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What is Runner's Knee? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

By:Tamara Sellman March 31, 2016 sports injuries

Otherwise known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or PFPS, runner’s knee refers to a specific type of overuse injury described as pain in the knee.

This common injury in runners can also occur with athletes who are jumpers or cyclists, as well as any other athlete who places increased stress on their knees.

It can also occur in anybody who has injured or placed undue stress on their knee or who...

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? (Signs and Symptoms)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common neurological problem for people of all ages and activity levels. Learning to identify its causes, signs, and symptoms is key to preventing further nerve damage and the need for surgical intervention.

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What is a Rotator Cuff Tear? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

One of the most common injuries seen by orthopedists and sports medicine practitioners is a torn rotator cuff. Nearly 2 million people sustain a rotator cuff injury in any given year.

Normal wear and tear leads to weakening of this part of the shoulder (usually of the dominant arm).

This explains why a good many people who suffer a torn rotator cuff are middle aged or older.

But anyone can...

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Hip Pain: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

By:Tamara Sellman March 21, 2016

When you have pain in your hip, it may be due to a problem in the joint itself. However, sometimes hip pain does not originate in the hip at all, but in other parts of the body which radiate, or refer, pain to the hip area. These areas include the ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones, joints, and other tissues surrounding the hip.

The space that houses the hip is called the acetabulum. It is an...

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What is Sports Medicine? Reasons to visit a sports medicine clinic

By:Tamara Sellman March 17, 2016 Orthopedic Specialists

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty that was created out of a need to help people recover from their sports related injuries. It is part of the larger field called orthopedics, a medical specialty that focuses on the correction of deformities in the bones and muscles. The roots of orthopedic medicine focused on treatments for children born with crippling diseases.


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The Most Common High School Sports Injuries

High school sports attract millions of teenagers across the country. Just witness the launch of spring training for baseball and softball on both coasts and in all the communities in between (as the weather allows). Participation in athletics continues to be valued by parents, students, coaches, and community members.

The list of benefits to reap from children doing sports runs long, and for...

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