As fun as winter sports are, they can be extremely dangerous and lead to unwanted injuries. In fact, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 200,000 individuals were treated for winter-related sports injuries in 2018 – 76,000 injuries from snow skiing, 53,000 injuries from snowboarding, 48,000 injuries from ice skating, and 22,000 injuries from sledding.
We rely on our shoulders for so many activities – playing catch, brushing our hair, lifting a box, or pushing the lawnmower. In fact, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. However, because of its flexibility, it is not very stable and is susceptible to injuries. Let’s take a look at the anatomy of the shoulder and the most common shoulder injuries.
Do you have knee pain? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic knee pain. Knee pain affects people of all ages and can be caused by various medical conditions or injuries. Depending on the case, knee pain may limit motion, affect control, diminish strength, and hinder mobility.
If your child is a wrestler, they might be prone to injuries, such as bruises, cauliflower ear, or scrapes. Some of the most common types of orthopaedic injuries are to the shoulder or knee. These often are more severe than other types of wrestling injuries and frequently require surgeries and other treatments. Keep reading to learn how to prevent and treat common wrestling injuries.
Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October! It is a great time to share the benefits of physical therapy and help keep you motivated. A patient’s motivation is key when it comes to recovery, but we know that it is easier said than done. Staying motivated is hard. Some clients are enthusiastic about doing their exercises, while others struggle to find their drive. It is easy to push physical therapy off when they are not in pain or they are bored with their exercises.
In the matter of months, our lifestyles have changed dramatically because of COVID-19 – and our workout routines were no exception to that change. With stay-in-place orders and social distancing, it has made it difficult to stay active. But, we are here to tell you that you need to keep your body moving no matter the circumstances! Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends exercising for 150 minutes a week (a.k.a. 30 minutes for 5 days a week).
Summer is a fantastic time of the year to be outside in the sunshine and the beautiful weather. However, the human body is not always able to regulate its temperature by just sweating, and the heat can be too much for the body to handle. Even though summer is fun, it helps to avoid heat-related injuries.
Eliminating the language barrier between medical professionals and patients is key to improving health care interaction. Your orthopaedic specialist will do their best to explain everything to you in everyday terms. However, medical professionals spend all day around this information and may forget to explain some medical terms. This can cause misunderstanding if patients do not remember or do not have time to ask for clarification.