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  • Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

    Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

    Neck pain is a very common injury in all populations. Neck pain can be caused by soft tissue injury or tightness or joint pathology.  Muscle strain and resulting muscle spasm is often caused by an underlying neck problem, such as spinal stenosis, arthritis, or disc degeneration and can be triggered from trauma but frequently occurs

  • ACL Injuries

    ACL Injuries

    One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments(ACL).  If you have injured your ACL, you may require surgery to regain full function of your knee. This will

  • Ankle Sprains

    Ankle Sprains

    An ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur among people of all ages. They range from mild to severe, depending upon how much damage there is to the ligaments.  Ligaments are strong, fibrous tissues that connect bones to

  • Meniscal Tears

    Meniscal Tears

    Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. Three bones meet to form your knee

  • What is Osgood- Schlatter Disease?

    What is Osgood- Schlatter Disease?

    Osgood-Schlatter disease (OS) is considered an overuse injury which causes pain in the front of the knee and often presents with a visible growth just below the kneecap. Rapid skeletal growth can predispose individuals to this condition, making adolescents (typically between ages 11 and 15) the most commonly affected population. Increased activity levels such as repetitive running and jumping

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder, otherwise known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in the shoulder that develops gradually, gets worse, and then finally goes away. Pain from frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching, and typically gets worse during the movement of the joint. The pain is usually located over

  • Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis is inflammation of the extensor tendons of the elbow and is considered to be an overload injury.  It can commonly occur when performing the backhand during tennis, which is where it got the name “Tennis Elbow.” Causes of Tennis Elbow include: Improper technique Excessive wrist extension Overuse of the wrist and hand Age

  • Guidelines for a healthier back according to the NATA and AAOS

    Guidelines for a healthier back according to the NATA and AAOS

    Here are some helpful tips to avoid back pain! Stay mobile –There are many ways to increase mobility including daily stretches or activities that increase flexibility and get the body moving in different directions. Some options are yoga, tai chi, swimming or Pilates. Warm up before physical activity – Keeping muscles warmed up and staying mobile will

  • Sport and Sex-Specific Reporting Trends in the Epidemiology of Concussions Sustained in High School Athletes

        Approximately 300,000 U.S. adolescents sustain concussions annually while participating in organized athletics.  An investigation was done by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at North Western University Feinberg School of Medicine aimed to track sex and sport-specific trends among high school sports-related concussions over time, to identify whether a particular sport predisposes athletes to a

  • Carpal Tunnel

    What is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal Tunnel is numbness, tingling, weakness and other issues in your hand, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.  This pressure can come from swelling or anything that may decrease the size of the carpal tunnel. Causes: Hand/wrist use over time from desk jobs, frequently texting, typing, etc.