Golf Injury Prevention

Golf is generally a low-risk sport when it comes to injury, but by no means is the sport free from injury. Golfers are susceptible to both acute sudden injuries, or overuse injuries that develop over time. Learn more about golf injury prevention for acute and overuse injuries. The most common kind of acute injury occurs when a golfer’s club is … Read More

Healthy Eating for Healthy Bones

One of the most important factors in maintaining healthy bones is following a well-balanced, nutrient rich diet that includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium consumption supports bone and tooth formation and vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. The recommended daily dose of calcium for adults up to age 50 is 1,000 milligrams and 200 international units … Read More

Anterior Knee Pain in Athletes: Lateral Patellar Tracking

Patellar tracking disorder occurs when the kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap is usually held in place by tendons on the top and bottom and by ligaments on the sides. A layer of cartilage lines the underside of the kneecap, helping it move smoothly in a groove in your thighbone. There are … Read More

Anterior Knee Pain in Athletes: Hoffa’s Fat Pad Syndrome

The infrapatellar fat pad is soft tissue that lies beneath the kneecap. Following a direct injury to the knee, this pad can become impinged between the distal thigh bone and the kneecap resulting in a painful and sensitive joint. The knee pain is usually worsened by extending the knee joint. Athletes who participate in contact sports are susceptible to this … Read More

Anterior Knee Pain in Athletes: Plica Syndrome

The plica is a fold of joint lining tissue that is left over from early development. During embryologic development, bands of tissue divide your knee into joints and these bands often remain in your joints as you develop and grow. Trauma to the knee, either directly or from overuse can cause these bands to become thick and inflamed. This results … Read More