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The Down Low on the Down Slope: Preventing Skiing-Related Injuries

Downhill, cross-country, skate skiing, even uphill—on groomed trails, off the beaten path, through the forest, or across a snowed-over golf course—skiing popularity remains evergreen. Of course, along with the joy and exhilaration of the sport comes skiing-related injuries.

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Treatment and Prevention of Ankle Sprains

From the Cayuga Medical Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance Center, Dr. Amy MacQueen explains different ankle sprains, their treatments and prevention.

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Exercise during the pregnancy

From Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance Center, Dr. Amy MacQueen examines the importance of developing a safe and structured exercise regimen during the pregnancy.

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Hypermobility syndromes

Dr. Amy MacQueen, sports medicine physician from the Cayuga Center for Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance Center, explains the health impacts of hypermobility syndromes.

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Commonly misdiagnosed calf pain

From Cayuga Center for Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance, Dr. Fnu Seemant discusses commonly misdiagnosed calf pain, Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS).

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Cayuga Wellness Center opens osteoarthritis clinic

By Fnu Seemant, MD

A new clinic for treating the most common form of arthritis opens this month at the Cayuga Wellness Center, 310 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca. The clinic brings together a team of healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive osteoarthritis management. The painful joint disease often decreases patients’ physical activity and puts them at risk for developing serious health conditions.

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Exercise strengthens bones to prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when your body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in some cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. This type of bone loss can develop over many years and go unnoticed until a fractured wrist or hip reveals the weakened condition of a person’s bones.

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Ski and Snowboard Injuries

By Dirk Dugan, MD

This time of year local orthopedists see a lot of patients with injuries from downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding. Some of these injuries can be avoided by exercising a little caution.

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Keeping Young Athletes Hydrated

By Cindy Milner, RD, CSSD

The warmer days of spring, summer and early fall increase the risk of dehydration for young athletes.   Active teens and children often fail to recognize and respond to the signs of dehydration such as; thirst, fatigue, irritability, cramps and headaches. Dehydration, if allowed to progress, can lead to dangerous health consequences, such as heat stroke. However, even relatively mild dehydration, a loss of just 2% of body weight from fluid loses by sweating and evaporative loses during exercise, can contribute to fatigue and impaired sports performance.

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