Instability of the shoulder

What is instability? Instability means the humerus (ball) slips out of the glenoid (socket). This can occur from an injury and is then called a dislocation (dislocated shoulder). If the dislocation occurs repeatedly, it will lead to arthritis unless the instability is corrected. A less severe form of instability is called subluxation,   where the

Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Athletes who want a winning edge need the right nutrition. When you drink enough water and eat a balanced diet, your body can make energy efficiently and fuel top performance. You can make the most of your athletic talents and gain more strength, power, and endurance when you train. Base your diet on

Your bone health

Bones. They give our bodies structure, allowing us to walk, ride a bike, and hold a child. They protect our organs and store our supply of calcium, a mineral necessary for building and maintaining strong bones. In the last 15 years, we have learned a great deal about bones — the way they work, grow,

New Florida Automobile Laws

There has recently been changes in Florida’s automobile laws.  The new law requires that accident victims must now seek medical treatment within 14 days from the accident.  You must seek treatment from an acceptable provider.  These providers include, emergency room physicians, medical physicians, dentist, nurse practitioner, and a physician’s assistant.   Chiropractor visits have been limited

Preoperative checklist for surgery

Prior to surgery there are somethings that you should plan for, so that your recovery can go smoothly. Prior to surgery: Smoking – now is the time to quit smoking.  Avoid any type of product containing nicotine. Limit your alcohol intact, you should avoid alcohol for 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. Establish a primary care

You and Your Health Insurance

There is so much talk in the media lately about health insurance.  Do you know what your current insurance plan covers?  Who are the providers on your plan? What do you do if the physician you have been seeing is no longer on your insurance plan?  What are your co-payments, deductibles and out of pocket

Snap, Crackle, Pop… The sound your mother told you to stop making!

Are you guilty of cracking your knuckles (your fingers or toes)?  There are many different reasons people crack their knuckles, some people like the feeling and say it relives pressure.  For others it is a habit or something that they do when they are nervous or bored.  Whatever the reason the question remains the same,

What is a stress fracture?

What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture occurs when your muscles become fatigued.  They are unable to absorb the added shock and the fatigued muscle transfers the overload of stress to the bone causing a tine crack called a stress fracture. What causes a stress fracture? A change, increase or intensity of activity too

Winter Sports Safety

Winter’s here, and that means millions of snow enthusiasts will head to the hills. We’re lucky to live in the Northeast, with so many opportunities for skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowboarding. But along with all that outdoor fun comes the risk of injury. While skiing fatalities are literally about one in a million, the rate

Holiday Safety

About Holiday Safety   Many common holiday activities can cause injuries that can make any festive season anything but jolly.        For example, approximately 39,700 people were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries during the 2010 holiday season, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and      Prevention (CDC). In