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Tips to Treat Extensor Tendonitis

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Extensor tendons are just under the skin at the top of the feet and enable the foot to flex and raise the toes. Tendons are bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. In the feet, they connect the bones of the toes to the muscles in the front of the legs.   Foot tendonitis […]

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Is Safe Scootering an Oxymoron?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

A kick scooter is a human-powered land vehicle with a handlebar, deck and wheels, and propelled by a rider pushing off the ground. They are made of aluminum, titanium and steel. Scooters are cool with names like Powerslide Coolmax, Envy, and Razorback Graffiti. There are two different types of scooters, three wheelers, which are more […]

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All-Star Cheerleading and DOC

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Cheerleading began in the U.S. In 1897, Princeton’s football team had three designated “cheer leaders” who would cheer during practices and at games. A year later Johnny Campbell led a crowd to cheer for the University of Minnesota football team with “Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!” In 1923, the University […]

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Take the Stress Out of Fractures

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractures in a number of ways: crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces.   Stress-Free Fracture Prevention A diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D promotes bone strength, which includes dairy products, green vegetables, salmon, and some fortified foods. Visit the National […]

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Hamstring Help

Hamstring Help

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Hamstring muscles injuries, such as a pulled hamstring, occur frequently in athletes. A pulled hamstring or strain is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh.   There are three hamstring muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. They start at the bottom of the pelvis and cross the […]

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Ultimate Frisbee Injury Prevention

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Since the early 1970s, ultimate Frisbee, played with a flying disc, has exponentially increased in interest among college students and young athletes.   It’s a limited contact sport that combines elements of soccer, football and basketball. Players must run, cut, guard, jump, throw, and dive with outstretched arms to catch the flying disc.   Because […]

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Ankle Sprain Grades and Treatment

Friday, July 27th, 2018

A sprained ankle means one or more ligaments on the outer side of the ankle are stretched or torn.   Typically the ankle is rolled either inward (inversion sprain) or outward (eversion sprain). Inversion sprains cause pain along the outer side of the ankle and are the most common type. Eversion sprains along the inner […]

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Parkour Encore

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Parkour comes from the French word “parcours,” meaning the “way through” or “the path.” Parkour originated as a discipline in the French Special Forces military obstacle training. Traceurs (male participants) and traceuses (female participants) move from one place to another without equipment in the fastest, most efficient way possible, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping and climbing, […]

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Orthopedic Injuries in the Wilderness

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Increasing numbers of adventurers are seeking the solace and beauty of the backcountry either on skis, mountain biking or on foot. There is a degree of risk involved in venturing into the wild where cell phones don’t work and professional medical resources are nonexistent. In a remote setting, what should a buddy do to help […]

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Is Tai Chi for Me?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese health-promoting exercise, integrating the mind, body and spirit through controlled movements and breathing, “creating a harmonious balance between the inner and outer self.”   Numerous studies1 indicate that tai chi improves muscular strength and flexibility, relieves pain, and improves quality of life. Muscle strength supports and protects joints from […]

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Runner or Jumper’s Knee Relief

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Runner or jumper’s knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome, is most common among people who participate in sports, especially females and young adults. The syndrome is characterized by pain and stiffness in the front of the knee and around the kneecap (patella), which can make it difficult to run, jump, climb stairs, and even perform everyday activities. […]

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Shin Splint Hints

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem. Any vigorous sports activity can cause them, but runners run the highest risk of developing shin splints. Shin splints develop when the muscle and bone tissue in the leg become overworked by repetitive activity.   Shin splints are caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue […]

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Dr. Tallman Orthopedic Ankle Expert Surgeon

Orthopedic Ankle Expert at DOC

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Dr. Garrett Tallman, orthopedic surgeon with Direct Orthopedic Care, Carlsbad, California, specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, such as ankle sprains and fractures. Sprained ankles are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. It is estimated that 25,000 people in the U.S. suffer an ankle sprain every day. However, the ankle joint can be […]

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Stem Cell Treatment for Athletes

Look Who’s Using Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies are widely used in sports medicine. It is estimated that hundreds of NFL players across 32 teams have used regenerative medicine, averaging at least six players per team.   The NFL and Stem Cell Therapy  New York Jets running back, Chris Johnson, tore his meniscus and caused damage to […]

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amniotic tissue promotes healing

Amniotic Tissue Promotes Healing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Cryopreserved biologic amniotic tissue has an emerging role in orthopedics. Amniotic tissue can be used in conjunction with regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell and PRP therapies, to help improve outcomes Doctors at Rush University School of Medicine wrote in 2016 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine: “Amniotic membranes have many promising applications […]

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