Maintaining good physical condition and participating in sports-specific conditioning programs can help reduce the likelihood of injuries. If an injury does occur, seeking prompt medical attention is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Shoulder instability is common in people with loose joints, those who are very flexible or can happen from a traumatic injury. Instability, is a term we use when the shoulder joint is prone to a dislocation - where the upper arm bone partially or completely slips out of the shoulder socket. The specific cause of shoulder instability can vary and often has one or more of the following causes.
You don’t have to live with the pain. A hip replacement can alleviate the joint pain and return you to a full and active lifestyle. A hip replacement takes about an hour and a half and uses a ball with a stem to replace the top of the thighbone, and a new cup replaces the worn socket.
Injuries to the ACL are very common, especially among athletes. Injury often occurs when the knee is forced beyond its normal range motion- deep twisting motion or changing direction rapidly when you are cutting or pivoting in a sport.
A broken ankle is one of the most common injuries that an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist will see. Twisting or rolling the ankle, trauma from an accident or landing forcefully on the ankle or even a heavy object falling on the ankle can cause an ankle fracture. Although ankle fractures can affect people of all ages, they most commonly happen as people age and the bones weaken or become more brittle.
You walk on your feet every day and they support the weight of your body. Repeated stress on your feet can cause damage over time, but the right shoes can help protect your feet. The wrong shoes can cause more foot problems. A good shoe has features that provide comfort and support. It must also be the right size and shape for your feet.
RICE is a simple self-care technique that helps reduce swelling and ease pain from minor injuries. It is commonly used as a first-aid treatment for soft tissue or sports injuries like a sprained ankle or wrist, swollen knee, or muscle strains.
Ankle sprains are common. In fact, they account for up to 25% of sports injuries. You don’t need to be an athlete, however, to sprain an ankle. It can happen just participating in everyday activities or even wearing the wrong shoes. A simple roll of the ankle in a heeled shoe or walking on uneven ground can be enough to sprain an ankle.