Hip Fractures in Seniors

While most older adults are educating themselves on the warning signs of heart attack, cancer or stroke, there is an unsuspected killer not receiving the attention it deserves: fragility fractures. In reality, many more people suffer from a fragility fracture than heart attack, cancer or a stroke. It seems natural that one would be more concerned about cancer than hip … Read More

Keep Rallying: How to Prevent Common Tennis Injuries

Tennis is a sport that has significantly stood the test of time. Men, women and people of all ages enjoy the physical activity and challenge of this popular game. With its popularity, however, comes a higher risk and occurrence of injuries. In 2007, more than 21,000 people were treated for tennis-related injuries and conditions. These risks shouldn’t stop you from … Read More

It’s All Fun And Games Until…

Spring is just around the corner, and as the ground thaws, so do many people who begin exercising again after a winter off. From jogging outside to sports like soccer starting up again, sports-related injuries drastically increase. Though professional athletes spend months training before easing into their season, many kids and adults alike jump right back into their activities without … Read More

Lacrosse: Treating and Preventing Ankle Sprains

Lacrosse has quickly risen in popularity over the last decade, with a participation growth of 218%. With more students taking part in this fast-paced sport, injuries are also on the rise. Though lacrosse is considered a moderate risk sport (with the majority of injuries being minor strains, sprains and bruises), even the seemingly minor injuries can sideline a player. Ankle … Read More

Family Friendly Exercises for Spring

Despite the winter season’s never-ending snowpocalypse, spring will be here before we know it. Winter is perfect for snuggling up, watching movies, and relaxing by the fire, but we all know that as the temperature decreases, so does our motivation to work out. Walking to the gym sounds much less appealing when it’s fifteen degrees outside. Come early April, people … Read More

Overuse Injuries in Baseball and Softball Players

CAUSE IT’S ONE! TWO! THREE injuries…you’re out. Every year, thousands of baseball and softball players suffer from shoulder and elbow related injuries. These injuries are now more likely to happen to younger athletes between the ages of 7 and 18. With overuse shoulder and elbow injuries steadily rising, parents are worried about the health and safety of their children. Young … Read More

Joint Pain? Try Yoga.

While often associated only with spiritual discipline, yoga has become a popular form of both mental and physical wellness. If you suffer from joint pain and aches, yoga may provide the relief you’re looking for. In a study from Duke University Medical Center, yoga was found to be effective in treating chronic pain due to conditions such as osteoarthritis, carpal … Read More

Swimming Injuries and Prevention

Swimming has become one of the most popular fitness activities in the United States, thanks to its low joint impact. Swimming strengthens your core, builds your balance and helps your heart. Swimming is not always fun and games; there can be many painful repercussions if your splish-splashing is not taken seriously. Most swimming injuries are caused by improper stroke techniques … Read More

Why Age Shouldn’t Stop You

Many people allow getting older prevent them from staying active. With reduced mobility, muscle and bone mass, our body becomes more reluctant to exercise regularly. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are active. It is never too late to start physical … Read More

Labral Tears in Gymnasts

Labral tears (sometimes known as SLAP lesions or tears) are common injuries in athletes who use their shoulders predominantly. Gymnasts are no exception. The firm tissue around your shoulder socket is called the labrum – this gasket helps keep your arm bone in the shoulder socket. Labral tears can occur with sudden trauma or with repetitive, overhead activities. Ring and … Read More