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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

My grandparents are getting older and they are getting more unstable on their feet, whether they like to acknowledge it or not.  Everyone knows someone who is at risk for falls.  Whether it is a parent, grandparent, or other loved one, it is scary to think about falls because of all the injuries that can occur from them.  The most important thing for falls is fall prevention before they even happen.  This article will review important fall prevention information, like…

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Almost everyone has had knee pain.  Knee pain is one of the most common reasons people come to see me in sports medicine.  This article will review the most common causes of knee pain, important information about each, and recommended treatment. Causes of Knee Pain Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis) Osteoarthritis Knee Cap (Patellar) Laxity Patellar tendon pulling bone (Osgood Schlater’s or Sindig-Larson-Johansen) Pes Anserine Bursitis Acute Injuries Ligament sprain (ACL, MCL, IT Band, etc.) Acute…

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Injuries

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Injuries

Do you Stand Up Paddle Surf?  Stand-Up Paddle Surfboarding (SUP) is a main stream water sport that is a hybrid of surfing and paddling.  It is tons of fun and an awesome workout.  My husband and I love it and started SUP over 10 years ago now.  We enjoy it so much that I chose to do my Sports Medicine Fellowship Research Project on it.  I basically looked at the injuries associated with SUP.  This post is dedicated to SUP…

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Back Pain: Facts, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Back Pain: Facts, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

This article is about one of the most common medical problems that almost every person has experienced at sometime. Or, if you have been fortunate enough not to have suffered back pain yet, then chances are you will at some point in your life.  Back pain is often a chronic, remitting issue that can severely affect quality of life.  As a sports medicine physician I hate back pain; mostly because there is not a lot that I can do to…

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