With the warm weather on its way, parents are likely to be faced with kids complaining of knee pain. They fall, overdo it playing sports, combined with bending, climbing and stretching the wrong way. Sometimes they may complain about it, and then never mention it again. But other times the pain becomes severe and doesn’t go away. It is important to know when to see a specialist for your child’s knee pain.
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If you are a coach, a parent, a pro athlete, a weekend warrior, or just someone who wants to continue to be active even in later life, there are numerous benefits of seeing a sports medicine doctor. Whether your injury is due to a sudden accident, overuse or overtraining, a sports medicine doctor is the most effective way to treat these injuries and prevent more in the future.
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Do you hear a creak when you get up from a chair? Is it becoming more difficult to kneel down to do your gardening? If so, you know what “old man time” can do to your knees. That snap, crackle, and pop is not what you want to hear. The good news is, how to keep your knees healthy as you age is really not as difficult as you may think.
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All you know right now is that your ankle hurts like the dickens. Is it sprained, strained, or fractured? All you want is for the pain to go away. Understanding the difference between sprains, strains, and fractures can help you know the appropriate measures to relieve the pain before seeing the doctor. The only way to know for certain is to visit the SpecOrtho orthopaedic urgent care team for an evaluation and X-ray.
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Summer weather means fun activities, enjoying the outdoors, and participating in new sports, but did you know that it can also mean an increase in injuries? Here are five easy ways that you can stay safe this summer and keep your activities both fun and safe!
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Our shoulders are one of the most complex joints in our body. For that reason they can be quite susceptible to injury and inflammation.
The definition of impingement is “to have an impact, to encroach or to collide.” Overuse of the shoulder leads to swelling of the tendons which consequently collide or encroach on the upper shoulder bone and make it considerably painful to move. Let’s look at specific activities and 4 exercises to avoid worsening shoulder impingement pain.
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Some folks can be mighty stubborn when it comes to DIY chores. Hanging holiday lights (and taking them down later) are of particular concern, especially for those with any joint or vision issues or if you are a senior. Even if you are young and agile, there are still ladder safety tips for hanging holiday lights you show know about.
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You tweaked your knee riding your bike and after applying ice for several days, it doesn’t feel much better. Maybe you want to improve your overall fitness level, but are experiencing injuries that sideline you. Are you experiencing the same injuries over and over again? If so, it may be time for a sports medicine visit.
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At SpecOrtho, we are vested not only in our patients, but our local communities and neighbors as well. Dr. Feltham and team spend countless hours volunteering their time on the sidelines of local sporting events, not only keeping the athletes safe but also, teaching sports medicine to student trainers. It is a passion that was instilled in Dr. Feltham growing up on athletic fields beside his father, a retired coach and teacher, while taping ankles and icing down injured athletes. He continues to teach his love of orthopaedics and sports medicine to our local high school and university Sports Medicine Students as they rotate through SpecOrtho as part of their Sports Medicine classes. During these rotations, the students are kept engaged in all aspects of orthopaedics. They learn how to evaluate and diagnose orthopaedic injuries, read radiographic images (X-rays and MRI), create treatment plans and occasionally, observe surgical procedures.
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