Video: Dr. Armin Tehrany Shares Tips On Avoiding CrossFit Injuries
A few months ago we wrote about the phenomenon called CrossFit. When we published the blog post, CrossFit was still in its blooming phase, and everyone had their own doubts about this particularly complex fitness regimen.
Today CrossFit has gained worldwide popularity. Doctors, fitness experts, personal trainers, professional athletes and recreational practitioners are still adding different names to this fitness program: cult, trend, health movement, fitness company, or an evolving sport.
Dr. Armin Tehrany, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon from New York and founder of Manhattan Orthopedic Care, has already helped many CrossFit practitioners heal from CrossFit injuries, including shoulder and knee injuries, muscle swelling and overall body exhaustion.
As we highlighted in our previous article, the most important aspect is practicing CrossFit safely. According to Dr. Tehrany, CrossFit Injuries can be avoided by adopting the body to this routine that pushes the body beyond its limits. Understanding the risks involved is a very important aspect that can help you avoid painful CrossFit injuries.
Watch the video to see what our knee and shoulder specialist recommends for everyone interested in starting with this fitness routine:
“One simply has to understand that CrossFit has risks like anything else does. And those who are likely to engage in CrossFit have to be prepared to practice the right techniques. CrossFit gyms aren’t necessarily run by certified strength coaches or condition coaches. So make sure that Your CrossFit gym is run by professionals.
Proper technique and a gradual progression will significantly decrease the CrossFit knee injuries, like meniscus and ACL tears in the knee, and CrossFit shoulder injuries, such as labrum and rotator cuff tears in the shoulder. These tears usually occur as a result of overuse and poor technique.
Slow and steady wins the race. Make sure you are in a good condition before you try CrossFit. Always stretch properly and don’t be afraid to ask for help, so you can train properly and be healthy.
If you have any questions feel free to ask me in our comment sections and I’ll get back to you personally.
Despite its complexity, CrossFit is a great workout for keeping your body perfectly healthy and fit. This specific exercise form provides stronger muscles and better body shape fast, in a very short time. It is composed out of different workout routines, and one routine is never performed more than twice every 6 months. Your overall fitness condition will be much improved and you will be able to play or train any sport you like, because your muscles will be stronger m your flexibility will be improved and your balance will be boosted.
But, make sure that you understand CrossFit completely before you start practicing it. If there is anything you would like to ask on how to avoid CrossFit Injuries, please contact us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tehrany.
Meanwhile, refresh your memory on the CrossFit safety tips that we shared in our post “Crossfit Injuries: Shoulder And Knee Injuries Can Be Avoided”.
Do everything you can to be safe!