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Understanding the RICE Method

By admin
October 31, 2014

It’s no secret that an active lifestyle can leave you at risk for injury. While many injuries require treatment from a physician, mild sprains and strains can often be treated through the RICE method. A mnemonic device, RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Continue reading to learn more about this method and what ... read more


5 Tips for Preventing a Running Injury

By admin
September 2, 2014

Running is a great source of exercise, but if not performed correctly, it can result in injury. In fact, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has reported that 70% of all runners are injured each year. To follow are the 5 most common injuries sustained while running, and some tips for preventing them. ... read more


Arthroscopy for Ankle Problems

By admin
August 5, 2014

Arthroscopy has been a popular choice among orthopedic surgeons for correcting shoulder and knee joint problems for over 30 years. However, arthroscopy is becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of ankle conditions. Arthroscopy of the ankle can be used to treat conditions such as tendinitis, arthritis, tendon tears, chronic instability, bone spurs, and articular cartilage damage.  ... read more


Tips for Preventing Soccer Injuries

By admin
August 5, 2014

On an international level, soccer (or football) is the most popular sport in the world. In the United States, soccer may be the least followed sport-- that is, until the World Cup™ began. In a surge of patriotism, Americans by the hundreds have a sudden interest in soccer. Since more people are watching soccer, more ... read more


What is Olecranon Bursitis?

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May 7, 2014

A bursa is a sac composed of thin, slippery tissues. The olecranon bursa is located between the pointed bone at the back of the elbow and overlying skin, and it enables the elbow to bend comfortably under the skin. Olecranon bursitis occurs when the bursa becomes irritated. Let's take some time now to answer common ... read more


What is Osteoarticular Transfer System (OATS) Surgery?

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May 7, 2014

The knee is the most common joint to sustain injury resulting in cartilage damage. Cartilage damage can result from repetitive sprains, over use, or trauma. Cartilage damage in the knee can create pain that will worsen over time. The best way to correct an osteoarticular lesion is to undergo OATS Surgery, which stands for, "Osteoarticular ... read more


Top 3 Benefits of Knee Arthroscopy

By admin
April 2, 2014

Knee arthroscopy is a technique used to confirm the diagnosis of and treat injuries within the knee, following a physical examination of the area. This treatment is commonly performed on patients who have been injured during an athletic event, or who have experienced some other type of knee injury, such as an ACL tear. Patients ... read more


Selecting the Right Running Shoe

By admin
March 4, 2014

While running is an effective way to keep yourself healthy, failing to take the proper precautions can have negative consequences.  You may not realize it, but the running shoe you select has a significant impact on your performance.  If you're not running in the right shoes, you're leaving yourself at risk for discomfort, pain, and ... read more


The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down After Exercise

By admin
February 4, 2014

Exercise can often feel like a chore, since it’s something we need to keep ourselves healthy. Like with most other “chores,” people like to get their exercise over with as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in our haste to get exercise over with quickly, most of us forget to warm-up and cool down, both before and ... read more


Top Facts About ACL Injuries

By admin
February 4, 2014

Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Liagment (ACL) of the knee are extremely common- and can be extremely painful. The ACL connects the upper leg bone (the femur) to the tibia (the lower leg bone). Let's take a closer look at some of the top facts about these injuries. There are three "grades" of ACL injuries. ... read more


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