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Wrist, Shoulder, Elbow

Golf Series: Part One - Elbow, Wrist, and Shoulder Injuries

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

Golf is an “explosive sport”, a term used to describe the rapid development of force or power.  The golf stroke includes the rapid acceleration of the club head toward the ball, a complex process that includes use of the lower extremities, hips, trunk, shoulders, elbow and wrist. If you participate in an explosive activity, you are at risk incur injuries, as tissues are stretched beyond their elastic limits.  Golf can also be seen as an endurance sport when one considers the repetition golfers perform as they work to perfect their strokes.  In turn, this repetition causes overuse injuries.  In this two-part blog series, we will identify common golf injuries, treatments, and prevention methods that will help keep you pain free on the course.  [...]

Injury Management, Knee, Wrist, Arthritis/Oestoarthritis, Ankle/Foot

Ice or Heat? Which is Right for My Injury?

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

 Physicians sometimes recommend ice for injuries and at other times tell you to keep an injury warm.  How do you know what is the right treatment for you?  “It is important to first pay attention to observations that you have made about your own injuries in order to make some sense of it,” says Body Helix CEO, Thomas Parker, MD. “These observations can direct your own injury management.”  [...]

Injury Management, Knee, Wrist, Thigh, Ankle/Foot

Major Differences Between Strains and Sprains

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Thomas Parker, MD

Most anyone with an active lifestyle has likely suffered from a hamstring strain, calf strain, ankle sprain or some other type of strain and/or sprain injury at some point. It's important to understand your particular type of injury and its healing process so that ultimately, you can learn how best to support and accelerate the healing process. In this article, we will draw a distinction between strains and sprains, providing you with a better understanding of the medical terminology and the range of injuries that might occur. [...]

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