The amount of head tilt and how far your chin sticks out are key to overall posture. Keep your eyes focused on the ground about 10 feet ahead of you, not at your feet. Your head should be relaxed, but not tilted too far back or forward. The more tired you get, the more your head will tilt. Correct this form, otherwise you may develop neck-related problems, and poor posture will ensue if you don’t align your neck and your back.
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Hip dysplasia or DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) is a condition when the hip joint does not develop properly in infants and young children. The problem may be in the socket, the head of the femur, or both; eventually leading to mechanical instability of the hip joint. It can involve one or both hips; however, it will generally affect the left hip.
Are you experiencing numbness and tingling from your elbow down to your small finger when using your cell phone for long periods of time? If you are, you may have a condition called cell phone elbow, medically known as cubital tunnel syndrome. This is the second most common nerve compression in the arm, after carpal tunnel syndrome.
Patellar tendonitis, otherwise known as Jumper’s Knee, is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella (knee cap) to the tibia (shin bone). Patellar tendonitis is an overuse syndrome of the patellar tendon. The front knee pain is worse with jumping or running.
Ankle injuries are the result of some form of trauma. The ankle joint is formed by 3 bones, the tibia (the medial part of the ankle), the fibula (the lateral/outer part of the ankle), and the talus (the foot part). The tibia, fibula, or both can be broken/fractured. Ankle injuries can involve ligament injuries (sprain), most likely of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the ligament connecting the fibula and the talus, is injured. In a high ankle sprain the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL) is injured.
Our iPhones are designed for continuous use—the smooth, gliding screen and instant response create the optimal scrolling experience. However, seemingly effortless and innocuous actions such as scrolling, typing, pressing, and holding the phone can turn detrimental if repeated constantly. Awkward hand placement and overuse can lead to repetitive strain injury (RSI), negatively affecting the wrist, hand, and fingers.
The arthroscope is a small fiber optic instrument attached to a camera, 3-5 millimeters in size, that can be placed into the shoulder joint. The athroscope is inserted through a small incisions about the shoulder. This procedure evaluates the entire shoulder joint, including the ligaments, the biceps tendon, the rotator cuff, the joint lining and the cartilage surface.
Swimming relies on the power and endurance of the upper body, shoulders, core and lower extremity muscles. Hundreds of repetitions in strokes and kicks can strengthen and tone the body; however, incorrect technique and posture while swimming can result in acute injury, pain and long term musculoskeletal issues.
A sprain in the wrist is an injury to its ligaments, the bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to one another inside a joint. The wrist contains many joints that link 15 separate bones. The ligaments that connect these bones can be torn by a twisting, bending or sudden impact injury.
This type of procedure allows an orthopedic surgeon to visualize, diagnose, and treat any existing problems in a joint. An important tool known as the arthroscope, a miniscule telescope powered by a fiber optic light, facilitates the treatment of knee injuries, and has recently become beneficial in alleviating wrist conditions.
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