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Preventing Sports Injuries: What You Need to Know

By St Helena Sports Medicine
May 15, 2016

Playing sports competitively or for fun is an excellent way to keep you in good physical condition. And if you’re injured, time away from the game is no fun. Consider these guidelines to avoid being sidelined with an injury: Warm Up A proper warm up is critical to injury prevention. Warming up increases blood flow ... read more

What’s to Blame for Your Knee Pain?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
April 15, 2016

Knee pain is something most of us have experienced at one time or another. Activities like playing sports and exercising can contribute to knee pain because it puts strain on our muscles. For some, knee pain can be excruciating, which affects quality of life. If you’re experiencing severe knee pain, there are several things that ... read more

Determining a Dislocated Shoulder

By editor
March 15, 2016

Dislocated joints are extremely painful, and a dislocated shoulder is no exception. In fact, it’s the most vulnerable joint to experience dislocation. When your arm bone (or humerus) is pulled out of its socket (or glenoid), muscle, cartilage and tissues are stretched and torn, limiting your ability to move your arm at all without tremendous ... read more

5 Tips for Preventing an ACL Injury

By editor
February 15, 2016

Knee injuries, particularly ACL injuries (anterior cruciate ligament) are common, especially in young athletes. But many ACL injuries can be prevented if the muscles surrounding your knees are flexible and strong. To learn the best ways you can reduce your risk of an ACL injury, consider the following training tips: Always warm up before playing. ... read more

7 Reasons to Warm Up Before Exercise

By editor
January 15, 2016

There are days when our schedules are so packed that it can be tempting to skip the warm up and dive right into the workout. Make the time! Your warm up is an important part of your exercise routine. Cold muscles are more prone to injury and do not absorb shock or impact as well. ... read more

5 Ways to Protecting Your Joints from Arthritis Pain

By editor
December 15, 2015

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases associated with chronic pain. The condition causes inflammation of the joints, muscle strain, damage to joint tissues, and fatigue. Medication can alleviate chronic arthritis pain temporarily, but outbreaks are still inevitable. Read on to learn five ways to protect your joints from arthritis pain and improve your ... read more

Common Ways to Injure Your Achilles Tendon

By editor
November 15, 2015

Injuries to the Achilles tendon, the tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, involve partial and complete tears (also called rupture) of the tendon. It’s not an uncommon injury—whether on the sports field or simply during everyday activities. Here’s a look at some of the common ways people tend to tear their ... read more

Dealing with Shin Splints

By editor
October 15, 2015

Chances are if you exercise, particularly run, you’ve had shin splints to one degree or another. They are particularly frustrating because you’re trying to get your exercise, but doing so makes your shins throb and ache. You try and rest them, but getting shin splints to completely go away after they’ve initially developed can take ... read more

Treatment and After-care for Tommy John Surgery

By editor
September 15, 2015

Tommy John surgery, or ulnar collateral ligament construction, is a surgical procedure where a replacement of a ligament in one's elbow is done with the help of a tendon taken from another parts of the body such as hamstring, forearm or foot. This surgical procedure was developed for the pitcher Tommy John by Dr. Frank ... read more

Adhesive Capsulitis: Causes and Management

By blogwriter
August 15, 2015

Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your shoulders? Are you unable to move your shoulders properly due to pain? It's possible you may be suffering from adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder. It is a painful condition which can limit your shoulder's movement due to inflammation or stiffness in the connective tissue of ... read more