Overuse Injuries
Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries can occur in athletes that place a lot of stress on the elbow joint, often while throwing....[Read More]
A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that provides cushioning and reduces the friction from tendons and muscles rubbing on underlying bones....[Read More]
Trigger point injections are a safe and quick procedure that can be performed at a sports medicine physician's office to relieve pain and discomfort from trigger points....[Read More]
“Tennis elbow” (also called “lateral epicondylitis” or “lateral elbow tendinopathy”) is a common musculoskeletal condition affecting the outside (lateral) portion of the elbow....[Read More]
“Tendinopathy” is a catch-all term used to describe the conditions of tendonitis (or “tendinitis”) and tendonosis....[Read More]
A stress fracture is a fracture that is caused by too much stress being put on a bone. It is not typically caused by trauma and it develops gradually over time....[Read More]
Sport specialization may be considered as intensive, year-round training in a single sport at the exclusion of other sports. ...[Read More]
Spondylolysis is a stress fracture of a bone or bones within the lower back. It most commonly affects the last/fifth bone on the lower back (the “L5” bone), and usually only one side...[Read More]
There are many causes of shin pain in athletes. The most common causes include “shin splints,” or medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures and exertional compartment syndrome. ...[Read More]
Rotator cuff tears refer to partial or full tears of one or a number of the 4 muscles that help move the shoulder and keep the end of the long bone of the arm within the shallow socket of the shoulder (the “rotator cuff”). ...[Read More]
The plantar fascia is located on the underside of the foot, and it is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs from the inside edge of the heel to the toes....[Read More]
Patellofemoral pain is a common but complex knee problem that occurs in active people. The patella (kneecap) sits in a groove at the bottom of the thigh bone (femur)....[Read More]
Overtraining syndrome occurs when an athlete’s training schedule is too much to allow for his/her body to recover. It often is the reason that the athlete’s performance declines despite increasing the training schedule and intensity of training. Poor performance continues even after weeks to months of recovery....[Read More]
Osgood-Schlatter disease refers to a condition occurring during adolescence that causes pain, swelling and soreness on an area of the upper shinbone, just below the knee, called the tibial tuberosity....[Read More]
“Little league shoulder” is a condition that arises from microscopic injuries to the growth plate in the shoulder that occurs in athletes that throw overhead....[Read More]
“Little League Elbow” is a disorder of the inside portion of the elbow in young athletes....[Read More]
Intersection syndrome is an overuse injury similar to De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and is characterized by irritation and swelling of the back side or radial side (the side of the wrist by the thumb) of the wrist and forearm....[Read More]
Dancers can sustain a variety of injuries, usually involving the lower half of the body, especially the foot and ankles....[Read More]
The iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick band of fascia (a kind of hard flesh) that extends down the outside of the upper thigh....[Read More]
The flexor hallucis longus tendon originates from the calf muscle and courses along the instep of the ankle and foot, assisting with flexion of the big toe....[Read More]
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common cause of hip pain. Impingement occurs because of an abnormal shape of the ball or socket of the hip joint....[Read More]
Extensor tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain of the tendons along the top of the foot, which are responsible for flexing the foot and toes up....[Read More]
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an overuse injury characterized by thickening and swelling of the tendons that run from the base of the thumb into the wrist and forearm....[Read More]
When Spring Training is in full swing, these tips will help avoid baseball-related injuries during the season....[Read More]
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is one cause of exercise-related lower leg pain. There are four compartments in the lower leg. ...[Read More]
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