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Understanding Shin Splints

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October 1, 2013

Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, are a painful condition often found in athletes or people who regularly exercise. The pain from this condition is typically exacerbated by activity; if it persists while you are at rest, you're likely suffering from a different condition entirely. Keep reading to find out more about shin splints ... read more

Types of Shoulder Arthritis

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October 1, 2013

Arthritis occurs in nearly 1 out of every 3 adults, leaving their joints stiff and painfully swollen. It is a common condition among the elderly, but it can also appear at any time of life for some people -- even children may be affected. There are over 100 different variations of arthritic conditions that can ... read more

Top Risk Factors for Achilles Tendon Ruptures

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July 30, 2013

The Achilles tendon is the fibrous connection between the calf muscle and the heel bone, and is used when you point your foot downward or push off as you walk. When this tendon is overstretched, it may tear (rupture) partially or completely, leaving you in pain and making it difficult to walk. Let’s take a ... read more

5 Ways to Prevent Exercise Injuries

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June 25, 2013

Anyone who has been injured while working out can agree that it is not an enjoyable experience.  Injuries can impede on an exercise regimen, and even interfere with daily life. There are a number of ways to get them, including overdoing a particular activity, performing an activity incorrectly, or picking the wrong activity for your ... read more

Rotator Cuff Injuries | Triggers and Treatments

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June 4, 2013

For athletes, shoulder injuries can be a major concern.  Those who play baseball, tennis, swim, or something similar are all at risk for injuring their rotator cuff, a group of the four tendons and muscles in the shoulder.  The rotator cuff connects the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone, while also working to stabilize ... read more

Top Causes of Knee Pain and Their Treatments

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April 30, 2013

You may not realize it, but the knee is one of the most active joints in the human body.  For athletes, the knee likely plays a crucial role in whatever sport they play.  So what happens when we start to experience knee pain that can not only hinder our performance, but make it tough to ... read more

Understanding Arthritis

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March 29, 2013

According to the Center for Disease Control, one in five people report doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and there may be even more who haven’t sought medical attention.  Despite it being such a widespread condition, many are still unfamiliar with what arthritis actually entails!  Keep reading to find out all about this condition and the current treatment options ... read more

Top 3 Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

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March 5, 2013

When professional athletes sustain sports-related injuries, do you ever wonder how they get back in the game so fast?  This is due in no small part to medical advances such as arthroscopic surgery. A minimally-invasive approach to orthopedic medicine, arthroscopic surgery is made possible by a device known as an arthroscope.  Essentially a small camera, ... read more

Dr. Franzino Becomes Board-Certified in Sports Medicine Subspecialty

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January 30, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Franzino for completing his board certification in Sports Medicine! The Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is for those board certified Orthopaedic Surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in Sports Medicine beyond those expected of other Orthopaedic Surgeons. The certificate is achieved through: additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of ... read more

Warming Up and Cooling Down: Do They Really Matter?

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December 30, 2012

Let’s face it – in today’s hectic world, we’re all looking to save time one way or another!  And, while taking a few shortcuts here and there usually isn’t a problem, there are certain things that are too important to skip out on – including a proper warm-up and cool-down! Crucial steps in maximizing your ... read more