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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

  • Do you have Spinal Stenosis???

    Do you have Spinal Stenosis???

    What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can lead to compression of the nerves that run through that canal. Stenosis usually occurs in the low back and in the neck. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by degenerative changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can cause

  • 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

  • Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs. This can contribute to the pain often experienced by patients with osteoarthritis. In addition to over the counter medication and physical therapy, often times gel injections are used as a part of the treatment

  • 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