Orthopedics

May 2, 2017

Hand Pain 101 – Trigger Finger Symptoms and Treatment

By Sonya Clark, DO It could be argued that the hands are, perhaps, the extremity we take for granted the most. We use our hands in almost every physical activity, from driving to writing to eating. That’s why it’s important to understand some of the most common hand ailments and how they can be treated. […]

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April 26, 2017

Hand Pain 101 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Sonya Clark, DO It could be argued that the hands are, perhaps, the extremity we take for granted the most. We use our hands in almost every physical activity, from driving to writing to eating. That’s why it’s important to understand some of the most common hand ailments and how they can be treated. […]

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April 25, 2017

Concussions: Myth vs. Fact – Six Common Misconceptions About Prevention and Treatment

By Brent Fisher, MD As we enter warmer months and outdoor activities increase, risks of injuries and accidents related to sporting activities increases as well, including a likely increase in head injuries. And while football has been heavily scrutinized for the impact of head trauma, including concussions on current and former players over the last […]

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April 19, 2017

Specialization in Youth Athletes: Three Myths and Three Tips

By Mary Helen Letterle According to the 2008 National Council of Youth Sports, 60 million youth aged 6 through 18 years participated in organized sports. Over the last 25 years, youth sports participation has shifted from child-driven, recreational free play for enjoyment to adult-driven, highly structured, deliberate practice devoted to sports-specific skill development. This increased […]

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April 18, 2017

Hand Pain 101 – Arthritis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Sonya Clark, DO It could be argued that the hands are, perhaps, the extremity we take for granted the most. We use our hands in almost every physical activity, from driving to writing to eating. That’s why it’s important to understand some of the most common hand ailments and how they can be treated. […]

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April 10, 2017

Injuries in Growing Children – Why Playing Through the Pain Could Be Dangerous

By Ole Raustol, MD, Pediatric Orthopedist Mission Children’s Hospital Has your child ever suffered an injury that made you wonder how injuries in growing children are different than injuries seen in adults? Have you ever worried that your young athlete could end up with some injury that could affect his or her growth in a […]

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March 27, 2017

Seven Tips for Avoiding Injury This Spring – Advice from an Athletic Trainer

By Katy Collins Athletic Trainer, Mission Sports Medicine Springtime is upon us, and most of us are eager to get outside and get moving. But, before you jump in headfirst, here are some tips to help you avoid injury and keep you in the game this spring. Before your sport season begins, begin exercising about […]

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March 23, 2017

Shoulder Injuries – Five Things You Should Know About Avoidance and Treatment

By Gordon Groh, MD Without a doubt, shoulders are the most commonly injured joints in the body, affecting far more than only athletes and older adults. In fact, it’s safe to say that we’re all at high risk for a shoulder injury at any given time. Here are the top five things you should know […]

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March 20, 2017

Spring Training – Advice for Getting Back on Your Fitness Track

By Aaron Vaughan, MD As American musician Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” Well, the time to move has come, and doing a couple of simple things can help you get started in the right direction with some helpful tips to boost your progress and enhance your level […]

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March 2, 2017

Kicking Injury – 10 Ways for Your Soccer Player to Avoid Getting Hurt

By Aaron Vaughan, MD Primary Care Sports Medicine For both youth and adult players, soccer is an enjoyable, team-centric pastime. But before you hit the pitch, here are 10 ways you can prevent injury, as well as treatment for the most common perpetrators. Prevention  Given that soccer is a high energy, semi-contact sport, not all injuries […]

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