Whether you’re scheduled for major surgery or a minor surgical procedure, surgery of any kind is a big deal. Even after undergoing a seemingly simple procedure, you may feel extremely weak or experience muscle pain and stiffness.
Physicians and surgeons often recommend physical therapy as part of a patient’s post-op recovery period. Here’s why:
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As one of the fastest growing branches of orthopedic medicine, sports medicine can help athletes of all levels perform at their best, recover swiftly, and stay on track as they strive to achieve better results in their chosen sport. In recent years, athletes have been using sports medicine specialists to improve their performance, stamina, agility, movement, strength, and flexibility, both before and after injuries.
Athletes have a keen understanding of their bodies and what they can and can’t do. With the help of a sports medicine specialist, you can deepen that understanding so you can perform better and better over time.
Here, we’ll provide you with a closer look at some reasons why you should consult a sports medicine specialist. We’ll start off by explaining why sports medicine is different from regular coaching.
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Back pain and neck pain are common problems for a lot of people, but several studies have shown that millennials are more prone to back and neck pain than individuals of previous generations. Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the first generation to grow up with technology such as cellphones and tablet devices and their associated constant connectivity.
It’s no surprise that technology has become a vital part of everyday life for millennials. However, while the long-term effects of intensive technology usage are unknown, some signs are starting to show. Back and neck pain are becoming increasingly common among this well-connected always-online generation.
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Pain is a signal from your body telling you that something is wrong. Chronic pain, in many cases, persists no matter what you do. It’s a problem that affects 20.4% of the adult population, whereas 36.4% of this subset of people suffer from high-impact chronic pain. Chronic pain can significantly affect the life and work activities of the people experiencing it.
It can also decrease a person’s quality of life, and in some cases, increase opioid dependency. Chronic pain can also lead to mental health deterioration, which makes it an issue that you can’t ignore.
This post will discuss some eye-opening facts about chronic pain that everyone should know. Let’s take a look:
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Hip pain is a common complaint among adults and can lead to functional disability. Chronic hip pain affects active adults at a higher rate, afficting 30%-40% of adults who play sports. It also affects 12%-15% of adults over 60.
Moreover, research also shows that hip pain is much more common in women than men. See this comparison:
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of U.S. adults suffer from the more than 100 types of arthritis. While the most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the disease is notorious for striking joints all over the body, causing pain whenever the person moves or tries to move. One of the most common places the disease can strike is in the knee, which makes walking both painful and difficult.
If you are experiencing pain in your joints and suspect it’s arthritis, see your doctor for a professional diagnosis. In the meantime, here are three common symptoms of arthritis in the knee that you should know about.
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Many people experience back and neck pain but fail to understand how these problems can be caused by underlying conditions in their spine or bones. Fortunately, orthopedic spine specialists can play a significant role in diagnosing these conditions and providing the best treatment in order to help you find relief.
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Knee injuries in sports are among the most common in professional, amateur, and casual sports because the knees play a key role in how an athlete moves. The knee joint is susceptible to muscle strain and ligament tears and is often injured during accidents or falls in sports.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common knee injuries that affect athletes.
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