Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM
Running is one of the most popular types of physical activity in the world. It is estimated that the U.S. participation rate is more than 30 million people (Almeida, M. et al). Despite the fact that running offers participants many health benefits, it does, however, also lead to a higher likelihood of sustaining an injury due to its repetitive nature. Lingering or chronic symptoms are common among musculoskeletal injuries and can limit the way you move and feel while exercising. Some common injuries include: Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis, plantar fasciitis, Patella-femoral pain syndrome, Iliotibial band syndrome, and Quadriceps/Hamstring Strains. Foam rolling and massage sticks have become common tools in your “first aid kit”, but they don’t always fix the problem.
“Spring forward, fall back,” right? Well, we for one are very pleased to have spring on the cusp. Premier Orthopedics has put together a list of all the reasons we cannot wait for spring, as if you don’t already have one started yourselves.
Happy New Year from Premier Orthopaedics – Have you made your New Year’s Resolution list yet? We know that many goals on these lists sometimes seem impossible, and therefore are never reached. This year, instead of making tall orders for lifestyle changes that you cannot fill, let’s be practical. Here are some attainable goals, easy to work into your everyday without too much of a shock.
The holiday season means time with friends and family, all pairing perfectly with overly decadent menus. This can leave us all feeling a bit bloated. Why wait for New Years Resolutions to clean up your act? We have some manageable tips for a quick detox after overloading on stuffing and pumpkin pie.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries treated by the foot and ankle physician, accounting for approximately 20-40% of all athletic injuries.
This typically consists of a sprain of one of the three lateral ankle ligaments (Fig – BLUE; below black line): anterior talofibular (ATFL), calcaneofibular (CFL), or posterior talofibular ligament (CFL), each defined by the direction they occur and bones they connect. ATFL sprains occur 70% of the time with ATFL and CFL simultaneous sprains 20% of the time. The PTFL is rarely sprained at less than 5-10% of the time.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used since the 1970’s. The last decade has seen tremendous focus on PRP applications in musculoskeletal medicine. The potential for PRP to promote tissue healing following injury or disease is attractive to many physicians, researchers, and patients alike. Unlike medications or cortisone injections, which suppress or mask the underlying problem, PRP shows the potential to heal. PRP is derived directly from a patient’s own blood.
It brings no surprise that the spookiest night of the year comes with extra things to look out for. Premier Orthopaedics wants to wish you a Happy Halloween with some useful safety tips to make sure the night is as fun (and carefree!) as it could possibly be.
The weather is changing, and with that change comes new temperatures and conditions that factor into play when trying to get a proper amount of daily exercise and activity. A lot of times, this change in weather also brings new aches and pains as the temperature and humidity shift to fall, and shortly after, winter. But why is this?
There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about? Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.