Bone & Joint Center Blog

Runner’s Knee – Patellofemoral Pain

Runners put heavy stress on their knees, which can lead to patellofemoral pain, or pain around the front of the knee. A number of medical conditions may cause this pain, such as anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment and chondromalacia patella. Because the knee is structurally complex, sensitive, and used extensively in running, several factors […]

Athletes and Heart Problems

While sudden cardiac deaths in young people are thought to be rare, the American Academy of Pediatrics has estimated that 2,000 people under age 25 die from this condition in the U.S. each year. Sudden cardiac arrest or death can strike anyone, but the risk is three times greater in competitive athletes. Warning signs of […]

Heat Stroke in Athletes

Heat injury can range from mild heat cramps to life-threatening heat stroke. Especially with the growing number of people participating in late summer/early fall sports, proper precautions for heat-related conditions must be taken. Heat injuries and exhaustion are preventable if you take the right measures and know the warning signs. When exercising, sweating cools our […]

Rotator Cuff Injuries in Volleyball Players

Though the overall injury rate in volleyball is lower compared to other team sports, research has shown that volleyball players are at a high risk for overuse-related conditions, such as those of the shoulder which account for 8 to 20 percent of all volleyball injuries. Your rotator cuff is comprised of muscles and tendons in […]