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Common High School Sports Injuries

 

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ACL Injuries: What is an ACL? Mechanisms of injury? Treatments?

By:Rob S Williams, MD August 28, 2019 knee sprains, ACL

The knee is a complex joint, the major motions are to flex (bend) and extend (straighten). This ability allows for everyday activities like standing, walking, running, jumping, and sitting to be possible. The joint is located where the femur (thigh bone) meets the tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The rounded condyles of the femur line up with the flat top of the tibia  called the...

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Achilles Tendon injuries: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

Is your Achilles tendon causing you pain? You may have an injury that needs treatment. Learn about the types of Achilles tendon injuries that exist and how to recognize them.

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Plantar Fasciitis In runners | What is it & how can it be treated

By:Rob S Williams, MD July 17, 2019 sports injuries, Running

Planter fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain.  When you first wake up in the morning and swing your feet out of bed, do your first few steps feel stiff or painful? Or does your heel hurt when you stand up after a long time sitting? If so, you may have the condition known as plantar fasciitis: an inflammation or swelling of the band of tissue along the bottom of your foot.

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How chronic pain can interfere with sleep and how poor sleep can increase pain perception

By:Rob S Williams, MD July 10, 2019

Sleep plays a critical role in our lives, regulating mode, learning capacity, and memory. Studies show that sleep also plays vital roles in how the body interprets pain. According to an article in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, poor sleep showed a 55.4% prevalence in people with higher pain and disability levels and a lower quality of life if left untreated. The findings from the...

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The Aging Spine: Injuries and Risk Management

The spine is a complex series of 24 vertebrae along with the fused bones of the sacrum and coccyx that form the very center 

of the skeleton. This vertebral column is a strong and flexible structure that supports the head, houses the spinal cord, and provides an attachment point for the ribs. The spine is made up of four major components: the vertebrae, joints, nerves, and disks. All four of... Read More

Copays, Deductibles, Co-Insurances, and global period. What do they all mean?

 

 

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Track and Field: What you need to know regarding risks and injuries

By:Rob S Williams, MD June 12, 2019 Running

What is Track and Field? Track and Field is a sport which pulls together a multitude of high energy events such as running, jumping, and throwing. As the name suggests, events take place both on the track and on the Field. Events range from short sprints, mid sprints, middle distance, long distance, jumping, throwing, and pole vaulting. There are also events which combine all events across the...

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Cross Country Running: Risks and Injury Prevention

 

 What is cross country running? Cross country is an outdoor endurance sport that can be mentally challenging and fun. This type of running and racing has both a physical and psychological component. You’re not only putting one foot in front of the other; you’re also thinking ahead to obstacles and changes in the trail or course.

 For example, how will you clear that stone without tripping?...

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What is Recreational running & just how important are running shoes?

Before diving into what are "Running Shoes" we need to cover what you might use them for and why they are so important. Recreational running is an everyday activity to stay fit and mobile regardless of age. Running should be something that is an enjoyable way to experience the environment around you, taking in the sights we are often too busy to experience otherwise.

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