orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

How topical over-the-counter treatments can help arthritis pain

04/24/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you have deep joint pain due to arthritis, you’ve probably tried everything to subdue it, but have you considered topical treatments? For the right person, over-the-counter creams and gels may give some relief when combined with a larger plan for managing joint pain, according to Stacey Hall, PT, MS, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. Research on their effectiveness is scant, but some people find topical over-the-counter treatments helpful for knees, hands, fingers,…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015

04/16/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

With baseball season starting, our sports medicine experts discuss rotator cuff injuries. Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown this common injury, why baseball players are more prone to it and how young athletes can prevent it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report…

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3 ways to avoid cubital tunnel syndrome

04/10/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you work in a job where you hold a phone to your ear most of the day or spend a lot of time with your elbows leaning on a hard surface, you might get away with it for a while. A lifetime habit of either posture is a different story. These repetitive body positions are leading causes for cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition that stems from prolonged pressure and tension on the ulnar nerve, which runs along the inside of the elbow. Early signs are pain, tingling and numbness in the ring and small…

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What to expect after hip replacement

04/03/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Many people delay hip replacement, fearing pain and a temporary loss of independence during recovery. As a physical therapist who helps patients recover from hip replacements and other elective orthopedic surgeries, Patrick Morgan, DPT, says his patients are often surprised that they recover sooner, with better results and less pain than they expected. “There is more space for swelling and inflammation to go in hip replacement than with other joint replacements,” says Morgan, who works…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015

04/02/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

What does NBA star Kevin Durant's foot injury and recent bone graft surgery mean for his future? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown Kevin Durant's injury, recovery timetable and how young athletes can prevent similar injuries. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015…

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4 ways to cope with pain after joint replacement

03/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

When it comes to coping with pain, some people may have a psychological advantage over others. As a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services, Patrick Morgan, DPT, works with patients in the first few days after their orthopedic surgery at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. Morgan says everyone deals with pain differently, but based on his experience, there are certain demographics that seem to do better, in part because of the way they think.  Mature women who’ve…

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Running and Its Transformative Features

03/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & RehabilitationEvents

Running is a simple exercise with several benefits. Behind cross-country skiing, running comes second for burning the most calories in one mile. On average, an individual burns 100 calories per mile they run. It is a cheap, high-intensity work out that requires little equipment that can be done at any time of the day. What happens to your body when you run? Running might not be enjoyable at first, and here’s why! The initial burst of energy you feel is adenosine triphosphate, or the energy…

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How to exercise safely during pregnancy

03/14/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

For pregnant women, being active at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days has many health benefits, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Exercising helps improve posture, decreases common discomforts like back pain and may reduce the likelihood of gestational diabetes. Staying fit during pregnancy also builds stamina for labor and delivery, relieves stress and enhances mood. Healthy activities for pregnant women Before you start any exercise program, consult…

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Injury Report Insight: 3/12/2015

03/12/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight which provides an in-depth look at Tommy John surgery. Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown this commonly referenced surgery, why baseball players are most prone to it and the primary causes of it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015 Injury Report Insight: 1/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 1/8/2015 Injury Report Insight:…

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Can vitamins and minerals improve your sports performance?

03/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a casual exercise enthusiast, if you’re physically active you’ve probably been targeted by ads that promote vitamins and minerals. In fact, some estimates show that almost half of all elite female athletes and 40 percent of their male counterparts use supplements to enhance their performance or make up for nutritional deficiencies. Even those of us who aren’t athletes sometimes feel the need to take vitamins and minerals to stay healthy.…

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