UChicago Medicine sports medicine specialist Holly Benjamin, MD, explains why active women are more prone to injury and orthopaedic aches and pains — and how to minimize the risk.
Angelia Crenshaw loves to travel. She has a busy social life, enjoying church, shopping and visiting with loved ones. But three years ago, at age 50, the Morgan Park (Chicago) resident experienced shooting pain in her legs. She was prescribed medications that helped but didn’t stop the pain. “I could walk, but not a lot. When I shopped I’d go inside the store, then look for a place to sit down,” said Crenshaw. “My social life really dwindled.”