Ankle Sprain: Rehabilitation (PART III)

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Ankle Sprain: Rehabilitation (PART III of III) After an ankle sprain, proper rehabilitation is key to returning to activity quickly and to prevent additional injury later. An injury as common as an ankle sprain can have long lasting effects, if …

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Ankle Sprains: ICE Vs HEAT (Part II of III)

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Ankle Sprain (Part II) ICE vs Heat Have a sprained ankle? Now what? Do you apply Ice or Heat to your injury? In the following article we will discuss ice vs heat and the application and benefits of both. ICE …

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Ankle Sprains (Part I of III)

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What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligamentous structures supporting the ankle.  There are 3 basic types of ankle sprains – lateral, medial and high, with lateral ankle sprains being the most common. The …

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I TORE MY TOMMY JOHN, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

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The “Tommy John” ligament is technically called the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow.  It is the primary stabilizer to the elbow in a throwing athlete as the elbow is flexed between 20 degrees and 120 degrees.  It gained its …

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Shoulder Osteoarthritis

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What is Shoulder Osteoarthritis? Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) is the wear and tear type of arthritis that develops over the years. It tends to be accelerated in anyone who has had trauma to their shoulder in the past. OA first starts …

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Little League Elbow

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What is it? “Little League Elbow” is a disorder of the inner portion of the elbow that affects young athletes. In this condition the growth plate is irritated and may even separate from the bone. It is caused by repetitive stress …

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Cartilage Restoration

Frequently knee pain is caused by cartilage surface defects which may develop from trauma or gradual wear.  The pain may be sharp, achy, or both.  There may or may not be joint swelling and/or feelings of stiffness.  Symptoms may present …

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Ouch! Shin Splints!

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Shin Splints are a common overuse injury typically reserved for runners or new runners who take their first run, or runs, a little too far. More precisely, shin splints are a condition referred to as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) …

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Hallus Rigidus – “Stiff Big Toe”

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Hallux rigidus means “stiff big toe,” which is the main symptom of the disorder. Hallux rigidus is a form of degenerative arthritis, which can cause pain and stiffness in the metatarsophalangeal joint (the joint where your big toe—the hallux—joins your …

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Too Young For a Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a very common condition that affects millions of people every year. Arthritis of the knee is whenever the cartilage of the knee is lost. There are two types of cartilage. First is the meniscus. The …

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