Injury Treatment

How to Start Exercising again After an Injury

By St Helena Sports Medicine
February 15, 2018

One of the most difficult parts of dealing with a physical injury is having patience with the healing process. The New Year predictably ushers in a massive uptick in gym memberships and workout clothing purchases. But what if you are just getting back into exercise after an injury? How can you resume your former physical ... 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

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

Shoulder Injuries In Sports

By admin
May 5, 2015

Shoulder injuries are not uncommon occurrences in sports, but timely diagnosis and treatment of the injury can help prevent the condition from elevating and the development of subsequent injuries. Based on how serious or minor the condition is, the medical practitioner decides on whether a surgical or non-surgical approach better suits the treatment plan for ... read more

Five Exercise Tips for Senior Citizens

By admin
December 2, 2014

Exercising on a regular basis can benefit people of any age. In fact, more and more adults are remaining physically active well into their 60s, 70s, and 80s. While older adults may not be able to do all of the same exercises they did when they were younger, many older adults still enjoy exercises, such ... read more

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