Hip Pain in Dancers: Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, which lies over the prominent bone on the side of your hip, and is a common source of leg pain in dancers. The greater trochanter of the femur is a large, flat section of bone that serves to anchor several muscles at the outer hip. Though the […]

Hip Stress Fractures in Runners

It’s no secret that running as exercise produces several benefits, including obesity prevention and improving your cardiovascular health. While running is a healthy habit, this high impact activity can also create issues, such as stress fractures. During running, the hip joint absorbs some of the highest forces in the body, and repeatedly partaking in high […]

Injured Athletes and Return to Play

When the team physician or sports medicine staff gives the green light, most athletes are anxious to return to full practice and competition right away. The vast majority of athletes have no problem re-entering their area of play. One of the goals of sports medicine is to try to get an athlete back into their […]

Exercise and Bone Health

At any age and any stage of life, bone health is a necessity, but most do not properly take care of their bones. This can create immediate issues or more serious problems – such as osteoporosis – later on. Most people are aware of how exercise benefits your health in terms of preventing obesity or […]