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 »
When the temperature hits 32 degrees, one of the most popular sports during this time of the year is skiing. Although it offers you a surge of adrenaline and endorphin, making a wrong move or not preparing your body for this activity can lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries. This is why it is very important to be aware of these ski injuries, their causes, and how to avoid them. Continue Reading »
Children are more susceptible to sports injuries as compared to adults because they’re still developing and growing.
The risk for sustaining injuries is even greater if your child plays a contact sport like football. Because of its’ violent nature and the number of people in a game, football is actually the leading cause of kids’ sports injuries. Apart from minor pains and aches, some of the more common football injuries include, but not limited to; knee injuries, ankle sprains, concussions and shoulder injuries. Fortunately, many of the football injuries can be prevented. To help avoid injuries, we have compiled some tips on how to keep your children safe while playing football; Continue Reading »
Running is one of the easiest way of staying fit. It’s also one of the easiest way of developing a sports injury.
Running injuries are quite common and they usually affect the knees, hips, feet and ankles of runners. Most of the running injuries are the overuse ones; meaning that they normally creep up on the runner gradually. This is why spotting early warning signs of running injuries, and taking the appropriate action, is the best thing to do. Continue Reading »
Summer is a difficult time to exercise. Intensive heat, when coupled with excessive moisture, can prove to be quite risky. Excessive sweating can lead to salt and electrolyte imbalance in the body. Similarly, rigorous training can also lead to heat exhaustion and heat strokes. Continue Reading »
Swimming may not be a contact sport, but it demands rigorous training and endurance. Highly repetitive motions involved in this sport make swimmers prone to the upper limb, spine, and knee injuries. Continue Reading »
San Francisco Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Advice
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and the fastest growing team sport in the United States. San Francisco Bay Area residents can find pickup games and league play nearly every day of the week. Whether you are a casual player or a committed athlete, soccer injuries can occur, but many can be prevented. Continue Reading »
Athletes who compete at the Olympic level have worked and sacrificed for years to achieve the level of fitness and skill needed to bring home a medal. While the Zika outbreak has raised general health concerns around the globe, physical injuries are the bigger threat to the athletes.
Bay Area Sports Medicine
Virtual reality isn’t just about video games.The medical field is using it to advance practices, therapies and to improve diagnosis. The possibilities are still being explored within the medical field, but here are a few ways it’s being incorporated within the Bay Area and other regions today:
Not as young as you used to be? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy physical activities. Continue Reading »