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  • Whatever The Cause, Carpal Tunnel Can Be Treated Says ONS Specialist

    Whatever The Cause, Carpal Tunnel Can Be Treated Says ONS Specialist

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Most people associate carpal tunnel syndrome with activities that require repetitive or prolonged flexing of the wrist, such as playing the piano, typing on a keyboard, or working with vibrating hand tools. However, people can also develop the painful wrist condition without an underlying cause, according to hand, wrist and elbow specialist, Dr. Matthew B. Cantlon of ...

  • ONS Shares The Low Down On Lower Back Pain

    ONS Shares The Low Down On Lower Back Pain

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Did you know that 80 percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime? According to neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon of Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich and Stamford, the majority of low back pain is due to a lower back muscle and ligament strain or sprain.“This type of common low back pain usually occurs after exercise or ...

  • Before Pumping Iron, Learn The Secrets To Avoiding Common Lifting Injuries

    Before Pumping Iron, Learn The Secrets To Avoiding Common Lifting Injuries

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Lifting weights is a great way to stay in shape and build lean muscle and strong bones. However, if done incorrectly, sprains, strains and more serious injuries can occur, according to Dr. Paul Sethi, an orthopedic surgeon at Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich.“Generally speaking, most injuries from weight lifting occur from improper body placement ...

  • ONS Doctor Helps Football Players' Shoulders Stay Sharp This Season

    ONS Doctor Helps Football Players' Shoulders Stay Sharp This Season

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- When discussing football injuries, people most often think of concussions or the season ending ACL tear, like the injury that recently sidelined Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. It's not just head and legs says ONS sports medicine specialist, Dr. Marc S. Kowalsky. Players' shoulders and clavicles are at risk for sprains, strains, fractures and ...

  • Dig In: ONS Doctor Explains The Dangers Of The Female Athlete Triad

    Dig In: ONS Doctor Explains The Dangers Of The Female Athlete Triad

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Regular physical activity has many benefits for girls and women. It helps to build and maintain bone strength, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, control weight and build lean muscle. However, if an athlete’s caloric intake is inadequate to fuel the amount of energy used during exercise as well as normal body functions ...

  • Lower Back And Hip Pain? Know The Ins And Outs Of Sciatica Says ONS

    Lower Back And Hip Pain? Know The Ins And Outs Of Sciatica Says ONS

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- While most back pain is confined to a specific region of the spine, those suffering from sciatica can experience pain from their back down to their toes. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Camel of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, "There are many causes of back pain. Making a correct diagnosis is the important first step before prescribing ...

  • Suffering From Hip Pain? ONS Doctor Explains It May Not Be Arthritis

    Suffering From Hip Pain? ONS Doctor Explains It May Not Be Arthritis

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Acute hip pain can derail even the most active athletes, and is often attributed to arthritis. However, hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement, can cause significant groin pain during everything from playing sports to daily tasks."The symptoms of impingement are most commonly pain the groin or front of the hip," said Dr. Tim Greene, ...

  • ONS Doctor Explains The Ins And Outs Of Chronic Knee Pain

    ONS Doctor Explains The Ins And Outs Of Chronic Knee Pain

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- For those who live an active lifestyle, and even more so for those who don't, chronic knee pain can be an agonizing reality. In many cases, acute knee pain can be the result of injury to the joint or surrounding tissue. Chronic knee pain, on the other hand, tends to be caused by some type of arthritis, usually osteoarthritis. “Osteoarthritis develops as the ...

  • Avoid Injury While Searching For Inner Peace With Yoga Saftey Tips

    Avoid Injury While Searching For Inner Peace With Yoga Saftey Tips

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- For many people, yoga is a gentle way to increase balance, strength, and flexibility while relieving everyday stress. However, as with any form of exercise, if practiced incorrectly, there is the risk of muscle strains, torn ligaments, or more serious injuries. Common yoga injuries include repetitive strain and overstretching of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs ...

  • Come Back From Sports Injuries Better Thanks To Adaptive Exercise

    Come Back From Sports Injuries Better Thanks To Adaptive Exercise

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- For fitness enthusiasts, an injury can be a frustrating setback from the normal routine. However, there are ways to make sure you're getting in shape and staying pain-free.“It’s most important for you to start rehabbing very slowly, paying close attention to how your body and pain levels respond to the increased physical exertion," said Alicia Hirscht, physical ...

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