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  • 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 ...

  • Does Running Increase Your Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis?

    Does Running Increase Your Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis?

    PARAMUS, NJ. -- One of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the United States, running totaled over 64 million participants last year alone. In the last three years, the number of master runners, or those over the age of 40, has grown to represent the largest age group of all half-marathon and marathon participants.Although running has been shown to reduce the risk of disease, ...

  • Suffering From Neck And Lower Back Pain? Staying Active Is Key Says HSS

    Suffering From Neck And Lower Back Pain? Staying Active Is Key Says HSS

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Currently the fifth most common reason for a doctor's visit, lower back pain affects a quarter of the U.S. population. Neck pain can be just as prevalent; between 30-50 percent of adults have experienced some form of discomfort in the last year. When this pain strikes, what's one to do? It turns out, lying down and waiting for pain to pass isn't always the best option. ...

  • From Slopes To Surgery, HSS Doctor Shares Skiing Tips, Experiences

    From Slopes To Surgery, HSS Doctor Shares Skiing Tips, Experiences

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at HSS's Outpatient Center in Stamford, shares her knowledge and experiences as a skier, as well as tips for how to avoid ski injuriesMiraculously, in my 35 years of skiing I have never suffered a serious injury, but I certainly have come close. I still remember my first time on skis. My parents dropped me off with my ...

  • What Is Kyphosis? HSS Doctor Explains

    What Is Kyphosis? HSS Doctor Explains

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Kyphosis, or a curvature in the sagittal plane with the apex of the curve directed posteriorly, exists as part of the normal spine alignment and can measure curvature of up to forty-five degrees. This varies from scoliosis, which exists when curvatures in the coronal plane have a minimum of 10 degrees.The most common types of kyphosis include postural kyphosis and ...

  • Lower Your Arthritis Risk With Cross Training Says HSS Doctor

    Lower Your Arthritis Risk With Cross Training Says HSS Doctor

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Encouraging people to get moving is a key component of the national osteoarthritis awareness campaign. But certain sports can increase the load on joints, raising the risk of osteoarthritis over time. So how can you get fit while protecting your hips, knees, and ankles? The answer is cross training.It’s good to give your body a rest and switch to other activities from ...

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