Elbow pain can be uncomfortable and quite disabling. Fortunately, most cases of elbow tendonitis improve with simple noninvasive maneuvers. The most common tendinopathies involving the elbow are referred to as epicondylitis; we typically refer these common problems as "tennis elbow" and "golfer's elbow." Interestingly, however, most patients are neither tennis players nor golfers, but… Continue reading Treating Epicondylitis (“Tennis Elbow”) – Richard A. Bernstein, MD
Ultrasound imaging is a modality that uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is safe and painless. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, sports ultrasound or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer probe with a gel that is placed directly on the skin.… Continue reading Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Tool for Improving Quality and Care – Gene Tekmyster, DO
Issues concerning sports specialization have increased significantly over the course of the past decade. Unfortunately, it is true that un-trained athletes and athletes returning back to their sport after a layoff, do improve rapidly if they specialize. This rapid improvement in ability in these situations is used to justify continued single sport specialization. From a… Continue reading Overuse Injuries – Carl W. Nissen, M.D.
Acromioclavicular injuries (AC separations) are common shoulder injuries in contact sports. The mechanism of injury is a fall onto the point of the shoulder or a fall onto an outstretched hand. The majority of these athletic injuries can be treated conservatively. We will outline the diagnosis and treatment of acromioclavicular injuries Anatomy The clavicle connects… Continue reading Acromioclavicular injuries -Daniel M. Veltri MD
Athletes who run, jump, kick, and slide are likely to strain some muscles around their hip. In fact, strains and contusions are the most common injuries experienced in young athletes. That being said, one should not assume that a child or adolescent athlete complaining of hip, thigh, or knee pain has “just a groin pull”… Continue reading Unique Hip Problems and the Pediatric Athlete: The Injuries You Don’t Want to Miss – Kristan Pierz, MD