Key Insurance Terms

With the year new comes time for most of us to start over on our deductibles.  It is important to understand what coverage and benefits you have with your insurance.  Here are a few key insurance terms. Allowed Amount – The amount an insurance company will pay to reimburse a provider.  The balance is due

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

Chronic Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is the most moveable joint in your body. It helps you to lift your arm, to rotate it, and to reach up over your head. It is able to turn in many directions. This greater range of motion, however, can cause instability. Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone

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

You and Your Health Insurance

There is so much talk in the media lately about health insurance.  Do you know what your current insurance plan covers?  Who are the providers on your plan? What do you do if the physician you have been seeing is no longer on your insurance plan?  What are your co-payments, deductibles and out of pocket

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