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Orthopedic News & Information

Overtraining Problems in Girls and Young Women

May 14th, 2019 orthoadmin Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do to take care of your health and body. But as with anything else, too much of a good thing can just be…too much. Are you exercising too much and eating too little? If so, you may be putting yourself at high risk for several…

Treating Sprains and Strains

April 30th, 2019 orthoadmin What’s the difference between sprains and strains? A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). When a sprain happens, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon (fibrous cords of tissue that connect muscle to…

Facts About Shoulder Arthroscopy

March 26th, 2019 orthoadmin Less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, a shorter (if any) hospital stay, and faster recovery than open surgery are some of the shoulder arthroscopy benefits. But what is it and how is it performed? Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around…

What Are Growth Plate Injuries?

February 19th, 2019 orthoadmin Growth plates are areas of growing tissues that enable the long bones in children and teens to continue to grow. When your child is finished growing, the growth plates close and are replaced by solid bone. Since the growth plate is the weakest part of the growing skeleton, injuries occur when a break or fracture…

Osteoarthritis FAQ

January 16th, 2019 orthoadmin What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis, afflicting 30.8 million adults in the United States. Osteoarthritis is a disease that damages the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. This allows the bones to rub together. The rubbing causes pain, swelling and loss of motion of the…

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

November 27th, 2018 orthoadmin The plantar fascia is the ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It provides support to your arches and helps you to walk. Since these ligaments are under a lot of stress in your daily life, plantar fasciitis can frequently occur. SYMPTOMS When you put too much pressure on the plantar…

Identifying Knee Problems

October 23rd, 2018 orthoadmin Your knees have a big job to do. They provide support for your body, allowing you to walk, run, jump, turn, stand and crouch. Flexibility and stability are essential for performing these tasks. To help your knees accomplish this, other parts of your body come into play, including: • Bones • Cartilage • Muscles •…

Sports Specialization in Young Athletes

September 6th, 2018 orthoadmin Is the Pressure to Excel Actually Hurting Your Child? Young athletes are being increasingly driven to focus on a single sport in the hopes that they can join elite teams and earn college sports scholarships. The bad news is that early specialization has led to an increase in injuries, overtraining and burnout, according to recent…

Quick Facts About Sports Injuries

August 8th, 2018 orthoadmin The National Institute of Health defines sports injuries as those that occur when engaging in sports or other rigorous physical activity. Some injuries can result from accidents, and others can result from poor training practices or improper gear. Some people get injured when they are not in proper condition. Not warming up or stretching enough…

Foot and Ankle Referral Guide

August 15th, 2016 orthoadmin Download this overview of the bones and muscles in your feet and the conditions that can occur.

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