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.
Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM
It’s Back To School Season! And we all know what that means – new classes, new clothing, new schedules – it’s the time of year for adjustments. Sometimes this time of year also introduces a new season of athletics, whether for your returning MVP or new coming rookie. Here are some tips for starting (or restarting) the school sports season off right.
It goes without saying that a great workout is beneficial to the body for various reasons. It helps to improve overall health, lowers risk of disease and obesity, adds self-esteem, and supports emotional stability and mood, while helping to develop and support regular sleep patterns. Experts joke that it is the cure-all for any ailment that comes with getting older. And, have you ever noticed that people who regularly exercise seem to be the happiest people you have ever met? There’s a reason!
This summer heat wave has no end in sight, but no one wants to be stuck inside in the air conditioning the entire time. When your kids need to blow off some steam, it can be easy for them to overdo it with the heat and humidity. Most of us know how to keep ourselves hydrated in high temperatures, but what about your little ones who sometimes need some extra guidance? Making sure they get enough water can ensure an easier day outside for everyone during the hot summer months.
Until a fountain of youth is discovered, we?ll have to find other methods of slowing down the aging process. One of the most effective ways is through regular exercise. Here are some helpful tips on participating in physical activities in a safe manner: