How to Prevent Volleyball-Related Injuries

Volleyball players are constantly using their shoulder to spike and hit the ball, so shoulder injuries are common. Sprains to the ankle are also common as players are repeatedly jumping and sliding. It’s important to learn how to properly hit … Continued

Carpal Tunnel

According to the Mayo Clinic, carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that can cause numbness and tingling. Carpal tunnel is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist and can cause difficulty grasping and holding things. There … Continued

Exercise at Your Desk

Sitting at a desk for eight hours can get tiring. It’s important that your chair is at the proper height because it provides support throughout your work day. The height of your chair can cause strain on your neck and … Continued

Foods for Bone Health

Having a balanced diet is not only good for your overall well being, but also plays an important role in bone health. For example, getting an adequate amount of calcium helps build strong bones. Many Americans do not have enough … Continued

Hip Dislocations

Dislocating a hip is a medical emergency. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is part of the pelvis and the ball is part of the femur. Cartilage covers the surface of the ball-and-socket. According to OrthoInfo, the cartilage … Continued

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Running can improve your health and help you lose weight. However, running injuries are common, so if you have one, it’s important to rest and not overuse the injured area. A strong body, good form and the right shoe are … Continued

Why Exercise Is Good For Bone Health

Bones are living tissue and become stronger by exercising. You can maintain your muscle strength by exercising, which then helps prevent falls and fractures. According to National Institutes of Health, weight-bearing exercise is the best type of exercise for your … Continued

The Importance of Physicals

There’s no doubt that physicals are important. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center states that physicals are tests that determine whether it’s safe for your child to participate in physical activity. In fact, it is important to note that physicals … Continued

A Guide for Muscle Cramps

Everyone has experienced muscle cramps before. According to OrthoInfo, a cramp is an “involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.” Muscles that are made up of two joints are the most susceptible to cramping. The back of the … Continued

Proper Posture

Good posture occurs when the body is correctly aligned. By having good posture, you can help prevent back pain and muscle strain. Sitting at a desk all day can help contribute to bad posture. This infographic from North American Spine … Continued

Bone Health for Kids

Childhood is an important time for bone development. Making sure your child builds healthy bones can help prevent them from fractures and osteoporosis later on in life. Bones are made up of living tissue that is constantly changing. Parts of … Continued

Types of Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The majority of golf injuries are due to overusing the same muscles and joints. When you repeat the same golf swing over and over, it can eventually cause injury. A common golf injury is known as golfer’s elbow. According to … Continued

How to Prevent Ankle Problems

Ankle sprains are both common and painful. Your ankle is composed of three bones: the fibula, tibia and talus. A number of ligaments and tendons run through the ankle, helping to attach and hold the bones of the ankle together. … Continued

Marathon Training Tips

Marathon training can be challenging, and it’s important to have healthy bones and joints throughout the process. When training for a marathon, setting goals and having motivation is key. Nutrition: It’s important for long distance runners to consume carbohydrates. Carbohydrates … Continued

Running Tips

There are many benefits to running, such as relieving stress and increasing joint strength. You can reduce the risk of getting injured with these simple tips. It’s important to know the environment you will be running in. Always run in … Continued

How to Help Prevent Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is common to experience. There are daily moves you can do to help prevent lower back pain. Exercise can’t completely eliminate back pain, but it can help reduce sudden outbursts. It’s important to begin daily exercises when … Continued

Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

With the school year quickly approaching, it is important to make sure your kids have tennis shoes that properly fit. Wearing an athletic shoe that fits properly can ultimately prevent injuries. According to OrthoInfo, a lot of pressure is placed … Continued

Building Healthy Bones

Having strong and healthy bones lowers your risk of osteoporosis. There’s a lot you can do to build strong bones. It’s important to start young because you need to have strong bones when you’re older. According to Healthline, bones reach … Continued

Shin Splints

A shin splint is when you feel pain along the inner side of the tibia. They are established when the muscle and bone tissue in the leg is overworked. Shin splints usually develop after physical activity. OrthoInfo states that shin … Continued

Common Injuries in Football Players

Football is one of the most popular sports, and the season is right around the corner. Stay safe in practice and in the game by avoiding injuries. Whether you’re the one tackling or being tackled, it is important to be … Continued

Backpack Safety

Backpacks are essential for students to carry books. It is important to know how to properly wear a backpack and for it not to be too heavy. If a backpack is too heavy or worn improperly, it can cause back, … Continued

Exercises for Seniors

It is important to exercise during every stage of life in order to stay healthy. As you get older, muscle and bone loss becomes more common. There are a variety of exercises that are important in your golden years. The … Continued

Why Helmets are Important

Whether you’re 6 or 60, a beginner or pro, it is important to wear a helmet. A helmet can protect you from serious injury to the brain or head. Damage to your brain can be permanent, so it is always … Continued

What is Osteoporosis?

What exactly is osteoporosis? According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoporosis is when a bone becomes frailer because the bone tissue breaks down more rapidly than it is replaced. People with osteoporosis are more likely to break or fracture a bone … Continued

How to Prevent a Hip Fracture

A hip fracture is considered to be a serious injury and mostly occurs in people over the age of 65. According to OrthoInfo, a hip fracture is when the thighbone breaks right below the hip joint. Serious hip fractures can … Continued

What Causes Knee Problems?

Do you suffer from knee pain? People of all ages can experience knee pain, and knee problems are not uncommon. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the “knee is the joint where the bones … Continued

3 Tips to Strengthen Your Shoulder Muscles

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, your shoulder is your body’s most flexible joint. Anything from heavy lifting to sports may cause injuries to the shoulder muscles. There are many exercises that help strengthen the shoulder muscles: Photo … Continued

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Your bones play various roles in the body. Not only do they support muscles and provide structure, but they also store calcium and protect organs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is important to consume enough calcium and … Continued

The Importance of Calcium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that calcium is needed for healthy bones, teeth, nerves, and muscles. Since the body cannot produce calcium, it must be absorbed through food. Good sources of calcium can be found in dairy … Continued

Face Opponents, Not Injuries This Tennis Season

  Upcoming tennis tournaments like Wimbledon have plenty of people thinking about the sport. You may have spotted a couple players squaring off on the court at your local pool or apartment complex. While tennis is not a contact sport, … Continued

How Broken Bones Heal

The human body is a work of wonder. It’s amazing that when you encounter a fracture and a cast is placed to confine your injured bone(s), your body starts to heal itself. Health reveals how this occurs in a simple three-step … Continued

FAQs about Scoliosis

Did you know June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month? During this time of year, a special emphasis is placed on bringing awareness to the common condition. This June, Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics would like to make you aware of the answers … Continued

Horse Tendons and their Relation to Humans

When a senior citizen encounters an injury, “I’m old” is a widely accepted explanation. Was this reason good enough for researchers in England? “Nay,” they said, as horse tendons, which are very similar to human ones, were collected and tested … Continued

How a Smartphone Could Send You to the Doctor

Countless people trust smartphones to meet needs ranging anywhere from calorie counting to checking the weather, always knowing, “There’s an app for that”. However, while “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” certain apps may not. Apple image via … Continued

D-1 Athletes May Be Lacking in Vitamin D

More than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, reveals a study shared at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Why does this matter? Vitamin D is … Continued

Yoga Safety Tips

Benjamin Franklin’s famous axiom, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Many folks are taking this philosophy when it comes to physical fitness. It’s common for sports teams to do a warm-up routine or stretch at the … Continued

10 Ways New Moms Can Prevent Injury and Back Pain

Becoming a mom is one of, if not the most eventful day in a woman’s life. It is commonly said that “everything” changes once the baby arrives. The early stages of parenthood come with a share of trials and tribulations. … Continued

Dr. Michael Hussey Gives Luggage Safety Tips on KARK

Holiday travel can mean long lines and hurried sprints through sprawling terminals. It also can mean neck, wrist, back and shoulder pain, and even injury, from carrying and lifting heavy luggage. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety … Continued