Shooting for the stars/It’s time for basketball

 It’s time for basketball…  Who hasn’t shot hoops once or twice in their live?    Basketball is a great sport but as all sports, it does not  come without risk of injury.  We typically see everything from ankle sprains,  jammed fingers, knee injuries to fractures.  As each      injury is different so are the

Tennis Elbow vs Golfer’s Elbow

Is there a difference between tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow? While both tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are a type of tendonitis and are often caused by a sports activity, they are very different. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is inflammation of the common extensor tendon.  It effects the lateral, or outside of the elbow.  It

Charley Horse got you down?

What is a Charley Horse really?  A charley horse also known as a muscle cramp is an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.  A muscle cramp can be one muscle or several muscles.    Just about anyone can experience a muscle cramp.  However, high performance athletes, young children and older people are

Young Athletes Require Special Attention

 There are more young athletes participating in sports today than ever before.  Young athletes require specific coaching, conditioning, and medical care.   Coaches and parents have a huge responsibility in carrying and conditioning for young athletes.  The need to be able to access early signs of an injury by noticing a limp or holding an arm

How to exercise your knee after surgery

After knee surgery you have to be careful how you exercise your knee to avoid an increased risk for complications. Here is an example of some knee exercises for rehabilitating your knee: Please consult your doctor before attempting any exercises. Discontinue if you feel pain or any unusual discomfort.  Points to remember: Make sure your back is


There is some noise in the OR…the quiet, rhythmic whisper of the ventilator, the occasional murmur between the scrub nurse and the circulator.. Sometimes we play a little background music, usually some ’60’s or ’70’s pop, some Motown.. Mostly ,though, for me there is concentration. I’m trying to come up with an example in everyday

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