Living with a chronic injury not only affects your physical health, but in many cases your mental health as well. Your emotional well-being may be impacted by the physical toll pain takes on your body and the changes to your life’s routine. It’s crucial to know how to battle depression during chronic injury so that you can focus on your recovery.
Baseball players of all ages who play at a competitive level experience overuse injuries which can inhibit many aspects of their lives. Let’s take a look at the most common injuries and examine how we can prevent and treat them.
After surgery, nonopioid approaches to pain control can decrease or sometimes eliminate the need for opioid pain medications. In fact, in a study we performed on pain control after shoulder replacement, approximately 30% of patients did not require any narcotics at all!
Spending a lot of time hunched over a computer or electronic devices puts strain on your shoulder and upper back region increasing the risk for neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches.
Returning to golf or any sport after shoulder surgery is not just about being able to play again, but being able to avoid further injury to your shoulder. Here are some precautions for golfers who have had shoulder surgery, but are ready to return to the game.
Chronic joint pain is generally caused by osteoarthritis, a progressively worsening condition characterized by wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions joint surfaces. Shoulder osteoarthritis can result in problems like rotator cuff impingement and frozen shoulder. While osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, there are strategies for slowing down progress of the disease and coping with chronic joint pain.
The initial wave of the coronavirus that threatened to undermine the healthcare system has passed and the restrictions that prevented elective surgeries from being performed have been lifted. Fear of getting surgery during the pandemic could be the only thing preventing you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Here’s what you should know that could relieve your concerns
Shoulder arthroscopy has been an major advancement in the treatment of shoulder pain. Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to view the inside of the shoulder joint through small puncture incisions using specialized lighted instruments.