Aside from trauma or overuse, a lot of us put undue stress on our backs and knees when we sit. We sit at work, during commutes and at home. Hours and hours of holding the same position will cause the body to conform and stiffen. A lot of pretty serious health and athletic performance issues stem from sitting too much. So it’s best to, whenever possible, alternate between sitting and standing.
Here are the three most common causes for overuse injuries:
- Over-doing it:
Every time you take a step while running you are dropping the entirety of your body weight onto your knees, ankles and feet! Humans are not Cheetahs! Give your muscles and central nervous system some time to adapt.
This may be why you’re reading this Blog. Let’s keep it short and sweet. There are two forms of injuries, traumatic and overuse:
Traumatic injuries are caused by a singular and, you guessed it, acute, stressor. Tripping, striking something particularly hard, having someone fall on your knee (think rugby) – these are all traumatic injuries. They do their damage quickly and efficiently.