Coping with Old Sports Injuries

The joint pain youre experiencing now might be the result of trauma suffered long ago. Redirecting your activity may help relieve the problem.

A vivid memory: Plowing over center for that winning high school touchdown…or that painful body check you took after slamming the puck for the final goal…or that "pop" you heard while flying out of your ski bindings. Youll never forget it. In fact, you think about it every day-a half-century later-as you hobble down the street to the local grocery store. Thats because of that split second in which you twisted and tore the ligaments in your knee or your shoulder and youve been suffering the consequences ever since.
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