Former St Kilda star Robert Muir recovering well from life-changing shoulder surgery

June 7, 2021 | Focus News

June is not an unusual time for footballers to be recuperating from major surgeries, and so it is the case for an old St Kilda star who was the celebrity┬ápatient at Calvary Adelaide Hospital two weeks ago. Robert Muir spent the latter stages of his league career casually windmilling a dislocated shoulder back into place. … Continued

Communication For New And Existing Patients

March 20, 2020 | Focus News

Why are you receiving this package? We understand this is a difficult moment for the world and our thoughts go out to all those affected by the outbreak of COVID- 19. During this crisis, the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. At Focus Shoulder Specialists, we are taking precautionary measures to … Continued

30 Minutes Of Walking A Day

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

Other than reducing risks of heart disease, walking also reduces cancer risk, diabetes risk and boosts mental health. Walking is not just good for the health but good for the economy as well. It can reduce expensive medical expenses and boost people’s productivity. So start taking those steps for a better life! Dr Sommit Dan … Continued

Shoulder Symptoms

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

A large population-based survey from South Australia found that shoulder symptoms affect 22% of adults. Other studies reported that the point prevalence of shoulder pain in the general population aged less than 70 years ranged from 7% to 27%, and the lifetime prevalence of shoulder pain was up to 67%. While shoulder pain can occur … Continued

Hugs Are Good For You

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

Cuddling can help heal wounds faster. Cuddling, hugging, and other positive forms of contact with a loved one release the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin can help relieve pain and even accelerate healing by boosting the action of the immune system. Amazing right? But for your shoulder pain, just take it a bit easy on the hugging. … Continued

Middle Aged Woman Depression

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

Sitting all day can have some negative effects. So fight it by spending some time in nature. Those who take a 90-minute walk in a natural setting are likely to ruminate on negative emotions than those who strolled in an urban setting, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. So don’t forget … Continued

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. The anatomy of your wrist, health problems and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute … Continued

Shoulder Pain

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

It is usually caused by injury or aging. As we get older, soft tissues in the shoulder break down which can cause pain. And for younger people, overuse of the shoulder, specially if you’re playing sports such as tennis, baseball, basketball or hockey can be a risk that leads to shoulder pain. Even if you … Continued

Olives Are Good For You

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

Yep, the little green or black fruits (as well as olive oil) may provide a dose of powerful antioxidants that reduces oxidative stress and inflammation that can harm bones, a research suggests. They also help promote bone cell formation. Olive oil isn’t just a must have in the kitchen, it’s also a must have for … Continued

Soda Increases A Woman’s Risk Of Hip Fracture By 14%

May 14, 2019 | Focus News

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, increased soda consumption of all types (regular or diet) may be associated with increased risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. Soda is high in phosphorus and excessive phosphorus load in the body makes it release calcium and other minerals from bones, leading to poor bone health. … Continued