My Shoulders Are Letting Me Down

We rely on our shoulders for countless tasks. It can be problematic when they don’t function at our best and can make ordinary tasks a challenge. Finding a cause behind unstable shoulders can help bring pain relief and peace of mind. Here are some reasons behind your shoulder pain and what you can do to… Read More »

Senior family couple exercising outdoors.

You’re Not Too Old to Get Fit!

Getting older comes with a unique set of challenges. Taking extra steps to care for your well-being is crucial to a high quality of life. Many seniors think their physical changes mean they have to stop being active. But, it’s more important than ever to stay in shape as you age. With adjustments, there are… Read More »

injured soccer player with ball on football field

I’ve Torn My ACL, Now What?

A torn ACL is a diagnosis that no one wants to have. Studies estimate that between 100,000 and 200,00 people suffer the injury each year. A torn ACL can be particularly troublesome for athletes whose livelihoods often depend on their ability to play. Whether you’re an athlete or not, your priority is to get back… Read More »

Isolated woman touching right knee joint

Signs It Might Be Time For a Joint Replacement

At Desio Sports Medicine, we see, and treat, all kinds of joint injuries that can be fixed without drastic measures. Treatment for mild arthritis can range from exercise and physical therapy to brace applications to injection and cartilage therapy. In some cases, the best way to get rid of joint pain is to (putting it… Read More »

College football player having senior doctor review his concussion injury.

What Are the 3 Types of Concussions?

Athletes aren’t the only kind of people who can suffer from concussions. Anyone who receives a strong enough blow to the head can experience this traumatic brain injury, and the effects of the event can cause life-threatening symptoms if left untreated. Falls are one of the most common causes of concussions, but other things can… Read More »

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Now that another Boston winter is over and the tulips and daffodils have given us a return to sanity, if you’re an obsessed golfer, you’ve probably already been out playing or at least hitting balls. If you’ve hit a lot of balls, the inside of your elbow may be really tender and your ring finger… Read More »

Knee pain man stand hand caught at the knee.

Common Reasons Your Knee Hurts All the Time

Everyone can have occasional knee pain. Maybe you slipped on some wet leaves this past fall and tweaked your knee. Maybe you were playing in your beer league hockey game at the ice rink and when you flipped to skate backwards, your knee gave a shout out. Those instances of knee pain are fleeting, maybe… Read More »

suffering from pain in knee, Injury from workout and osteoarthritis

Treating Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. The basic definition of arthritis is inflammation of the joints. At Desio Sports Medicine, we deal primarily with a particular type of arthritis, known colloquially as “wear and tear arthritis” — osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis usually affects patients in their older… Read More »

A close up of a runner bending down to grab the back of their knee in pain

Patellar Tendonitis or Tear?

You were out for a run or playing some recreation basketball and the next time you walk up a flight of stairs you feel pain at the bottom of your kneecap on the front of your knee. Sometimes people assume the worst — they’ve torn their patellar tendon. That’s partially right, but only if you… Read More »

Guy holding hand to shoulder of aches, with red spot indicating location

What’s Behind that Sore Shoulder?

Your shoulder would win many design awards if we had made it in a lab rather than over ions of evolution. It’s an amazing bit of engineering that allows a wide degree of motion in your arm — everything from smashing a tennis ball to paddling your canoe around Lake Quinsigamond to throwing a curveball.… Read More »

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123 Summer St.
Suite 520
Worcester, MA 01608

Tel: 508.363.6363

123 Summer St. Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 508.363.6363