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Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Should I See a Sports Medicine Specialist?

by Crystal (SU)
Any medical condition that does not improve with appropriate measures while compromising daily activities requires attention. Making the right choice of physician, whether family practice doctor or specialist, is an important decision in dealing with any illness or injury.

When Is an Orthopedic Injury an Emergency?

When Is an Orthopedic Injury an Emergency?

by Crystal (SU)
Orthopedic physicians deal with injuries to the bones and their related structures. Orthopedic treatments and procedures cover fractures, torn ligaments and tendons, strained muscles, and similar injuries. They also deal with acquired and congenital skeletal deformities and degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis.

Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

Olympian Gus Kenworthy posted videos of a massive blood-filled bump on his hip — after also breaking his thumb

by Yenny (SU)
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has had a rough couple of days at the Winter Olympics: He broke his thumb and fell hard during practice sessions, causing a large blood-filled lump to form on his hip. On his Instagram story Friday, Kenworthy shared video of the bump before doctors drained it.

I Broke a Bone, What Should I Do?

I Broke a Bone, What Should I Do?

by Yenny (SU)
Broken bones, or fractures, are painful injuries that have a wide range in severity. Most of the time, a broken bone is caused by trauma, such as a fall, an auto accident, or other strong impact. The type of fracture, amount of pain you feel, and presence of other injuries along with the fracture should determine the course of action to take.