Monthly Archives: November 2012

Do you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve at the level of the wrist gets inflamed and compressed. Symptoms may include a burning, swollen feeling in the palm and fingers. Some people experience night pain, numbness and tingling involving the thumb, index and middle finger. Often times these symptoms begin slowly and get… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Tears in People Under 50 – Find Out More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Research by Lin and colleagues (2012) analyzed data on rotator cuff tears in people less than 50 years of age. The research found that most of the individuals experienced a medium to large rotator cuff tear following a specific traumatic event. The size of the tears tended to be shorter in length than those in… Read more »

Concussion Rates in High School Athletes vary by Gender and Sport – Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic Physician

Research by Marar and colleagues (2012) published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the incidence of concussions among athletes in 20 sports during the 2008 to 2010 time span. The research found that compared to other sports football players suffered the highest number of concussions.

Knee Injuries from Soccer not Uncommon among Female Players – Learn more from Louisville Orthopedic

Knee injuries are not uncommon among female soccer players. If you are a female soccer player, it is helpful to learn about strategies to prevent common knee injuries. Researchers Orr, Brown, Hemsing and colleagues (2011) surveyed female soccer players between 13 and 18 years of age, parents and their coaches, to understand perceptions regarding knee… Read more »

Jumper’s Knee or Patellar Tendinopathy – Best Jumpers at Increased Risk

Research by Visnes and colleagues (2012) published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that volleyball players with best ability to jump are at an increased risk of jumper’s knee. When a volleyball player jumps over and over again, it can cause tendonitis in the patella or patellar tendonitis, also known as “jumper’s knee”… Read more »

What is Kienbock’s Disease? Find Out More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

While researchers don’t know what causes Kienbock’s disease, this painful condition often starts with the symptoms of a wrist sprain.  Other symptoms include pain when turning the hand up, limited hand grip, stiffness and decreased motion in the wrist and sometimes swelling in the affected area. The symptoms of Kienbock’s Disease tend to get progressively… Read more »

Skiing and Snowboarding this Winter? Consider 6 Tips to Stay Injury Free from Louisville Sports Medicine Doctor

Before you head out to the slopes to ski or snowboard this winter, take the steps that you can in advance to prevent skiing injury or snowboard-related injuries.  Here are 6 safety suggestions to consider before you go skiing or snowboarding.

Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Serves as Event Doctor for Louisville Cyclocross Competitions

Cyclocross is a very challenging sport that combines the demands of bike racing with obstacles that sometimes require participants to ride and even carry their bicycles over jumps, creeks, sand, steep hills, rocks and rough terrain.  The 2013 Elite Cyclocross World Championships and the 2013 Masters Cyclocross World Championships will be held at the Eva… Read more »

Research Findings Suggest that Pain and Osteoarthritis Not Significant Barriers to Physical Activity

Researchers often work to identify barriers to physical activity.  Some barriers that have been assumed include pain and knee osteoarthritis (OA).  Research by Dr. Daniel K. White and colleagues published in Arthritis & Rheumatism explored whether

Suffering from Wrist Pain? Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Explains De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis or “Gamer’s Thumb”

Are you suffering from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? If you are experiencing pain on the inside of your wrist that causes you discomfort whenever you hold things or clench your fist, you might have De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. This condition, which is also sometimes called gamer’s thumb, affects the two