Long Flight? Try These Stretches.

We’ve all been there. Heading onto the plane, bags in tow. You walk down the aisle, craning your neck for 14C (or was it B?). You place your luggage in the overhead bin and sit down, ready to begin your trip. But sitting in that snug seat—whether it’s a 12-hour or two-hour flight—is far from comfortable. Here are a few … Read More

Osteal Tuberculosis

You probably have never associated tuberculosis with bone and joint health due to the fact that it is known as pulmonary (lung) disease. What you might not know is that tuberculosis can attack your bones and joints in a very dangerous way. TB of the bone is known as Osteal Tuberculosis or Skeletal Tuberculosis. This disease is often misdiagnosed as … Read More

Common Hip Injuries

While many think of only older people having hip injuries, hip conditions can actually affect individuals of all ages. Children, teens and young adults who are active in sports are all especially susceptible to hip injuries. Because bone density decreases with age, senior citizens are more prone to injuries due to falls. Jobs that require carrying heavy weight can also … Read More

Exercises to Help Prevent Bone Loss

In the United States, more than 44 million men and women over the age of 50 are affected by osteoporosis or low bone mass. While some exercises may be hard on joints, many, when done correctly, will help strengthen bones and prevent bone loss. There are two basic types of activities: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. Weight-bearing Exercises These activities help … Read More

ImPACT Concussion Testing

Dr. Courtney Erickson-Adams, Primary Care Sports Medicine physician at Bone & Joint Center, is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). ImPACT or Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing is a computerized neurocognitive test that evaluates how a brain functions after an injury, such as a concussion.  The ImPACT exam measures a few different things, the first being visual function. As 70 … Read More

Hamstring Strains: What They Are and What to Do About Them

Although common, hamstring injuries can prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities or sports. They frequently occur in athletes, especially those in sports that require sprinting, such as track, soccer and basketball. The hamstring muscles run down the back of the thigh and include three different muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. Muscle strains are graded from a 1 (mild) … Read More

Preparing Your Home for Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

It is important to prepare physically for your anterior approach to hip replacement surgery, but it is equally as important to make sure your home is ready as well. Because you will not be able to move around easily right away, there are several items that need to be checked to make sure your transition from hospital to home is … Read More

Joint-Friendly Exercises

Just because you suffer from joint pain or problems doesn’t mean you should stop exercising. There are many exercises and activities that burn calories without hurting your joints. Swimming is a great way to work your upper, mid and lower body muscles. It is low impact but burns calories fast. Be sure to use proper form to prevent other injuries … Read More

Concussion Discussion

Concussions are a brain injury in which the brain bangs up against the inside of the skull. This can be compared to how the egg yolk inside of an eggshell behaves when shaken. During a concussion, the brain endures a whiplash-type injury that first hits the front of the brain and then hits against the back of the skull. Concussions … Read More

NBA Discusses Concussions

In May, two players from the Golden State Warriors basketball team were cleared to play in the next game after taking a hit to the head. Both players were assessed and told that they didn’t have a concussion; however, concussion symptoms did show up the next day. This is what caused the NBA union to hire neurologists to decide if … Read More