Across the country, sports fields are filled with children’s athletics. It is estimated that more than 25 million children participate in scholastic sports and another 20 million compete in community league sports activities.
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While there are many benefits to involvement in athletics, kids’ sports injuries put thousands of young athletes on the sidelines every year. Fractures, sprains, strains, and dislocations are the most common type of knee injuries in children as a result of their participation in youth sports.
Components of the Knee
The knee is the largest joint in the body. Located at the…
The number of people who participate in the sport of running, either recreationally or competitively, is increasing every day. The New York City Marathon in 2015 had 50,229 registered participants.
There are many reasons people choose to run including good exercise, increased endorphins, stress relief and the overall joy derived from the sport. The majority of people who participate in running will experience an injury at some point as runners are particularly at risk for overuse injuries due to repeated force over a prolonged period. …
Exercise crazes tend to come and go over time. Jazzercise, Aerobics, Pilates, and Zumba are some of the most popular work out trends over the last few decades. Even a cursory review of today’s fitness news highlights the movement known as CrossFit. A fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades, CrossFit is also the sense of community that spontaneously arises when people do the workouts together. Glassman believes that this communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of its effectiveness.
The CrossFit culture includes pushing yourself to the point of near exhaustion through a system of…
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Armin Tehrany provides compassionate, personalized services for individuals suffering from a variety of orthopedic conditions.