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

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

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

Shoulder Dislocation

   The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint this allows people to move their arms in various directions that other joints cannot do.   Since the shoulder has a wide range of motion it also comes with a price –  the shoulder is much more susceptible to dislocations and injuries.    A dislocated shoulder

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