If you play soccer, football, swim, golf, are a runner, or play tennis, it never hurts to have a refresher course. An athlete’s guide for preventing sports injuries can help those just starting out in peewee leagues or veterans of all types of sports. It could help you reduce the risk of missing an entire season of play.
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Greater Rochester Orthopedics is proud to announce that we have won the Rochester Democrat and Chronical’s Reacher’s Choice Award two years in a row.
Think about how it feels when you hit what many call your “funny bone.” Ouch! Now imagine how painful it must be to fracture your elbow. Here are some important facts and what you should know about an elbow fracture injury.
If you hear that click and pop from your knee when you get up from a chair, it could be one of the signs that it is time for a knee replacement. If your activities are limited and the pain keeps you from enjoying life, it could be time to speak to Greater Rochester Orthopaedics about knee replacement surgery.
Arthritis can affect your back, most commonly in the lower neck and back. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms, although the exact cause may not be known. If you suffer from arthritis in your back, it may be difficult to decide when to seek treatment. Keep reading for some clarification.
A better question than when is the right age to have a shoulder replacement could be why have a shoulder replacement? Regardless of your age, quality of life trumps all.
It’s a fact that we have been spending even more time than normal at home this year. Family chores, dad’s “to do” list, and kitchen duties can all lead to injury if we aren’t careful and paying attention. Now is a good time to remind the whole family about ways to prevent hand injuries around the home.
If you have ever had sciatica pain, you understand the nagging and burning pain that runs through your lower back and down your leg, and how difficult it is to find relief. It may come and go or may only last a few days, but if it keeps coming back, it’s best to understand the risk factors for sciatica pain and when to see Greater Rochester Orthopaedics.
As we move through middle age and onward towards retirement, our bodies still crave motion. Any exercise helps us to maintain muscle mass, manage any illnesses or pain, keep us independent, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. One great way to stay healthy is to build your core strength at any age with weight training.
What do Tom Brady, J.J. Watt, and Rob Gronkowski all have in common? At the top of their game, these professional athletes tore their ACL and returned to football stronger than ever. A torn ACL used to be a “game changer.” Forgive the pun, but now even you can maintain your lifestyle afterwards! But, exactly how do you know if you tore your ACL?