Athletic Injuries or Arthritis? How to Prevent and Treat them–and When You Need a Doctor

May 2, 2012 drdarria 2 Comments

Has the warm weather pulled you outside for rounds of golf, tennis, or just a good run? So much that maybe you couldn’t walk or lift your arm above your head the next day? I’m guilty of this too–I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my own knee injury (which was mainly a result of my not doing the strengthening exercises that I was supposed to do).  So, I brought in the best for this week’s show–Dr Thomas Gill is an orthopedic surgeon, the Chief of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sports Division,  team doctor of the Boston Bruins, and medical director for the New England Patriots.  (Yes, he’s the one that you’ve seen on ESPN running onto the field when an athlete is down).

Well, this week he took off time from them (really…he did…it was in the middle of the hockey playoffs) to talk about the injuries that burden us non-professional athletes.  Watch the demo segment at the end to learn the top 5 exercises to strengthen your shoulders and knees, and to keep rotator cuff injuries and torn ACLs or other knee injuries OUT of the picture!

For more information on where to find Dr Gill, as well as the specific strengthening and stretching protocols from the MGH Division of Sports Medicine (which is what I followed after I injured my knee), check out the links below today’s videos.

MGH Strengthening/Stretching and Rehab Protocols:

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