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How to help prevent back injuries

Start an exercise routine that works your core . Strong core muscles provide support for the lower back and this helps to avoid injury. Low-impact cardio exercises, such as walking, increases blood flow to the spine, which supplies healing nutrients and hydration to the muscles, and tendons in your lower back. If an exercise routine is almost  impossible to adhere to, make the effortl  to slowly get yourself moving. Just climbing up and down your stairs  a few times repeatedly, walking with a friend, or sitting on an exercise ball for a few minutes. 

Low Impact Exercise for Your Joints

Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.

The joints in your body are involved in every activity that you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of hip and knee joints and normally all of these joints work together and move without pain.

From strength training to jogging to aerobic classes (and let’s not forget the plain old swim), aquatic exercises allow you to keep doing many of the exercises you love, while taking a load off your joints.

The importance of exercise and diet to your orthopedic health

The connection between exercise and joint health is highly significant, especially as we get older. Many of these age-related changes to joints are caused by lack of exercise. Movement of the joint, and the associated ‘stress’ of movement, helps keep the fluid moving. Being inactive causes the cartilage to shrink and stiffen, reducing joint mobility.

Turn off the tube. Television not only keeps you sedentary, which slows your metabolism, it also makes you prone to overeating. Read a good book instead, or better yet, pop on those cross trainers and hit the road. 

Alleviating Joint Pain

Even the most fit among us experience minor joint pain. Here are a few tips to ease some discomfort

Sit, soak and soothe. A warm bath before bed can relieve muscle tension, ease aching joints and help you get a good night's sleep.

Pack some heat. To relieve pain and stiffness, try heat therapies, such as heated pools, whirlpools, warm showers, warm compresses or microwaveable heat packs.

Keeping Joints Fit With Strength Training

 Research shows lifting weights creates denser bones and builds stronger muscles that help stabilize and protect joints. Strength training is the best way to boost your metabolism (and get a sleeker bod, too).

Develop abs of steel. Strong abs are essential to creating overall core strength and balance. Studies show that improving strength and balance are key to preventing falls and protecting joints from damage.   

Common Elbow Injuries

 

Your elbow is quite the complex joint that allows mutiple axes of movement. It consists of your upper arm bone, and the two forearm bones. Each bone is capped by cartilage at the ends wich help them slide and also help absorb shock. They are all held together with ligaments, with tendons connecting the muscle to bone for movement. Because of the different axes of movement in this joint, there are multiple ways for things to go wrong.

Over the counter supplements and healthy joints

 

 Glucosamine, a supplement made from the shells of crab, lobster and shrimp, has been shown to ease joint pain and stiffness, particularly in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Some studies suggest that it may contribute to cartilage repair.

Tips to elude joint strain

Even more things you can do to relieve joint strain

Handling heavy loads. To make heavy loads easier to handle, use your largest, strongest joints and muscles to take stress off smaller hand joints and to spread the load over large surface areas. When you lift or carry items, use the palms of both hands or use your arms instead of your hands. Hold items close to your body, which is less stressful for your joints. For joint safety, slide objects whenever possible rather than lift them.

Don't Let Joint Pain Slow You Down

The joints in your body are involved in every activity that you do.
Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use
of hip and knee joints and normally all of these joints work together
and move without pain, but when the joint becomes injured or diseased,
the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.
Whether you're considering a total replacement of your joints, or just
beginning to explore treatment, OMNI is here to help you. Our website

Sports Injuries

 

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:42 / By Omni Orthopaedics Staff
Common Sports Injuries

There are millions of people participating in amateur and professional
sports every single year and an injury, no matter how minor or major,
could cause a huge disappointment to the injured party and coaches.
There may be pressure to continue playing that could lead to an
additional injury with long-term or even life-term effects. These
injuries could cause major problems that require surgery and may lead to
arthritis.