Category: Injury Prevention and Rehab

shoulder pain

The 12 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How To Treat Them

I take care of hundreds of painful shoulder injuries every year.  And I spend a lot of time in the gym. So I get to see all the mistakes people make while exercising and how it can mess up their shoulders. And I don’t want you to become one of those statistics! Fortunately, shoulder pain […]

Distal Biceps Tendinopathy: Prevention and Treatment

Sun’s Out, Guns Out! Everyone likes to have nice, toned arms. And a key to that is some great looking biceps! But that takes a lot of work. And all those hammer curls and pull-ups can take a toll on the tendons of your arms. That’s why distal biceps tendinopathy is one of the most […]

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T4 Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatment (with Video)

In the medical field, we have a phrase for uncommon problems that aren’t widely known.  We say that “while you may not be seeing it, it’s seeing you.” Because you don’t know what you are missing if you don’t know to look for it. And T4 Syndrome is exactly that type of problem.  T4 Syndrome […]

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Lifter’s Elbow: Triceps Tendinitis

Elbow pain is very common, especially with my patient population of lifters and functional fitness athletes.  But that’s why I’m here, to make sure these kinds of problems don’t keep you sidelined for long. I have an entire post about the most common sources of elbow pain that you can read here.  But one of […]

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a rare problem that I have actually ended up seeing fairly regularly.  That’s because I’m a surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip disorders. So I see a lot of people diagnosed with labrum tears of the hip, and a certain percent of them are actually piriformis syndrome that was misdiagnosed as […]

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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 […]

golfer's elbow

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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How To Stop Elbow Pain While Lifting

As an orthopedic surgeon, I can tell you that elbow pain while lifting is a very common problem. On this site we focus on weight lifting and exercise but you can also get elbow pain while lifting at home or work.  Typing, packing, loading, and hand tools are all very common ways to develop elbow […]

sling after rotator cuff surgery

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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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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