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  • Tips for Preventing Spring Sports Injuries

    Tips for Preventing Spring Sports Injuries

    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.

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  • The Best Exercises for Heart Health

    The Best Exercises for Heart Health

    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.

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  • What are the Benefits of having a Same Day Shoulder Surgery?

    What are the Benefits of having a Same Day Shoulder Surgery?

    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.

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  • Choosing a Hospital vs Surgery Center

    Choosing a Hospital vs Surgery Center

    Specialized outpatient surgical centers are bringing about positive changes that are revolutionizing the troubled US healthcare system. Today, more patients are getting their procedures done at surgery centers that ever before for a variety of reasons.

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  • How to protect your shoulder when you get back in the gym after shoulder surgery in the New Year

    How to protect your shoulder when you get back in the gym after shoulder surgery in the New Year

    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.

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  • How does Surgery Compare to Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears?

    How does Surgery Compare to Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears?

    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.

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  • Do's and Don'ts for Frozen Shoulder Patients

    Do's and Don'ts for Frozen Shoulder Patients

    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.

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  • The Role Vitamin D Plays in Your Musculoskeletal Health

    The Role Vitamin D Plays in Your Musculoskeletal Health

    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.

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  • 5 Things Your Surgeon wants You to know before Surgery

    5 Things Your Surgeon wants You to know before Surgery

    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.

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  • Rotator Cuff Repair in Senior Athletes

    Rotator Cuff Repair in Senior Athletes

    Shoulder pain in the senior athlete is quite often due to a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff tendon is a complex structure that stabilizes the arm bone within the shoulder socket while at the same time allowing a great deal of mobility.

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