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Technology in Sports

Technology in Sports

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Technology has made its way into nearly every aspect of a person’s life – even for athletes. Wearable technology like Fitbit is the new trend in tracking and enhancing nearly every aspect of health and fitness.

Tendonitis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Tendonitis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you know someone who participates in sports or leads an active life, odds are you also know someone who suffers from tendonitis. Tendonitis is a relatively common condition that can be quite painful and affect performance.

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

The Most Common Sports Injuries by Season

by Crystal (SU)
There’s a sport for every season – and an injury for every sport. Every year, an estimated 2 million sports injuries result in approximately 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations. And that’s not even counting professional athletes, adult weekend warriors and other sports enthusiasts prone to injuries! As long as sports involve vigorous physical activity and contact, common injuries will occur. Let’s take a look at some of those injuries for some of the most common sports by season.

Sports Medicine: Benefits of Working Out in the Winter

Sports Medicine: Benefits of Working Out in the Winter

by Stephanie Meadows
Ward off those winter blues. During the winter months, colder weather brings on the winter blues. It’s not uncommon for those snowy or overcast skies to bring about some sort of stress, lack of energy, and gloom. Due to this, people have a tendency to lose motivation and start to become inactive, wanting to instead just lay inside and watch movies all day. However, doing so comes with its downfalls, such as sickness, fatigue, allergies, and seasonal depression, called SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

How Choosing an Orthopedic Urgent Care can Save You Time

How Choosing an Orthopedic Urgent Care can Save You Time

by Stephanie Meadows
Orthopedic injuries can happen at any time, but there is a good chance of having an accident that results in a broken bone, sprain, or strain over the weekend. Weekend warriors out there playing sports or participating in other outdoor activities run the risk of getting hurt. If you get injured over the weekend or even in the evening, choosing an orthopedic urgent care could save you valuable time in getting the treatment you need.

Why You Should Visit Your Sports Medicine Doctor Regularly?

Why You Should Visit Your Sports Medicine Doctor Regularly?

by Stephanie Meadows
If you are an athlete or just enjoy playing sports, you can’t afford to take time away from your game. So, when overuse damage, orthopedic trauma, or sports injuries occur, it can be devastating to your game, your workouts, your physical health, and even your mental health. That’s why sports medicine is an integral sub-specialty of orthopedic medicine.

Sports Medicine: Keeping You in the Game

Sports Medicine: Keeping You in the Game

by Chelimar Miranda (SU)
People with active lifestyles are often at risk for sports-related injuries. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, can properly diagnose all athletic injuries and provide treatments that restore a more pain-free condition. The Sports Medicine "team" is made up of individuals from a variety of fields such as orthopedic surgery, primary care medicine, athletic training, physical therapy and nutrition.

Could Your Sports Career Lead to Knee Pain?

Could Your Sports Career Lead to Knee Pain?

by Rismary Cabrera
The knee is made up of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all working as one. The knee sits in the middle of three bones: the tibia (your shinbone), the femur (your thigh bone), and the patella (the kneecap). The patella is a flat, round bone that protects the knee joint. Your knees provide stability and allow your legs to bend, swivel, and straighten. Due to their intricacies, the hip and knee joints are the least stable in the body, susceptible to accelerated aging, deterioration, strain, and repetitive injuries. If the knee becomes injured, it can be due to many different things, but your sports career is a common one.