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Skiing Injuries of Lower Body

Skiing Injuries of the Lower Body

by MASS4D® Insoles December 24, 2017

Like any other fast-paced sport, skiing carries a risk of injury which should be considered while preparing for ski season. Develop your own protective measures to remain injury-free on the slopes by learning about the risk factors responsible for some common lower body injuries in skiing.

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Sesamoiditis

Taking A Closer Look At Sesamoiditis

by MASS4D® Insoles December 17, 2017

Sesamoiditis is a painful condition that gradually develops in the ball of the foot, most often under the big toe. Sometimes, there may be swelling or bruising in the area. You could also have difficulty in moving or bending your big toe.

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Runner's Knee

What Causes Runner’s Knee?

by MASS4D® Insoles December 10, 2017

Runner’s knee, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a painful knee condition that commonly affects runners. This pain is felt mostly at the kneecap and is often described as being either sudden and sharp or dull and chronic.

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PNF Stretching

5 Ways PNF Stretching Can Help You

by MASS4D® Insoles November 26, 2017

PNF (or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) is an effective way to improve athletic performance and prevent muscular injuries. This form of stretching provides immense benefits for the body such as promoting flexibility, muscle strength and enhanced body movement. 

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Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures of the Foot – Why Are They So Common in Sports?

by MASS4D® Insoles November 19, 2017

Stress fractures of the foot are overuse injuries that are common in sports such as running because of repetitive stress; the repeated movement of the foot striking the ground while running can increase the risk of stress fractures over time. 

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High-Intensity Interval Training

A Quick Guide To High-Intensity Interval Training

by MASS4D® Insoles November 12, 2017

The many benefits of High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) make it a popular choice among fitness enthusiasts especially those with busy schedules struggling to find time for the gym. Since most of these exercises don't take long and require minimal equipment, it is an ideal way to remain fit when you're pressed for time.

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Marathon

How to Train Your Feet for Distance Running

by MASS4D® Insoles October 22, 2017

Marathons are a form of long-distance running. While training for one, it is important to give consideration to foot health; training the feet properly can help in getting better outcomes for a runner by preventing injuries and enhancing performance.

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Lower Body Injuries Mountain Biking

Lower Body Injuries in Mountain Biking

by MASS4D® Insoles September 28, 2017

Mountain biking is a high-impact form of cycling. The amount of stress on the lower body is subject to the type of terrain and other factors. Lack of understanding of terrain, improper gear and poor pedalling form can expose mountain bikers to lower body injuries.

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Lower Body Injuries Skateboarding

Understanding Lower Body Injuries in Skateboarding

by MASS4D® Insoles September 14, 2017

The risk of fall injuries to the knees, hips, and the lower back in skateboarding is high. Injury risks increase with speed, height and the level of challenge. Bruises and sprains are common in this sport, especially while doing tricks.

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Impact of Feet on CrossFit Training

Importance of Healthy Feet in CrossFit

by MASS4D® Insoles September 07, 2017

The healthy function and movement of feet play an important role in CrossFit. Given the high intensity of the workouts, the feet need to function optimally to support the excessive load placed on the lower body and provide a strong foundation for improving performance.

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Lower Body Injuries Gymnastics

Lower Body Injuries in Gymnastics

by MASS4D® Insoles August 31, 2017

Lower body injuries can significantly affect the overall quality of life of gymnasts and increase the risk of developing degenerative disorders. Understanding how the lower body works can help prevent common injuries.

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Ground Reaction Force

What Is Ground Reaction Force?

by MASS4D® Insoles August 27, 2017

Ground force impacts the walking stride of a person. Understanding ground force and what it does can help individuals, especially athletes, learn more about balance and posture.

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