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  • Denver, CO

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of fu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year's resolutions, don't let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

    But the group cautions that it's essential to be aware of possible injuries associ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is always a concern after knee replacement surgery, but a new study suggests a strategy that might give patients another way to ease discomfort.

    Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit note that the painful recovery proce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some professional football players are seeking unproven stem cell therapies to speed their recovery from injuries. But experts are concerned that they may be unaware of the potential risks, a new report shows.

    Stem cell ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

    Outdoor explorers may fail to take altitude into account when visiti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

    The findings suggest that closer monitoring of young baseball players is needed ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People take the sense of touch for granted -- until it isn't there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four years ago.

    For months after an accident at work cost him his right hand from the wrist down, the Madison, Ohio, resident was plagued...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 5,700 kidney failure patients on dialysis who were followed for a median ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds.

    The research suggests that the risk for a reinjury of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) actually goes down as ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report.

    For those who took bisphosphonates for four to five years, the so-called "relati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

    No medications exist to preserve balance in MS patients, and some drugs make ...Full Article

  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    A physical therapist has studied anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, as well as pathology of a variety of conditions including neurological, cardiac, and orthopedics. Physical therapists are musculoskeletal specialists. We work in a variety of settings and most focus on one specialty, for...Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    With the demands of our busy days, it can be difficult to stay focused on making changes to established habits or patterns. That's why I recommend you set up a way to remind yourself of your new goals and to check in on your habits. Wear a special bracelet, ring, string, or rubber band around your wrist...Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    Treatment for tennis elbow first begins with understanding why it is happening. This begins with assessment of the shoulder blade and arm bone, which, when improperly functioning, set up the forearm to also function poorly. The shoulder blade is the foundation upon which all arm movement rests and...Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    It can be, depending on the type of knee pain. Typically I like to begin cardio or strengthening with an exercise bike first as it allows the knee to be unloaded more than an elliptical machine. It also can help improve range of motion of the knee, depending on how high the seat is set. Elliptical...Read More