Growing Pains

Are most commonly located in the legs Occur at night and occasionally with activity Occur between 3-6 years of age and again at 8-12 years Concentrated in the muscles Growing pains are so common that your child will likely experience them at some point. We do not know for sure what causes them.  Some physicians

Key Insurance Terms

With the year new comes time for most of us to start over on our deductibles.  It is important to understand what coverage and benefits you have with your insurance.  Here are a few key insurance terms. Allowed Amount – The amount an insurance company will pay to reimburse a provider.  The balance is due

Ice or Heat for my injury?

One of the most common questions that we get asked, should I use heat or ice for my pain? Typically we recommend ice for acute injuries.  Injuries that have occurred within the last 72 hours should be treated with ice to reduce the pain and inflammation or swelling.  Ice helps to minimize the swelling around

Sports Medicine

 Do Sports medicine doctors only treat sports related injuries?     No, Sports medicine physicians treat sports related injuries and are excellent resources for individuals who wish to become active in an exercise program.  They treat injuries to    joint, muscles or bones.  Sports medicine doctors can also address issues you may have about nutrition

Instability of the shoulder

What is instability? Instability means the humerus (ball) slips out of the glenoid (socket). This can occur from an injury and is then called a dislocation (dislocated shoulder). If the dislocation occurs repeatedly, it will lead to arthritis unless the instability is corrected. A less severe form of instability is called subluxation,   where the

The Impact of Childhood Obesity on Bone, Joint, and Muscle Health

Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children, adolescents and adults diagnosed as overweight or obese in the United States. Today, approximately 32% of American children and adolescents, ages 2 to 19, are considered overweight or obese. Obesity can cause many health and social problems beginning in

Arthroscopic Surgery

The majority of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries are non-surgical; however, when surgery in indicated, Dr. Talkington has been trained to provide his patients advanced techniques with the latest in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.  Arthroscopic surgery typically reduces the patient’s recover time.  The vast majority of these procedures are performed on an outpaitent basis; meaning

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is a common injury in contact and collision athletes. While the acute management is relatively straight forward, the controversy arises when considering the risks associated with return to play in athletes. Shoulder instability encompasses a wide spectrum of injury from microinstability, through subluxations all the way to complete locked dislocations that require a