Rick Wright, MD, the author of this blog, is a sports medicine physician at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis and the head team physician for the St. Louis Blues. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries, and has special interests in knee ACL and revision ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, articular cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease, and total knee replacements. Your comments and feedback are encouraged.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Exercise May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
We all know exercise helps with aging, but new science shows it may help prevent Alzheimer's Disease. Read details HERE
Monday, May 29, 2017
No Time To Exercise? Here Are Short Workouts
Finding time to exercise can be challenging. Recent evidence shows small bursts of intense activity may be just as valuable. Read descriptions of some short workout routines that may work for you
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Weight Loss is Hard. Find Out Reasons Why:
Weight loss and keeping it off is challenging. Many people fail in long term weight management. There are many causes and every individual is different. Find some of the reasons HERE
Friday, May 26, 2017
Skipping Breakfast? Find Out If It's Good Or Bad
Skipping breakfast has been believed to be bad for your diet and health, but some evidence suggests it may have some benefits. Read a balanced discussion HERE
Thursday, May 25, 2017
What To Eat For Breakfast To Lose Weight
Find great ideas for breakfast items to encourage weight loss HERE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Great Hints For Staying Motivated To Exercise From Gabby Reece
Need some hints to stay motivated to workout. Read what Gabby Reece uses HERE
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sleep Is The New Status Symbol
Sleep has become such a buzzword it is now a status symbol. Read about ways to analyze, measure and improve sleep with apps, gizmos etc. HERE. In honor of the birthday girl LAW
Friday, May 19, 2017
Need More Energy at Work? Here Is How To Get it
Feeling sluggish in the afternoon. Here is an idea for a pick me up -- hit the stairs. Read details HERE
Thursday, May 18, 2017
18 Superfoods For Your Heart
Find 18 fantastic foods for your heart in this great article HERE
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Health Benefits of Avocados
The avocado has a variety of health benefits. My wife is always telling me they are good for me and not fattening. Apparently she is right! Find details of this super food HERE
Monday, May 15, 2017
Weight Control Hints
Some hints to help with weight loss and control. Eat more slowly, chew more. read the details HERE
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Running Is Great Exercise: Can It Add To Longevity?
We all know running is one of the best and most efficient forms of exercise. Recent data supports its ability to add longevity. Read details HERE
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8 Hints to Stay Energized All Day
Find some hints HERE to help you push to the end of the day. All are reasonably easy to consider implementing.
Friday, May 12, 2017
What Cities Are the Healthiest Eaters? See Where Your Hometown Ranks
A list and description of the the nation's healthiest eating cities. See where your favorite cities rank. St. Louis is not #1. I hope toasted raviolis did not knock us down the list. Find them HERE
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Does Fasting Improve Weight Loss
Fasting has gained traction as a diet approach and some evidence exists that it may aid longevity, but this study shows it may be no better than regular dieting for weight loss. Read details HERE
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Should You Do a Slow Cool Down After Exercise?
Coaches and trainers for years have advocated a slow cool down after vigorous activity to help flush lactate and avoid sore muscles. New research shows it may not matter. Read details HERE
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
A Simple Way to Boost Your Metabolism
Temperature fluctuations can increase your metabolism along with other healthy benefits. Read details and the science behind it HERE as you adjust your thermostat
Monday, May 8, 2017
Looking for a New Exercise Regimen? Kickboxing Is Great for All Ages
Kickboxing has multiple benefits as an exercise regimen. It can be beneficial for people of all ages. Explore the reasons why HERE
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wondering If It's Worth the Effort? 7 Great Benefits of Exercise
Exercise has many benefits. Wondering if it's worth it. Just check out these amazing 7 reasons HERE
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Is the 2 hour Marathon Achievable?
Read research and efforts to get the marathon record below 2 hours. Many of the tactics can be applied to your own running efforts. Read details HERE
Friday, May 5, 2017
Want To Be Less Tired After Work?
Breaks during the day may make you more productive at work and much more productive after work. Read details HERE
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Want To Accomplish More: Do Less
Studies have shown workers are more productive if they tak more breaks, nap, sleep more and vacation more. Read details HERE
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Does Exercise Help Weight Loss?
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Want To Live Longer: Eat This
HERE is the solution to living longer through diet.
Some Presurgical Steps May Improve Postoperative Outcomes
This article details steps an Indiana University surgeon is taking with his patients for preoperative preparation to decrease complications and improve outcomes. You can find the description HERE. Centered on immune boosting, lung training and infection prevention they have noted shorter stays and fewer complications. I know in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital we have adopted a much more aggressive presurgical cleansing and showering program with wipes and antibacterial soaps for showers that appears to have significantly improved our joint replacement infection rates. We will be considering adopting more of these measures to help improve other outcome measures
Monday, May 1, 2017
How To Accomplish More In Your Day
Want to accomplish more in the day? Try becoming a morning person and arising at 5. read hints HERE
Pitch Counts for Young Pitchers
There continues to be an epidemic of shoulder and elbow injuries from little leaguers through the professionals. Tommy John surgery rates are climbing the fastest in high school pitchers. The problem is present in the pros who are always in search of increased velocity. Read a sad opinion piece HERE.
Pitch counts have been set up for Little League and can be found HERE. It can be hard to keep the exact numbers memorized. In general a pitcher should be limited to 5 pitches per year of age per outing and 10 pitches per year of age per week with plenty of rest between starts. As Jimmy Andrews frequently says -- no breaking balls before they start shaving-- can be helpful in helping limit young arm injuries. Make sure your child's coach is aware of the rules and enforces them to help us prevent injuries or loss of time from the game.
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