ACL tear symptoms and ACL treatment

ACL tear symptoms and ACL treatment   Most people have at least heard of the ACL. If you watch sports, you know that when an athlete tears their ACL, they will probably miss the rest of the season. Contrast this with how it used to be, if an athlete tore their ACL it could be the end of their career. Even if you aren’t a pro athlete, you can still tear your ACL. In fact it is a somewhat common injury among high school athletes, especially in girls soccer and basketball. All it takes is a...

Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury   Achilles tendon injuries come in a few different flavors which ranges from tendonitis to a complete tear of the Achilles tendon. As with most injuries of the lower extremity, Achilles tendon injuries can be very irritating in that it might bother you with every step. The key here is prevention by stretching. But if it’s too late and you’ve already hurt your Achilles tendon, all is not lost. In fact, most cases of Achilles tendonitis resolve on their own. If you...

What is Spinal Stenosis?

What is Spinal Stenosis? Stenosis is just a fancy way of saying narrowing, spinal stenosis is just a fancy way of saying that you have narrowing in your spine. Now while spinal stenosis isn’t strictly arthritis of the spine (called spondylosis. Confusing, I know.), arthritis of the spine is a very common cause of spinal stenosis. Bulging disks and vertebrae that don’t line up quite right (called spondylolisthesis, just to confuse you more), can also cause spinal stenosis or narrowing of the...

Sprained Ankle Treatment

Sprained Ankle Treatment  At some point everyone sprains their ankle, in fact I sprained my left ankle the other day during a run, and I’m currently dealing with it as I write this article. A sprained ankle is the most common reason for missed athletic participation. Most of the time we are focused on our sprained ankle, and then it just kind of goes away. We forget about it, until we sprain it again! Even though it may hurt a lot at first, you can stay positive about your sprained ankle...

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