We have the privilege of treating many students, recreational and professional athletes in our clinic. Recreational athletes can be prone to injury, since they typically work during the week, and put in their longest and most intense workouts over the weekend. These sporadic and limited workouts can be strenuous on the body and leave the weekend-only athlete prone to injury. Healthcare professionals call this “Weekend Warrior Syndrome”, seeing common injuries like sprained ankles, muscle strains, shin splints, and tendonitis.
Aging brings inevitable changes to the body. Muscle mass decreases, and range of motion narrows as time progresses. Joint problems, chronic medical conditions, and injury risks tend to rise steadily. While aging athletes will face new and potentially tough challenges, prioritizing an active lifestyle is fundamental for overall well-being and health.
Professional sports are synonymous with intense pressure and competitiveness, driving athletes to constantly exceed their physical boundaries. However, this relentless pursuit of victory often exposes them to the risk of severe injuries, particularly concerning their joints.
Medical technology is revolutionizing the way healthcare providers can see the anatomy of athletes, and diagnose sports-related injuries with precision and accuracy.