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Knee Osteoarthritis: It’s a Step by Step Process of Degeneration

By St Helena Sports Medicine
October 15, 2017

Arthritis is such a common term that it is easy to misunderstand the various nuances of this degenerative condition. In reality, dozens of different arthritic conditions exist. These are typically situated into one of four broader categories. Osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage and underlying bone of a joint or joints break down, is a ... read more


Are You Taking Care to Avoid Shoulder Injury?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
September 15, 2017

We would all like to avoid injuries to the various parts of our body. At the same time, the majority of us probably forget to take the steps necessary to do so. Let’s look at the shoulders as an example. Every day, the shoulder joint is at work when we lift a glass of water ... read more


Swimming is Not as Injury-Free as you May Think

By St Helena Sports Medicine
August 15, 2017

Health and wellness have become an important topic of discussion among people of all ages in recent years. From childhood all the way through our senior years, we do ourselves an enormous favor by staying active. Whether as a preference or due to limited physical ability, many people choose to get their workout on in ... read more


Exercising in the Heat: How to Do it Safely

By St Helena Sports Medicine
July 15, 2017

Taking your workout outdoors is a wonderful way to change up your workout routine and get some much needed Vitamin D., But as the temperature soars, the risk of dehydration and other injury rises as well. Here are some simple tips to incorporate into your outdoor exercise routine. Have common sense Don’t choose a sizzling ... read more


How to Treat Shin Splints

By St Helena Sports Medicine
June 15, 2017

Shin splints are a painful throbbing around the shin area that typically shows up in runners. In extremely rare cases, surgery is needed to repair shin splints if they were caused by a stress fracture. Shin splints can be a result of sensitive or swollen muscles due to overuse, flat feet, insufficient core and hip ... read more


Reduce Your Risk of an Ankle Sprain

By St Helena Sports Medicine
May 15, 2017

  [caption id="attachment_1272" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ankle Procedures"][/caption] Your ankle is the most common area to experience a sprain, and most ankle sprains take place during activities that are sports-related. Walking or running on an uneven surface can trigger a sprain, as can twisting your ankle, falling, or landing awkwardly on your foot when jumping. Determining ... read more


Preventing Osteoporosis Begins Early In Life 

By St Helena Sports Medicine
April 15, 2017

Osteoporosis means “porous bone,” which is essentially a weak bone that has lost its density due to the breakdown of calcium. This condition isn’t something that happens overnight. It actually develops over time with age. That’s why it is possible to take steps early in life to minimize the effects of osteoporosis when you’re older. ... read more


The FAQs of Total Knee Replacement 

By St Helena Sports Medicine
March 15, 2017

Healthy knees are crucial for enjoying an active lifestyle. So if an injury or arthritis of the knee occurs, your movement in the knees can become restricted because of damage, inflammation, and pain. And when the pain worsens, it impacts your quality of life. That’s when it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery. ... read more


6 Effective Ways to Treat Tennis Elbow

By St Helena Sports Medicine
February 15, 2017

When you have tennis elbow, you experience pain around your elbow and forearm which is generally caused by injury or overuse. This can impact your ability to move your hands or wrists normally. While tennis elbow is most common in tennis players, other sports can also bring on this condition, including squash or racquetball. But ... read more


Four Ways to Avoid Shin Splints

By St Helena Sports Medicine
January 15, 2017

When you do exercises like walking or running, your shins bear up to six times your weight. And if you overdo it, your muscles and surrounding tissues can become inflamed, especially if you’re hoofing it up hills. That’s because the foot has to flex more, which places extra stress on your shin muscles. The good ... read more


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