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CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA Complete Injury Guide

CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA Complete Injury Guide
Chondromalacia is the term used to describe a patellofemoral joint that has been structurally damaged, while the term patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to the earlier stages of the condition where structural damage has not yet occurred. Symptoms are more likely to be reversible with PFPS.
Posted on 2021-07-14

RADIAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide

RADIAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide
Radial tunnel syndrome happens when the radial nerve is squeezed where it passes through a tunnel near the elbow. The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). There are very few helpful tests for radial tunnel syndrome, which can make it hard to diagnose.
Posted on 2021-07-07

UNDERSTANDING JOINT STIFFNESS

UNDERSTANDING JOINT STIFFNESS
Joint stiffness can be a major deterrent to staying active. Contrary to what you might think, however, stiff joints and muscles may become worse with rest and better with movement. Yes, exercise can actually help achy, arthritic joints feel better. Research shows that the cellular properties of muscles and joints respond well to simple stretching, strengthening, and coordination exercises to maintain and promote joint health. To better understand why exercise improves joint stiffness, let’...
Posted on 2021-07-02

UCL (ULNAR COLLATERAL LIGAMENT) Complete Injury Guide

UCL (ULNAR COLLATERAL LIGAMENT) Complete Injury Guide
The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) can become stretched, frayed or torn through the stress of repetitive throwing motions. Professional pitchers have been the athletes treated most often for this problem. Javelin, football, racquet sports, ice hockey, and water polo players have also been reported to injure the UCL. A fall on an outstretched arm can also lead to UCL rupture (often with elbow dislocation).
Posted on 2021-06-30

AC JOINT ARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide

AC JOINT ARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide
Some joints in the body are more likely to develop problems from normal wear and tear. Degeneration causes the cartilage that cushions the joint to wear out. This type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. Doctors sometimes refer to this type of arthritis as arthrosis. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint in the shoulder is a common spot for osteoarthritis to develop in middle age. Degeneration of the AC joint can be painful and can cause difficulty using the shoulder for everyday activities.
Posted on 2021-06-16

Risks of OVERTRAINING

Risks of OVERTRAINING
Training for sports is a balance between overload and recovery. If the physical stress placed on an athlete is greater than what they can handle, imbalances can occur, leading to “nonfunctional overreaching”, defined as overtraining syndrome (OTS).  Without adequate recovery, overtraining can result in injury and/or a decrease in athletic performance. 
Posted on 2021-06-09

SOCCER Complete Sports Guide

SOCCER Complete Sports Guide
Greenville SC's Soccer Guide to Shoot & Scooooore!! in for Welcome to 's patient resource about .In Greenville SC  is a sport that is not only fun to play, but it is a sport that provides a great workout to everyone on the field.  However, if the proper conditioning is not in place, the field can be laden with potential landmines for injury.The majority of injuries are directly related to the muscles and joints of the knees, ankles and hips; and because of the repetitive m...
Posted on 2021-06-06

NUTRITION & SURGERY Complete Guide

NUTRITION & SURGERY Complete Guide
Surgery always means a certain amount of risk to your well being. Surgery is a deliberate, skillful injury to your body. It may take you several weeks to months to heal. Infections and blood loss are two possible complications that your surgeon will want to help you avoid. You can do your part to make sure you heal well without problems. You can do this by choosing the most nutritious diet. Using supportive supplements for some weeks before having an operation is also helpful. Surgery is a big ...
Posted on 2021-06-02

ANKLE IMPINGEMENT Complete Injury Guide

ANKLE IMPINGEMENT Complete Injury Guide
The ankle joint is formed where the bones of the lower leg, the tibia and the fibula, connect above the anklebone, called the talus. The tibia is the main bone of the lower leg. The fibula is the small, thin bone along the outer edge of the tibia. The ankle joint is a hinge that allows the foot to move up (dorsiflexion) and down (plantarflexion). The ankle is a synovial joint, meaning it is enclosed in a joint capsule that contains a lubricant called synovial fluid.
Posted on 2021-05-26

TENNIS ELBOW (LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS) Complete Injury Guide

TENNIS ELBOW (LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS) Complete Injury Guide
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is not limited to tennis players. The backhand swing in tennis can strain the muscles and tendons of the elbow in a way that leads to tennis elbow. But many other types of repetitive activities can also lead to tennis elbow: painting with a brush or roller, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools. Any activities that repeatedly stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of tennis elbow.
Posted on 2021-05-19

