Learn the difference between a sprain and a strain, and how you can prevent these painful injuries.
We take a look at the main risk factors for knee injuries in basketball and how you can protect yourself on the court.
Here’s what you need to know about the painful but treatable condition called adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back and spine pain. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45. While most of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives, it isn’t always easy to identify the source. To help you understand and treat this condition, we’ve broken down […]
Orthotics can be a powerful addition to treatment plans for your foot or ankle condition.
As we move into the semifinals, the competition is heating up at the World Cup. These players from across the globe are the best of the best, displaying enviable athletic prowess thanks to hours of daily training. Most spectators can only dream of being an Antoine Griezmann or Lionel Messi, but drawing inspiration from the […]
Bad posture is all too common these days, as many office workers spend much of their time hunched over a screen. When the neck, shoulders, and back are misaligned, the muscles can’t work correctly to keep the body upright and balanced. This puts strain on those muscles and ligaments, which can lead to pain, injury, fatigue, […]
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 […]