TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 -- A new surgical procedure can help people with shoulder injuries once considered beyond repair, a small new study suggests.
Out of 100 patients who had the surgery in the study, all 26 of those who had played sports before the surgery were able to play sports again afterwards. Thirty-two patients who had jobs lifting heavy workloads were able to return completely to work. Another two -- a farmer and a manual worker -- were also able to return to work, but with reduced hours and reduced workloads.
SATURDAY, July 1, 2017 -- Summer is the time when everyone dives into yard work and takes family vacations. But all that time spent bending, lifting and traveling can strain your back, spine experts say.
An estimated 3.7 million Americans sought care for back pain and injuries at doctors' offices in the summer of 2014, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 -- Female runners with a low body weight are more likely to have stress fractures and take longer to recover from them, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center reviewed data on dozens of injuries suffered by female college runners. They found that runners with a body mass index (BMI) below 19 were more likely to suffer stress fractures than others. BMI is an estimate of body fat based on weight and height.