Monthly Archives: February 2019

Understanding the Wrist

The wrist is a super complicated part of your body. There are eight little bones that make up the wrist joint. Scaphoid Trapezium Trapezoid Capitate Hamate Pisiform Triquetrum Lunate

Growing Pains: What are they?

The medical term for growing pains in the knee is called Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Osgood-Schlatter Disease occurs in kids when they go through rapid vertical growth phases, typically sometime between 11 and 16 years of age. During this growth phase the bones grow faster than the tendons. The tendons tug on the growth plates were they… Read more »

The Biceps Muscle

Your biceps muscle turns into a thin tendon that attaches to your forearm. Rarely can the tendon tear off the bone, where it attaches in the forearm. When that happens the biceps muscle looks very flat and can migrate closer to your shoulder because the bicep muscles are no longer anchored at the end distally…. Read more »

How to Properly Train For Long Distance Running

As spring approaches so too does running season here in the Ville! Saturday the 23rd is the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, followed by the Rodes City Run 10K on March 9th, the Papa Johns 10 Miler March 23rd and the Mini Marathon and Marathon run of April 27th.  Whether you’re gearing up for the Louisville… Read more »

What does a ballerina’s foot look like on an X-ray?

What does a ballerina’s foot look like on an X-ray when they are on their toes? The top image is you and me walking. The bottom left image is a ballerina en pointe. The most common injury among dancers are foot problems. I see metatarsal stress fractures, bunion deformities, flexor hallus longus tendinitis, and other… Read more »

What is a Meniscus?

A meniscus is a structure located in your knee joint that functions as a shock absorber. You have two of them in each knee and they are prone to tearing. When the meniscus is torn, it produces a sharp stabbing pain and sometimes it will cause your knee to click or even lock. Many times… Read more »

Do I Have Scoliosis?

Often when a patient comes in with back pain, they ask the question, “Do I have scoliosis?” Scoliosis is a curvature and a rotational deformity of the spine. By definition, the curvature of the spine should be at least 10°. There are 2 Types of Scoliosis: 1. Adolescent Onset Scoliosis The standard case of scoliosis… Read more »

Discovering an Occult Fracture

The top left x-ray of the elbow is normal. The top right x-ray of the elbow has an occult fracture of the radial head. An occult fracture is when you cannot see the break on an x-ray. How did I know the radial head bone was broken if I couldn’t see the fracture line on… Read more »

What is Scoliosis?

Do I have scoliosis? This is a question I get asked fairly often when people come in with back pain. Scoliosis is when you have a curvature and a rotational deformity of your spine. By definition the curvature of the spine should be at least 10°. You can develop it as a child with the… Read more »