Summer is in full swing and with the warm weather most of you are going to be spending more time outside. Whether its running, cycling, hiking, or starting a landscaping project, these activities come with a risk of injury.
When an injury does occur soft tissue like muscles, ligaments or tendons are damaged. This occurs through a macro or micro trauma. Macro is a large trauma usually resulting in a fracture, dislocation or laceration. Micro on the other hand is commonly referred to as an overuse injury. These would include tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains and even disc bulges. Due to the constant repetitive stress, tissues break down over time and become weak. This also leaves them susceptible to macro trauma due to the weakened state of the tissue.