You may be an avid runner or just trying to get some more exercise, but regardless it is important to take care of your knees. Your knees play a critical role when running by absorbing force and providing central stability. As an orthopedist, I treat a number of patients with arthritis and joint issues and … Continue reading Is running bad for my knees?
If you have ever had a sleepless night and found yourself staring like a zombie at the TV, then you have probably seen those really bad late-night infomercials touting various fitness gadgets that are guaranteed to shrink your waist, rip your abs and give you a Brazilian backside! It seems every week there’s a new … Continue reading 10 things you thought you knew about exercise
Did you know that women account for 70 percent of hip fractures? While you can’t change risk factors like genetics, you can still do plenty of things to protect your bones. Here are four ways to get “hip” on fracture prevention: 1. LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin D along … Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Hip on Fracture Prevention
If you or a female family member is preparing to start up a new season of soccer, running, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, or other sport, spend some time getting your body into shape before the season begins. Getting your body in shape will help you out-last the competition and decrease your likelihood of suffering from an … Continue reading To Women, Play the Game Injury-Free
Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever between traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt … Continue reading Is it time for joint replacement surgery?
Joint pain can keep you from enjoying your life to the fullest, but there are steps you can take to build strong and healthy joints for life. Orthopaedic specialists on the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano medical staff offer tips on developing strong joints and avoiding pain and injuries so you can love your … Continue reading 6 Ways to Show Your Joints Some Love
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook won’t be scoring baskets in this year’s NBA playoffs, instead he’ll be having surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Not great timing when you’re trying to help your team win an NBA Championship. So if his team advances to the next round of … Continue reading Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Injury
Your knees are the largest joints in your body. And while you may not give them much thought day to day, you couldn’t jump, squat or even bend your legs without them. That’s why protecting your knees is so important. And the best way to do it, is by strengthening the muscles that surround them. … Continue reading 10 Minutes to Stronger Knees