|Asthma and exercise
Asthma is a condition in which the air passages in the lungs become narrow or blocked. Asthma can be caused by a wide variety of factors such as pollen, pollutants, and exercise.
Bursitis (burr-site-iss) is a condition in which the fluid-filled sack which cushions the bones in a joint becomes inflamed. It occurs in the joints of the knee, elbow, shoulder, and hip and is usually the result of trauma to the joint, pressure, excessive exercise, prolonged kneeling, or leaning on the elbow.
|Diabetes and exercise
If you have diabetes and you're an athlete, you're probably well aware of some of the complications you face. For a diabetic athlete, one of the most serious complications is a foot infection that doesn't heal.
|High blood pressure
High blood pressure or hypertension (hi-per-TEN-shun) is a condition in which the arteries constrict and cause the heart to pump harder in order to distribute the blood to the body.
Although exercise is beneficial to most individuals, it is not completely free of risks. But when injuries do occur, there are some steps you can take to minimize them.
|Modifying exercise for safety
Most injuries and health problems associated with exercise have the same basic cause: the overstressing of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, or other tissues.
A cramp is a sudden muscle contraction. Cramps occur in muscles when they are overstressed. To avoid overstressing muscles, warm up before any vigorous activity and avoid sudden increases in your exercise levels.
|Overuse or overtraining problems
If you've experienced an overuse or overtraining problem, and you'd like for it to be your last, you are going to need to understand a few basic rules of being athletic.
Your shins are the front part of your legs between your knees and your ankles. Normally, these aren't areas of our bodies that we give much consideration to unless we get shin splints.
Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons, which are the tissues that connect muscles to bones. It can occur in any place where a tendon is located, but it is most common at the shoulders or heels, on the outside of the elbows, called tennis elbow, or on the inside of the elbows, called golfer's elbow.