what is arthritis

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis at its simplest is pain caused by the loss of cartilage within the joint. Hip and knee arthritis are some of the most common orthopedic problems in the world today. And this isn’t going away any time soon. The rates of hip and knee replacements due to arthritis are steadily rising. Along with this […]

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Too Much Too Soon: Exercises to Avoid After Hip Replacement

When athletic people come to me with an injury, they want to know one thing: when can they go back to the gym? The same is true when people have a big surgery, like a hip replacement. Hip replacements are becoming more common at younger ages, as people are staying active longer. And these people […]

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How Weight Lifting Prevents Sports Injuries

Times sure have changed.  When I was a kid, they told us weight lifting would stunt our growth.  But now we know that weightlifting is safe for kids. And even better: weightlifting prevents sports injuries!  Studies show kids who participate in resistance training were up to 68% less likely to be injured than those who […]

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Why It’s Important To Wear Your Sling After Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in America. Some studies estimate that 70% of us develop some kind of rotator cuff tear by the time we are 70 years old. Now that includes partial tears which don’t usually require surgery.  But this at least lets you understand just how common […]

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Should Children Lift Weights?

Is Weightlifting Safe for Kids? This is a common question we get all the time. Every parent wants the best for their kid. And they want them to have success in athletics. But many people worry that adding weight training to their child’s sports routine might be too much. Are you pushing your kid too […]

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Fix Your Overhead Press and Stop Shoulder Pain

If you are looking to stop shoulder pain when doing an overhead press, you’ve come to the right place.  Shoulder press pain is very common, and so are the causes.  I see way too many people at the gym who don’t know the proper positioning for overhead press. Somewhere along the line, they got bad advice […]

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The Easy Way to Stop Hip Pain while Rowing

Rowing is a fantastic full-body exercise. And it’s widely incorporated into the workouts of many affiliates and independent gyms due to its combination of strength and cardiovascular training. Of course, like any intense exercise some people love it, some people hate it, and some just love to hate. But no matter whether they love rowing […]

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4 Simple Tips to Stop Shoulder Pain During Bench Press

One of the more common questions I get is about bench pressing and shoulder pain. People often get shoulder pain from working out. One of the most common exercises this occurs during is the bench press. People want to keep exercising, but find the pain worrisome as well as difficult to adjust to. It’s a […]

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New Year New You: How to Succeed in Your Fitness Goals

New Year New You Resolutions are about as American as apple pie (mmmm, pie). Many of us resolve to abstain from that pie or join a gym or go to the gym more. Thousands flock to gyms in January, and you might be heading there, too. This is a great first step to a healthier […]

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The Bionic Athlete: Returning To The Gym After a Joint Replacement

Today’s athletic population is running into a problem: Can you continue to exercise after joint replacement surgery? There are a lot of people stuck between a rock and a hard place. Their arthritis hurts terribly when they work out, but they worry surgery may mean that they have to stop exercising completely! So I thought […]

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