Learn To RUN A 5K

Learn To RUN A 5K
See a two month plan to get into shape and finish your first 5k.  Now, two months seems like a short time and the temptation to skip ahead and do more than you should, will almost be too much to bear.  But hold yourself back. Don't try to do more, even if you feel you can. On the other hand, you find the plan below is a little too trying, increase the number of weeks in the plan. There might be a certain race you really want to do, but going before you are ready may make you never want...
Posted on 2021-05-16

ANKLE OSTEOARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide

ANKLE OSTEOARTHRITIS Complete Injury Guide
Injuries of the ankle joint are common. While ankle fractures and ankle sprains heal pretty well, they can lead to problems much later in life. This is due to the wear and tear that occurs over the years after the injury. This condition is called osteoarthritis (OA) or posttraumatic arthritis. Trauma means injury, and the term posttraumatic arthritis is used to describe arthritis that develops after an injury.
Posted on 2021-05-12

BASEBALL Sports Guide

BASEBALL Sports Guide
Baseball is the all Canadian and American past time and it is definitely the game of summer.  There is nothing better than the crack of the bat, the cheer of the crowd and running the bases after you have hit one out of the park.  The best and most exciting baseball is played by some of the most well trained athletes on the planet. Now, it’s not a coincidence that these guys are at the top of their game, after all, they know how to properly condition and train themselves. Baseb...
Posted on 2021-05-08

BALANCE TRAINING COMBATS ANKLE SPRAINS

BALANCE TRAINING COMBATS ANKLE SPRAINS
Ankle sprains are common among active individuals, especially athletes who play sports such as basketball or soccer. However, jogging, running, cheerleading, and gymnastics are linked to ankle sprains as well. This is because activities that require rapid acceleration and deceleration, quick direction changes, and precise movements can cause ankle sprains to occur. Although there are many ways you can sprain an ankle, balance training has been shown to dramatically lower the incidence of this p...
Posted on 2021-05-05

RUNNING Sports Guide

RUNNING Sports Guide
Whether you are racing in the 400 meter at the Olympics or you are jogging the track at your local high school, any true runner knows that this sport requires not only incredible endurance and great lung capacity, but that you also had better keep your legs in shape to win your race.Most running injuries happen in the hips, knees, ankles and feet of runners.  There is not only intense repetitive motion in this sport, but it also requires ample stretching and just a tiny bit of coordination....
Posted on 2021-04-28

CERVICAL STENOSIS Complete Injury Guide

CERVICAL STENOSIS Complete Injury Guide
The spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue protected by a bony tube in the spinal column. Conditions that narrow the space in this tube put the spinal cord at risk of getting squeezed. This narrowing in the spinal column of the neck is called cervical spinal stenosis, or cervical stenosis. Pressure against the spinal cord as a result of spinal stenosis causes myelopathy, a condition that demands medical attention. Myelopathy can cause problems with the bowels and bladde...
Posted on 2021-04-25

THE BEST POSTURE IS THE NEXT POSTURE

THE BEST POSTURE IS THE NEXT POSTURE
When most people hear the word 'posture', they immediately think about the position their bodies are in when they are in a seated position, but it involves so much more than that. Posture is also the way an individual moves their body. Posture is dynamic because the body is built for fluid movement and is not meant to remain in static positions for extended periods of time. 
Posted on 2021-04-07

MENISCAL Surgery Guide

MENISCAL Surgery Guide
The meniscus is very important to the long-term health of the knee. In the past, surgeons would simply take out part or all of an injured meniscus. But today's surgeons know that removing the meniscus can lead to early knee arthritis. Whenever possible, they try to repair the tear. If the damaged area must be removed, care is taken during surgery to protect the surrounding healthy tissue.
Posted on 2021-04-01

LUMBAR SPONDYLOLYSIS Complete Injury Guide

LUMBAR SPONDYLOLYSIS Complete Injury Guide
Spondylolysis happens when a crack forms in the bony ring on the back of the spinal column. Most commonly, this occurs in the low back. In this condition, the bone that protects the spinal cord fractures as a result of excessive or repeated strain. The area affected is called the pars interarticularis, so doctors sometimes refer to this condition as a pars defect. This condition appears in six percent of children. It mainly affects young athletes who participate in sports in which the spine is ...
Posted on 2021-03-30

