athletic injury prevention

Years of hard-core training drills may be doing more harm than good at this point -- and a crippling overuse injury may be in your near future, says an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

I recently saw a fit 74-year-old patient who’d practiced wing chun and tai chi chuan for many years. He came to me because of shoulder pain that was bothering him during the performance of his everyday activities. Even doing slow tai chi forms was problematic because he couldn’t raise his arms above his shoulders anymore. He feared he’d no longer be able to practice or teach his arts.

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