Video #2 for the Flow YouTube channel. Should you ice an injury? It’s not usually the best idea even though it’s what we’re often told. For more info check out the Sock Doc First Aid For Injuries Part II.
Injury Treatment & Prevention Videos
The Sock Doc Videos offer a unique approach to injury treatment and prevention. Each video discusses common injuries athletes are either diagnosed with or areas where many often suffer weakness and pain. The videos will teach you how to assess the true cause of your injury rather than treat the symptoms as so many do (unsuccessfully). You'll also learn how to help prevent your current injury from reoccurring, as well as other injuries that are often related, before they occur.
This is the first of a new series of films made especially for the Flow YouTube channel. This on-going series will cover certain athletic injuries, healthy (and unhealthy) foods, training principles, and a whole lot more! Watch, listen, and learn how to be a more fit and healthy athlete and lower your injury risk. Check [...]
In this video I discuss some easy ways to assess your posterior (back side) thigh pain or injury. Calf, hamstring, or glute max injury? Most don’t know how to figure out what they have injured let alone how to even begin to heal it. Hamstring injuries are very common, but I see them needing to [...]
In this video I show some drills to help strengthen your feet and lower legs with the goal of improving your balance and health while also helping to prevent future injuries. These exercises are also great if you’re trying to recover from an injury such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, or you’re looking to [...]
In this video I discuss common elbow problems often diagnosed as tendonitis, lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), and medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow). Even if you’re not a hard core golfer, bowler, tennis player, or thrower of darts, you can still have pain in your elbow as a result of various muscle imbalances. Check out the video [...]
Shoulder pain is a major complaint in many people, not just athletes, and to successfully correct the problem one must look far beyond the shoulder itself. In this video I discuss the majority of the muscles that make up the shoulder joint and their relationship to common injuries that occur in the shoulder girdle area. [...]
In this video I discuss common knee injuries, problems and complaints that many athletes have. Along with UNC’s 2011 Men’s National Championship soccer midfielder, G.A. Long, I describe how many athletes have knee pain due to pelvic and lower back problems, as well as foot problems. Aside from direct impact and trauma, often knee pain [...]
In this video I discuss piriformis syndrome, low back pain, and “sciatic pain”, which is often not true sciatica, but another type of pain known as sclerotenogeous pain. Many athletes suffer from hip pain and back pain. Hip flexion problems are very common in runners and those who use their bodies to jump and kick. [...]