This blog has been dormant for a moment. I’ve recently grown to appreciate the importance of sharing my voice, and trumpeting that of other #LadyPodSquad.
What is the #LadyPodSquad?
The idea initially came to me while connecting with other female orthopaedic surgeons (LadyPods) on social media, primarily Instagram and Facebook. In a field with under 6% females, the online community is one of much needed support, a #braintrust, and safe space.
“You can’t be what you can’t see.”
The #LadyPodSquad also shines a light on this great world of #orthopaedicsurgery, with the goal of exposing young women and girls to explore the field further. Through the power of social media, college and medical students have contacted me from near and far. My goal is to continue to #payitforward, lifting as I climb.
Haydée C. Brown, MD
#orthopedicsurgeon #Ilooklikeasurgeon #orthopaedics #medicine #surgery #womendoctors #doctors #IOperateLikeAGirl #womenphysiciansare #womeninmedicine #womeninsurgery #ladypodsquad #womeninstem #womeninscience #ilovemyjob #diversifymedicine #diversityinmedicine #facesoforthopaedics #dedicateddoctors #scrubs #girlswholead #shesanequal #iamyourdoctor #sheforshe #womensupportingwomen #whatadoctorlookslike #Harlem #Brooklyn #NewYorkCity
Achilles tendinopathy (Achilles tendonitis) is a common problem for distance runners. Approximately 52% of former runners and anywhere from 7-9% of active runners experience Achilles tendonitis in their lifetime. (Scott et al) The group most commonly affected are middle-aged men. (Alfredson et al)
Traditionally, Achilles tendinopathy is treated with a combination of rest, anti-inflammatories, and an eccentric physical-therapy program. In certain patients the pain continues, and PRP can help these patients. Platelet rich plasma is a treatment commonly used for chronic tendonitis (tendinopathy). This treatment uses the patient’s own healing factors (growth factors) to promote a healing response in diseased tendon. This is a safe treatment with little to no side effects. (Taylor et al and Middleton et al)
A large number of professional athletes, such as Alex Rodriguez Mark Teixeirra, Deron Williams, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, and Hines Ward, have used PRP for their chronic tendonitis and returned to their sports. (Athletes using PRP).
Contact our office to discuss if PRP may help you with your ankle or foot complaints. This simple procedure can return you to your pre-injury level of activity in our hands.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 out of 4 Americans do not engage in physical activity. Less than half perform the recommended 30 minutes a day.
Did you know that research shows that moderate activity for 30 minutes a day significantly improves your health? Activity slows the loss of muscle bulk, decreases joint pain, and builds bone. This is in addition to the benefits to your heart, blood pressure, and other complaints. Movement, and activity, improves your balance, mood, and even sleep!
You don’t have to run a marathon or 5K. You can simply walk briskly, catch a CitiBike, dance, swim, or even do housework.
Of course, please check with your medical physician or orthopaedist if you have any conditions that can limit your ability to get moving. Get their input if you haven’t exercised or been active in a while.
The benefits of moderate activity accumulate over time.
This week I want to highlight upcoming outdoor activities such as upcoming local races.
So let’s get moving and on our feet!
Whether you are walking, running, cycling or dancing, here are some events happening around NYC:
Runner’s World Race Finder
NYC Parks – Free Outdoor Events