Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|February 7th, 2016|
An issue with the rotator cuff muscles is the most common reason why you may not be able to lift your arm.
The rotator cuff are a series of four muscles that are deep to or underneath your deltoid muscle. Collectively they control your shoulder motion and are critically important to the proper functioning of the
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 25th, 2016|
Successful knee replacements can radically improve your quality of life. On the other hand, if your knee replacement does not go well, it will be a source of never ending frustration and disability. While many people do well, and some do exceptionally well, there are still a fair number of you out there who
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 23rd, 2016|
Every runners benefits from revisiting the basics … in this case — Base building.
The popularity of running has exploded. With that has come an increase in injuries associated with running. Although we have covered many of the causes of various runner’s maladies, a very common cause is simply that you are overtraining.
Overtraining puts many
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 20th, 2016|
Tears of the ACL or the Anterior Cruciate Ligament are occurring at an alarming frequency. Women are more susceptible to tearing their ACL due to a number of variables.
One of the reasons that women are at higher risk for an ACL tear is the alignment of their lower limb (knee) when they perform certain
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 19th, 2016|
A friend of mine recently told me that she wasn’t sure she could commit to losing weight because she didn’t know if she’d have time to workout. With so many campaigns from major food and drink companies saying it’s fine to consume their products so long as people exercise, I completely understand why my
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 18th, 2016|
Stress fractures are simply a consequence of being active. Our bone is a living tissue. It responds to stress by becoming harder and thicker. When the activity we perform exceeds the capacity of our bones ability to handle the stress, a fracture will occur.
Certain stress fractures are more common with various activities.
The shoulder of
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 16th, 2016|
Sports related injuries in our children are increasing at an alarming rate. Single sport specialization and over-training is rampant in youth sports. An entire industry is being built around this concept. Youth coaches, strength coaches, conditioning coaches, pitching coaches for 10 years olds and so on add to the overall risks. As a sports
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 4th, 2016|
Shoulder pain is all too common. A few of you have shoulder pain following a fall. Many more suffer from shoulder pain due to repetitive stress, and the majority of simply woke up with shoulder pain and have no idea how you injured yourself.
Many of you can’t sleep at night, yet others only have pain
By Howard J. Luks, MD|January 1st, 2016|
Sitting is the new smoking . We sit and look at our phones and the downsides mount. Many of us clearly recognize the effects that our inactivity and the foods that we eat have on our bodies. We know the implications of this with respect to our life expectancy. We want to change, but change seems
By Howard J. Luks, MD|December 27th, 2015|
Running injuries are going to happen. Every runner is at risk of developing an injury. We have discussed the most common running injuries previously. The most common risk factors associated with running injuries are:
We are all at risk of being injured at some point in time during our training. Newcomers are more likely to