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What You Need to Know About Tennis Elbow

What You Need to Know About Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that develops on the outside of your elbow joint where the tendons in your forearm attach to bone. These tendons may become swollen and inflamed due to repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Left untreated, the pain may spread into your forearm and […]

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What You Need to Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome may sound like a serious condition, but in fact, it’s quite common and easily treatable without surgery. The term is used to describe pain around the patella (i.e., kneecap). This type of pain often develops in runners and athletes because of the large amounts of stress they put on their knees. However, […]

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How to Prevent and Treat ACL Injuries

How to Prevent and Treat ACL Injuries

One of the most common injuries among those who participate in sports is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament, otherwise known as the ACL. This ligament runs diagonally across the center of the knee and provides rotational stability. ACL injuries are most common in athletes who participate in sports that require sudden stops, […]

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meniscus tears

Meniscus Tears 101: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Knee pain is a chief complaint among many people. In the majority of instances, the cause of that pain is a torn meniscus. It’s a common injury among athletes and, at times, may require surgical intervention. Other times, ice and rest are all that’s called for. Let’s take a closer look at this small but […]

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knee arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy – ACL & Meniscus

The main advantage of knee arthroscopy for ACL and meniscus injuries is the ability to have a multitude of views inside the joint, unlike surgery in which an open incision is required. This method of examination usually does very minimal damage to the surrounding tissues and allows the surgeon to pinpoint the issue in a […]

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4 Common Sports Shoulder Injuries

4 Common Sports Shoulder Injuries

As one can expect, shoulder injuries occur quite frequently amongst sports athletes. Even those with more moderate activity levels can encounter some of these common shoulder injuries. These conditions can be linked to chronic pain and other areas such as the neck. Treating these conditions early-on in a proper manner is vital for full recovery […]

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Common Sports Injuries and How To Avoid Them

This is a list of injuries we see most often in this office. As much as we enjoy our work and take pride in returning champions to their respective fields or arenas, it makes us even happier to share useful tips on how to avoid such injuries in the first place.​Achilles tendonitisWhen Achilles’s mother asked […]

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