Yoga Injuries - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/20/08

Yoga Injuries

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Watch out for yoga injuries. That may sound funny to body builders and marathon runners, but even though yoga is known to be good for stress, building immunity and preventing a host of other ailments is not easy.

In fact, it can be very physically demanding which is why as the yoga craze grows, orthopedic surgeons are seeing more and more yoga patients with lower back, knee and shoulder injuries. They are finding this especially among baby boomers.

Dr. William Stetson, an Orthopedic Surgeon says, "We know that as you begin to be over 40, 45 into 50, your muscles loose their flexibility and you have to be more diligent."

 "After practicing for several months, my shoulder was in excruciating pain." says Shari Caine-Markus, a yoga student.

Dr. Stetson reminds us the best way to get the benefit of yoga without injury is the same with any sport, start slowly. He says go to a good studio where instructors are certified and if you feel pain, simply stop.

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