Here’s what you should know about getting a hip replacement after a serious injury. What is a Hip Replacement? Total hip arthroplasty, which is another name for hip replacement surgery, might be an option if hip pain is getting in the way of daily life and non-surgical treatments haven’t worked or aren’t working anymore. DuringRead More
Sports Medicine Can Help Anyone Recover from an Injury
When you hear “sports medicine,” do you think about amateur or professional athletes needing therapy or treatment related to a sports injury? Lots of people do, but don’t let the name fool you! Sports medicine healthcare providers can help with pain or injuries of all kinds, including arthritis, bone breaks, tendonitis and more. They’re expertsRead More
What is a muscle cramp? How do I manage muscle cramps?
Most people are likely to experience a muscle cramp at some point. Perhaps sudden cramping woke you out of sound sleep or interrupted your latest reality show binge? Though muscle cramps generally last a few seconds, it can sometimes feel like forever because the pain can be intense. Muscle cramps occur suddenly, causing involuntary contractionsRead More
What To Do When an Athlete Gets Injured
For some, participating in sports is the highlight of their day. The stressors of school or a career can quickly be put at bay when an athlete steps on the field, court, road, pool or into the gym. But what do you do if you think you have an injury? Hardcore athletes tend to discountRead More
Why Stress Fractures are a Greater Concern for Women than Men.
Chances are, you’ve heard of stress fractures. Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone often caused by overuse. But did you know studies have shown that women are at a greater risk of developing stress fractures than men? Why is that? Several reasons include nutrition deficiencies, lower bone density, and hormonal differences, especially inRead More
Sidelined By Arthritis? How A Physical Therapist Can Help
Some days aches and pains are enough to keep you from the activities you love. It’s a catch-22 — it hurts to move but moving will help the hurt. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability for adults in America. It is widespread and encompasses a variety of diagnoses and forms. Generally speaking, arthritis describesRead More
Bones can be double scary in October
Bones can be double scary this month. October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. With Halloween on the way, creepy skeletons and scary bone creatures are common, but these are not as frightening and alarming as when your own bones become thin and fragile. Weak and porous bone problems are part of a disease known asRead More
Concussions and Your Child Athlete
As a parent of an athlete, it’s common to worry about any sports-related injury. Have you heard the phrase, “You just got your bell rung…walk it off and get back in the game?” Not so fast. As a parent, you need to know how to help your child get back on the playing field afterRead More
Repeat Injuries and Youth Sports: What Parents Should Know
As children and teenagers become more active and participate in sports, it can sometimes mean injuries, especially repeat injuries. With the surge of year-round training and competitions, these young bodies are prone to repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). “RSIs are most likely to occur in children and teens in the area of growth plates,” explained RyanRead More
Should Kids Play One Sport Or Multiple Sports?
There is no easy answer to the question, “are multi-sport athletes better than single-sport athletes?” It’s a loaded question, and every athlete is different; the simple answer is – it depends. One of the biggest debates in today’s youth sports culture is whether athletes are best to specialize in one sport or try their handsRead More