In addition to traditional team sports, many young and old alike enjoy individual recreational activities — take golf, cycling, hiking and skateboarding, to name a few. All these activities can be great exercise, but they each also carry their own risks. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist injuries, I regularly see the … Continue reading Is skateboarding safe? How to prevent and treat injuries
As the popularity of high-impact, strength-building exercise programs increases, the shoulder is being increasingly called upon to function as a high demand, weight-bearing joint. This has led to an increase in shoulder-related complaints among active adults. If that’s you, read on to gain a better understanding of what is causing your shoulder pain — and … Continue reading Why rotator cuff injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain
Imagine yourself in this scenario: The fingers on your left hand are numb. There’s pain off and on in your shoulder and neck. Your grip is suddenly weak, almost as if your muscles are wasting away. And yet, the doctors tell you there’s nothing wrong. Eventually, you start to wonder if it might all be … Continue reading Demystifying thoracic outlet syndrome: What you need to know
Young athletes tend to think they’re invincible — until an injury strikes. The truth is that injuries can happen to any athlete, regardless of age or skill level. As a parent, there are things you can do to help your teen avoid injury so they can stay in the game, not sit on the sidelines. … Continue reading How to help your teen prevent sports injuries
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?