Your health risks change as you age, but lower back pain is virtually ubiquitous throughout the human lifespan. An estimated 80 percent of the population will experience at least one episode of low back pain at some point in life. Lower back pain is now the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540 … Continue reading 5 myths people believe about lower back pain
In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in early sports specialization for young athletes — kids seem to be settling on a single sport at younger and younger ages. With the increased availability of competitive travel leagues and tournaments, and frequent sports exposure in the media, young athletes are often encouraged to undergo … Continue reading Is your child specializing in a sport too soon?
People with eczema not only face serious skin problems, but a study by Northwestern University researchers now links the condition to bone fractures and other injuries. The researchers examined more than 34,500 adults from around the nation. Participants with recent cases of eczema had a 44 percent chance of injuries more than other patients. Among … Continue reading Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries
When it comes to playing sports, your knee can take a lot of abuse. While you’re jumping, lunging and running you may be unaware of the stress you’re putting on your knees. Females and males are built differently, and women experience more knee injuries than their male counterparts. Especially for females, tearing the ACL (Anterior … Continue reading Athletes and ACL injuries — Are you at risk?
Falls are the leading cause of death for older Americans. “1 in every 5 people who break their hip, will die within one year.” I hear these sort of statistics often. And although impactful, the message seems to hit me a bit harder when I get to know the person behind that number. Learn their … Continue reading Broken Hips: KERA News Series Explores An Important Topic
Shoulder pain can be extremely debilitating. Just ask someone who has a torn rotator cuff. Everyday activities like carrying a bag, washing your hair, reaching for something above you, etc. become difficult. Basically, anything that requires lifting your arms above your head is suddenly painful. But while rotator cuff injuries are very common in athletes, the … Continue reading Treating shoulder pain doesn’t always require surgery
It was one of the most gruesome injuries to happen to an athlete during a sporting event. Even those of us who rubberneck on the highway to see what the accident looks like, are fighting hard to get the images of Kevin Ware’s injury out of our heads. The Louisville point guard suffered a compound fracture … Continue reading Is Kevin Ware’s Leg Injury Career-Ending? Not Necessarily