Anterior Hip Replacement: Return to Activity

Your anterior approach procedure will help you return to an active lifestyle without the pain, but it will take time to do so. Ensuring a successful outcome involves several careful steps and patience. For the first few days after the operation, you will want to take it easy, but also balance that rest with beginning activity. The anterior approach is … Read More

Rotator Cuff Injuries in Tennis Players

Tennis courts fill up during the summer with people of all ages and all skill levels. Because of the repetitive nature of tennis, both casual players and pros alike are at risk for shoulder injuries. Because of the shoulder’s wide range of motion, ligaments are muscles are under great stress during a match. It is important to target both external … Read More

PCL Tears and Treatment

The posterior cruciate ligament or PCL consists of tough bands of tissue that connects the thighbone to your shinbone. While the PCL is larger and stronger than the ACL – and therefore is torn less often – 20 percent of knee injuries are attributed to this ligament. Sports such as baseball and softball are common causes of PCL injuries. Falling … Read More

Water Sports Safety

When summer comes around on the lakeshore, many hit the water for their warm weather activities. Whether it’s boating, tubing, waterskiing, swimming, or wakeboarding, it’s important to remember key tips to keep your summer fun and safe. Proper training – both by sports instructors and doing strength training on your own – will help you feel confident in activities like … Read More

Hip Fracture Prevention

Hip fractures occur as breaks in the femur, just below the hip joint. These types of injuries most often occur in people 65 years and older. No matter the type of hip fracture, they can greatly limit mobility and independence, with most breaks requiring surgery. Hip fractures are caused by several factors, including weakened bones and the impact of falling. … Read More

Exercises for Knee Pain

When you already have bad knees, exercising can seem like that last plausible option for relief. But the right kind of physical activity can protect your injury by strengthening the muscles around the joint and decreasing stress on the knee. With any exercise, there are rules to ensure your knees stay safe. Be careful not to bend your legs to … Read More

What A Pain: Preventing and Treating Shin Splints

If you’re a runner, you’re most likely no stranger to the inconvenience of shin splints. Shin splints can range from tenderness, burning or even a sharp pain in your shin and usually occurs toward the inside lower third of your shin. There are many sources of shin splints, including weakness in your limbs to incorrect shoes, running environment and training … Read More

Prepatellar Bursitis: What It Is and How to Treat It

Sports that involve direct blows or falls on the knee put athletes at risk for prepatellar bursitis. This is also true for persons who constantly kneel at their work, such as plumbers, carpet layers or gardeners. Constant or sudden friction of the kneecap can irritate the bursa, a small lubricating sac in the patella. Symptoms of prepatellar bursitis include pain … Read More

Tendonitis in Golfers

If you’re an avid golfer, you’re bound to experience some level of wrist, hand or elbow pain. It’s part of an active game. But what if the pain you’re feeling is more than just the casual twinge after 18 holes? Persisting wrist, hand or elbow pain may be a sign of tendonitis. Tendonitis is an irritation or swelling of the … Read More

Hip Fractures in Seniors

While most older adults are educating themselves on the warning signs of heart attack, cancer or stroke, there is an unsuspected killer not receiving the attention it deserves: fragility fractures. In reality, many more people suffer from a fragility fracture than heart attack, cancer or a stroke. It seems natural that one would be more concerned about cancer than hip … Read More