Robert M. Dombrowski, MD, WOW Correspondent
We see a number of young patients every year with Osgood-Schlatter syndrome because it is one of the most common causes of knee pain in children and teens, affecting 1 in 5 adolescents.
Osgood-Schlatter disease or syndrome (also known as tibial tubercle apophyseal traction injury) is a rupture of the growth plate at the tibial tuberosity. The syndrome may develop without trauma or other apparent cause, however, some studies report up to 50% of patients relate a history of precipitating trauma.
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With the season opener right around the corner, it’s time to start packing those tailgate coolers! It wouldn’t be a Redskins game day without a good tailgate, right? You’ve stocked up on the classics, with everything from hot dogs to coleslaw to potato chips. Not surprisingly, many of the tailgate meals we crave are loaded with salt and have a high fat content. Keep your fellow tailgaters happy and healthy by swapping out traditional recipes with a few of our suggestions. You’ll kick off the season with a healthy – and delicious! – twist.
Here’s a few ... Read More
Contributed by Dr. Robert S. Berger of Charles County Dermatology
Wrinkles and Sun Damage
Sun damage accelerates the formation of discoloration, lines and creases. Prevention is the best medicine. Sunscreens have not been as effective as they are today, so chances are someone over the age of 10-15 has had significant sun exposure. What to do if one gets a sunburn? First do not make things worse by getting more sun-stay out or cover up. For the first 24-48 hours use Alleve/Motrin or Tylenol around the clock(Alleve is easier since twice a day dosage) and use a mild ... Read More
08.19.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
When is the last time you’ve smiled?
It seems very miniscule but studies show that smiling often proves to be healthier for your body and lifestyle!
In an article from Inspiyr, they listed 9 reasons as to why you should truly never stop smiling.
1. Smiling is contagious
Because of complex brain activity that occurs when you see someone smiling, smiles are contagious. Studies report that just seeing one person smiling activates the area of your brain that controls your facial movement, which leads to a grin.
Even in bad situations, if you smile, others are likely to mimic ... Read More
08.12.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
While it’s no myth that it takes some time to break a new pair of shoes in – it’s possible that the shoe could be breaking you in!
One of the best ways to test the effectiveness of your running shoes is after your run. How sore are your feet? Are there blisters? Do you feel knee and lower back pain? While there may be other factors at work here, one of the biggest factors is actually your shoes!
Here are a few steps to ensure that you have the best shoes possible for your workout:
1. Don’t ... Read More
08.05.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Who would have ever thought the best way to enhance your workout and health is by snacking? The key is to snacking on the proper treats at certain times. The body is constantly working to rebuild and strengthen muscles throughout the day and if you can balance your food intake properly, you can optimize the process!
The Greatist.com has provided some of the best foods for both pre- and post-workouts.
Pre-Workout: These will vary depending on the intensity and type of workout you're trying to achieve. Try muching these down 30-40 minutes before your workout!
1. Perfect yogurt ...
07.29.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed by todaysinnovativewomen.com blog
It can be hard to admit, but when you’re trying to create a healthier and more fit lifestyle for yourself, you can be your own biggest enemy. Whether you are making excuses for yourself, procrastinating, or truly not valuing yourself, you are getting in the way of yourself not getting to those healthy goals you have set for yourself.
Here are some tips for each situation that can help you get out of those habits!:
- Re-assess which lifestyle choices you make and how they may or may not repeatedly sabotage your healthy efforts. Make ... Read More
07.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.
Total fitness also includes your mind, body, and spirit.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, "It's time to change and make a difference..."? I have. How did you feel at that moment? That determination and willingness practically took over my thoughts and I was confident in making a difference in my life.
Become mentally, physically, and spiritually fit. Take note:
1) Mental Fitness: Keeping your brain and emotional health in tip-top shape. Seek the positive and avoid the negative.
2) Physical Fitness: A healthy body can ... Read More
07.19.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Serena Williams has become one of the greatest female athletes of all time. Even at the age of 33, which is old in “tennis years,” we are watching as she’s in her prime. However, making it to the top of women’s tennis has been a rocky road for Williams.
Whether it's battling injury, critics or even her sister – Venus (who is also a professional tennis player), Serena Williams has always had an attitude that couldn’t be broken.
Both Williams sisters were constantly criticized for their physique. Media outlets claimed they were “too muscular” and often resembled ... Read More
07.15.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Have you ever thought about what goes in to your icy, summer tradition? Mid-Atlantic Dairy is here to show you different options to one of your favorite desserts without jeopardizing flavor!
For each of the following recipes, place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for about 1 hour or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles, run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for 5-7 ... Read More
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