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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 »


What is iliotibial band syndrome?

At Desio Sports Medicine, we see many patients in our practice who are dealing with injuries related to sports activities. It is critical that Worcester, MA area individuals take good care of their body and stay active, while also reducing their risk of sports injuries. Regardless, injuries happen, and Dr. Stephen M. Desio and his… Read More »


What is involved in rotator cuff rehabilitation?

Carrying out daily activities such as changing clothes, swapping out a lightbulb, or blow-drying the hair can be difficult when patients have a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is the portion of the shoulder that covers the humerus, and when injured, it can become extremely painful. A rotator cuff injury can cause pain, the… Read More »


What is bicep tenodesis?

The body is made of a system of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the musculoskeletal system. Because of the complexity of the body, there are a wide range of issues that can occur if a patient is injured. One of the surgeries provided by our providers at Desio Sports Medicine is bicep… Read More »


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