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Non-Surgical Treatments for Orthopaedic Injuries

The body’s musculoskeletal system is made up of complex groupings of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all working together to keep us upright and mobile. When healthy and functioning well, our musculoskeletal system gives our bodies the strength and structure to succeed in feats like marathon running, pole jumping and pitching. It also allows us to perform everyday tasks that we often take for granted like walking, climbing stairs and lifting objects. Injury to the musculoskeletal system can result in mild annoyance, to pain, to life altering changes in mobility. Orthopaedic specialists have devoted their careers to learning the complex musculoskeletal system of the body and mastering treatment techniques in order to get their patients back on their feet.

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6 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

On your mark, get set, go! Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or just enjoy a quick jog around the neighborhood, springtime is the perfect time to take up running to stay in shape and enjoy being outdoors. While running may seem like an easy, low-resistance, anyone-can-do sport, it still requires technique in order to avoid injury. Common running injuries include:

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5 Tips to Prevent Baseball Injuries

Spring is here and with it, warm weather, blue skies and America’s favorite past time, baseball. If you’re the parent of a student athlete or a student athlete yourself you’re always on the lookout for tips and techniques to have the best, and safest season possible. While most baseball players won’t be sustaining injuries from contact, like in rugby or football, injury is still a risk. Common baseball injuries include rotator cuff tears, ACL tears and flexor tendinitis. When it comes to addressing sports related injuries, prevention is key.

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Common Basketball Hand and Wrist Injuries

He shoots, he scores! The crowd goes wild! In basketball, it’s all about being able to take your shot and, and make it. Between dribbling, shooting hoops, throwing, catching, and blocking passes, your hands and arms put in the work during basketball. So much of the arm movement in basketball is focused on the wrist and hands, and because of this it’s probably not surprising that hand and wrist injuries are extremely common on the basketball court.

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Common Basketball Knee Injuries

From shooting hoops with friends to dunking on the competition, basketball has cemented itself as one of the top American pastimes. But like most sports, injury can happen to even the best players on the team. Basketball requires a coordination of the entire body, and while not a contact sport like hockey or football, the intense physical demands of the sport and lack of protective gear open basketball players up to injury.

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Common Basketball Foot and Ankle Injuries

During a basketball game all eyes are on the ball, and whose hands are dribbling, passing or shooting it. It’s safe to say that not many pay attention to a player’s feet, until something bad happens. With two recent incidents of faulty Nike footwear taking down college basketball players at Duke and Indiana University, fans and players alike will be on the lookout for more foot and ankle related issues and injuries.

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Tips to Recover From a Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Recovery

Surgery is the beginning of a long road to recovery. While the recovery process may seem daunting, if you’ve committed to treating an issue via surgery you’re already on the path. An orthopaedic shoulder injury can seriously impede your day to day life. An injured shoulder can severely limit your arm’s range of motion, and prevent you from being able to perform everyday tasks such as lifting heavy objects. Common shoulder injuries that may require surgical treatment include:

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Common Track & Field Injuries

While many may think of sports injuries primarily occurring in contact sports like football, the fact of the matter is that sports injuries can and do occur in any sport. Sports take a toll on the body, and the repeated movements in practice and competitions can cause wear on joints and muscles over time.

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