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

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

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

Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Athletes who want a winning edge need the right nutrition. When you drink enough water and eat a balanced diet, your body can make energy efficiently and fuel top performance. You can make the most of your athletic talents and gain more strength, power, and endurance when you train. Base your diet on

Your bone health

Bones. They give our bodies structure, allowing us to walk, ride a bike, and hold a child. They protect our organs and store our supply of calcium, a mineral necessary for building and maintaining strong bones. In the last 15 years, we have learned a great deal about bones — the way they work, grow,

Preoperative checklist for surgery

Prior to surgery there are somethings that you should plan for, so that your recovery can go smoothly. Prior to surgery: Smoking – now is the time to quit smoking.  Avoid any type of product containing nicotine. Limit your alcohol intact, you should avoid alcohol for 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. Establish a primary care

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

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

What are shin splints anyway?

Shin splints are often referred to as pain in the lower leg.  The pain is often along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). There are several causes for shin splints but the most common is physical activity, usually associated with running.  Having flat feet or abnormally rigid aches, inadequate footwear, or running on hard