Although the visible signs of aging are readily seen with the naked eye, there's a lot more going on than shows on the surface. Various musculoskeletal conditions often accompany aging, as does pain in the joints and muscle tissue. For the aging athlete, these changes can be a real downer on the ability to perform and enjoy sports. Stem cell injection therapy may be a game-changer for many older athletes.
Many people – especially athletes - suffer from knee injuries, chronic knee pain, and/or knee surgery.
Knock knees is a condition where the knees curve inward. The knees angle in and touch when straightened, but the ankles remain a distance apart from one another. The medical term for knock knees is valgus knee or genu valgum. It is painful, a cosmetic deformity – and can lead to premature arthritis of the knees.
Athletes with knock knees - can find this condition very challenging.
Can bow legs get worse? The answer is yes. Bow legs – medical practitioners use the term genu varum – occur when there is too much space between the knees, leading to legs that are bent outward in the middle. A natural condition in toddlers, bow-leggedness can persist into adulthood and may become worse with time. Heredity, diet and exercise all play a role in bow-leggedness. Surgery may be necessary in some cases.
Being of short stature may have an effect on your self-confidence and self-esteem. The average height for men is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches. The average for women is approximately 5 feet, 4 inches. Life may be difficult for many who are under the average height.
Height enhancement surgery was introduced in the 1950s. The procedure was primarily used to treat dwarfism and bone anomalies. As the techniques and equipment of the procedure evolved and improved, more and more people who suffered from bone deformities were being helped. Their limbs that were once crooked or not aligned properly were being straightened and they were able to lead more productive lives.
Since this procedure lead to such dramatic improvement for those with abnormalities - it became available to people who wanted to become taller. It is now a cosmetic surgery as well as one for bone deformities and abnormalities.
The surgery can add up to six inches to your height. These inches can make a big difference to how you view yourself and how others view you.
A bone deformity includes any abnormality that occurs in the normal alignment. This may occur within the bone or even at the level of the joint. There are many types of bone deformities. It is common to see more than one deformity component in the same person.
There are also many reasons why a bone is deformed. Orthopedic specialists are physicians specifically trained to diagnose and treat bone deformities. If you or someone you know have questions about treatments for a bone deformity - it is an orthopedist you should consult with.
As you contemplate seeking advice from orthopedic specialists, you may want a few questions answered before your first visit.
In the past, limb lengthening procedures were reserved only for those who had medical reasons to have the surgery. Now, people of short stature are able to take advantage of this life-changing surgery in order to become taller. With cosmetic leg lengthening surgery - you can add up to six inches to your current height.
When you suffer from orthopedic pain – your only New Year’s resolution may be to become pain-free for the new year. Pain management is not a specific science and it is sometimes challenging to diagnose.
For an enjoyable start to the year ahead, it is important for you to work with your orthopedic doctor to get your pain under control. For some, fighting chronic pain can be a lifelong struggle.
If you have ever suffered from a broken bone, you understand how painful it can be. The treatment and the length of time it takes to heal depends entirely on the bone that is broken and the type of fracture (break) that has taken place.
When you have a broken bone, you expect it to heal without issues, allowing you to return to your activities in a reasonable amount of recovery time. For a number of reasons, not all bones heal properly.
A complication in the healing process of a broken bone, or fracture, is referred to as a malunion. This occurs when the bone heals improperly, and in an abnormal position. This condition can cause uncomfortable and even noticeable symptoms – but often can be treated.
Topics: Orthopedic specialties
The most disappointing and frustrating thing is a sports related injury.
No matter whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior - regardless of how you received your sports-related injury, or the type of sports activities you are involved in nothing can be more disappointing than an unexpected injury.
Topics: Orthopedic specialties