Athletes and Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. It is the largest tendon in the body and is used during walking, running and jumping. Though it is incredibly resilient to great stress, this tendon is also prone to tendonitis, a condition associated with overuse and degeneration. Achilles tendonitis (sometimes referred to as Achilles tendinopathy) is an inflammation … Read More

Adam Geller, PA on Knee Injuries

Many athletes experience knee injuries during their career. Some are simply “walk it off” type of injuries. However, others are obviously serious injuries from start. Somewhere in the middle are those knee injuries that seem to come or go and may be more like a “trick knee”. In this blog I will cover some of the basics about Meniscus knee … Read More

Hip Pain: When to See a Doctor

About 15 percent of people over the age of 65 report having hip pain. These symptoms can include stiffness and soreness, leading to a lifestyle that is slowing down. Several of those affected by hip pain wait too long before seeking treatment. Knowing whether it’s something that’ll pass or that it needs diagnosis can be tricky. In addition to damage … Read More

Concussions and Soccer: Tackling the Issue Head-On

More high school soccer players had concussions in 2010 than basketball, baseball, wrestling, and softball players combined, according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Concussions accounted for 34 percent of all injuries in boys’ soccer competitions and 30 percent in girls’ soccer for the 2011-12 school year While headers are most commonly thought of as the largest risk for … Read More

Fall-ing Back in Shape

So you didn’t stick to your summer workout plan as much as you wanted to. Just because the hot weather is leaving doesn’t mean your exercise goals have to leave also! Fall is the perfect time to start a fitness program and get back in shape, and you’re more likely to create good habits that’ll stick out the winter months. … Read More