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How to Prevent and Recover from a Stress Fracture

Don’t ignore that pain in your foot — it could be an early sign of a preventable stress fracture.

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5 Common Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

While golf may lack the intense running and jumping common in higher impact sports, it still requires repetitive motions that place significant pressure on your joints. These movements, especially if done incorrectly, put stress on the body that can eventually lead to debilitating injuries. Here’s what you should know about five of the most common […]

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Debunking the Myth of “Training Through the Pain”: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Sports Injury

According to the CDC, over 30 million American children and adolescents play sports today. While this high level of athletic activity is certainly a positive factor in combating the obesity epidemic and other health concerns, it also means that millions of kids are at greater risk of suffering a sports-related injury. In fact, Johns Hopkins University found that […]

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An Orthopedic Surgeon Addresses the “Age-Old” Question: How Old Is Too Old to Participate in Competitive Sports?

There’s something special about the camaraderie and excitement of competitive sports that never seems to dull with time. Unfortunately, these activities can get harder as we age, for a simple reason: they push us to push our bodies to their limits (and sometimes beyond them). As we age, our bodies lose the resiliency of youth, […]

5 Easy Adjustments to Avoid Back Injuries During Weightlifting

From rows to squats, the back plays a critical role in many weightlifting exercises — and developing strong back muscles can help you push yourself farther at the gym for a wide variety of lifts. As with any part of your body, it’s impossible to keep your back completely safe from injury while you’re working […]

Do You Have One of These 5 Common Sports Injuries?

Do You Have One of These 5 Common Sports Injuries?

Chronic pain can seem like an unavoidable (and inconvenient) fact of life. Nearly 50 million adults in the US live with some form of chronic pain, and this number is rising. Since athletes are encouraged to power through pain and discomfort, they’re at particular risk of developing chronic pain. This lingering pain, which often stems from an […]

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QB Deshaun Watson Suffers ACL Tear: What Does It Mean?

Texans quarterback and rookie legend, Deshaun Watson, suffered a crushing injury during practice that has cut short one of the most memorable NFL career starts fans and players have ever seen. Watson underwent an MRI to determine the extent of injury to his right knee. Orthopedists ruled out surgery for his torn right ACL, but did estimate at least 8-9 […]

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SLAP Tears: Overuse Sports Injuries of The Shoulder

Repetitive overhead sports, such as tennis or throwing sports, can lead to various conditions in the shoulder. One common condition is a SLAP tear (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior). This refers to a tear in the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid (socket bone) in the shoulder. The labrum is composed of cartilage and functions to create […]

New Study Shows Some Meniscus Tears May Not Require Surgery

What is A Meniscus Tear? The meniscus is a small, “c” shaped piece of cartilage in the knee and each knee consists of two menisci, medial meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee and the lateral meniscus on the outer aspect of the knee. Meniscal tears often occur during sports and these tears are […]

When Is It Time To Hang It Up? – The Aging Athlete

You’re not 20, not even 30. Your brain is saying you can still play like a champ, your heart is still into it, but guess what: your legs, your arms, your eyes, your entire body is not what it used to be. Does this mean you give up, and quit the game you love so […]

Is No Surgery For New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira The Best Choice?

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a cartilage tear last week, according to reports, and yesterday it was divulged that he will not have surgery. Instead, he will try to rehab the knee and hope to return some time this season. Would surgery be a better option? Probably not at first. The information is limited […]

A Doctor’s Letter On Sharapova – To The New York Times

Maria Sharapova has been an international role model to our young and quickly maturing children and adolescents. She has transcended the scope of a typical modern athlete. Ms. Sharapova has extended herself into an epitome of class and a paragon for the millennium generation in the Russian Federation as well as the world. Of course, […]

Warriors’ Andrew Bogut Uncertain For Game 6

After playing only 7 minutes in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Warriors’ Center Andrew Bogut was carried off of the floor after colliding with the Cavs’ J.R. Smith.  The 7’1″ Bogut was noticeably in pain as he stayed down on the floor until the Warriors could call a timeout.  After that, he was seen […]

Is Running Bad For The Knees?

I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]

Ready To Exercise?

The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (25 minutes, 3 times per week). Moderate exercise is light to somewhat hard exercise on the perceived exertion scale. Vigorous exercise is very hard to […]

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