WOSM Orthopaedic Blog

Reducing Injury Risk

The importance of preparing your body for any athletic activity or workout simply cannot be over-emphasized. Many common injuries among weekend warriors and recreational athletes can be easily prevented by taking the time to adequately stretch and/or warm up. In the following video, Kevin McGuinness,... Read More

Prepare Your Bike and Body for a More Rewarding Cycling Experience

Washington D.C. is a frequent entry on “Most Bike-Friendly Cities in America” lists across the media landscape.1 With over 50 miles of bike lanes on city streets,2 hundreds of miles of paved bike trails, bicycle tours of the monuments, and a bike share service with... Read More

Stretching and Strengthening for Running: Injury risk reduction strategies

With winter finally over and spring in full swing, thousands of Washington DC-area runners will be dusting off their running shoes this month and hitting the trails. Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the United States and, according to the... Read More

Basilar Joint Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Basilar joint arthritis (arthritis of the basilar joint at the base of the thumb) is an extremely common problem that can be very debilitating. In the post, I will discuss arthritis in general and its causes, and will specifically discuss basilar joint arthritis—also known as... Read More