Author: Dr. James Larson

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The Busy Mom Workout

One of the hardest things about getting in shape is simply finding the time to do it! Most of our lives are packed with activity from the time the alarm goes off until we drop into bed. Finding the time to drive across town and spend an hour at the gym can be nearly impossible. […]

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Sarcopenia: How To Keep Muscle While Aging

Every one matures at different rates. Some people are in the best shape of their life in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.  But sooner or later, we all notice that it becomes harder to add or keep muscle mass and strength. This is called sarcopenia, the normal loss of muscle with aging. But what causes […]

Chondromalacia Patella: Management of Your Knee Pain

Let me tell you about my knees.  “Righty” likes to play sports, take long walks on the beach, and has no trouble with stairs.  “Lefty” likes to complain. He makes noise when I squat, he doesn’t pull his weight in the gym, and he used to hurt all the time.  Sound familiar? You probably have […]

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The REAL Cause of Trochanteric Bursitis (And What You Can Do About It)

What is trochanteric bursitis? Trochanteric bursitis is a common cause of hip pain.  Trochanteric bursitis is traditionally described as an inflammation of the bursa at the lateral side of the hip.  Pain is usually over the bony point of the hip known as the greater trochanter.  Most physicians will tell you that simply relieving the […]

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Six Simple Ways to Protect Your Shoulder While Exercising

Your shoulders are some of the most mobile joints you have.  But with that freedom of motion comes a higher risk of injury.  That’s why shoulder injuries are one of the most common problems treated by myself and other orthopedic surgeons.  Which is why I’ve written this post, to help all of you in your […]

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Why Your Knee Hurts; A Surgeon’s Answer To Knee Pain During Exercise

As an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in sports injuries and safe weight training, I treat many cases of knee pain from working out.  Sometimes my patients have a new injury that happens while working out. But more often, they have a chronic injury that only starts acting up again from the activity.  Of course, the […]

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Move Better Feel Better: Stop Daily Activities From Hurting Your Joints

Move Better, Feel Better.  It’s a simple mantra but it’s one I believe in.  And I’ve seen first hand how this simple idea has helped thousands of my patients. Do you have pain in your knees?  Does arthritis stop you from doing simple things?  Does shoulder pain keep you up at night?  Well, then this […]

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Golfer’s Elbow: Not Just For Golfers Anymore!

Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist.  Golfer’s Elbow is similar to tennis elbow (which occurs on the outside of the elbow.)  Unfortunately for my readers, […]

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