Posts Tagged ‘orthopedic injuries’

Common Shoulder Injuries in Sports

Shoulder injuries are common in many sports. Many athletes are at a high risk of injuries affecting the shoulder’s joint muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries cause great shoulder pain and other symptoms, which make it hard to work out and compete. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, you must visit a physician since…

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Sports Medicine FAQs

runner with an injured knee

Learn More About Common Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments When your knee hurts, you’ve twisted your ankle, or you’re experiencing unexplained soreness, should you rest or seek care from a general practitioner or a medical specialist, or simply rest the affected area? The specialists at Alexander Orthopaedics can help you determine the care you need to…

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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When It Gets Cold?

Runner grabbing shoulder

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, when it’s cold outside, you suddenly get all these aches and pains? It’s not an urban legend or hypochondria. The temperature does affect our bodies. We know extreme weather can cause frostbite, but you don’t have to be in an arctic tundra to feel its harmful effects. Think about…

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How to Tell The Difference Between a Broken Toe and a Sprained Toe

Injuring one of your toes is never a good situation. But considering the toes are such small bones within the body, it can difficult to tell when a toe injury is serious or not so bad. One of the most frequently asked questions among patients is how they can tell the difference between a broken…

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The Complete Guide to Trigger Finger

trigger finger

Is your finger stiff when you wake up? Do you hear popping or clicking when you move your finger? Is your finger stuck in a bent position and you are unable to straighten it? If so, trigger finger could be to blame. What Is Trigger Finger? Trigger finger is also known as tenosynovitis and is…

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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 can also be extremely painful and may 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…

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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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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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