Shoulder, back problems

Shoulder, back problems a result of compensation? By Dr. John Aronen     Dr. John Aronen dispenses advice at the nationals. He developed non-reversible changes to his left shoulder and low back due to his attempt to compensate for the…

Knee Exercise

Most important knee exercise helps stop pain, gets you back on court by Dr. John Aronen     The right knee and thigh muscles are well defined. The vastus medialis obliquus, the most important muscle of the knee, is just…

Bolster Joints

Ligaments, muscles team to bolster joints By Dr. John Aronen    Well-defined thigh and leg muscles indicate good stability in the joint. As noted in Part I, joints were designed to allow bones to move on one another, with some…

Human joints

Human joints: Their function and problems By Dr. John Aronen      Articular cartilage is essential in a joint. There are many statements in life that we do not like to hear. One of these is being told that we…

Sprained Ankles

Program for treatment of the No. 1 injury in competitive sports: Sprained ankles By Dr. John Aronen   With the ankle being the No. 1 injury in sports, here is a treatment program for sprained ankles.   Goals >>Eliminate the…

Salt Intake

Risks of high salt intake outweigh benefits By Dr. John Aronen An article in the December 2002 issue of Handball magazine caught my attention, for it discussed muscle cramps and proper steps to take to prevent them. I have always…

Hams/Groin Strains

The best method for treating acute, chronic hamstring and groin strains Stretching crucial to a quick recovery and return to court By Dr. John Aronen   Before you get started … Handball players and stretching—the ideal world and the real world.…

Stretch quads/hams

The importance of stretching Using quadriceps exercises … By Dr. John Aronen There are two methods that can be used to effectively stretch the quadriceps. To perform the method shown in Figure 1A for the left quadriceps, bend your left…