Pain and stiffness can worsen over time until your shoulder feels frozen in one position. Here is how to get things moving again.
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Rotator cuff muscles may be small, but they're majorly important.
The American Heart Association says that running is good for your heart. But for every 100 hours of running, the average runner will sustain at least one injury. But, there are things you can do after a run to cut the risk of a future injury.
Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries. Season statistics of players were compared relative to pitch count limits.
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The part of the body we call the shoulder consists of several joints that work with tendons and muscles to allow the arm to move in many directions. We can bowl a perfect game or reach the top shelf thanks to this system of joints, muscles and tendons. However, it is possible to overextend the shoulder and end up with pain. When your shoulder is painful, everyday life activities become difficult.
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Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.
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As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they're minors) and from the media, especially if I'm being interviewed about a professional athlete. The answer is rarely the same, and I'm sure you can understand why. Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living. In the interest of providing at least some answer to this frequently asked question, we'll dive into it here.
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Youth baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch, or how many pitches a player can throw. But for girls playing fast-pitch softball, such guidelines are rare. One reason is that softball pitchers throw underhand, a motion thought to stress the arm less than the overhand throws seen in baseball.
"Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.
"For optimal performance, competitive athletes should develop their own individualized hydration protocol to best address their fluid needs during exercise," he said in a university news release.
Source: Medical Xpress
This program will address the biologic approach to the treatment of cartilage injuries, using marrow stimulation techniques, osteochondral grafting and cell based repair methods to fill symptomatic defects. The program will encompass physical exam, imaging, basic science, repair, surgical and non-surgical options, and rehabilitation. Through a case-based approach, there will be discussion about new research and practices
Pham H, Pickell M, Yagnatovsky M, Kramarchuk M, Alaia MJ, Jazrawi LM,Strauss EJ, Campbell KA. Pain and Narcotic Use Following Arthroscopic Meniscectomy: A Prospective Observational Study. Scientific paper, presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, 2018
My research team and I were just awarded a $20,000 Research Grant for our study looking at the role of stem cells in cartilage defects:
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