Braces can be used for a whole host of injuries and conditions. You might have seen Rob Gronkowski’s bionic arm brace whilst watching the NFL, or a whole host of Olympic athletes with knee or arm braces to support injuries or prevent them. Now, however, new research suggests that wearing braces can significantly reduce the

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What is a tendinopathy?   A tendinopathy is a disease of the tendons. Tendons are found throughout the body and are bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. They are usually able to withstand significant amounts of tension. Tendinopathies are often tendinitis, whereby there is inflammation of the tendon, resulting in pain and

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Many professional and amateur athletes alike are struck down in the primes of their careers due to painful, recurring injuries that just won’t go away. These types of chronic injuries can be incredibly frustrating because rest often doesn’t work – and treatment with a family doctor can seem painstakingly slow with little to no guarantee

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Ulnar neuritis, also referred to as cubital tunnel syndrome, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm. Facts about the ulnar nerve include the following: The ulnar nerve travels through a tunnel of tissue, known as the cubital tunnel, which runs under the bony aspect on the inner side of

Shoulder instability occurs when an individual’s shoulder muscles, tendons, and ligaments are not able to secure their shoulder joint any longer. When this happens the top of the bone in the upper arm moves in the shoulder socket and may possibly dislocate. As a consequence, the top of this upper arm bone is pushed out

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“Weightlifter’s shoulder” is the layman term given to a condition known as distal clavicular osteolysis where high stresses placed on the acromioclavicular joint (where the clavicle/collarbone meets the acromion of the shoulder blade) causes pathology to occur here. The findings made on ultrasound investigation of the affected acromioclavicular joint include: Bone resorption (absorption back into

There are four quadriceps muscles in the upper leg, with three being superficial and one lying deeper to the others, which have tendons that overlap each other and attach as one to the patella (kneecap) of the leg. A quadriceps tendon tear or rupture then involves partial or complete injury to the tendon where it

When to Consider Torn Bicep Surgery

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 by

Bicep tendon tears can occur either as a result of injury or from overuse. While most cases may be corrected by simpler treatment methods, the most severe ones will require torn bicep surgery. To get a better idea of what is involved in a torn bicep muscle, here is a look at the two different

How To Handle A Torn ACL

Monday, 17 July 2017 by

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee and connects the femur in the thigh to the tibia in the lower leg. If you tear it, most likely you will know it. You will likely hear it, too–patients often hear a loud “pop” when the ligament snaps, and sometimes even people nearby will

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Although the knee may appear like a simple joint, it is the most complex joint in the body. The knee is also more likely to get injured than any other joint of the body. If you take care of your knees now, before a problem occurs, you can prevent pain and disability.   Bones and