Snap, Crackle, Pop… The sound your mother told you to stop making!

Are you guilty of cracking your knuckles (your fingers or toes)?  There are many different reasons people crack their knuckles, some people like the feeling and say it relives pressure.  For others it is a habit or something that they do when they are nervous or bored.  Whatever the reason the question remains the same,

What is a stress fracture?

What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture occurs when your muscles become fatigued.  They are unable to absorb the added shock and the fatigued muscle transfers the overload of stress to the bone causing a tine crack called a stress fracture. What causes a stress fracture? A change, increase or intensity of activity too

Colder weather is coming!

The following are recommendations from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) to follow to reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses from cold-weather activity. Cold-weather injuries are classified into three categories: decreased core temperature (e.g., hypothermia), freezing injuries of the extremities (e.g., frostbite) and nonfreezing injuries of the extremities (e.g., chilblains). “Many cases of cold-related

Thumb Pain

There are two common causes of pain on the thumb side of the wrist.  The most common cause is a particular kind of tendinitis with a peculiar name:  DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis.  The diagnosis is largely made on the basis of history (especially of repetitive wrist motion such as crochet or lifting a newborn or remodeling a

Holiday Safety

About Holiday Safety   Many common holiday activities can cause injuries that can make any festive season anything but jolly.        For example, approximately 39,700 people were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries during the 2010 holiday season, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and      Prevention (CDC). In

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

Preventing Falls

There are many things that can put you at risk for a fall, arthritis, vision problems, side effects from medication,  and join pain are just a few. Prevention- Make sure… *  You wear proper shoes *  Avoid alcohol *  You have proper lighting and do not work on slippery or wet surfaces *  Remove all

Ouch, my raking back!

Ouch!  My raking back!   Nationwide there will be thousands of  people that will end up in the emergency room over the next 4  weeks with injuries from raking leaves  or shoveling snow.  When you are out cleaning up your yard this fall here are some tips to keep in mind:   Wear gloves to

What is Plantar Fasciitis Anyway?

Plantar Fascia is a long, thin ligament that lies directly beneath  the skin on the bottom of your foot.  It connects the heel to the  front of your foot and supports the arch of your foot. Increasing risk factors include: Between age 40-60 More frequent in women Repetitive impact (long distance running) Over weight Flat

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