Richard S. Rabinowitz, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursBarrington Orthopaedic Specialists
929 W Higgins Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195
- Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
- Alexian Brothers Medical Center
- Northwest Community Hospital
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- St Alexius Medical Center
How can hip injuries be prevented?
It's difficult to prevent all hip injuries, says Fred Redfern, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he says that proper conditioning and avoiding extremes of motion can help prevent some hip injuries.
What are the best ways to protect your knees?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
The best gift you can give to your knees (not to mention your heart and your pants): Dropping weight. Being overweight or obese - or as we call it, waisted - exponentially increases the risk factors associated with a host of diseases and conditions, including joint pain. Having extra weight on board leads your cartilage to break down faster, even in the fingers (which don't bear the burden of carrying the pounds). Why? Because fat is hormonally active and stimulates inflammation which affects all of your joints.
The second best gift: Being careful about playing high-impact sports. People who have knee injuries have five times greater chance of developing knee arthritis sometime in their lives than those who don't. High-intensity or high-impact sports - like high-intensity aerobics, aggressive skiing, basketball - increase the risk and damage associated with osteoarthritis.
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What are some common rodeo injuries?
Some common rodeo injuries are head injuries like concussions, knee injuries and shoulder injuries. Dislocations are common. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)
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