Dr. Vonda Wright, MD

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  • Director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA)

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  • Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    Hip bursitis is also called iliotibial band syndrome (ITB).  It is caused by muscle imbalance in the pelvis and weakness in the gluteus medius (butt) muscle. This weakness causes tightening of the tensor fascia lata and ITB. The tightness causes a "friction" rub over the greater troch bursa (a bursa...Read More
  • Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    The hamstring stretch can be performed lying on the ground or may be as simple as raising your heel up on a stool or chair and leaning forward. I do my personal favorite variation after I run. While still out in the park or street, I place my feet a little more than shoulder width apart and lean forward...Read More
  • Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    Carpal tunnel syndrome involves compression of a nerve, called the median nerve, as it travels through the wrist.  Diagnosis is based on a combination of patient history, physical exam and nerve testing.  Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling  in the thumb, index and middle fingers.  More severe forms include weakness...Read More
  • Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    Carpal tunnel syndrome involves compression of a nerve, called the median nerve, as it travels through the wrist.  Diagnosis is based on a combination of patient history, physical exam and nerve testing.  Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling  in the thumb, index and middle fingers.  More severe forms include weakness...Read More
  • Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    The fact is that if women wait to focus on fitness until they approach their 50s, they add another degree of difficulty to the process: menopause! Estrogen is a so-called catabolic hormone, which means that one of its functions is to help us burn and use energy stores. As estrogen walks out the door...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder stabilization surgery are able to return to the game, a new study finds.

    Shoulder instability is a common injury among NFL players, but their rate of return after surgery to fix the problem ha...Full Article

  • Vonda Wright, MD answered:
    You have all seen elderly people walking around with bent knees all stooped over. While there can be many reasons for this, one big reason people start walking with bent knees is shortening of the hamstrings. The hamstrings are the large muscles in the back of your leg that connect your pelvis to your...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis -- a condition that narrows the open space in the spinal canal -- are unlikely to get relief from steroid shots, a new study finds.

    "Steroid injections are a common treatment for spinal s...Full Article

  • Vonda Wright, MD posted a photo:
    via Twitter/@DrVondaWright: Rt @NuGoNutrition: You can eat #healthy on #July4th with these easy patriotic recipes! http://bit.ly/1mku8n2
  • Vonda Wright, MD posted a photo:
    via Facebook/Dr Vonda Wright: Lets start now and make this an unforgettably fit summer! http://on-msn.com/1nZFCI2
  • via Twitter/@DrVondaWright: Rt @WomensHC: Repeat after us 'Foam rollers are friends' @DrVondaWright demonstrates these simple moves! http://bit.ly/1sRww8x
  • via Twitter/@DrVondaWright: 1 in 5 people will develop this form of cancer... Are you protected?? http://bit.ly/1qsKBok
  • via Twitter/@DrVondaWright: It seems as if detoxes are the new fad. Let's work backwards and prevent the toxins before we need a crazy detox. http://bit.ly/1jOlmYE
  • via Twitter/@DrVondaWright: Rt @mamavation: BREAKING: Pesticide exposure linked to #Autism, http://yhoo.it/VbCIt9 #RealReform #mamavation #ShiftCon #health #food #Organic
  • via Twitter/@DrVondaWright: Rt @WomensHC: Sun and your skin-- the good, the bad, and the ugly... http://bit.ly/1qsKBok