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4 Ways to Prevent ACL Injuries

Posted on December 15, 2017

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the main ligaments in the knee. It prevents the shin from rotating too far from side to side and from slipping in front of the thigh bone. ACL injuries are extremely common in certain sports, but with the right preparation, you can protect… Read More

Stretching to Prevent Injuries

Posted on October 17, 2017

Giving the muscles a proper stretch before exercise provides many different physical benefits. For starters, injury prevention is one of the key reasons that both professional and amateur athletes all over the world stretch prior to a workout or sports performance. What are the benefits of engaging in exercises that… Read More

Repetitive Strain Injury - How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted on June 06, 2017

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) – Causes and Treatments Most of us are aware that strain injuries can occur if you overexert yourself or engage in strenuous activities. But did you know that you can sustain repetitive strain injuries from doing things like typing at a keyboard a lot or sitting in… Read More

Exercise and Hip Rehabilitation

Posted on April 28, 2017

Hip rehabilitation is necessary in various situations from just simple pain to post hip surgery. The hip is a very stable joint thanks to ligaments and strong muscles that surround it. If any injury occurs it can be disabling and affect simple daily activities like walking and going up and… Read More

Too Young for Knee Surgery?

Posted on April 14, 2017

A severe injury to the knee may require knee surgery. This can occur at any age. Failure to have a necessary surgery to correct a problem may result in the injury getting worse. Even to the point of total knee replacement. Young people who sustain a knee injury, or have a… Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Back Pain - Understanding and Managing the Condition

Posted on January 12, 2012

When most of us hear the word “arthritis,” what we’re really picturing isn’t rheumatoid arthritis, but rather “osteoarthritis,” the most common form of the condition. The differences between the two forms vary drastically. Rheumatoid arthritis can be a crippling disease, and if you think you may be suffering from it,… Read More

What are the Causes of Lower Back Pain?

Posted on December 13, 2011

Lower back pain (also called lumbago) is pain in the lumbar region of the back, which is located just above the tailbone area.  Most Americans will experience pain in the lower back at some point in their lives, so this is a fairly common ailment. In 99% of these cases, the… Read More

Shoulder Pain Relief – Causes and Treatments

Posted on December 06, 2011

People develop aches and pains in their shoulders for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they can be caused by something as simple as a pinched nerve. What Did I Do? Many of us get minor aches and pains from time to time, and in most cases they leave as quickly as they… Read More

Recovery from Lumbar Fusion

Posted on September 20, 2011

“Yikes! I’m having back surgery! Then what?” Lest you’re wondering what recovering from back surgery is like, here’s an idea of what to expect. Some of it may surprise you – even pleasantly! After you get home from the hospital . . . Which you were in for probably three to four days,… Read More

Medical Management for Ruptured Lumbar Discs

Posted on September 13, 2011

How much time have you got? There are multiple answers to this. Ruptured discs don’t discriminate against a person’s age – while the aging process does play a role, it’s not uncommon to find bulging, herniated, or ruptured discs on people of all ages. They can happen suddenly, say if… Read More