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Overtraining Injuries in Children

While adult athletes can push their bodies to their limits to get bigger, faster, and stronger, it is dangerous for children to do so. Yet, at increasingly earlier ages children are specializing in a sport, doing sport-specific workouts, and training every day. Though adults can overtrain and injure themselves as well, it is more harmful […]

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Tommy John Surgery FAQ

If you follow baseball, you’ve probably seen or heard reports of pitchers having Tommy John surgery. Even if you don’t watch Major League Baseball, this surgery has made its way into public consciousness over the past few years as more young players are damaging their throwing elbows and requiring the procedure. Though many people would […]

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Surgical Repair of Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel, linking the lower leg to the foot. When you activate your calf muscles, they pull on the Achilles tendon to raise up the heel. This job is incredibly important for activities like walking, running, jumping, swimming, and driving—virtually every activity which involves moving the foot. […]

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When Should You See a Doctor for Neck Pain?

Few things can affect your day-to-day life as much as neck pain. Even minor stiffness, aches, or pain in your neck can make working, sleeping, and doing activities you love extremely difficult. When the pain is so severe that you can hardly do anything, it is obvious that you need to see a doctor. But, […]

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Recognizing and Treating Shin Splints

If you are a runner, soccer player, dancer, or tennis player, chances are you have dealt with the dreaded shin splints at some point in your life. This condition often appears when your legs are overworked or overstressed. When you sharply increase the amount of exercise you do or if you change your exercise regimen, […]

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Recovery Guide for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for all of life’s tasks. Surgical repair gives the best chance of a full recovery from a serious injury to either the foot or ankle. Broken bones in your feet and torn ligaments in your ankle won’t hobble or pain you for the rest of your life, thanks to […]

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Hypermobility Syndrome: Causes and Treatments

Joint hypermobility syndrome is a condition which is characterized by joints that have an abnormal increase in mobility. A person may be able to bend their wrists, elbows, ankles, or other joints past the normal range of motion. In many people, this condition is unproblematic and does not cause them any adverse complications. But in […]

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Physical Therapy Goals for AC Joint Injuries

Located at the highest point of the shoulder, the acromioclavicular joint (or AC joint) connects the clavicle (collarbone) and the acromion, which is part of the scapula or shoulder blade. A painful AC joint dislocation can result from a sports accident, fall, or other trauma — leaving your shoulder dislocated. The severity of an AC joint separation […]

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Arthroscopic Surgery for Common Sports Injuries

Athletes of today are pushing their bodies further than we once thought possible. An unfortunate byproduct of pushing the envelope, however, is an increase in the frequency of injuries – especially in the knee or shoulder. Anybody from casual athletes to top-tier professionals are susceptible to injury, but thankfully there are minimally invasive treatment options […]

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Frozen Shoulder Symptoms and Treatment

Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder makes the shoulder joint difficult to move while causing pain, eventually resulting in the shoulder becoming very difficult to move. Frozen shoulder is most common in middle-aged people from ages 40 to 60, and is more common in women than men. Those who are diabetic are also more […]

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