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5 Common Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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 […]

weightlifting

How Long Does It Take to Build Muscle?

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 […]

don't ignore injury

Debunking the Myth of “Training Through the Pain”: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Sports Injury

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 […]

ac joint separation

4 Signs that You May Have an AC Joint Separation — and How to Seek Treatment

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, […]

foot pain

Why Does My Foot Hurt?

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 […]

sports at any age

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 and joint pain

How to Recognize the Symptoms of (and Seek Treatment for) a Hip Labral Tear

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 […]

5 Easy Adjustments to Avoid Back Injuries During Weightlifting

From rows to squats, the back plays a critical role in many weightlifting exercises — and developing strong back muscles can help you push yourself farther at the gym for a wide variety of lifts. As with any part of your body, it’s impossible to keep your back completely safe from injury while you’re working […]

Baseball

An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Top Tips to Prevent 7 Common Baseball Injuries

While baseball might not seem like a particularly dangerous sport to most — after all, it doesn’t have the hard hits of football or the fast pace of soccer — baseball players do sustain their fair share of injuries, many of which are preventable. To help you stay safe on the diamond, we’ve broken down […]

Physical Therapy

Are You at a High Risk of Suffering a Patellar Dislocation?

As one of the body’s workhorse joints, the knee is essential to a vast range of sports and activities. Since it does so much heavy lifting, however, it’s also susceptible to an array of injuries. One knee injury that can be particularly devastating to athletes is a patellar dislocation. The patella (or kneecap) is a small […]

A Soccer Player's Guide to ACL Tears

A Soccer Player’s Guide to ACL Tears (and How to Avoid Them!)

As the World Cup draws closer, it’s easy to understand what makes soccer the world’s most popular sport. With its fast pace, simple rules, and pick-up game readiness (all you need is a ball!), it’s an accessible and thrilling pastime for millions around the world. Like any sport, however, soccer has its fair share of injuries. […]

Muscle Stiffness

What Causes Muscle Stiffness — and How to Get Rid of It

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete or a nine to fiver: nearly everyone has experienced muscle stiffness at some point in their lives. Whether it hits you in the morning the day after a serious workout or after a long day at the office, it can leave you with debilitating pain and discomfort […]

Bone health - Osteoporosis

4 Early Signs That Your Bone Health May Be Declining

When it comes to bone health, it’s difficult to know just how in shape we are. While keeping our bones healthy is the key to remaining active and well into our elderly years, bone density scans are not a part of our annual checkup and they may start getting them when it has become too […]

The Athlete's Checklist for ACL Surgery Preparation and Recovery

The Athlete’s Checklist for ACL Surgery Preparation and Recovery

It’s no surprise that professional athletes tend to be in much better shape than those of us who don’t play sports for a living — but what might seem more puzzling is that they also seem to recover more rapidly from injuries. Think of D’Angelo Russell, the Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard. After suffering a […]

back pain

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Ever experienced an ache or pain in your lower back region? You’re not in alone: in fact, 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given moment, and its interference in nearly every aspect of a patient’s life makes it the single leading cause of disability in the world. That’s why lower back pain should […]

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