Weight Lifting Injuries

February 16, 2016

Whether you’re looking to simply tone up or trying to obtain an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like physique, weight lifting can be an important part of any weekend warrior’s exercise regimen. But pumping iron doesn’t come without risk. In fact, John Toth, DO, a Banner Orthopedic Surgery Specialists physician, warns warriors at every level about the potential dangers […]

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Common Knee Injuries from Running

February 15, 2016

Running can sometimes be a real pain in the knee. Tony Nguyen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and trauma with The CORE Institute, says the most common knee injuries incurred by weekend warriors running at every pace include: Runner’s Knee (pain in the front of the knee) IT (iliotibial) Band Syndrome (pain […]

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Shoulder Pain and Rehabilitation

January 15, 2016

With spring training and hotter temperatures, many Weekend Warriors take to the baseball diamond or the swimming pool. While baseball, softball and swimming are all excellent sources of recreation and exercise, they can lead to shoulder pain when proper technique, conditioning and warm-up are lacking. Tyler Collins, MD , an orthopedic surgeon with The CORE […]

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Hitting the slopes? Tips for avoiding ski injuries

January 14, 2016

Whether on skis or snowboard, hitting the slopes can be a fun fitness adventure for just about any weekend warrior. But, the downhill fun doesn’t come without risk. According to Cody Olson, DO, an orthopedic surgeon with Banner Orthopedic Surgery Specialists, novice and expert snow seekers alike should take caution when taking to the ski […]

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New Year’s exercise resolutions shouldn’t be a pain

January 14, 2016

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, many of which are centered on exercising more. But with busy work schedules and family obligations keeping many of us from exercising during the week, the New Year often triggers the birth of new weekend warriors looking to squeeze a week’s worth of exercise into two days. […]

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Diabetes and Complications

April 1, 2013

Study Finds Diabetes May Not Increase Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Previous research has suggested there is a link between diabetes and complications after a knee replacement. For example, a 2009 Duke University study found that postoperative strokes and wound infections were more common in patients with uncontrolled diabetes than those without the disease. Postsurgical […]

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