Many people, myself included, have a love/hate relationship with running. On the one hand, running allows for a high caloric burn within a short amount of time, meaning it’s one of the most efficient options for exercise. It also improves your cardiac strength and output, and it can improve your respiratory function. All in all, … Continue reading How to get rid of knee pain after running
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?
Joint pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Many people experience aching joints, especially in the knees or hips, and assume it’s a natural part of aging. But there may be an underlying cause — your weight. Think of your body like a car. Over time, the tires on your car … Continue reading Why your weight matters when it comes to hip and knee pain
The hip is one of the hardest working joints in the human body, tasked with supporting the weight of our upper torso and giving us the ability to walk and move. So when things go wrong, the consequences can be serious. The Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas provides advanced treatment of hip … Continue reading Hip preservation specialists can repair joints without major surgery
We know that the brain plays a key role in all of our bodily functions – it’s the center of our intelligence and the controller of our movements and behaviors. But did you know that you have a “second brain”? This second brain is found in your gut. Beyond digestion, your gut contains an extensive … Continue reading Why caring for your second brain can improve your health
Pain in the shoulder or elbow isn’t just for pitchers and quarterbacks. If you’re a golfer or tennis player gearing up for the spring and summer, you may already know that. But even if you aren’t, persistent or recurring pain in the shoulder or elbow joints is something that affects many Americans due to overuse … Continue reading Don’t shrug off shoulder and elbow pain
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
Weight loss surgery isn’t just for looks. It can treat a whole host of medical conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. If you are overweight — 80 pounds or more for women, 100 pounds or more for men, you may qualify for weight loss surgery. You may also be a candidate if you struggle … Continue reading Everything to gain with weight loss surgery