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Sports medicine? But I’m not an athlete!

Author: Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD Have you ever fallen and twisted your ankle? Lifted something the wrong way and strained your lower back? Felt the ache of “tennis elbow” from too much time under the hood? Or headed to the emergency room for what was likely a broken bone?  Examples such as these prove that you […]

Motion is Lotion

Author: Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD If you experience joint or back pain, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. But experts agree that consistent movement is one of the most beneficial things you can do for joint disease. In celebration of Bone and Joint Action Week—sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative […]

10 Physical Therapy Facts Everyone Should Know

Physical therapy (PT), otherwise known as physiotherapy, is defined as the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, as well as exercise. Let’s dive in and learn some less commonly known facts about physical therapy. 1 – Let’s begin with the definition of pain. According to the International Association for […]

Back To School & Back to Sports Medicine

With fall sports practices and games underway, remind your kids to think safety first. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries occur during practice.  In 2013, for example, more than 1.24 million children under 19 years old were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to the 14 most commonly played […]

Supplements: It’s Always Best to Talk to Your Doctor First

Having a nutritious and balanced diet has many health benefits, including promoting strong joint health. Sometimes even a good diet will not supply all the nutrients you need. This is especially true in older populations. Though the scientific research surrounding supplement use is limited, some people chose to incorporate supplements into their diets in hopes […]

Keep Kids Active This Summer

Keep your kids active and injury-free during National Youth Sports Week from July 16 to July 22 and throughout the rest of summer. The benefits of youth sports and exercise outweigh the risk of injury. Physical activity in kids helps to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, improve social skills, and increase team-building skills. […]

Understanding Mako® Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a common yet specialized procedure in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint known as an implant. The procedure is growing in popularity; in fact, more than 7 million Americans have had a knee or hip replacement surgery. The Mako® Robotic Arm Assisted System helps make the surgical procedure […]

Recognizing Signs of Arthritis

Many people who experience joint pain often pass it off as a normal sign of aging or as an issue that cannot be fixed. Learning how to recognize common signs of arthritis can help you determine when it’s time to discuss with your doctor. Though research can be help, the ultimate question: “Do I have […]

More Gain, Less Pain: 5 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

Athletes’ sports injuries typically result from overuse and muscle fatigue or muscle trauma. Overuse injuries tend to occur when the body is pushed past its physical limits or beyond an athlete’s level of conditioning. However, poor technique or training mistakes can be a contributing factor to overuse and can ultimately lead to trauma. As many […]

Debunking Joint Replacement Myths

If you are suffering from joint pain every day and are considering joint replacement, you may have begun exploring different surgical options. While it’s perfectly understandable that you would want to get word-of-mouth advice from friends and family, this often leads to misconceptions that may skew your perception of the process. Let’s take a look […]


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