Posts Tagged: orthopedic medicine

Why Are Hamstring Injuries So Common in Football?

Why are football injuries so common?

If you’re an NFL fan, you’re probably very familiar with hamstring injuries. Hamstring injuries, and hamstring strains in particular, are the most common football injury. On average, they occur over 172 times every season, and are increasing every year. This season alone, dozens of players from almost every team have gone down for weeks with… Read more »

Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Try These 5 Tips For Optimal Recovery

Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Read Tips Here

If you’re suffering from persistent, long-term shoulder pain, you’ve lost your strength or range of motion in your shoulder, and you feel like you’ve tried everything (ice, rest, painkillers, waiting) — It’s time to consult an orthopaedic doctor. Rotator cuff tears are found in 30-50% of the population ages 50+ and are one of the… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Heel Pain? It's Probably Plantar Fasciitis.

Did you know that 10% of the population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime? As one of the most common foot injuries and the leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis ((PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is especially prevalent in runners and athletes, 40-60 year-old adults, obese adults, those who wear low-support shoes (like… Read more »

Understanding Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a condition in which the hip joint is not properly formed in newborn babies and infants. Found in every 1 in 1,000 babies, DDH is a treatable condition, detected and diagnosed through a physical exam. Hip Physiology The hip joint is a “ball-in-socket” joint, meaning that the rounded… Read more »

Arthrogryposis: An Overview

Arthrogryposis, also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), is a condition characterized by multiple joint contractures throughout the body. Arthrogryposis is a congenital condition. Doctors often diagnose it at birth, and it doesn’t progress or worsen over time. It is heterogeneous, meaning it differs from case to case. It is a descriptive term or symptom… Read more »

Understanding Different Types of Medical Imaging Tests

When your doctor needs to see what’s going on inside your body, they’ll likely order a medical imaging test for you. Medical imaging tests, such as MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans, use different kinds of energy to provide detailed pictures of the inside of your body. In doing so, the imaging tests can help experienced… Read more »

Torn Rotator Cuff: An Overview

Can a torn rotator cuff heal on its own?  Did you know that over 3 million Americans experience rotator cuff injuries like a torn rotator cuff every year, making it one of the most common points of injury? The rotator cuff is engaged when you use your arm to carry, pick up, push, or bear weight… Read more »

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 »

Osteoporosis in Men – 6 Facts You May Not Know

Osteoporosis is a disease marked by a loss of bone mineral density and bone mass. Generally induced by skeletal changes, osteoporosis weakens your bones, putting you at risk of fractures and injuries. As a man, it’s possible to discount the possibility of experiencing osteoporosis. To begin with, the condition is far more common in women,… Read more »

Experiencing Calf Pain? Learn More About Medial Gastrocnemius

If you have a sharp or sudden pain in your calf muscle, you may be experiencing medial gastrocnemius. Commonly referred to as “tennis leg,” medial gastrocnemius is an injury found especially in middle-aged and older athletes. In this condition, there is a tearing of the medial head of the gastrocnemius (calf muscle), which occurs when… Read more »