Archive for August, 2007

Mountain Biking and Foot Injuries

Mountain biking has inherent risks which are dependent on the type of trail and skill level of the rider. Many riders think of broken collarbones and separated shoulders as the main risk of mountain biking, but don’t realize the impact on the foot and ankle during cycling. Blunt trauma from rocks, roots and trees is [...]

Hiking and Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle is a small muscle which sits deep in the buttocks over the sciatic nerve. It’s action is to rotate the hip out (external rotation) and extend the thigh back. When the piriformis is tight, is in spasm or on stretch, it irritates the sciatic nerve, which send pain down the back of [...]