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

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

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

Using Ultrasound Guided Nerve Hydrodissection to Treat Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

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Ulnar nerve entrapment is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve, one of the three main nerves in your arm. Your ulnar nerve can become compressed or irritated for various reasons, but when this happens, it’s known as Ulnar Nerve Entrapment. Your ulnar nerve reaches from your neck down to your hand, which is why … Read more

Orthopedics in Philadelphia: Successful Treatment for Sports Injuries and More

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Orthopedics in Philadelphia, especially when provided through non-operative and minimally invasive procedures, provides a way for patients to get successful treatment for all kinds of orthopedic and sports-related conditions without having to undergo traditional surgery. In this article, we’ll discuss what orthopedic doctors do, the conditions they typically treat, and the orthopedic treatment options available … Read more

Sports Injury Prevention Strategies Include Overcoming the Fear of Reinjury

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In an article from Outside, journalist Christine Yu discussed the effects of the fear of reinjury. When discussing sports injury prevention strategies, dealing with and overcoming this fear can’t be ignored. Oftentimes, these fears aren’t taken seriously, even by the people experiencing them, because mental barriers aren’t considered important. However, although fear is a mental … Read more