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How Can You Prevent a Sprained Ankle?

The best way to prevent ankle sprain is to keep your ankles strong and flexible with strengthening exercises.The most important exercises include proprioception. Taping or lace up ankle braces can provide support to prevent ankle sprains.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Sprained Ankle?

Recovery time from a sprained ankle will depend on the severity of the sprain. Most ankle sprains are mild and only need symptomatic treatment or an ankle brace. Mild sprains typically begin to feel better in a few days to a week and heal by six weeks. More severe ankle sprains could take more than…  read more

What Can Cause a Sprained Ankle?

An ankle sprain occurs during a twisting of the ankle while the foot is planted. Common causes include, twisting your ankle during a fall, tripping on an uneven surface, or landing on someones foot.

What Are the Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle?

A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle twists under the body weight. Frequently a pop or tearing can be felt and heard. Common symptoms include, pain with weight bearing, point tenderness, bruising, swelling, and loss of motion. Occasionally there can be instability to the ankle.

Dehydration and Risk of Injuries

Summer is in full swing and the heat and humidity is a huge risk for outdoor athletes in the summer. Along with increased temperatures at this time of year comes the elevated risk of dehydration. This risk becomes an even greater concern as people participate in sports and outdoor activities. There are a number of…  read more

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are cells that are commonly found in bone marrow. They are progenitor cells meaning they can develop into various type of specialized cells. Stem cell therapy refers to the use of stem cells to treat various conditions. In Orthopedics, stem cells are commonly used to treat arthritis and tendonitis. The procedure requires the…  read more

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma is also known as PRP.  Your own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes.  The blood in separated into its basic elements, including the platelet rich portion of the blood.  The platelets have healing factors and a small portion of stem cells.  This is then injected…  read more

Torn Meniscus

What is a torn meniscus? How is that different from arthritis of the knee? The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are 2 crescent shaped discs of tough cartilage tissue that lie between the ends of the upper leg bone and lower leg bone that form the knee joint. Meniscus tears commonly occur during…  read more

Football Injuries

What are common knee injuries in football player? There are several injuries that are possible in sports especially football. Many of these can occur without contact as the foot is planted and the knee twists. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common traumatic injury to the knee. Often this occurs without contact. The…  read more