Help for Shoulder Arthritis
Is shoulder pain getting you down? Are you missing out on the things that you once enjoyed because your shoulder hurts, is unstable, or you have lost range of motion? Join us for FREE breakfast and a special presentation on Shoulder Arthritis.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Arvada Center – 6901 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada
Presented by: The Arthritis Foundation, Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center and the Denver Arthritis Clinic.
Dr. David Schneider, a board certified sports medicine doctor and shoulder specialist at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center and Dr Rennie Howard, a Rheumatologist at The Denver Arthritis Clinic, will present a special program on shoulder arthritis.
This program is sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and will feature a FREE breakfast and an educational program where we will uncover how shoulder arthritis begins, discuss things you can do to help it feel better and finally the newest options for repairing the damage or the joint.
We will offer a FREE range of motion test for all participants. We will have a physical therapist on site to demonstrate shoulder stretches and strengthening exercises and can do at home. There will be time for Q & A’s so bring your questions!
Dr Schneider is known nationally for his expertise in shoulders. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet him and hear him speak.
This educational program is FREE and open to anyone. Register today to reserve your spot in the class. Register on-line or call Kristina at 720-497-6676.
Preventing ACL Injuries in Women
Tearing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be an athlete’s worst nightmare. And it turns out, female athletes are four times more likely to injure their ACLs than their male counterparts.
The disparity has been the subject of several research studies, and it appears several factors contribute to the increased incidence of injury among women, including hamstring strength, as well as weakness in the gluteus medias and external hip rotators. The good news is there are proven techniques for reducing the incidence of these injuries.
The ACL is a major ligament located in the middle of the knee. One of its functions is to help stabilize the knee during rotation. However, male and female athletes put different stress on the ligament when pivoting or landing from a jump, said Dr. Tim Lehman, a sports medicine specialist at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center.
“Men tend to use their quadriceps and hamstrings equally, while women fire their quads more,” Lehman said. “We know strengthening certain muscles in females athletes dramatically reduces the incidence of injury.”
Women also have a narrower notch in the distal femur, the bone just above the knee joint where ligaments come together, so there is an increased risk of the ligament getting trapped or pinched when the leg is fully extended. There also appears to be a relationship between ACL injury and hormone fluctuations during a woman’s menstrual cycle, though that relationship isn’t completely understood.