Health Articles

  • A wrist fusion involves joining bones of the wrist together to help improve their alignment. Typically, this surgery is performed as a treatment for arthritis in the wrist. It allows the bones to form and grow into one solid bone, which can help…
  • While a large percentage of tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow at some point in their career, they only make up a small percentage of all reported cases of tennis elbow.  Tennis elbow can strike anyone whose job or activity requires a…
  • Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa, which is a jelly-like sac that holds a small amount of fluid and acts as a cushion between bones and soft tissues. Hip bursitis is a common type of bursitis; however, this condition can also occur in the…
  • Chronic shoulder pain can have a variety of causes, from severe damage from a sports injury or car accident to wear and tear of the joint’s structures over years of normal daily use. The approach to treatment will depend on the patient and their…
  • For joint injuries and surgery, physical therapy plays a vital part in your recovery, helping you heal faster, increase your range of motion, and reduce scar tissue and pain. Physical therapy is a treatment method doctors often recommend to help…
  • Martial arts are a fun way for athletes of all ages to develop their mental and physical conditioning. Before enrolling, you should learn about the general risks involved with each specific martial art form (kung fu, taekwondo, judo, etc.), as…
  • There are typically only a few symptoms related to a fracture. If you or your athlete has suffered a fracture, the pain levels will vary depending on the location and type of fracture. Other common symptoms are swelling and/or bruising and an…
  • Sports burnout is a response to chronic stress after the continued demands of playing a sport or doing an activity without the necessary or proper recovery periods. This can happen to any athlete, but it’s most common in younger athletes. For all…
  • The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It helps you walk, run, and jump. But when the tendon gets stretched too far, it can rupture, resulting in a complete or partial tear. This is usually due to a sudden and strong force on the…
  • A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toe. This condition causes a bend in the toe’s middle joint, which makes the toe resemble a hammer—hence the name. Hammertoes can be caused by a muscle imbalance as well as wearing shoes…