Do Not Ignore Popping or Snapping In Your Knee

Popping or snapping sensations in the knee can happen any time but are typically isolated or infrequent incidents. If you often experience these sensations, it could mean you are suffering from one of several conditions. Athletes are more likely to suffer from popping or snapping in the knee. However, anybody can suffer from the associated…

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Is Ankle Instability Interfering With Sports Activities?

Ankle instability is a medical concern that can present in several ways. Athletes are more likely to notice the symptoms of ankle instability due to increased activity. If your sport involves running or heavy weight loads on the lower extremities, the ankle joints will bear a large percentage of those forces. Besides the medical implications,…

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Unexplained Shoulder Pain

You get broadsided at an intersection and slammed against the door. You expect your shoulder to hurt after that. You get tackled on the field and thrown to the ground. You can expect to feel pain. You misstep and fall on your arm. Again, you are not surprised when you feel pain. But, when you…

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Surprising Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by swelling of the passage in the wrist where the median nerve enters the hand. It can cause tingling and pain, and weakness in the fingers, hands and wrists. This is a common condition, affecting around 6% of the adult population. Most cases of carpal tunnel are caused by repetitive…

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The Funny Bone Never Leads to Laughing

Hitting your elbow at just the right angle will lead to an explosion of pain and tingling in your arm down to your fingers. Some people say they hit their “funny bone,” and others may call it the “crazy bone.” No matter what you call it, it is not a bone, and the pain you…

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When Loose Bodies are a Pain

When you bang you knee on the corner of your desk or take a fall during a game and land on your knee, the pain can be intense. Injury to the knee may heal on its own over time; however, an injury could also leave behind debris in the form of small pieces of cartilage…

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Treatment for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a weekend warrior who hikes or cycles on your days away from the office or a full-time athlete who is striving to make it to the professional leagues, sports injuries can stop you in your tracks. A strained muscle group or sprained joint can hobble your activity and keep you on the…

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What Causes Shoulder Impingement?

The shoulder configuration is unique in comparison to other joints. While most joints have tendons outside of the bones that connect to larger muscles, the shoulder has tendons confined between bones in the joint. The rotator cuff is a set of tendons that are between the humeral head (upper arm bone) and glenoid (shoulder blade…

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Advantages of Robotic Partial Knee Replacement

Extreme deterioration of the knee joint from arthritis and degenerative disease can restrict movement and cause chronic pain. Knee replacement surgery offers restoration of the knee joint to improve mobility, but there are risks and complications that can occur. Dr. Steven Struhl and his medical team offer robotic partial knee replacement, which has many advantages…

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Rowing Again After Torn Rotator Cuff and Bicep Injury

While sitting at a red light in June of 2015, Sarah was in an automobile accident that left her with a torn rotator cuff and bicep tendon tears. Following the guidance of her initial doctor, she first tried physical therapy prior to having surgery. As time went on, she realized that she would need more…

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