready. He gets into his stance. He bends down to pick up the bar and all of a sudden you just see it. He grabs the back of his leg and hops up. (I'm not sure, but there may have been some adult language.) He takes off his lifting belt and he's off the platform there and he never returns. You see him the rest of the time at the meet he's limping. It's very obvious that he injured his hamstring, just getting down into that position.
I figured let's talk about how we handle hamstring strains or hamstring pulls, pardon me. That can happen only once, if you're scouring the earth right now, because you just pulled your hamstring and it's never happened before. Or maybe you're falling across this, because you pull your hamstring all the time and you're wondering why.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. I've been talking a lot recently about boxing. This time I wanted to do a video on shoulder pain while you're boxing, which I think most people assume is going to cause at least some level of discomfort in their shoulder. When they're boxing, obviously it's an impact sport with your arm and it doesn't shock people when they come back and they're a little bit sore. But what happens when that soreness goes from the sore sensation that you're used to from an exercise to a pain that feels like you might need to see a doctor, or there may be something wrong. And how does that process work? Because for most people, it sort of creeps up on them. They assume that the pain they're having is from the workout so they ignore it until it absolutely can't be ignored anymore. Then they contemplate stopping, doing the thing that they like doing, such as going to these boxing classes, because they don't want to hurt their shoulder.
You become very afraid that you're going to have a rotator cuff tear and who's going to do a sport off they think they're going to need surgery from just doing the sports. I'm here to tell you that there are many, many people boxing or punching in different venues. Between all sorts of MMA fighters, all every martial arts and just everything that’s out there right now, lots of people are throwing punches and not everybody's getting a rotator cuff tear.
So let's talk about how you can make sure that you're on the side that doesn't need the rotator cuff repair versus the side that ends up in surgery.
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald