For a decade, the research has been clear: static, hold-the-pose stretches prior to athletic activity diminish performance and might even open athletes up to injury.
You don’t have to play tennis to develop tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition where you develop tears in tendons that attach your forearm muscles to your elbow.
New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack.
Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness
Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.
Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.
What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?
A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.
Broke your arm? Exercise the other one to strengthen it
If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. Most people do not do much exercise while a broken arm is healing and can struggle with this loss of muscle, known as "atrophy," and weakness for many weeks after the injury.
Why Do I Have Uneven Shoulders?
If your body is correctly aligned, your shoulders will be at the same height and facing forward.
Uneven shoulders occur when one shoulder is higher than the other. This can be a slight or significant difference and may be due to several causes. Luckily, there are steps you can take to bring your body back into balance and alignment.
Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for uneven shoulders.
When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?
As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they're minors) and from the media, especially if I'm being interviewed about a professional athlete. The answer is rarely the same, and I'm sure you can understand why. Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors.
Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
The deltoid is a large muscle responsible for lifting the arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion.
It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm.