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Exercise Routine for Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1st, 2020 admin To our athletes — what to know about exercise routines right now: Take it easy! If you are switching from your normal exercise routine to something entirely new, be cautious of overdoing it. Especially if your new workouts require a lot of running, jumping, or heavy lifting. Don't rush! If you are beginning a new…

Managing Osteoarthritis / Knee Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1st, 2020 admin Ways to treat your knee pain right now: Go for a walk (but maintain social distancing)! Low-impact exercise most often helps arthritic pain. It may seem counterintuitive, but it lubricates the bones with natural synovial fluid and allows easier glide within the joint space. Stretch. Try a new yoga class online (even if its only…

Exercise for Good Bone Health

February 23rd, 2020 admin Although it’s essential at every age for healthy bones, exercise is especially important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. It can also increase muscle strength, coordination and balance, leading to better overall health. Reasons to exercise Just like muscle, bone is made of living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. Young women and men…

The Importance of Stretching in Cold Weather

January 18th, 2020 admin Everyone knows it’s vital to stretch your muscles before exercise. Stretching increases flexibility and range of motion, decreasing your risk of injury. It’s is even more essential on cold days because your muscles contract to conserve heat, making them tighter and more prone to injury. Here are some tips on how to limber up for…

What Is Gait Analysis?

December 13th, 2019 admin Put simply, gait analysis is analyzing the way you walk and run. Gait analysis provides individuals with information about their body and their running style. It evaluates the biomechanics of how joints move in motion to diagnose poor running patterns and prevent injury. Who would benefit? Who wouldn’t benefit? Athletes — runners, triathletes, or basketball,…

Concussion Baseline Testing: Preventative Medicine for Athletes

November 5th, 2019 admin Creating a Fingerprint of the Brain Baseline testing measures your brain function in a healthy state. This computerized test measures memory, attention span, and visual and verbal problem solving. Neurocognitive testing, like the ImPACT baseline test used by the Orthopedic Performance Institutem is the cornerstone of modern concussion management used by high schools, professional teams,…

Facts About Your Feet

October 1st, 2019 admin Your feet are pretty small, considering that they support the entire weight of your body. However, they can cause some big problems — so pay attention to your feet. Every step you take involves a remarkably intricate network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. That complexity — combined with all the weight they carry — accounts…

Facts About Tendinitis

August 26th, 2019 admin What is tendinitis? Tendinitis is swelling and pain in a tendon, the tissue that connects muscles to bones. It is a common condition typically caused by repeated injuries to a tendon. Who can get it? You are more likely to get tendinitis if you do repetitive movements each day or put stress on your joints.…

Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQ

August 1st, 2019 admin What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects your joints. It causes pain, swelling and stiffness. If joints on one side of your body have rheumatoid arthritis, usually the joints on the other side do too. It can affect any joint in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis can also make you feel…
Protecting Bones at Every Age

Protecting Bones at Every Age

July 26th, 2019 admin People of all ages need to know what they can do to maintain strong bones. You are never too young or too old to improve your bone health and should be protecting your bones at every age. Babies Bone growth begins even before babies are born. Premature and low-birth-weight infants often need extra calcium, phosphorus…
Overtraining problems in girls and young women

Overtraining Problems in Girls and Young Women

June 3rd, 2019 admin Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do to take care of your health and body. But as with anything else, too much of a good thing can just be…too much. This can cause overtraining problems in girls and young women. Are you exercising too much and eating too little? If so,…
Treating Sprains and Strains

Treating Sprains and Strains

May 13th, 2019 admin Treating Sprains and Strains What’s the difference between sprains and strains? A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). When a sprain happens, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon (fibrous cords of tissue…
Facts About Shoulder Arthroscopy

Facts About Shoulder Arthroscopy

April 16th, 2019 admin Less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, a shorter (if any) hospital stay, and faster recovery than open surgery are some of the shoulder arthroscopy benefits. But what is it and how is it performed? Read on to find out the facts about shoulder arthroscopy. Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an…
What are growth plate injuries?

What are Growth Plate Injuries?

March 6th, 2019 admin Growth plates are areas of growing tissues that enable the long bones in children and teens to continue to grow. When your child is finished growing, the growth plates close and are replaced by solid bone. Since this is the weakest part of the growing skeleton, injuries occur when a break or fracture develops near…
Osteoarthritis FAQ

Osteoarthritis FAQ

February 12th, 2019 admin Osteoarthritis FAQ What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis, afflicting 30.8 million adults in the United States. Osteoarthritis is a disease that damages the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. This allows the bones to rub together. The rubbing causes pain, swelling and loss of motion…

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

November 27th, 2018 admin What is Plantar Fasciitis? The plantar fascia is the ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It provides support to your arches and helps you to walk. Since these ligaments are under a lot of stress in your daily life, plantar fasciitis can frequently occur. SYMPTOMS When you put too much…

Identifying Knee Problems

October 23rd, 2018 admin Your knees have a big job to do and identifying knee problems, at first pain, is important. They provide support for your body, allowing you to walk, run, jump, turn, stand and crouch. Flexibility and stability are essential for performing these tasks. To help your knees accomplish this, other parts of your body come into…
Sports Specialization in Young Athletes

Sports Specialization in Young Athletes

September 6th, 2018 admin Sports Specialization in Young Athletes Is the Pressure to Excel Actually Hurting Your Child? Young athletes are being increasingly driven to focus on a single sport in the hopes that they can join elite teams and earn college sports scholarships. The bad news is that early specialization has led to an increase in injuries, overtraining…

Quick Facts About Sports Injuries

August 18th, 2018 admin The National Institute of Health defines sports injuries as those that occur when engaging in sports or other rigorous physical activity. Some injuries can result from accidents, and others can result from poor training practices or improper gear. Some people get injured when they are not in proper condition. Not warming up or stretching enough…
Foot and Ankle Referral Guide

Foot and Ankle Referral Guide

August 15th, 2016 admin Download the foot and ankle referral guide - This overview is of the bones and muscles in your feet and the conditions that can occur.