If watching the World Cup inspires you to get out on the field, be sure to play smart — our tips will help you steer clear of these typical soccer injuries.
Learn how to recognize a hip flexor injury, and what you can do about it. Hip flexors are the muscles that allow you to bring your knees to your chest, do high kicks, and bend at the waist. They include the inner hip muscles (iliopsoas), part of the quadriceps (rectus femoris), the inner thigh, and […]
Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and how to treat this common foot condition.
Runners’ feet do a lot of work. Here how to best take care of yours so foot injuries don’t slow you down. With summer around the corner, longer days mean one thing for runners: more daylight hours during which to hit the pavement. While runners often deal with minor aches and pains, it’s important to […]
Joint pain and weather: while the link has sometimes been dismissed as an old wives tale, medical experts are now taking a closer look at the correlation. To date, the results of studies on the subject have been mixed, and further research is needed before a scientific consensus can be reached. But the prevalence of […]
Chronic knee pain is a common problem that can greatly impact your quality of life. This pain may be the result of sports injuries that have never fully healed, such as dislocations, torn ligaments, or meniscus tears (ruptures of the cartilage). In other cases, a disease like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone cancer may be to blame. Overuse or long-term […]
If you’ve never had a foot injury before, you might not be familiar with the terms “pronation” and “supination,” which refer to the foot’s natural inward and outward movements when walking or running. These movements enable the feet and ankles to move properly and absorb the forces imposed upon them without injury. Both pronation and […]
With the rise of Fitbits and the Apple Watch, wearables have become a mainstay in the tech marketplace. Among their many uses is collecting reliable data on the user’s health — even for those who did not purchase their wearable device with personal fitness in mind. As the market for wearables continues to grow, so […]
While golf may lack the intense running and jumping common in higher impact sports, it still requires repetitive motions that place significant pressure on your joints. These movements, especially if done incorrectly, put stress on the body that can eventually lead to debilitating injuries. Here’s what you should know about five of the most common […]
While there are all kinds of “get fit quick” schemes out there that may indicate otherwise, here’s the truth: you can’t build muscle overnight. It’s a gradual process of stress, breakdown, and recovery that you need to consistently repeat until you’ve bulked up. To help you set realistic expectations for yourself as you embark upon […]
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 […]
The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a cartilaginous junction that joins the shoulder blade and the collarbone. Primarily responsible for overhead motions such as throwing, this essential joint can be sprained or separated as a result of direct trauma, often while playing contact sports such as football or hockey. Like many sprains and strains, […]
While joint pain of any kind can put a serious damper on your ability to participate in sports or exercise regularly, pain in the feet can be especially debilitating. If you’re having difficulty simply staying on your feet throughout the day, a number of conditions could be to blame. From Morton’s neuroma in the ball […]
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, […]
Hip labral tears occur when the acetabular labrum — the cartilage surrounding the socket of the hip joint — is frayed or ruptured. They can stem from a number of causes, but they’re most often a product of hip impingement: a pinching of the labrum caused by friction between the head of the femur and the socket […]