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

Young athletes

For young athletes, sports activities are more than play. Participation in athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork. © 2013 Thinkstock Because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The consequences of overdoing a sport can include injuries that

Winter Sports Safety

Winter’s here, and that means millions of snow enthusiasts will head to the hills. We’re lucky to live in the Northeast, with so many opportunities for skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowboarding. But along with all that outdoor fun comes the risk of injury. While skiing fatalities are literally about one in a million, the rate

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

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