In the unfortunate event that a professional athlete sustains a sports-related injury, special medical care is likely required to return them to life’s daily activities. As a result of this increase in demand and severity, the healthcare industry has experienced drastic technological advancements to improve arthroscopic surgery. Continue Reading »
San Francisco ACL Surgeon Discusses FAQs
If you’ve ever suffered an injury, you’re looking for as many answers you can find. When something as life-altering as an ACL injury occurs, you want to know what to expect and what should be done to begin the healing process. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to ease your mind while you wait to see a doctor. Continue Reading »
How to Avoid Injuries with a Proper Cool Down
A proper workout routine harvests many great benefits for many different reasons. Physical activity can lower the risk of obesity and other diseases, enhance mood and emotional stability, support regular sleep patterns and boost self-esteem. All of these benefits serve to greatly improve your overall health. Furthermore, working out provides natural solutions to all the ailments associated with aging. As a result, individuals who workout regularly are usually the most jovial people. Continue Reading »
How to Prevent a Torn ACL
The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the four main ligaments in our knee joint which provides stability to the knee. Of the all four fibrous bands, an ACL tear or rupture is the most common knee injury. Continue reading for helpful insight from San Francisco ACL Doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht. Continue Reading »
Understanding ACL injuries and why it’s a risk when skiing
Experienced downhill skiers often reach speeds of 25mph, during which they are executing jumps, twists and turns. That’s what makes the sport fun, demanding, and satisfying. It’s also what creates the risk of a variety of ski injuries, particularly of an ACL injury. Continue Reading »
Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating winter activities that appeal to people of all ages. However, as with any sport, the weather can affect the safety of participants, and winter weather presents very specific challenges. With waves of intense cold and severe snow conditions, it is inevitable for weather-related incidents to occur if you fail to acknowledge nature’s warnings before heading out to the slopes.
To spare yourself from threats to your health and well-being, be sure to undergo proper training and remain proactive when taking part in winter sporting activities. Continue Reading »
When the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it was the first real indication that Americans were ready to embrace soccer. Flash-forward more than 20 years, and soccer is no longer a foreign sport; it is the fastest-growing team sport in the US. Bay Area high school leagues and indoor league seasons are just getting underway now. Although soccer is a great form of exercise that promotes body coordination and balance, it takes a toll on the body, and just like any other physically demanding sport, can result in injuries especially when played consistently. The good news is that a significant number of soccer-related injuries are preventable if appropriate safety measures are implemented. Continue Reading »
It is finally ski season once again, and it’s time to hit the slopes for hours of fun outdoors. However, for those who are suffering from a knee injury, skiing is hardly an inviting winter activity. The same can be true for seniors, who may have stiffness or discomfort in their knees.
However, skiing doesn’t need to be a painful experience for seniors. Here, we look into the different ways to prepare for skiing on aging knees. Continue Reading »
Ice skating involves a combination of grace, balance, and flexibility that are achieved through hours of rigorous training. However, as with any sport, one wrong move while gliding on ice or performing a jump can result in injury. This is why it helps to take note of the common injuries that may arise from figure skating or recreational ice skating, as well as learn some techniques to prevent injury. Continue Reading »