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  • 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
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    Yes, in fact many studies suggest that exercise (both strength training and cardio) is a great way to reduce knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. The best program is the one you will actually follow so create an exercise program you can easily adopt and make into a habit. Forming a habit is crucial for long-term benefits...Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    They can be because they usually have more support and cushioning than most shoes. Again, the shoe you choose should be based on the type of foot (pronated or supinated) and other factors such as injury history, the presence of bunions, and other issues. Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    Yes. Physical therapists are trained to help people with painful conditions throughout the body. We do so by not only understanding the anatomy involved but also how movement stresses different tissues. For instance a flat (pronated) foot can cause the lower leg bone (tibia) to rotate inward, thus...Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    Barefoot walking can be helpful depending on the type of foot (pronated or supinated) or whether there are other foot issues involved. Barefoot walking teaches the person to strike the foot differently on the ground, usually in a way that is gentler for the body to accept a load. It also helps ensure...Read More
  • Rick Olderman - Denver, CO - Physical Therapy
    Rick Olderman answered:
    Neck pain is usually due to three problems: 1. problems with the shoulder complex, 2. the shape of the thoracic spine and consequently the cervical spine, and 3. problems in how the head moves. We’ll just cover the shoulder complex as that pertains to most women.
    How your shoulders create neck pain...Read More