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Shoulder instability

Shoulder instability is a problem that occurs when the structures that surround the shoulder joint do not work to keep the „ball” (humeral head) tightly within its „socket” (glenoid) . If the  joint  is  too  loose,  is  may  slide  partially  out  of  place,  a  condition  called  shoulder subluxation. If the joint comes completely …

Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff is the network of four muscles and several tendons that form a covering around the top of the upper arm bone (humerus). These muscles form a cover around the head of the humerus. The rotator cuff holds the humerus in place in the shoulder joint and enables the arm to rotate. Rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability …

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment is becoming a more popular option for giving a biological boost to the healing process. PRP treatment has received significant attention from patients, orthopedic community and media. What is PRP? PRP is produced from a person’s own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which …

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects the heel bone to toes. It supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your foot arc. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This …

ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?

The bone structure of the knee joint is formed by the femur, the tibia, and the patella. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (“ACL”)  is one of the four main ligaments within the knee that connect the femur to the tibia.   Diagram of the knee. The  anterior  cruciate  ligament  (ACL)  is  one  of  the  most  commonly  injured  ligaments  …

Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It lets you rise up on your toes and push off when you walk or run.   Problems with the Achilles tendon may seem to happen suddenly. But usually they are the result of many tiny tears to the tendon that have happened over time. Achilles tendinopathy. Achilles tendinopathy includes one …

Tennis elbow Golfer’s elbow

“Tennis elbow” is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain. You don’t have to play tennis to get this, but the term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players. Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon …

Meniscal Tear

One of the most commonly injured parts of the knee, the meniscus, is a wedge-like rubbery cushion located where the major bones of the leg connect. Meniscal cartilage curves like the letter C at the inside and outside of each knee. A strong stabilizing tissue, the meniscus helps the knee joint carry weight, glide, and turn in many directions. It also …

Knee Arthroscopy

Sports,   work   injuries,   arthritis,   or   weakening   of   the   tissues   with   age   can   cause   wear   and inflammation, resulting in pain and diminished knee function. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat many of these problems.  By providing a clear picture of  the  knee,  arthroscopy  can  also  …

Hamstring Muscle Strain

The hamstrings are the muscles at the back of your thigh. These muscles help to straighten (extend) the leg at the hip and bend (flex) the leg at the knee. A “pulled” hamstring is a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons. Anyone can experience hamstring strain, but most people at risk for this injury are: Adolescent athletes who are still …