Weightlifting during circuit training builds strength, but it can also be tough on your shoulders. Here are five tips to prevent common injuries.
According to the CDC, over 30 million American children and adolescents play sports today. While this high level of athletic activity is certainly a positive factor in combating the obesity epidemic and other health concerns, it also means that millions of kids are at greater risk of suffering a sports-related injury. In fact, Johns Hopkins University found that […]
An Orthopedic Surgeon Addresses the “Age-Old” Question: How Old Is Too Old to Participate in Competitive Sports?
There’s something special about the camaraderie and excitement of competitive sports that never seems to dull with time. Unfortunately, these activities can get harder as we age, for a simple reason: they push us to push our bodies to their limits (and sometimes beyond them). As we age, our bodies lose the resiliency of youth, […]
Though somewhat overshadowed by its better-known neighbor, the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius is one of the most important muscles in the human body. For runners especially, this muscle tends to be underused — but it can be easily strengthened with a few simple, targeted exercises. Here’s what you need to know about the gluteus medius, as […]
Regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to protect your body from joint and muscle pain, especially during pregnancy, but the benefits don’t end there. While you may have to switch up your usual workout routine due to the extra weight, the benefits of exercising during this time are long-lasting for both you and your baby. Take […]
The winter months can really have an effect on overall health. It’s not as easy to get excited and motivated about wellness when it is cold, dark or dreary outside. When it’s too cold to enjoy the outdoors, it’s time to get creative about staying active. Take the stairs. Whether you live or work in a […]
You don’t have to be a pro pitcher or weekend warrior to get shoulder bursitis. Chances are, you will start feeling pain without knowing what caused it. So how did you end up with shoulder bursitis and what does this mean? Bursae are jelly-like sacs that act as buffers between tissues as we move our bodies. […]
Often times, water aerobics are assumed to be a workout for the elderly only. However, working out in water has many benefits, even for younger athletes. The reason water aerobics are so popular for the older population is because it is such a low-impact workout. The water takes weight off of your joints, and resistance […]
As Spring approaches, we all face the daunting task of getting ourselves back into our workout routine. Orthopedic injuries often occur for the first time when suddenly changing your workout regimen or increasing your activity level. Here are some tips to make getting back into the swing of things easily and pain free. Pace yourself. The most […]
Each New Year, it is common to make resolutions. Common resolutions include lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or running a marathon. These are all commendable changes. Why not make 2017 the year you become serious about your bone and joint health? We are given one body to use – and while joints […]
I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]
The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (25 minutes, 3 times per week). Moderate exercise is light to somewhat hard exercise on the perceived exertion scale. Vigorous exercise is very hard to […]
If you have been watching the Rio Olympics over the past week you have no doubt noticed countless athletes adorned in colorful body tape, better known as Kinesio Tape. Some athletes have even gone so far as to have their country printed on the tape itself. Although it may be colorful and patriotic, the purpose […]