Posts Tagged: sports medicine

Common Foot Injuries You Might Not Know About

common foot injuries

Feet are some of the most resilient parts of our body. They can handle a lot of abuse but remain strong enough to support the entire body weight. Unfortunately, they are also the most neglected parts of the body. Most people ignore things like persistent soreness, random spikes of pain, and other such issues. Here’s… Read more »

Preventing & Treating Head Injuries In Student Athletes

head injuries in student athletes

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

repairing a torn meniscus

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 »

Common Causes of Back Pain

causes of back pain

Back injuries are painful and can definitely impact your quality of life. There are several ways to injure your back. You can have a herniated disc, a compressed nerve, strained muscle, sprained ligaments, fractured vertebrae, etc. All of these injuries require medical treatment and extensive therapy. Many people aren’t able to regain their full range… Read more »

The Best Low-Impact Workouts

low impact workouts

Whether you’re just coming off of an injury or are looking to get moving again without pounding too hard on your joints, these are the best low impact workouts to try: Swimming or Water Aerobics Swimming is synonymous with low impact exercise. By moving against the water’s resistance, it is highly effective at building back… Read more »

Patient of the Month: Edward Howard

Edward Howard

Meet October’s Patient of the Month  Edward Howard! Ed recently lost 70 pounds by working out! We asked him to share what motivated him to become more physically active as well as what other lifestyle changes he made to reach this goal: “Honestly, after turning fifty I wanted people to look at me and say… Read more »

Understanding Stress Fractures

understanding stress fractures

We all know about the term ‘fracture’ which is a break down in bones. Fractures most of the time happen due to car accidents, sports injuries, lifting heavy weights or falling. But what are stress fractures? Follow along to learn more. A stress fracture is defined as a small fracture or a thin crack in… Read more »

Preventing Heat Related Illnesses in Student Athletes

heat related illnesses

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 »

Top 4 Diagnosis for Knee Pain

knee pain

Experiencing discomfort in the knee? Here are the four most common diagnosis for knee pain: Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint. It typically affects an older population. If a younger person has osteoarthritis it tends to be related to morbid obesity or prior knee trauma. The symptoms are typically… Read more »

Louisville Skating Academy Announces Sports Medicine Partnership With Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Louisville skating academy

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld and ProRehab Louisville have partnered with the Louisville Skating Academy (LSA) to prevent on-ice injuries through preventative physical therapy and access to top-notch sports medical care and sport injury experts for rehabilitation. Competitive figure skaters will receive injury prevention and treatment from the local physical therapy group and Orthopedic Specialists. “It is… Read more »