Many of us are guilty of squeezing too many physical activities and recreational sports into the weekend to make up for our sedentary lifestyles during the rest of the week. But these strenuous exercises can often lead to harm when the body isn’t prepared for vigorous bursts of activity. In spring and summer, the number ... Read More »
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You may feel a great sense of achievement when you are crossing the finish line of a much-anticipated marathon, but there are several things you need to do after you get home (besides taking a shower)! Recovering from a race is as crucial as training for the big day, especially if you like to keep ... Read More »
Summer is around the corner. Your body isn’t in tip-top shape, but you want to get it there. You may not want to get buff. You may not want to get ripped. You may not want to get shredded. But you want to make sure you lose a few pounds, tone up and have a ... Read More »
Sore shoulders? Aching back? Reduce pain and increase productivity by consulting with an ergonomic expert. It’s not in your head — in fact, that nagging, office-related pain can slow you down even when you’re away from work. Poor workplace posture and repetitive movements lead to musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rotator cuff ... Read More »
When you’re training for a big race or that tennis tournament at the club, using this brightly colored sports tape can be a tempting way to deal with pain. Read this first. What is KT Tape? KT is short for Kinesio Tape. It was created by Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor, in the 1970s. According ... Read More »
If you constantly wake up with joints that are stiff and sore, you might be one of the 50 million Americans with arthritis, an inflammation of the joints. With more than 100 varieties, arthritis symptoms, causes and treatments vary tremendously. So how do you know when those aches may signal arthritis? Experts at the USC ... Read More »
Osteonecrosis, also known as bone death, is the deterioration of bones and usually affects joints. Osteonecrosis is a little-known condition in which bones are weakened due to the loss of blood flow. With limited blood flow, bones begin to break down and eventually die. Though the disease is uncommon, approximately 10,000 to 20,000 cases are ... Read More »
Knee injuries are common – not just among professional athletes, but also for the weekend warrior. Even with preventative measures, you can still end up getting injured while you are playing sports. Jay Lieberman, MD To learn more about knee injuries, we turned to Jay Lieberman, MD, professor and chair of the Department ... Read More »
Meet Eric Tan, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Tan is an orthopaedic surgeon at Keck Medicine of USC who takes great pride in delivering high quality care to his patients. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume: He wanted to be a journalist. “When I ... Read More »
Two common complications with the feet are bunions and hammertoes. Have you had discomfort when wearing your shoes? Have you seen a bump on your toes? Or has one of your toes started to overlap another? You could be experiencing the side effect of a bunion or hammertoe. With this kind of discomfort, it makes you ... Read More »