Health & Safety

April 19, 2013

Self care strategies for athletes with IT Band Friction Syndrome

Sgt. Andre Raymond Carrion, 40th Signal Battalion, uses a foam roller as part of physical therapy rehabilitation.

Every day at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, I see Soldiers with the diagnosis of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.

It is a very common overuse injury Soldiers experience caused by tight hip flexor muscles that as a result make the IT Band rub over the hip bone (greater trochanter) or the outside of the knee bone (lateral femoral condyle). This may cause clicking and popping at one or both of these sites. Pain is typically located around the knee cap and/or over the hip.

While this overuse injury is common in athletes involved in running and cycling, I see it occur frequently in Soldiers who progress training too fast and neglect an important component of physical fitness – flexibility. This injury does not have to be a career stopper if recognized and treated early.

The core of any overuse injury treatment program should be rest, ice, compression and elevation, or RICE, and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam or diclofenac.

In six years of clinical practice in the profession of orthopedic physical therapy, I found the following self care treatments extremely effective: stretching, foam rolling, ice massage and Kinesiotaping.

Capt. Leigh Anne Swafford, DPT-RWBAHC Team Rehab, applies Kinesiotaping to Sgt. Andre Raymond Carrion, 40th Signal Battalion, during a physical therapy session.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Cyber-Security-Scout-Article-06OCT2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber S...
 
 

Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and...
 
 
MasterTrainingFitness10_W3_Hidalgo

FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Soldiers of the Army Master Fitness Training program execute guerilla drills for their morning physical readiness training session during week three of the course at Barnes Field House on Fort Huachuca. The Soldiers spent half ...
 

 

Message from the Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca COLUMBUS DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of our continent and has been a celebrated Federal Holiday since 1937. I encourage everyone to take some much deserved time off to enjoy and celebrate this time off with Family and friends. As you embark on your long weekend, please exercise caution and emphasize safety when taking part in...
 
 

Disability Employment Awareness showcased this month

“Expect. Employ. Empower.” is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme for October 2014. The history of National Disability Employment Month goes back to 1945 when Congress enacted a resolution declaring the first week in October each year. “National Employ the Physically Handicapped.” It has since been expended to recognize all disabilities, mental or physical,...
 
 

Local jury scam alert — avoid becoming a victim

The Sierra Vista Police Department, SVPD, is warning residents not to fall prey to the “jury scam”— a ploy often used by scam artists. Three callers reported the same ruse to officers Oct. 2. All three received a call from a person claiming to be with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office looking to collect $4,500...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin