Wednesday, 07 October 2015
If you have been suffering from ankle pain, you may be wondering when you should seek out medical attention. If this pain tends to get worse during or after use and seems centered at the very back of your ankle, you may wonder if it could be Achilles tendonitis pain. Does this mean it is time to seek out physicians for Achilles pain tendonitis? When should you make the decision that rest isn’t enough of a solution and that it is time to seek out a doctor instead? At Rothman Institute, we want to help you and your loved ones make these important decisions with the helpful information below.
Monday, 05 October 2015
If you or if someone you love is suffering from the pain of Achilles tendonitis, you are probably searching for answers about this condition. Although the condition is common among middle-aged recreational athletes, the pain and inflammation it brings may be new and concerning to you. Fortunately, the surgeons for Achilles pain tendonitis at Rothman Institute have important information to share with you based on their long experience and specialization in this field. Below you will find five important facts you need to know if you are suffering from this condition.
Friday, 02 October 2015
The largest, thickest, and strongest tendon in the body is the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. This tendon supports all stress, exertion and force of exercise. Common activities like running can stress your tendon up to three times of your body weight. Overuse, and specifically repetitive stress is a main culprit of Achilles tendonitis. But, inactivity does not necessarily spare you from Achilles pain. Achilles tendonitis affects a wide range of individuals with varying activity levels from sedentary to very active. If nonsurgical treatment is not an option, it is possible Achilles pain tendonitis surgeons will recommend a surgical approach to achieve recovery.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
When your life is interrupted by a knee injury, the initial stress and pain of the incident can make recovery feel daunting. Physicians at Rothman Institute understand that you need to receive immediate counsel to determine what next steps you need to prepare for—whether physical therapy or meniscus knee surgery. You can trust the expertise of our orthopaedic doctors to accurately evaluate the particulars of your injury in order to advise a personalized treatment plan.
Monday, 28 September 2015
If you or someone you love is experiencing knee joint pain after a sports injury, you may be wondering if it could be a tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). However, because these injuries are somewhat less common than other knee injuries like ACL tears, you may be unfamiliar with the symptoms and available treatment options. At Rothman Institute, we want to help you get back to the lifestyle you love as soon as possible. So, in this blog we will explore common MCL tear symptoms to help patients like you better understand the condition.
Friday, 25 September 2015
Maybe you were in the middle of a sports game when it happened. Or perhaps you were just getting up from a squatting position. Maybe you recently experienced an accident that injured your knee joint. However it happened, you have found yourself with a meniscus injury and probably many questions. At Rothman Institute, we know that when patients have a better understanding of their condition and treatment options, they gain confidence for their road to recovery.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Have you experienced a knee injury? Does this injury impact your ability to walk or continue on with other everyday activities? If so, you may have a knee cartilage injury. Although these types of injuries are relatively common, it is important to get the facts so you can seek the proper treatment options for your condition.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Whether you are an athlete that sprained your medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the lacrosse field, on a snowy mountain while skiing, or on a tennis court during intense play, your injury may have been sustained from either forceful contact with another player on the outside of the knee or through a twisting motion during play. Non-athletes are susceptible to an MCL injury from missteps or falls when he or she is quickly changing directions and a twisting motion occurs at the knee at the same time that the foot is planted. However the injury happened, now is the time for you to evaluate what MCL sprain treatment options will be right for you.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
There has been a sharp increase in the incidence of shoulder and elbow injuries, especially in young baseball players. We are seeing these injuries in younger and younger patients which is an alarming trend. This has directly correlated to the increase in the “one sport athlete” with year round, single sport-specific training and has been most obvious in baseball players. The vast majority are due to overuse and overtraining, and therefore can be avoided. The following links are to a national program from the AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine) aimed to educate players, parents, coaches, and physicians to the dangers of these overuse injuries. We hope that it is educational and helpful. Read More »
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
The old sentiment of not knowing what you have until it’s gone can so often be applied to the meniscus. Many patients go their entire lives unaware of the important work this piece of of fibrocartilage does until their knee begins to experience torn meniscus symptoms.