May 2013 - Orthopaedics Plus

Helmet Safety

With warmer weather comes more time spent outdoors including activities like biking, rollerblading and scootering.  All ages need to wear a helmet for protection and in many states it’s a law.

There are 820 fatal bike incidents as well as 544,000 injuries annually.  Not wearing a helmet can result in bleeding, bruising and broken bones, but these are only temporary.  When the brain is injured it’s usually permanent and can be caused even at low-speeds.  So whether you’re a child or adult you should always wear a helmet.


Get Healthier With Strength Training

Tufts University and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a strength-training program that has proven results. If you feel weak and aren’t sure where to start this program makes it easy to get stronger and change your lifestyle.


Injury Prevention For Young Athletes

Parents of young athletes can follow the ten tips from the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to keep their kids safe and the ability to paly on.


Suffering From Shin Splints?

With warm weather comes more time spent outside and the increase in the number of runners. Many runners find themselves in pain from shin splints. Luckily there are steps you can take to relieve this pain, and prevent it in the future.

Before you even begin your run make sure you have the proper footwear. A shoe should be selected based on the arch support, fit and cushion. Shoes should be changed every 500 miles or three to six months.


Tips For Fall Prevention

Elderly are more prone to falls resulting in injury and can be debilitating.  It’s important to take care of yourself and get in touch with your orthopedic doctor if a problem arises.