Common Injuries for Overhead Athletes & Tips to Prevent Them

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“Overhead athletes” refer to any athlete that participates in a sport that requires moving their upper arm and shoulder in an overhead arc. The most common overhead sports include baseball, softball, basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, and swimming. Participating in these sports places athletes at increased risk of shoulder injury because they require rapid and repetitive … Read more

Common Winter Injuries & How to Prevent Them

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According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 200,000 people sought medical attention for winter injuries in 2018. These were injuries like sprains, strains, fractures, and back and neck injuries, caused by sports like skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, and tobogganing. Sports aren’t the only cause of winter injuries, though. Frostbite and hypothermia also … Read more

How to Treat a Tendon Injury With Tenex Tenotomy

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Tendon injuries are very common. In fact, in the US, 33 million musculoskeletal injuries are reported each year, 50% of which involve tendon and ligament injuries. It’s no surprise that patients wonder how to treat a tendon injury. Unfortunately, tendon injuries can affect any person at any age and any fitness level. In addition to … Read more

How to Prevent and Avoid Common HIIT Injuries

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High-intensity interval training sessions, more commonly known as HIIT workouts, have become very popular. For anyone not familiar, HIIT workouts typically involve short sessions of high-intensity effort followed by recovery time. HIIT workouts can easily be modified for every person’s needs, which has likely added to its popularity. In addition to this, HIIT workouts have … Read more

6 Benefits of Stretching (Even if You’re Not Working Out!)

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Stretching is something you can do quickly, easily, and without any expensive equipment, so why do so many of us leave it out of our routine? You probably know that stretching is good for you, but it’s a part of exercise that’s easy to forget about. There are so many benefits of stretching, though, and … Read more

Do I Need Surgery for a Herniated Disc? Non-surgical Herniated Disc Treatment Options

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Herniated discs are unfortunately common among adults and surgery is typically considered the most effective treatment. However, there are options besides surgery that provide effective options for herniated disc treatment. In this article, we’ll be discussing by non-surgical and non-invasive treatments are the best option as well as the issues that traditional surgery poses. What … Read more

Morton’s Neuroma: What It Is, What Causes it, and Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

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Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects many people. However, it’s 8 times more common among women than men, and largely affects adults between 30 and 60. It has the potnetial to stop sufferers from participating in the sports they love or simply continuing their active lifestyle. Unfortunately, open surgery is considered the most … Read more

Using Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentrate in Sports Medicine

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Previously, patients that failed to gain relief from conservative treatment were forced to either undergo surgery or continue living with pain. Fortunately, cell-based therapies like bone marrow aspiration concentrate are now available and can heal a wide variety of conditions without surgery and without a long recovery period. Keep reading to learn more about bone … Read more

Orthobiologics: A Better Option for Sports Medicine Treatment

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Orthobiologics are a relatively new but very effective option in the treatment of musculoskeletal and sports medicine-related issues. More and more, patients and physicians alike prefer these options to other treatments for their minimally invasive nature and quick recovery process. These treatments can allow people to quickly return to their preinjury levels of mobility. This … Read more

Tenex Tenotomy: How the Tenex Procedure Offers a Minimally Invasive Option for Tendon Pain & Injuries

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Whatever your activity level, you may participate in activities that put you at risk of developing chronic tendon pain. Even something as small as repetitive clicking of a mouse can lead to a condition like tendinosis. But if you’re suffering from tendon pain, is it possible to get treatment without traditional open surgery? At the … Read more