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Importance of ACL Prevention Training

Proper muscle control is essential to minimize risk of knee injury from jumping, cutting, and twisting motions in sports. Research shows this is particularly true for female athletes. A recent study of elite female soccer players in Sweden and published this year highlighted the value of ACL prevention training and the role poor body mechanics…..

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“Heads Up” Program Lowers Rate of Concussion in High School Football

With football season right around the corner, thoughts are returning to the ever-present challenge of player safety. A study presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego gave encouraging results for limiting concussion risk in high school football. A new curriculum from USA Football known as “Heads…..

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ACL Tears Growing in Teen Girls; Preventive Exercises Are Key

A new study reports that ACL injury rates are raising exponentially in teen girls who play sports. Specifically, the study analyzed 148 million people in the United States, and found that the average annual ACL surgery rate climbed 22 percent from 2002 to 2014. However, for teen girls, the average annual knee surgery rate escalated…..

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Runner’s Knee 101

Yes, it is true… runner’s knee is most often caused from running…and other sports or exercise related activity. Medically referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), this condition in marked by pain in the front of the knee and/or around the knee cap (patella). The pain can ebb and flow – sometimes sharp, other times…..

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The Dreaded ACL Tear… A Sports-Ending Injury or Minor Set-Back?

An ACL injury can be a devastating blow to an athlete or active person. While this type of injury used to end sports careers, thanks to advancements in arthroscopic ACL surgery and patients’ willingness to conduct proper rehabilitation and physical therapy, it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, studies show that most athletes return…..

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Protecting Active Shoulders from Rotator Cuff Tears

Do you find yourself plagued with recurrent pain and soreness around the shoulder? The culprit may be your rotator cuff tendons. Often thought of as an issue that only affects baseball pitchers, rotator cuff problems are actually far more common in active adults. Physical activities can place excessive stress on the rotator cuff tendons. These…..

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“Tuning Up” Active, Aging Knees

Stiffness. Weakness. Achiness. Sound familiar Knee pain is a common, yet frustrating part of getting older, which often keeps baby boomers from maintaining the active lifestyle they’ve come to know and desire. It is estimated that more than 60 percent of people age 45 and older experience periods of moderate knee pain at least once…..

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Doctor’s Orders: Shape Up Before Undergoing Knee Replacement Surgery

Should you consider engaging in mild exercise prior to undergoing knee replacement surgery? The answer is YES! A recent article in The Wall Street Journal explores the benefits of moderate exercise and good nutrition practices prior to undergoing common elective surgeries. For people who are about to undergo total joint replacement of the knee or…..

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Healthy Kitchen Tips: 3 Foods You Didn’t Know Can Help Your Joints

Healthy eating is an extremely important element of our daily lives. However, did you know there are certain foods that may help keep our joints healthy? Almonds Rich in vitamin E, almonds may provide a source of tendon and tissue relief. Because your body tends to naturally swell up around a joint’s tendons when it…..

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What Is Your “Tommy John” Ligament?

You’ve probably heard of a few odd or unusual terms that refer to various medical conditions, body parts, or specific injuries. One of the most common of these terms, particularly heard in sports circles, is used to describe the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) of the elbow, also known as the “Tommy John Ligament.” The UCL,…..

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