Bruce B. Fry, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
Location and Office HoursKnoxville Orthopaedic Clinic
260 Ft Sanders W Blvd Bldg 6
Knoxville, TN 37922
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
What is the most important muscle for improving my vertical jump height?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredThis common question is not easily answered. Many muscles contribute to a vertical leap, including your entire lower body, core, and some of your upper body musculature. For example, although the calves are commonly given credit for leaping ability, if you only had your calf muscles and not your thigh and hip muscles, you probably wouldn't be able to jump very high. Also, your upper body is important in helping to generate momentum for the vertical jump, making it vitally important as well. In summary, the most important muscle for for improving your vertical is all of them! However, when choosing only one muscle to focus on, a strong gluteus maximus is crucial to good vertical. This is due to its force production capabilities since it is the largest muscle in the body, and if this muscle is weak, it can disrupt lower-extremity mechanics which can lead to decreased overall force production and poor jumping performance.
What injuries can I get if I overtrain for a marathon?
UCLA Health answered
“In the months leading up to a marathon, we often see people coming in with overuse injuries because they are ramping up their mileage too quickly,” says David R. McAllister, MD, chief of the Sports Medicine Service in the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Overuse injuries can include patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee), medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints), and bone-stress reactions or stress fractures.
What are the most common tennis injuries?
Sports injuries are divided into two categories: acute traumatic injuries and overuse injuries. The most common traumatic injuries in tennis are ankle sprains and muscle pulls. Some of these can be prevented by proper warm-up and stretching before playing, as well as the right tennis shoe.
I have been involved as one of the physicians at the Sony Championships for nearly 20 years. The most common overuse injuries we see are tennis elbow, which is a pain on the outside part of the elbow from overuse “lateral epicondylitis.”
With the changes in racket technology, wrist problems are now quite frequent. They can be very painful and debilitating for a tennis player. The most common wrist injuries are ligamentous disruption and injuries to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC).
Overuse injuries of the shoulder, known as an impingement syndrome, are a form of rotator cuff tendinitis and bursitis. They are common among today’s elite tennis players.
Lower back overuse injuries, including strains and stress fractures, are not unusual with the changes in service motion and racket technology. Overuse injuries in the knee seen in elite tennis players frequently are kneecap tendinitis and stress fractures, which are microfractures of the bone.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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