By fitstoppt 04 Mar, 2016 Advice, Exercise, FAQ, Fitness, Health, Injury, Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Tips, Wellness avoid, decrease, exercise, how to, hurt, injury, pain, workout
Most of us have been through the cycle before. You’ve come to realize you need to start working out regularly in order to get healthier. Your new workout plan is going great for a couple of weeks when suddenly – WHAMMO – something starts hurting that didn’t hurt before you started. You take some time off rehabbing this injury and after a couple of weeks it starts to feel better, but you fail to pick up your fitness routine where you left off. Suddenly you’re back to your same old ways – thinking maybe one day again you’ll try working out.
As a doctor of physical therapy I see a lot of patients for a lot of different reasons. Some of these injuries are traumatic; some develop slowly over time. But I can say with a certain degree of confidence that many (if not most) of these injuries could actually be avoided if people would stick to the following six tips: More
By fitstoppt 12 Aug, 2015 Advice, Back Pain, Exercise, FAQ, Fitness, Low Back Pain, Pain Management ab, abs, back, core, exercise, fitness, hurt, pain, plank, workout
“That hurts my lower back.”
“It kind of feels like pinching right here.”
“How come that one hurts my back?”
Planks are one of our most-recommended exercises to increase abdominal strength. As far as core exercises go, you would be hard-pressed to find one single exercise that works as many muscles as efficiently as planks do. But what happens when planks hurt? One complaint that I hear often from my patients is that they feel a “pinch” in their lower back while doing planks. Today on the Fit Stop Blog I wanted to share with you the top three reasons why you may be experiencing back pain while planking and what you can do to correct this problem. We’ve even included some video instruction to explain it to you a little more effectively! Check it out below…