Forget baseball—football is America’s real pastime. No other game is quite so iconic, and none are quite as exclusively American as football. There were more than one million high school football players in 2016, making it far and away the most popular sport for boys and about on par with co-ed track and field. With football being a contact sport, injuries happen. A report that looked at a sample of nine sports at 100 U.S. high schools estimated that, in the 2016-2017 season across the
The shoulder is a complex joint. It’s a meeting of three bones and a number of muscles that converge in the area, including the biceps, triceps, deltoids, trapezius and more. Also, there are tendons that connect muscles to bones and ligaments that connect bones to each other. All of those intricate structures means a greater chance that something can go wrong, and one of the most common causes of shoulder pain is issues with the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and
More than 20,000 ankle sprains occur in the United States every day. A sprained ankle is a very common condition, but an ankle sprain is never just an ankle sprain, even if it’s minor. In fact, pain and difficulty walking are just the beginning; not treating or improperly treating a sprained ankle can lead to chronic pain and disability for years to come. What Is a Sprain? It’s helpful to learn just what a sprain is in order to understand why it’s dangerous and how it’s treated. Sprain is a
Summit Medical Group Orthopedics is proud to announce that David Abrutyn, MD, has been selected to instruct a course on advanced knee surgical techniques for the Arthroscopy Association of North America at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The class is titled Comprehensive Knee Course—Ligament, Meniscus, Articular Cartilage. It is a continuing medical education class where Dr. Abrutyn will be sharing his knowledge with other surgeons. The course is officially sold out and
Topic Info:When you have diabetes, the importance of foot health and annual foot exams cannot be underestimated. Research conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that diabetes often causes problems with feet and legs, and these problems can be severe. According to the CDC, amputations in people with diabetes account for more than 60% of the amputations of legs and feet not resulting from an injury. Additionally, people with diabetes were eight times as
Topic Info:A common condition of heel pain, plantar fasciitis affects about 2 million people per year. Its painful, but in most cases, can be treated with out surgery or non-invasive procedures. Marco Ucciferri, DPM , discusses common causes of plantar fasciitis, symptoms and treatment as well as how to prevent the occurrence of this condition.