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Bone Fractures: The Phases of Healing, and How to Heal Faster
In this article, we will dive into the composition of your bones, how a fractured bone heals, and discuss how nutritional interventions may help speed up the healing process.
Tendon to Bone Reattachment Surgery: Understanding Your Sports Medicine Procedure
If you’re visiting a sports medicine surgeon, there’s a good chance you may be in need of a surgery that will require attaching tendon to bone, such as a rotator cuff repair or an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
Foods to Eat and Avoid with Arthritis
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Around 23% (54 million) of all adults in the United States have arthritis. More than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis experience severe joint pain and about half of the adults with arthritis report they are limited in their activities due to their arthritis.
Glutamine— Essential to Your Recovery
Glutamine (GLN) is one of twenty amino acids the human body uses for a variety of purposes. Unlike most amino acids, and other nutrients, glutamine’s importance in our diet fluctuates. Likewise, our nutritional goals should reflect this fluctuating need. Which is why glutamine has become a popular dietary supplement, so it can be added to a healthy diet when our bodies require more of it.
4 Ways to Stop Age-Related Muscle Loss
Sarcopenia is to muscle what osteoporosis is to bone. By age 30, many individuals have begun to lose muscle mass. This can amount to as much as 10% loss per decade between 30 and 60 years of age, and 15% each decade thereafter.
Speeding Up Recovery From Soft Tissue Injury
While the healing process will take its due course, there are things we can do aid and accelerate the body’s ability to heal. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the three phases of healing as every musculoskeletal injury goes through the same three phases.