Hallux Valgus (Bunion)

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Hallux valgus is defined as a deformity that occurs at the base of the big toe, which deviates towards the other toes.

This condition, commonly called a bunion, is often associated with joint stiffness. It usually causes pain and in some cases an alteration of the normal biomechanics of walking.

Wearing narrow, pointy shoes, such as high heels, can cause this condition to develop over time.
Also, a limitation of the extension of the ankle is often compensated by a walk with rotation of the foot towards the outside. This induces lateral pressure on the big toe which, over time, can contribute to the appearance of hallux valgus. Structural foot abnormalities such as flat feet or increased hallux length can also contribute.

Treatment of bunions consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area. In a worst case scenario, surgery is often considered but only after all conservative options have been exhausted. 

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Advanced Hip Opening

Alex Simone (https://twitter.com/SimoneBaseball) shows us some great advanced hip openers for athletes to use to prep for training. When getting your hips and body ready for training or competition we need to consider which movements our sport uses and how we can mimic those movements as part of our prep work.

Baseball, football, hockey and many other athletes will benefit from this type of prep work both on the day of competition and as an addition to their daily routine.

Hallux Rigidus

(Arthritis Of The Big Toe)

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Hallux rigidus is defined as osteoarthritis of the big toe. This condition causes stiffness that limits joint range of motion, in flexion and mainly extension of the hallux, causing an alteration of the normal biomechanics of walking.

A direct trauma to the toe or a deformity of the foot called hallux valgus may increase the symptoms of hallux rigidus.

To date, the exact causes of osteoarthritis have not been fully identified. An exacerbation of symptoms usually occurs during a period when the level of physical activity has been drastically increased.

Treatment of Hallux Rigid consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area. 

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#Arthritis
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Hamstring Strain

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A hamstring strain describes a rupture of fibers of muscles located on the posterior side of the thigh. This can occur during an intense and/or sudden muscle contraction, or during a violent stretch, imposing excessive tension on the muscles and their tendons. A partial or complete tear of one or more affected muscles may also be present.

People who have already had a strain are more at risk of recurrence, especially if no progressive retraining was performed prior to resuming intense sports activities.

Treatment of hamstring injuries consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area. 

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Hip/Spine/Groin Warm Up

When trying to prep the lower body for training, I’ve always been a fan of compounding movements that hit multiple areas at once, the same way sports/training do. Vernon Griffith shows us a great set of movements that will help prep your spine, hips and groins for the training to come. Give him a follow for more great training and mobility information!

Exercise Tip Of The Month

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Women are often afraid to lift weights for fear they will look too “bulky”, but actually that’s not what happens.

Women can and should do weight lifting exercises if they want to shed body fat and achieve a toned physique. Strength training 30 to 40 minutes twice a week for 4 months, could increase an average woman’s resting metabolism by 100 calories a day, meaning you’ll be burning calories even when you’re not exercising.