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Avoid Little League Elbow in Youth Baseball
By: IHI
12.26.14 Friday

We see an increasing number of Little League elbow injuries in young baseball players in our office. Many heal with a combination of rehabilitation and rest while others require surgery.

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Scaphoid Injuries - by Dr Esplin
By: IHI
10.16.14 Thursday

The school year has begun, bringing with it the excitement of another year of learning and the intensity and anticipation of athletic competition! Many young athletes have prepared for this year by honing their skills, training to defend their titles or seeking revenge for prior defeats.   Unfortunately, with such high level competition and preparation injuries often occur.  Even with protective gear and rule changes to protect the athletes, bones are broken, ligaments get torn and tendons and muscles become inflamed.

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Top High School Sports Injuries
By: IHI
09.26.14 Friday

If you have teenagers in the house, then you will know that just about anything can happen!  If you have teenagers involved in high school sports then this statement really holds a lot of truth.  Having active teens is awesome and keeps them out of mischief, teaches them to work hard, be a team player and learn about responsibility.  Once they find their passion, there is no stopping them.  This passion can also be their downfall too. It’s important for teen athletes to understand their bodies and know when to push and when to back off.   Here are 4 of the leading sport injuries among the high school crowd according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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5 Secrets About Football Injuries
By: IHI
09.18.14 Thursday

This is just between me and you…it’s a secret. Well, 5 secrets about recovering from football injuries. So, you’re the quarterback and bam…you take a tackle to the shoulder and you are out cold, maybe the rest of the season!  Bummer!  We know you’re tough and all and really want to get back in the game but that is the problem!  Human nature is to hurry through the injury, cut corners on therapy and head back on the field at the first sign of mending.  If you do that…you are setting yourself up for another injury, re-injury and that my friend…is going to hurt physically and mentally because it really could put you out of the entire season!

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Kinesiology Tape
By: IHI
09.08.14 Monday

Kinesiology tape, it’s sort of becoming a trendy thing.  If you haven’t heard about it, you’ve probably seen it, especially on athletes walking around campus, at the gym…It’s a colorful, tape that is often on the limbs and around the joints.  The patterns they create with the tape seems like nothing more than a bored physical therapist trying out some new duct tape designs- body art for the injured athlete!

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Burners and Stingers
By: IHI
09.05.14 Friday

Football season is upon us!  So, here’s a little question for all you football fans out there.  Do you know the difference between a burner and a stinger?  Have you even ever heard of such a thing?

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A Chicken Wing or a Golf Swing?
By: IHI
09.04.14 Thursday

Want to improve your golf swing…lose the chicken wings!  Really.  Not sure what I’m talking about?

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Push Ups, Planks and Wrist Pain
By: IHI
07.15.14 Tuesday

You are a faithful gym rat but recently, wrist pain keeps you from enjoying your full workout.  Your pushups and planks are not what they use to be.  Maybe you are just beginning and can’t imagine after the pain you felt, doing one more push up let alone attempting a plank!

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Benefits of Stretching
By: IHI
06.26.14 Thursday

Earlier this week, we talked about how important stretching is when you are seated at a desk all day or when your job doesn’t require much physical exertion.

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Cycling Safety
By: IHI
06.19.14 Thursday

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Safe Training
By: IHI
11.25.13 Monday
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In our last article, we talked about all the ways we can injure our upper extremities when participating in sports and training whether it’s football or gymnastics!  As upper extremity, orthopedic specialists, we have some ideas to help you keep those joints in tip top shape.

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Sports Injuries
By: IHI
11.11.13 Monday
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You don’t have to look far to see the incredible feats of human beings.  Craggy mountain peaks are challenged and defeated.  Open waters with miles between dry land beckons to a long distance swimmer.  It seems there is no end to what humans can accomplish.

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