1. Purchase a racket that is flexible. Stiff, high power level rackets will transmit the force the ball produces when it strikes the racket up to the elbow area, irritating the common extensor tendon. 2. Use strings that are poly filament. A monofilament string tends to increase the force on the players elbow. 3. Have… Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2019
1. Raise your seat slightly by half an inch. 2. Lower your gear so you are pushing an easier gear with higher cadence. 3. Focus on using your hamstrings not just your quads. During your pedal stroke pull back instead of just pushing down. 4. Check your clip-less pedals to make sure they are in… Read more »
1. Pain on the lateral or side of the shoulder is gradual. 2. No significant traumatic event. 3. Pain prevents you from falling asleep at night. 4. Overhead and activity behind the back is difficult and painful. 5. Use of NSAIDS does not help with pain reduction.
1. A pop occurs with the use of the shoulder. 2. After the pop is felt or heard, you are unable to fully lift your shoulder. 3. Night pain that makes it difficult to fall asleep. 4. Pain that is located over the outer side of the shoulder. 5. Activities such as putting your arm… Read more »
This is not a good result after a successful dunk of the basketball. Good news is that they were non displaced and short arm casts were applied. What has been your worst broken bone experience?
1. Gout is the deposition of uric acid crystals. 2. Pseudo gout is the deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals. 3. Both conditions produce sharp crystals which are extremely painful. Think of it as throwing a bunch of broken glass into your joint. That’s what happens with gout and pseudogout. 4. Gout may occur with… Read more »
Nicotine is very toxic to your body. Cigarettes can have up to 3,500 different toxins in addition to nicotine. Nicotine causes vasoconstriction. The “vaso” is Latin for blood vessel and “constriction” means to get smaller. When you are using nicotine or are even around other people that are smoking and have third hand smoke on… Read more »
What you need to know after the injury has occurred: 1. 81% of individuals of all ages return back to sports after ACL reconstruction. 2. 65% will return to the same level of play. 3. Psychosocial factors may play a role in determining who returns back to sports. 4. There is as much as a… Read more »
In this week’s blog, we sat down with former patient Rhonda Windhorst. Rhonda recently had a 50% Achilles tendon tear and had previously seen Dr. Grossfeld for arthritis in the knee. After participating in Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy, Rhonda has experienced a great amount of improvement. How did you come to learn about stem cell… Read more »
Fifth Metatarsal Fracture