Love avocados, but hate cutting them…..they are slippery little rascals and are responsible for many nasty hand injuries.
Stab wounds from using knives in the kitchen are not fun but are reported daily. Accidental self-inflicted knife injuries to digits are a common cause of tendon and nerve injury requiring hand surgery.
Many of us do not think about how much you use “your hands for your senses”!
Until you lose that ability of sensation, not just functional implications, but how else do you recognize hot, cold or pain but by touch.
Kitchen Knife and Avocado Statistics
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates over 137,000 people receive hospital treatments for injuries from kitchen knives every year.
There has been an apparent increase in avocado injuries due to the way people hold the fruit in the hand. Therefore, dubbed “avocado hand”, has spread as one plastic surgeon in England says, into an epidemic and suggests that avocados...
Patients are often confused when I inform them that the biceps (long head of the biceps) is to blame for their shoulder pain. Most think of their biceps as the “Popeye” muscle at the mid portion of the upper arm.
To understand why the biceps can play a role in shoulder pain, we need to understand a little anatomy. The long head of the biceps takes a right-hand turn as it dives into the shoulder joint, attaching at the labrum, which is a cartilage rim around the cup, or the glenoid, of the ball and cup shoulder joint.
The reason the long head is susceptible to injury is because it is vulnerable in its journey. There are two parts to the biceps tendon - the long and the short head. The short head does not tear often and isn’t a part of the actual shoulder joint. Because of the short head, most sedentary people can still use their biceps even if the long head is completely torn - though cosmetically there may be an asymmetry in the appearance of the biceps. It...
Sit-stand desks are becoming increasingly popular, and have been touted as solutions for reducing obesity, combating cardiovascular disease, premature death.
The British Medical Journal published a study this month that looked at a sit-stand desk and its effects on prolonged sitting and physical activity as well as psychological and work-related health. They found that giving the worker this desk promoted less sitting, and using self-reported evaluations, the workers noted a positive change in work engagement, occupational fatigue, daily anxiety and quality of life.
It’s important however when studies come out, to look at them with a critical eye. When a study uses self-reports, that always introduces the possibility of bias. Reporting one's own experience is very subjective.
Also - it’s important to note that while there were some positive benefits reported in this study, it doesn’t necessarily measure whether one is less likely to be obese, have heart...
No one can argue that staying active can have multiple benefits. Adults that maintain a regular exercise program will find that exercise can help them:
Over the last twenty years, physical fitness as a means to improve overall health has increased among the over-40 set. This is great, right? Yes, absolutely. Athletes who remain active as they age do a better job than non-athletes in retaining lean muscle mass. They also show improved bone density, bone structure and bone strength. However, what physicians are seeing are injuries related to the increased level of activity.
One area of interest is anterior cruciate ligament injury in the over-40 age group. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the ligaments that connect the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone), and it controls the back and forth motion in the knee. Specifically, it keeps the tibia from sliding too far forward, while also avoiding too much rotation in the knee.
Injuries of the ACL occur when there is a rapid change of direction or acceleration, a direct collision with the knee, or an awkward land from a jump or a height. Some ACL...
...you want to wait extra loooong for your fracture to heal
...you want to have a higher risk of surgical complications, like infection or problems healing your wound
...you're okay with developing osteoporosis
...you want to be more likely to develop overuse injuries, like bursitis or tendonitis - and take longer to recover
...you want to have a detrimental effect on your athletic performance
...you want to have more pain after a surgery
Sound attractive? I would guess not for most.
Niki Strealy at the 2018 Boston Marathon