Injury prevention is an important part of training for spring sports especially after a long winter break. Repeated lifting of the arm above shoulder level as in overhead sports can potentially cause rotator cuff damage and other types of shoulder injuries.
You don't have to be a high-level athlete to improve your heart health. Moderately intense cardiovascular exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease as well as other chronic illnesses while increasing endurance, flexibility, and strength. Any amount of physical activity is good for your overall health, but let's consider the best exercises for heart health.
Undergoing a same day surgery, also known as outpatient surgery or ambulatory surgery, enables the patient to be discharged home on the same day as the operation. It is a high-quality, cost-effective, and very safe surgical approach that is fast becoming very popular.
Getting back to the gym to kickstart your fitness program in the New Year after a shoulder injury or surgery can be tricky. You must walk the fine line between pushing too hard resulting in a re-injury and not doing enough resulting in no improvement of shoulder strength or mobility. Here's how to protect your shoulder when you get back in the gym after a long layoff.
You have a rotator cuff tear. What is the right treatment? How will you do with physical therapy versus surgery? Most people improve with physical therapy in the short term by strengthening the surrounding muscles to compensate. Therapy does not heal a rotator cuff that is detached from the bone. The only way to get the tendon to heal is to get the tendon back down to the bone, and the only way to do that currently is with a repair.
A frozen shoulder, as the name suggests, is a painful loss of shoulder mobility. The exact cause is unclear. It occurs gradually, patients may first notice trouble with reaching for their hip pocket, unhooking a bra clasp, or scratching a back itch.
It has been estimated that 40% of the US population suffers from vitamin D deficiency. Also known as the “sunshine” vitamin, vitamin D is essential for musculoskeletal health. It helps the body absorb calcium from the food you eat. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles strong.
Some amount of anxiety is experienced by almost everyone scheduled to undergo surgery. This may be a good thing as it could motivate you to prepare well for the surgery. However, too much of fear and anxiety can be counterproductive.