The 4 Most Common Shoulder Injuries from Skiing & Snowboarding

The number of skiing and snowboarding injuries has fallen approximately 50 percent since the mid-1970s and there are now an estimated two injuries per 1,000 skier visits. While there is no doubt that improvements in technology — in both gear and mountain operations — has helped bring the ski injury statistic down, researchers at Johns […]

Elbow Pain When Lifting Weights: Tennis Elbow vs Golfer’s Elbow

Don’t let the laymen’s terms fool you – you don’t have to be a tennis player or a golfer to suffer from tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. In fact, many athletes, workout enthusiasts and weight lifting newcomers experience elbow pain from these conditions due to incorrect form while lifting weights.  Before we get into possible […]

PCL Injuries vs LCL Injuries: Common Causes and Symptoms

Most people are familiar – some intimately – with their knees’ ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) and MCLs (medial collateral ligaments). As the two most common ligaments in the knee that are injured every year, the ACL and MCL get a lot of attention. There are, however, two other ligaments that play important roles in the […]

How do you know if you have a heel spur? Heel spur symptoms, causes and treatments.

Believe it or not, it’s possible to have a heel spur without even realizing you have one. That’s because heel spurs don’t always cause pain. In fact, many people discover they have a heel spur after undergoing an X-ray for unrelated foot pain and injuries, and according to the Cleveland Clinic, 50% of people with […]

Rheumatologist vs Orthopedist: What Kind of Doctor for Joint Pain Is Right for You?

You’ve been dealing with joint pain all over for as long as you can remember. You suddenly started feeling a sharp pain in one of your joints. Your joints ache when it rains or the weather changes. Your joint never felt quite the same after that one injury… now you live with constant, nagging pain. […]

Diabetes, Podiatry and What You Need to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. That’s more than one in 10 people in the US. What’s more, 88 million American adults – approximately one in three – have prediabetes and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have significantly increased in American youth. As the rate […]

What is frozen shoulder, what causes it and how is frozen shoulder treated?

Aptly named, a frozen shoulder feels as if your shoulder is nearly frozen in place, unable to move or perform as it should. Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a painful condition that causes inflammation and stiffness that increases over time. If you believe you have a frozen shoulder, it’s important to see an […]

Total Hip Replacement Surgery: What to Expect

If your orthopedic hip specialist has determined that a total hip replacement is required, you’re probably wondering what you’re getting yourself into. Replacing an entire joint is usually the end of a long, painful orthopedic journey where total replacement is the only viable option. A hip replacement can be a scary prospect – but it […]

Do I Need a Wrist Specialist? What Type of Doctor to See for Wrist Pain

According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, it’s estimated that 11 – 20% of emergency room visits in the United States are for hand and wrist injuries. That may seem like a disproportionate percentage of visits, but Americans – especially service people, laborers and those in computer-based careers – injure […]

The Most Common Mountain Biking Injuries: Stats and Types of Injuries

After the snow has melted and the trails have dried, throngs of mountain biking enthusiasts flock to their local mountains to tackle tough climbs and race downhill with abandon. No matter whether you’re a newbie, a weekend warrior or adrenaline junky on the hill every day, you can expect to suffer from a mountain biking […]

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