Most of us probably know someone who has had an ACL tear/reconstruction or have watched a football or basketball player be carted off the field or court with what the announcers assume is an ACL injury. Just what is an ACL and where is it located; and did you know...Read More about ALC, PCL, MCL, LCL - What are they and where are they located?
One of the most common injuries in sports is a stress fracture. Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They are caused by repetitive force, often from overuse such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances, which fatigues the muscles making them unable to absorb added...Read More about Stress Fractures
Winter has arrived, and with the snow and ice comes a greater risk for falls. Here are some great tips to help prevent falls during these snowy days of winter: 1. Wear shoes/boots with good traction and/or invest in some of the “ice trackers” now that are made for walking...Read More about Tips to Prevent Falls in the Winter
The average person will experience 2 fractures in their lifetime. A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. They occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. Fractures are usually described by the location, how the bones are aligned, whether there...Read More about Fracture Basics
One of the most common knee injuries are meniscal tears. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are most at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When people refer to torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus....Read More about Meniscal Tears
The cooler, dryer weather season is fast approaching as well as the cold and flu season and we are still in the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers have found that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects that boost your immune system. Some theories why exercise helps your...Read More about Exercise Away the Cold and Flu Season
If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities of daily living, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using...Read More about Total Knee Arthroplasty
If you have ever been to an orthopedic surgeon’s office, you know that quite often an X-ray is performed. Roughly 1/3 of all orthopedic office visits include an X-ray. Here are the reasons for X-rays and a few of the things physicians can learn from these pictures. X-rays were discovered...Read More about X-rays - What Are They and Why So Many?
We all know how important it is to exercise as part of your health regimen, to stay active and get some heart-pumping activity several times a week. There is an extensive list of benefits of a regular exercise program. But can you overdo this exercise? How do you know if...Read More about Can You Exercise Too Much?
Fall is in full swing and the cooler temperatures and wind are bringing the beautiful color mix of changing leaves tumbling down on lawns, sidewalks, and into eaves. Unfortunately, that signals the beginning of the fall clean up in our yards and the tasks of preparing for colder weather. Raking...Read More about Fall Clean Up