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Omni Orthopaedics Staff's blog

Easing the stress of exercise

Brace yourself. Elbow, wrist and joint braces, or guards, not only prevent injury but also reduce the load on joints. Ask your doctor if braces may alleviate some of your joint stress and, who knows, perhaps improve your game.

 

Don't stomp your feet. Research shows pounding exercises like kickboxing, step aerobics and more can be tough on joints. Switch to low-impact activities like biking and swimming that offer the same calorie-burning benefits without the painful pounding.

How better posture can reduce joint strain

Compute smarter. Avoid neck pain by placing document holders and computer monitors and positioned at eye-level, along with hands-free telephone headsets, can reduce neck strain. -Compute comfortably. Your upper body should be spaced 20 to 26 inches from your computer monitor, the top of which should be at an even line with the top of your head when your head is in neutral position. Your arms should hang comfortably at your sides, elbows at a right angle, with your wrists relaxed while typing.

Common Shin Splints

The term shin splints refers to the pain that develops along the inside of your shin (the tibia bone). Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), it commonly affects runners, and aerobic dancers,  because it is an exercise-related overuse injury. In such injuries, your repeated movements during exercise cause muscle fatigue. This fatigue leads to additional forces applied to the tissue (called the fascia) that attaches muscles to the bone.

Back pain and how to help minimize it

As you age, your body is prone to develop some form of chronic pain in some part of your body. The most common location for you to develop a disorder of chronic pain is in your spine. The disorders themselves are not the problem, the problem is when these disorders put pressure onto nearby nerves or your spinal cord, which can cause pain, numbness, or even paralysis. Are you experiencing pain in your back? If so, we recommend that you get in touch with your physician and have them further inspect your pain.

Understanding Arthritis

In the most simple terms, arthritis is inflammation of a joint. But there’s nothing simple about the pain or loss of mobility that can be associated with it. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Although it can affect anyone, arthritis is mainly found in adults.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually manifests as tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand. Some people may have pain in their arm between their hand and their elbow. Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. 

This can be caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your forearm to your hand, along with several tendons through a small passageway in the palm side of your wrist called the carpal tunnel. 

Don't ignore joint pain

Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. Normally, all parts of these joints work together and the joint moves easily and without pain. But when the joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.

Orthopedic Health And How It Relates To Your Diet

Your Diet plays an important role in your orthopedic health. The first thing that normally comes to your mind when you think about foods that strengthen your musculoskelital system is probably milk. It isn’t just about dairy, though. While milk is an incredibly efficient way to get your daily calcium intake, there are plenty of other foods to incorporate into your diet for overall bone health.  Diet and nutrition play a key role in bone health and can help you avoid osteoperosis, fractures and much more.

Minimizing School Sports Injuries

Young athletes today are as a whole bigger and stronger than their predecessors, and they push themselves harder than ever before. Sports injuries sideline millions of athletes each year, and experts predict that those numbers will continue to grow as the beginner age for participating in sports continues to drop.