Jammed vs. Broken Finger: How Can I Tell?

A jammed finger is an incredibly common injury, especially if you play sports. While jammed fingers may be common, they are also extremely painful and require medical attention. Below, you can learn how to tell if you have a jammed finger or if the injury might be more severe. Anatomy of the Finger Your finger…

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What Is Runner’s Knee?

Marathon runner in mid stride

Runner’s knee, also known as Patellofemoral pain syndrome, is when you experience pain in your knee, typically around your kneecap. Runner’s knee is more common in people who are actively involved in sports that involve running and jumping. Knee pain increases when you run, walk up or down stairs, sit for long periods of time…

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How to Tell If You Have a Cracked or Broken Rib

X-Ray of a Broken Rib

If you have ever experienced a broken or cracked rib, you know just how painful the experience can be. But in some cases following a blow to the ribcage, it may be hard to tell if your pain is symptomatic of a break or crack, or something less serious. Read on to learn the symptoms,…

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Why Are Some Individuals More Flexible Than Others?

There are a number of different factors that may contribute to why some people are more flexible than others. Genetics, gender, exercise history and other reasons contribute to a person’s flexibility. Let’s dive deeper into what makes a person flexible. Your Age Aging is a major factor when it comes to flexibility. As you age,…

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Rupture VS. Tear: How To Tell Them Apart

running grabbing injured knee

What’s the Difference Between A Rupture Vs. A Tear? We often hear these words associated with tendon injuries. Sometimes, they’re used interchangeably, which can cause confusion and distress. Ruptures and tears are actually the same, however tears can be complete or partial tears. For example, one of the most common sports injuries for professionals and…

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Do I Have An Achilles Tendon Tear or Rupture?

Dr. Vladimir Alexander assessing a knee injury patient

An achilles tendon rupture is an injury that occurs in the back of your leg. It usually affects people playing sports. Your achilles tendon is a cord that connects your muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. If you overstretch your achilles tendon it can tear, rupture, completely or partially. Your…

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Here’s How to Tell If Your Finger is Broken

Index Finger in Brace

We use our hands for so much, it’s not surprising that injuries like fractured and jammed fingers are common. After the initial incident that caused the injury — a bad catch during a ballgame, an awkward fall, or slamming a door — comes the question: Is my finger broken, or just jammed? Here are a few tips…

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