3 Steps for Staying Injury Free on the Tennis Court

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The thrill of enjoying tennis can be dampened if players don’t take the necessary precautions to minimize and prevent injury. Whether it’s Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, or Maria Sharapova, all players must abide by best practices to…

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Treatment for Trigger Finger

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You wake up one morning and as you bend your finger, you notice it will not straighten easily. It feels stuck in the bent position. Finally, you are able to straighten it but it snaps or pops as you do. If you experience this, you may have “trigger finger.” What is Trigger Finger? Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis (stuh-NO-sing ten-o-sin-o-VIE-tis), is a condition in which one of your fingers gets…

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Bone Health and Bone Strengthening for Endurance Athletes

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Perhaps you swim, use an elliptical or ride your bike often in order to promote fitness.  These are great activities to promote heart fitness and are easy on the joints, but if this is your primary fitness routine, there is an area of health that is not being addressed—bone health.If the majority of your exercise is non-weight-bearing or minimally-weight-bearing, your bones aren’t getting properly exercised. A bone is “exercised” when it is…

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High School Athletes

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Every year, millions of teenagers participate in high school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that…

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Are You a Good Candidate for Shoulder Arthroscopy?

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  Are you considering shoulder arthroscopy? It is being done on more patients now than in the past, thanks to better technology that allows for minimal incisions, outpatient surgeries, and quick recovery times. In fact, many people with shoulder pain want to jump right into shoulder arthroscopy, because it is promoted as such a simple and easy solution to shoulder pain. However, before you decide on shoulder arthroscopy, you should…

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You can exercise even at work

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Sydney Pardino. Is Your Job Killing Your Health? Well, You Can Do Something about It. A sedentary lifestyle remains one of the greatest threats to your health. An estimated 250,000 people in the US will die as a direct…

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Dr. Pardino’s Healthy Habits: How to Heal Bone Fractures with Food

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Double ouch! As a senior, breaking a bone not only hurts, but also typically means four to eight weeks of restricted activity. The chances of breaking a bone increase as we age. Each year, 1.5 million seniors suffer a fracture because of weakening bones. The most common breaks are of the wrist, spine, and hip.Hip fractures are the most devastating type of senior bone fracture and result in 300,000 hospital…

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High School Athletes and Concussion

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High School Athletes and Concussion: New Information for ParentsThere is a growing epidemic in high school and secondary school sports—concussions. With high school athletes increasing in size and speed, on field collisions and contact carry much more force than in previous decades.  In fact, sports are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among people aged 15 to 24 years. Concussions represented 8.9% of all…

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