orthopedics & sports medicine Articles

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 Indiana University 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…

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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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Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015

02/26/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Another year, another knee injury for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. With torn meniscus in his right knee, will he be able to come back as the same player? Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots, what does this mean for his future? Listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer, Brandon Spack analyze these injuries and more on Injury Report Insight. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes…

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5 tips for safer snow shoveling

02/21/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bending, lifting and twisting—they’re the three most common ways to cause trauma to the back. And what activity better fits that description than shoveling snow? Even if you’re in great shape, snow shoveling is one of the easiest ways to hurt your back. Unfortunately, when the snow flies, someone has to make driveways, sidewalks and stairs passable. If you’re the “someone” in your family who handles snow removal, you can take steps to protect your back while you’re…

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Can you be overweight and still be fit?

02/13/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you frequently visit a gym to stay in shape, you may have noticed a discouraging phenomenon. There are always a few people who work out faithfully and never slack off in a class, yet they are still overweight. Or maybe that’s your story. How can we exercise so much for so long and still be overweight? Is it possible to be overweight and still be physically fit? Yes and no, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance. “A lot depends…

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Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015

02/12/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight which provides an in-depth look at ACL injuries. Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze the causes of ACL injuries, surgical treatment options and expected recovery timetables. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 1/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 1/8/2015 Injury Report Insight: 12/18/2014 Injury Report Insight: 12/11/2014 Injury Report Insight: 12/4/2014 Injury Report…

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After amputation: Ertl procedure helps patients stay active

02/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

By almost anyone’s standards, Mike Sweeny has led a rough-and-tumble sort of life. The 51-year-old stone setter from Sayville, New York grew up on Long Island’s South Shore, where he loved being outside, and participated in Boy Scouts, Motocross biking and other sports. His childhood was filled with opportunities for developing mental and physical toughness. Those are practical life skills for anyone, but they were especially relevant to Sweeny after 8 p.m., November 5, 2012, when he…

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