Hot Treatment vs. Cold Treatment – The Oldest Rivalry in Sports!

Hot Treatment vs. Cold Treatment - The Oldest Rivalry in Sports!

“Should I use heat or ice?” is the most common question I get in the office from patients, especially athletes, looking to ease their soreness after exercising. Commonly, there is a lot of confusion as to which method is best, when to use which treatment, and what separates the two. Fortunately, we have a guide […]

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Tendonitis: Signs, Diagnosis and Treatments

Tendonitis Signs, Diagnosis and Treatments

What is Tendonitis?  You may have heard tendonitis referred to as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee or golfer’s elbow. Despite the many nicknames that the condition has acquired, they all signify excessive inflammation of a tendon, which is the structure that connects muscle to bone. It is typically caused by overuse of the affected area, often […]

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What is a cortisone shot?

What is a cortisone shot?

“Just get a cortisone shot”. That is the answer most people either give or receive in response to a complaint of pain somewhere in the body. However, not many people outside of the medical field actually know what a cortisone shot is, how it works, what it treats or how safe it is. In addition, […]

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Plantaris-The unknown muscle of the calf

Plantaris

“It felt like I got kicked in the back of the leg” is one of the scariest phrases for athletes. When that feeling occurs in the heel it usually means the Achilles tendon has ruptured. Oftentimes that means surgery, though there is literature that says surgical repair may not be necessary; but either way, the athlete […]

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Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Why Does My Knee Hurt

“It hurts when I squat.” “It hurts when I sit for a long time, like long car rides.” “It hurts when I walk downstairs.” If these statements sound familiar, you’re not alone. They are the most common symptoms for a widespread knee problem, patellafemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is a generic term that encompasses many […]

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