Diabetes not only raises your blood sugar levels, but can have a harmful effect on your bones and joints as well. According to research studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 47% of arthritic patients also have diabetes, indicating a strong link between these two conditions.
Did you know that every year about 300,000 people in the US alone undergo a total hip replacement with more than 90% of the people extremely happy with the results? Many individuals can get back to their active lifestyles within a few months or even weeks after the procedure.
Do you have a tendon injury that stubbornly refuses to heal? Are you unable to put stress on your joint without experiencing pain? The reason damaged tendons, cartilages, and ligaments heal slowly is that they have limited blood supply and do not get enough nourishment or stimulus to re-grow after injury as compared to other tissues of the body.
Your hips are one of the sturdiest joints of your body. For athletes, an injury to the hip could be career ending if treatment and therapy is not received in a timely manner. For the elderly, a hip injury could mean loss of independence and having to rely on others for personal needs. Here are a few common hip injuries and physical therapy exercises that may help resolve them:
Every year, more than 2 million Americans are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls. The consequences of falling at an old age can be quite severe given the lowered bone density, weakened muscles, and decreased capacity of the body the heal itself as you grow older. In fact, falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the people above the age of 65.
Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new procedure when compared to knee and shoulder arthroscopy. However, due to its many advantages, it is fast becoming the preferred treatment option for different types of hip injuries. Here are a few questions to ask your doctor before you undergo hip surgery:
In the past, runners were discouraged from “gym training” and the reasoning was excess muscle mass would slow down a runner. However, a personalized weight-training program designed to improve functional strength and explosive power will provide you with significant gains in running speed and stamina.
In the past few years, foam rolling (AKA self-myofascial release) has become an integral part of many athletic training programs due to its performance enhancing and rehabilitative benefits. Foam rollers can be carried and used practically anywhere. In fact, athletes can even be seen using them at airport terminals during a layover!
Why are shin splints a common problem for beginning runners?
New runners have a higher risk of developing shin splints because they often occur after sudden changes in physical activity. These changes can be in frequency, duration and intensity, which are all factors that someone preparing for a 5K need to increase.