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  • Dig In: ONS Doctor Explains The Dangers Of The Female Athlete Triad

    Dig In: ONS Doctor Explains The Dangers Of The Female Athlete Triad

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Regular physical activity has many benefits for girls and women. It helps to build and maintain bone strength, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, control weight and build lean muscle. However, if an athlete’s caloric intake is inadequate to fuel the amount of energy used during exercise as well as normal body functions ...

  • Lower Back And Hip Pain? Know The Ins And Outs Of Sciatica Says ONS

    Lower Back And Hip Pain? Know The Ins And Outs Of Sciatica Says ONS

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- While most back pain is confined to a specific region of the spine, those suffering from sciatica can experience pain from their back down to their toes. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Camel of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, "There are many causes of back pain. Making a correct diagnosis is the important first step before prescribing ...

  • Suffering From Hip Pain? ONS Doctor Explains It May Not Be Arthritis

    Suffering From Hip Pain? ONS Doctor Explains It May Not Be Arthritis

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Acute hip pain can derail even the most active athletes, and is often attributed to arthritis. However, hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement, can cause significant groin pain during everything from playing sports to daily tasks."The symptoms of impingement are most commonly pain the groin or front of the hip," said Dr. Tim Greene, ...

  • ONS Doctor Explains The Ins And Outs Of Chronic Knee Pain

    ONS Doctor Explains The Ins And Outs Of Chronic Knee Pain

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- For those who live an active lifestyle, and even more so for those who don't, chronic knee pain can be an agonizing reality. In many cases, acute knee pain can be the result of injury to the joint or surrounding tissue. Chronic knee pain, on the other hand, tends to be caused by some type of arthritis, usually osteoarthritis. “Osteoarthritis develops as the ...

  • Avoid Injury While Searching For Inner Peace With Yoga Saftey Tips

    Avoid Injury While Searching For Inner Peace With Yoga Saftey Tips

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- For many people, yoga is a gentle way to increase balance, strength, and flexibility while relieving everyday stress. However, as with any form of exercise, if practiced incorrectly, there is the risk of muscle strains, torn ligaments, or more serious injuries. Common yoga injuries include repetitive strain and overstretching of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs ...

  • Come Back From Sports Injuries Better Thanks To Adaptive Exercise

    Come Back From Sports Injuries Better Thanks To Adaptive Exercise

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- For fitness enthusiasts, an injury can be a frustrating setback from the normal routine. However, there are ways to make sure you're getting in shape and staying pain-free.“It’s most important for you to start rehabbing very slowly, paying close attention to how your body and pain levels respond to the increased physical exertion," said Alicia Hirscht, physical ...

  • ONS Brings 3D Printing To The Operating Room

    ONS Brings 3D Printing To The Operating Room

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- 3D printers have been in use in various industries for more than 30 years, but it’s really been in the last few years that medical applications have greatly expanded"In orthopedic surgery, customized 3D anatomic models, implants and guides are now created for an individual patient’s specific condition, allowing surgeons a much greater degree of precision than ...

  • Summer Is The Time To Treat Bunions, Says ONS Surgeon

    Summer Is The Time To Treat Bunions, Says ONS Surgeon

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- As sandals return to the wardrobe this summer, the disfiguring prominences known as bunions can present cosmetic and physical problems for those suffering from the foot condition. Bunions can be extremely painful, making it difficult to find shoes that don’t put pressure on the area or cause more discomfort.While there's no explanation why some people develop bunions ...

  • Don’t Let Seasonal Sports Injuries Derail Your Active Summer

    Don’t Let Seasonal Sports Injuries Derail Your Active Summer

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- With Memorial Day upon us, summer is a great time for outdoor sports as long as you take certain precautions to avoid injury and illness. With the increase in temperatures, proper hydration is a must. Intense exercise that causes you to sweat is usually a good reminder to drink water, but you can become dehydrated simply taking a walk or playing ball with your child ...

  • ONS Physician Warns Of The Surge In Elbow, Shoulder Injuries For Athletes

    ONS Physician Warns Of The Surge In Elbow, Shoulder Injuries For Athletes

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- In the past ten years, injuries in young athletes have been on the rise. For youth involved in repetitive throwing activities, there is an epidemic of elbow and shoulder injuries, usually due to overuse, poor training, improper throwing mechanics, and fatigue.Injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the most dreaded condition and is usually caused by ...

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