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  • How To Stay Joint Healthy In Your 40s And 50s

    How To Stay Joint Healthy In Your 40s And 50s

    When you reach your 40s and 50s and start to feel pain in your knee or hip, you may be quick to guess that it stemmed from an acute injury, such as pulling a hip flexor or spraining a ligament. While these are common scenarios, osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage and joint damage) can mimic these symptoms. More and more, I see osteoarthritis occurring in patients in their 40s and 50s, ...

  • Three Keys To Finding Long-Term Success As A Young Athlete

    Three Keys To Finding Long-Term Success As A Young Athlete

    Why do you play your sport? Fun? Competition? Camaraderie? Whatever the reason, here are some tips to keep playing longer and stronger:Build or Maintain an Athletic FoundationKey components include: cardiovascular endurance, strength, dynamic alignment, body composition and mobility. Limitations in these foundational capabilities can lead to decreased power, agility and ...

  • You Have A Torn ACL: Now What?

    You Have A Torn ACL: Now What?

    The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a ligament inside the knee that provides stability to the knee. ACL injuries are very common and can happen to active athletes of all ages. Maybe you tore your ACL skiing or playing recreational basketball, or your child tore his or her ACL playing competitive sports. Most ACL injuries are non-contact meaning that a collision is not ...

  • Your New Workout Plan: Five Reasons To Begin Strength Training Today

    Your New Workout Plan: Five Reasons To Begin Strength Training Today

    Sometimes the terms ‘weight lifting’ or ‘strength training’ can seem intimidating and conjure up images of buff men pumping iron. Don’t be fooled – or scared – by this notion! When done right, strength training can help you lead a much healthier life.Strength training can come in all shapes and sizes – you could attend a CrossFit or Boot Camp class, perform bodyweight exercises at home ...

  • Need A Total Knee Or Hip Replacement? Here's What To Expect

    Need A Total Knee Or Hip Replacement? Here's What To Expect

    Deciding to have a total joint replacement, whether hip or knee, is a huge, life-changing decision. First, it is important to understand why most people undergo total joint replacement. The most common reason that a patient undergoes any form of hip or knee replacement is osteoarthritis. This is the typical "wear-and-tear" type of arthritis. Other reasons that patients may ...

  • What To Do If Your Child Suffers An Orthopedic Injury While Playing Sports

    What To Do If Your Child Suffers An Orthopedic Injury While Playing Sports

    For a parent, there can be a lot of anxiety when your child gets hurt and you don’t know what to do. As a sports medicine physician and parent who has covered many sporting events from the sidelines, and has been the medical director and team physician of high school and college athletic teams, here’s some advice on how to approach the situation.Being prepared is the first step. Prior ...

  • Use Posture During Pregnancy To Maintain Wellness

    Use Posture During Pregnancy To Maintain Wellness

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Pregnancy can create many musculoskeletal challenges and progressive biomechanical demands in a woman’s body. As the body adapts to its growing baby, a gradual postural shift often occurs, moving the center of gravity forward. This new alignment can lead to an accentuated lower back curve and a forward tilting of the pelvis.As a result of these normal gestational loads ...

  • Physical Therapists Loosen Grip On Headache Pain

    Physical Therapists Loosen Grip On Headache Pain

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Headaches are a common problem, often seemingly benign and unpredictable. However, many times these pains can be solved by simple treatment from a physical therapist.Many headaches can be caused by neck pain and issues, which are known as cervicogenic headaches. A recent study found evidence showing that more than half of all headaches diagnosed as untreatable ...

  • HSS Keeps Athletes On The Move With Ankle Sprain Therapy

    HSS Keeps Athletes On The Move With Ankle Sprain Therapy

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- For even the most casual athlete, sprained ankles are a fact of life. But can these common injuries cause larger problems in our legs? According to the joint experts at Hospital for Special Surgery, ignoring more serious tweaks can have lasting mobility effects."Many of us have ‘rolled’ our ankles, causing what’s effectively known as an acute ankle sprain," ...

  • Looking To Age Without Slowing Down? Hit The (Yoga) Mat, Says HSS

    Looking To Age Without Slowing Down? Hit The (Yoga) Mat, Says HSS

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Imagine enjoying increased flexibility, improved respiratory function and experiencing a generally healthier sense of well-being as you age. According to emerging evidence, finding this fountain of youth is possible for everyone through a little instruction, dedication and a willingness to work up a sweat.According to Katrin Ramsey, a certified lymphedema therapist at ...

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