Category: Injury Prevention and Rehab

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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 […]

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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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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, loading freight, and using hand tools are all very common ways to develop […]

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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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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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What is Tendinitis?

What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is a very common problem.  Tens of thousands of people develop tendinitis every year.  Nearly everyone will experience tendinitis at some point in their lives.  But just like every post here on LSO, this is specifically directed toward the functional fitness and cross-training population.  We want to show you how to […]

Deep Core Activation Exercises

Four for the Core: Deep Core Activation Exercises

In this week’s article, we are bringing you four basic exercises as a starting point to get your core in shape.  These four exercises provide the foundation for core stability and are essential to master so that you can build into better strength later.  Even the strongest wall will collapse if it’s built on sand, […]

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