Snowboarder’s Fracture

What to Know About Ankle Injuries in Snowboarding By Alexander Golant, MD Despite being a relatively young sport, snowboarding has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years with an estimated 8.2 million people participating. Most common snowboarding injuries include those to the upper extremities, specifically to the wrist and hand. In terms of lower extremity…

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Fibula Fracture

Fibula is a slender and long bone located on the outside of the lower leg, from outside and underneath the knee and extends down to form the outside of the ankle joint. Next to the fibula bone is the tibia, which is thicker. It forms the base of the knee called the tibial plateau and…

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Nordic Skiing Makes a Great Workout

During winter, many outdoor enthusiasts look to skiing as a way to maintain physical activity and explore the outdoors. While most people are familiar with downhill (Alpine) skiing, fewer are familiar with its cousin, cross-country or Nordic skiing. While Alpine skiing is characterized by the carving technique in which skiers move side-to- side creating an “S” shaped figure on the mountain, Nordic techniques follow a…

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Why You Shouldn’t Overtrain

Why You Shouldn’t Overdo It… We have all heard the phrase ‘No pain, no gain’. When it comes to the human body, discomfort is acceptable, but pain is not. In fact, there is a threshold of pain tolerance that is unique to each individual. It’s important to understand and respect this limit. When the body…

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What To Do When Your Shoulder Pops

The shoulder joint is subject to a great deal of motion, more so than other large joints in the body. This makes the shoulder susceptible to dislocation. Anyone who has experienced a dislocated shoulder knows how painful it can be. In fact, a dislocation can lead to a condition called multidirectional instability of the shoulder…

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The Role Of Physical Therapy in Knee Injuries

When there is a direct impact to the knee (commonly seen in sports injuries), the knee joint can twist or stretch beyond its normal capacity causing ligament tears (sprains), muscle injury (strains) or cartilage injuries. Inflammation of protective cushioning in the knee joint (meniscus) or fluid filled sacs inside the knee joint (bursitis) can also…

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