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Preventing Rotator Cuff Injuries

Preventing Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Overview The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the top, rear and front of the shoulder joint, and is one of the most important parts of the shoulder. The muscles of the rotator cuff allow people to lift their arms

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Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis

What is Patellar Tendinitis? Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper’s knee or Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease, is a common injury or inflammation of the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the shin bone (patellar tendon). While anyone can get patellar tendinitis, it is more frequent among athletes who play

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Soccer Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Soccer Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The Increasing Popularity of Soccer The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins this week, and with it an increased focus on the sport of soccer at all levels. Soccer is the most popular international team sport, and has become the fastest growing team sport in the United States.

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Most Common Baseball Injuries

Most Common Baseball Injuries

Baseball is one of America’s favorite sports. For pitchers, it can be incredibly taxing on the arm. Damage or tear to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the most common injury suffered and is often caused by pitchers throwing too much. This ligament is the main stabilizer

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Yoga-Related Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Yoga-Related Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The Benefits of Yoga There are countless benefits of yoga. The potential health benefits of yoga include: Stress reduction. A number of studies have shown that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety. It can also enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. Improved fitness. Practicing

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Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has a variety of causes, and as a result proven prevention strategies have been difficult to develop. However, workstation changes to minimize the stress on your hands and wrists, such as proper lighting and seating and hand/wrist placement, can help decrease some factors that

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How to Prevent the 7 Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries

How to Prevent the 7 Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries

Recent Decrease in Accidents If you are considering hitting the slopes and are concerned about safety, recent trends are encouraging. With a higher number of people wearing helmets and an increase in safety awareness, serious skiing and snowboarding accidents have been declining for the past 10 years.

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain Injury

Cold Weather and Joint Pain Injury

Cold weather tends to decrease muscle flexibility, which increases the risk of injury. A 10-15 minute warm up, consisting of increasingly more strenuous exercise and dynamic stretching, should be done before exercise to decrease the risk of strain. Weather-related joint pain is often reported by patients with

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Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common shoulder injuries. The shoulder is a ball-socket joint that allows the arm to move in many different directions. The rotator cuff consists of four different muscles that keep the shoulder stabilized and help it move. The muscles and

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Knee Strengthening for Athletes: How to Avoid ACL/PCL Damage

Knee Strengthening for Athletes: How to Avoid ACL/PCL Damage

The knee is the largest joint in the body, connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The tendons allow the knee joint to move as they serve as the joining support of the knee bones to the leg muscles. Knees are essential for competing

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