Located in the back of the leg, the hamstring is made up of three muscles that connect at the pelvis and the lower leg. Injuries to the hamstring typically cause a sudden, sharp pain in the back of the thigh area and are most common in athletes...Read More
In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well...Read More
Whether you are training over a long period or playing hard in competition, hydration can keep you not only at peak performance, but it also helps you avoid serious health risks.
Dehydration in athletes can lead to fatigue, headaches,...Read More
One of the main differences between an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon and a podiatrist is the amount of training and education each completes. An orthopedic foot and ankle specialist completes four years of medical school, a five to six year...Read More
The heel is a common source of foot pain; this comes as no surprise when you consider that every mile you walk puts 60 tons of stress on each foot. Your feet can handle quite a bit of stress, but going over the limit can cause extreme discomfort...Read More
Arthritis in the ankle can make walking and completing daily activities difficult and painful. As you age, your ankles may develop osteoarthritis from wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis, or arthritis resulting from injuries, such as fractures or...Read More
Love your old pair of tennis shoes? You may want to replace that torn-up pair of shoes with newer, more comfortable footwear.
While you may feel out of your comfort zone without your trusty pair of shoes, hanging on to them can put...Read More
Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to...Read More
Total knee replacement surgery removes damaged and painful areas of the femur and tibia, replacing them with specially designed metal and plastic parts. In order to speed up recovery time, our experts suggest preparing for this procedure by...Read More