R Tyler. Boone, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- neck & spine surgery
Location and Office HoursEastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
6475 S Yale Ave Ste 410
Tulsa, OK 74136
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma
- CommunityCare of Oklahoma
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Saint Francis Hospital
- St John Medical Center
What other shin pain is there besides shin splints?
Not every shin pain is shin splints, says Fred Redfern, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he says that stress fractures can masquerade as shin splints.
How does my body keep me upright?
Vonda Wright, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered
In order to stay upright, your body is sensing the direction of the sway and activating the muscles on the opposite side of the body to contract and correct your upright position. Your muscles and joints "know" where they are in space. This process, which is called proprioception, happens at lightening speed without your consciously thinking about it. Proprioception is the ability of our bodies to detect where we are in space (i.e., whether we are leaning to the right or left) and to contract muscles appropriately for us to stay upright.
There are actually many systems working together to keep us standing upright. Balancing effectively takes our eyes, ears (vestibular system), and peripheral sensory system (skin receptors of pressure and touch) as well as our neuromuscular connections (the nerve pathways between our brains and muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints). Our brains are able to coordinate these signals to determine where our limbs are in space and the speed and direction of their movement.
Are women at a higher risk than men for certain sports injuries?
Jennifer Baima, MD, Physical Medicine/rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Brigham and Women's HospitalYes. We all know about how women get osteoporosis from not getting enough exercise or calcium with vitamin d. Other factors that place women at higher risk are relatively loose ligaments as compared to men, wider hips when corrected for knee position, and weak quadriceps and hamstrings. Many people don’t know that the medial quadriceps muscle is at a mechanical disadvantage due to its position in women. Often strengthening this muscle decreases pain in the front of the knee.
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