Category Archives: Sports Medicine

Benefits of Practicing Yoga After Orthopedic Surgery

After orthopedic surgery, the most difficult part of recovery for many patients is rebuilding strength and improving their range of motion. Orthopedic surgeons often prescribe patients with a physical therapy plan to assist in the recovery process. In addition to physical therapy, low-impact exercises such as swimming and yoga can be significantly beneficial to the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 26 2014
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Study Says Young Girls at Higher Risk for ACL Injury Than Boys

A new study suggests that young girls are more prone to ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries than boys. The study reports that lack of physical training for young athletes and puberty are to blame. Let’s take a closer look at the link between ACL injuries and young athletes. What causes ACL injuries? Sports that involve… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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What is the New Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Many of those suffering from chronic shoulder pain, arthritis and other conditions often turn to total joint replacement to help alleviate the pain. However, the traditional techniques and technology used in this procedure does not benefit patients with torn rotator cuffs as effectively as many orthopedic surgeons would prefer. Now, there is a new type… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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Top 5 Most Common Sports-Related Orthopedic Injuries

It’s no secret that athletes are at risk for getting hurt during training, competitions, and games. Help keep yourself safe and explore the top five most common sports-related orthopedic injuries. Pulled Muscle. An athlete can pull almost any muscle in his or her body. The most common muscle injury is to the hamstring which is… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2014
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Pros and Cons of Autograft or Allograft Use in ACL Reconstruction

The two most common approaches to arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL surgery is the use of an autograft or an allograft. Each approach has its own set of risks and benefits, so let’s take a look at the differences between these two methods. Autograft What is an autograft? An autograft is a part of a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2014
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Keeping Your Shoulders Healthy and Strong

Shoulders have more mobility than any other joint in the body, so even a minor injury can lead to a significant loss of strength in the area. Most commonly, shoulder injuries are caused by a sports activity which involves excessive, repetitive motions, such as baseball, swimming, or tennis. Because the shoulder contains a significant amount… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2013
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Selecting the Best Running Shoe for You

If you’re a runner, you’re likely aware of the importance of selecting the correct running shoe.  For those who are newer to the game, you may not be aware of the connection between your running shoes and the safety and success of your workout.  Not only will the correct shoe provide you with a comfortable… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2013
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3 Reasons Why Sleep Matters to Sports Performance and Recovery

When it comes to recovering from a training session, we all know the importance of cooling down, rehydrating and eating a high-quality meal. But, how often do we think about the importance of sleep in relation to sports performance and recovery? A vital part of recharging your body and mind, let’s take a moment to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2012
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