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IT Band Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Exercises

Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, hiker or someone whose work keeps them on their feet for long stretches of time, you’re likely to experience the ill effects of repetitive motion on your lower extremities at some point. One such overuse injury? IT band syndrome.  What is IT band syndrome? Iliotibial band syndrome – commonly called […]

What is sports medicine? - Heiden Orthopedics

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]

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Children and teenagers who grow up playing sports are used to the bumps, bruises, sprains and strains that come with the territory. They are conditioned to push through adversity and play through discomfort – yet they typically can tell the difference between soreness and actual injury.  Dr. Eric Heiden, a Utah orthopedic surgeon and five-time […]

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 […]

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 […]

When to See a Doctor for Knee Pain

Unfortunately, knee pain is a common problem for many Americans of all ages. While younger people tend to experience knee pain after an injury, knee pain can also be caused by a number of medical conditions, obesity and arthritis. If you’re experiencing acute or chronic knee pain, you may need to see a knee specialist […]

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis, and is characterized by degeneration of cartilage in the joint. The cartilage in your knee facilitates movement, protecting and padding the joint. When it starts to deteriorate, you may experience pain or other symptoms of knee arthritis that make everyday movements or exercise painful or difficult.  […]

Your ACL and MCL are both ligaments in your knee. The two ligaments connect your femur (thigh bone) to your tibia (shin bone) and protect the menisci that cushion the knee joint. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a tear can help you identify which of these two ligaments is injured and receive appropriate treatment. […]

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