November 2015

Racquet Sports – How To Ace Knee Pain On The Court

Do you play racquet sports? Tennis, squash, racquetball or badminton? If you do, you may find the sport is hard on your knees. Racquet sports are some of the most popular sports in the world and competitive matches are played even at a mature age. Because racquet sports are so fast-paced and difficult on the knees, injuries can occur at any time and at any age. Some of the world’s greatest tennis players have taken time off or retired from the sport due to knee injuries. It’s not surprising: as a tennis and squash player myself, I have been somewhat unkind to my knees in the past: there is just so much twisting, turning, changing direction and lunging! In a nut-shell, those who play racquet sports are known to be at a higher risk of injury due to the unique demands on their knees. So, what can you do to prevent or reduce the risk of knee injuries?

Let’s Talk About Hockey And Your MCL

Hockey is one of the fastest sports on the planet due to the conditions created by the physics of the skate. It is an incredibly rough sport that requires focus, balance, grit and physical toughness.  Obviously, the speed at which hockey is played, coupled with the physicality of the game, greatly increases the risk of injury.

Healthy Joints For Life – The Exercise Connection

Healthy joints are important to help keep you walking, running, jumping, playing sports, and doing everything else you love to do. Joints are where two or more bones are joined together in the body, like your knees, hips, and shoulders.

5 Tips For Faster Knee Surgery Recovery

  • Maintaining strong and healthy knees is an essential part of going about your everyday activities. One bad fall can prevent you from doing the activities you love and knee surgery may be the only solution to get you back on your feet. The average recovery time from knee surgery is six months, and upward to a year before you can return to sports or more physical activities. The recovery process can be long and daunting, so we’re here to help with tips to speed up your recovery after the most common types of knee surgeries.

Osteoarthritis 101 – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the world. According to the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), osteoarthritis is a disorder of the joints that causes inflammation and affects the body’s ability to repair injuries. Osteoarthritis can start when your body’s repair processes cannot keep up with the amount of stress placed on your joint. If your joints don’t get the exercise they need to stay mobile and strong, they will start to adapt to these conditions, making them painful to move and less tolerant
to activity. It can be challenging, but it’s important to find the balance between too much and too little physical activity; helping to keep your joints healthy as you age.