Travis Maak, MD, used to volunteer on the ski patrol. He says every day after 3:30 pm is when the injuries start happening. But what makes 3:30 pm different than 10 am? Is it conditions or conditioning, or a bit of both? Dr. Maak identifies the factors he thinks contribute to those late-in-the-day, last-run injuries, and has advice for skiers to avoid ending the day in a bad way.
A bunion is a bony bump that can form at the joint of the big toe. While bunions are often benign, for some people, they can lead to stiffness and pain. Orthopedic surgeon Devon Nixon, MD, explains what causes a bunion and how to identify when it may be time to see an orthopedic specialist.
Is it risky exercising outside when it’s cold? Is filling your lungs with cold, dry air unhealthy? What if there’s also an inversion? Are these just excuses some of us use to justify not exercising during the winter or are they legitimate concerns? Dr. Russell Vinik address these and other common questions he gets about exercising in the cold.
Broken bones hurt all the way up until you get a cast on it. On today’s Health Hack, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to make a simple DIY splint to help immobilize an injured limb while you wait for treatment.
Broken bones can occasionally heal in the wrong position, forming a “malunion” or “malalignment” after treatment. These misaligned bones can cause further problems and pain in the body. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Justin Haller about what causes these bones to heal improperly and what can be done to fix it.