Posts Tagged: football injuries

What’s the Difference Between a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedic Physician?

When it comes to seeking diagnosis for chronic pain or an activity-related injury, it’s important to choose the type of medical specialist that’s right for you. Consulting with your primary care physician is the first step. They can provide a diagnosis through x-rays and tests, and, based on your condition, a recommendation for a relevant… Read more »

Patient of the Month Trey Mattingly

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Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Trey Mattingly! Currently, Trey is a junior in High School and plays baseball for the South Spencer Rebels. However, in the fall he tore his ACL playing football. “During our second varsity game of the season, I ran down the field on kickoff and ran over a kid… Read more »

What is a Growth Plate Fracture?

How does a bone get longer? Growth plates. They are responsible for bone growth. Children can experience a growth plate fracture with a traumatic injury. Read along to learn more. Growth Plates Each long bone in the body has a growth plate. The growth plate is the area where bones get longer. After children reach… Read more »

What is an AC Joint Dislocation?

The AC joint is located in the shoulder where two bones meet. You can experience an AC joint dislocation with some traumatic injuries. Read on to learn more. AC Joint The AC joint is located between the clavicle and acromion in your shoulder. AC stands for acromioclavicular (acromion plus clavicle). The joint has a few… Read more »

Pandemic Injuries

The pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and play. Because of this, there are a multitude of emerging injuries due to changes in how we move and position our bodies. Let’s take a look at some of the most common non-coronavirus related pandemic injuries. Injuries Working from Home Many workers have found themselves… Read more »

4 Things to Know About Recovering from an ACL Injury

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If you have injured your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), you may be wondering about the recovery process. How long will it take? What does it involve? Can you return to the activities you enjoy? How will your body be effected long-term? There are many factors that determine the answers to these questions for you. Here… Read more »

Preventing & Treating Head Injuries In Student Athletes

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Young athletes experience sports injuries, especially head injuries, at an alarming rate. Most of these go unreported and untreated, which can lead to serious medical complications down the line. Student-athletes are enthusiastic, reckless, and they tend to dismiss any pain to remain on the field. That’s why parents, teachers, and coaches need to be vigilant…. Read more »

Repairing a Torn Meniscus: What to Expect

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A meniscus tear is one of the most common cartilage-related injuries of the knee, which causes a lot of pain and can hamper your ability to move considerably. The meniscus is a strip of cartilage that supports and stabilizes knee joints. It forms a soft barrier between the bones of the joint to reduce wear… Read more »

Preventing Heat Related Illnesses in Student Athletes

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Summer is still lingering on, and with it the risk for heat related illness. If not adequately prepared, students can suffer from a heat related illnesses on even a moderately hot day if there is high humidity. As parent’s, coaches and trainers it’s important to understand the warning signs of heat exhaustion, stroke and cramps…. Read more »