The importance of warm-up and cool-down exercises

The importance of warm-up and cool-down exercises

Sports and other types of physical activity can be an important part of maintaining good health. Physical activity helps keep a person’s heart and lungs strong, increases muscle strength and flexibility and can reduce stress. With so many health benefits, it...
Understanding shoulder impingement

Understanding shoulder impingement

The shoulder is an essential part of the human body. We use it in many day-to-day activities. This repetitive use, however, makes it vulnerable to injuries such as impingement. Our team of experts at Missouri Orthopedics & Advanced Sports Medicine have created...
4 benefits of standing while you work

4 benefits of standing while you work

It’s no secret that excessive sitting is bad for our overall health. Due to the lack of calories being burned, sitting can cause weight gain and obesity. These issues can lead to a variety of other health issues including orthopedic problems due to excess pressure on...
Bursitis: What you need to know

Bursitis: What you need to know

If you experience joint pain accompanied by swelling and redness of the affected area, you could be suffering from bursitis. The pain may limit your joint’s mobility, making it hard to walk or lift heavy objects. What is bursitis, what causes it and what are the...
Bone dislocations explained

Bone dislocations explained

A bone dislocation is a relatively common type of bone injury that is often easily treated. Our experts at Missouri Orthopedics & Advanced Sports Medicine put together this guide to help you understand bone dislocations. What is a bone dislocation? A bone...
An introduction to Achilles tendon injuries

An introduction to Achilles tendon injuries

Strong and healthy calves and legs allow a person to engage in a wide range of activities, from walking and running to pivoting, bicycling and so much more. Nothing brings all these activities to an abrupt halt as much as an injury to the Achilles tendon. In this...
How to safely lift heavy objects at work

How to safely lift heavy objects at work

Experiencing a back injury at work can range from a simple strain to a chronic, life-altering injury. For workers required to routinely lift heavy objects, practicing smart lifting techniques can mean the difference between never having an injury and experiencing an...
The RICE method of treatment

The RICE method of treatment

If you experience a sprain or strain in a joint, knee or ankle, your health care provider may recommend the RICE method to relieve pain and swelling at home. What is the RICE method of treatment? RICE stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. It is an acronym...
The hidden dangers of playground slides

The hidden dangers of playground slides

The arrival of warm weather provides an opportunity for parents and their children to enjoy outdoor playground activities. While outdoor activities can be a great source of exercise and family bonding time, parents need to be aware of the potential danger that...
What to know about common ankle injuries

What to know about common ankle injuries

The ankle is a complicated joint that can be placed under a lot of strain when you are engaged in physical activity. The joint is made up of the ankle bone, the ends of the two bones in the lower leg and associated soft tissue. Ankle injuries are particularly common...