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Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — Have you lifted your child’s backpack lately? Not the canvas shell that’s hanging on the hook at night—but the fully-loaded version that your child carries around all day that may be putting their health at risk. Although backpacks may seem to be a benign way to get homework and supplies […]
Did you know that one in five high school athletes will suffer from a concussion during their sports season? Or that high school athletes who have previously been diagnosed with a concussion are three times more likely to have it happen again in the same season?
Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — Running offers many benefits to support physical, mental, and emotional health. That’s why athletes of all ages and levels enjoy running as an excellent way to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. But there are safety concerns, too. Runners are vulnerable to common injuries, and may be exposed to safety […]
Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — The snap of the glove and crack of the bat tell us that baseball season is upon us. While America’s favorite pastime gives us a lot to enjoy, it also provides more opportunity for shoulder injuries. The repetitive throwing motions involved in baseball place these athletes at increased risk for […]
Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — It’s often referred to as “runner’s knee,” since it’s a condition that athletes who participate in certain sports may develop. However, patellofemoral knee pain can also affect individuals who’ve never laced up a pair of running shoes. Here, we’ll discuss the characteristics of patellofemoral knee pain, what causes it, how […]
Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — If you are an athlete or someone who sits for long periods, you may be at risk for developing piriformis syndrome. The good news is that with expert guidance, piriformis syndrome can be both treated and prevented to help you remain active with less pain. What is piriformis syndrome? Piriformis […]
Author: Derick M. Johnson, DO — “Stand up straight.” Most of us I have heard those three words at some point in our lives, and it turns out that whoever said them had our best interests at heart. Maintaining good posture has many health benefits, since poor posture can create a ripple effect of preventable […]
Author: Derick M. Johnson, DO — According to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), participating surgeons performed 92,780 primary total hip replacements and 7,253 revisions in the U.S. in 2016. The average age of patients who underwent these procedures? 67 years old. Does that mean this is the right age for hip replacement? It depends. […]
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 […]
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 […]