Keeping My Aging Shoulders Healthy

Keeping My Aging Shoulders Healthy
Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly experienced by older adults and are directly related to a decline in general health and a reduced quality of life, with the shoulder joint commonly being affected. Studies have revealed that the prevalence of shoulder pain in the general adult population ranges from 6.9; however, the prevalence of shoulder pain peaks in individuals aged 45 to 64 years. It’s not just shoulder pain that poses an issue with aging; shoulder range of motion is al...
Posted on 2021-03-24

CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide

CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Complete Injury Guide
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the inside edge of the elbow. The symptoms are very similar to the pain that comes from hitting your funny bone. When you hit your funny bone, you are actually hitting the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. There, the nerve runs through a passage called the cubital tunnel. When this area becomes irritated from injury or pressure, it can lead to cubital tunnel syndrome.
Posted on 2021-03-17

INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN

INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN
IMS is a common therapeutic approach that provides relief for individuals suffering from persistent nerve pain. Neuropathic pain is characterized by chronic muscle pain that develops due to hypersensitive nerves that continuously transfer signals. One effective way to address neuropathic pain is to combine an approach called intramuscular stimulation (IMS) with therapeutic exercises. IMS, which is also called dry needling, helps desensitize inflamed nerves while restoring flexibility and mo...
Posted on 2021-03-10

GOLFER'S ELBOW (MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS) Complete Injury Guide

GOLFER'S ELBOW (MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS) Complete Injury Guide
Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer's elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer's elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an ax, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools. Any activities that stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of golfer's elbow.
Posted on 2021-02-17

ANKLE SPRAIN Complete Injury Guide

ANKLE SPRAIN Complete Injury Guide
An ankle sprain is a common injury in Greenville SC. It usually results when the ankle is twisted, or turned in. The term sprain signifies injury to the soft tissues, usually the ligaments, of the ankle. A sprain results in stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Minor sprains only stretch the ligament. A tear may be either a complete tear of all the strands of the ligament or a partial tear of only some of the strands. The ligament is weakened by the injury; how much it is weakened depends on t...
Posted on 2021-02-10

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
Exercise is vital for overall health, mobility, and longevity for people of all ages. Although it influences all aspects of health, emphasis is usually placed on the physical benefits of regular exercise, including healthier cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, as well as fewer joint or bone issues. Indeed, strength exercises boost metabolism and this helps improve the body's ability to break down cholesterol and blood sugar.
Posted on 2021-02-01

ERGONOMICS: The Key To Work Longevity

ERGONOMICS: The Key To Work Longevity
Greenville SC's Guide for Ergonomics: The Key To Work Longevity   in for Work Activities. Ergonomics is about fitting the task to the person, and fitting the person to the task.  When ergonomic principles are applied in a work environment, many workplace injuries are avoided and work performance can be improved.To have "good ergonomics", ergonomic risk factors with the task and the individual must be identified and eliminated or reduced.  THE TASK Some common e...
Posted on 2021-01-20

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide
A common spot for bursitis is on the side of the hip. Here a large tendon passes over the bony bump on the side of the hip. The bony bump is called the greater trochanter. Inflammation in the bursa between the tendon and the greater trochanter is called trochanteric bursitis. This problem is common in older individuals. It may also occur in younger patients who are extremely active in exercises such as walking, running, or biking.
Posted on 2021-01-13

BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN Complete Injury Guide

BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN Complete Injury Guide
Until more recently, a complaint of back pain in a child or adolescent was considered uncommon. It was usually associated with a certain condition such as curvature of the spine, a broken spinal bone, inflammation, a tumor, or infection.More recently, however, reports of back pain among children are much more common.  It is not clear why but may be due to children carrying heavier backpacks or sitting longer due to increased computer use.  By the age of fifteen, 20-70 percent of childr...
Posted on 2021-01-06

PREPATELLAR BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide

PREPATELLAR BURSITIS Complete Injury Guide
Prepatellar bursitis is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid located in front of the kneecap. This inflammation can cause many problems in the knee.
Posted on 2021-01-02

NEUROCOGNITIVE TRAINING CAN BOOST MENTAL PERFORMANCE

NEUROCOGNITIVE TRAINING CAN BOOST MENTAL PERFORMANCE
Neurocognitive training is a useful brain-stimulating activity that involves being actively engaged in tasks that challenge the brain. Computer-based tasks, creative writing, dance, theater, or music-related activities, and even learning new tasks such as digital photography, quilting, or crafting can afford seniors with numerous benefits.
Posted on 2020-12-30
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