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  • Swimming and Shoulder Injuries

    Swimming is one of the most popular low-impact fitness activities. Both competitive and recreational swimmers practice and compete year-round. While the benefits of swimming certainly outweigh the risks, there is still a possibility a swimmer may suffer an injury. Most commonly, swimmers experience shoulder pain due to the repetitive nature of the sport. Repeating the same motion for a long period of time, on a daily basis will result in an overuse injury to the shoulder. “The repetitive use of […]

  • Clinical trials for Lewy Body Dementia

    Robin Williams was a comic genius.  He was also a victim of Lewy Body Dementia or LBD.  His initial symptoms were much like Parkinson’s, but after his death an examination of his brain tissue showed the presence of diffuse Lewy Body Dementia. LBD is not rare and affects close to 1.4 million people and their relatives in the U.S. It resembles illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Retired Brownsburg high school teacher John Shiffer has Lewy Body Dementia, which as affected […]

  • Why are rotator cuff tears common in sports?

    Rotator cuff tears are common among athletes; in fact sports that require repetitive lifting or overhead activities, such as baseball, tennis, rowing and weightlifting are especially prone to rotator cuff tears. This is because a rotator cuff tear typically occurs slowly overtime, after motions are consistently repeated and there is repetitive stress on the shoulder. A rotator cuff tear occurs when any of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder are torn. This causes the athlete to feel pain […]

  • Are sprains and strains just part of the game?

    Whether it’s volleyball, football, basketball or cross-country it seems like every athlete experiences a sprained ankle or a strained muscle in their career. In fact these minor injuries involving muscles, ligaments and/or tendons, cause the majority of sports injuries. “These injuries include contusions, more commonly referred to as bruises, sprains and strains,” said Dr. Carlos Berrios, an OrthoIndy sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic specialist. “Sprains and strains are uncommon in younger children because their growth plates are weaker than the […]

  • A runner’s guide to beating Achilles tendinitis

    Many runners experience pain in their Achilles when running–soreness during the run or tightness and stiffness as they walk around afterward. Although the Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body, it is still prone to injury. “Achilles tendinitis causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel,” said Dr. Daniel Lehman, a sports medicine physician with OrthoIndy. “The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to your heel bone. Anytime you walk, run or jump, […]

  • Back to school means football season and injuries

    Football players are prone to injuries. If you or your children participate in the sport, you are aware that injuries might occur. You may have even witnessed a couple yourself: a player is tackled by an opponent and falls to the ground, a receiver takes a quick turn and lands incorrectly on his knee or a quarterback simply throws the football incorrectly and injures his arm. A clavicle fracture, also known as a broken collarbone, is one injury football players […]

  • How to prevent golfing injuries related to the hand, wrist and elbow

    Summer is in full swing which means so are a lot of golf clubs. Golfing is a great way to get outside, enjoy the weather and do something active. Both men and women, young and old enjoy golfing; however, some people may not realize that overtime golfing can cause someone a lot of injuries. According to OrthoIndy hand and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Heather Williams (Bell), there are a few factors that could cause golfers some pain. These factors include: […]

  • How to treat skateboarding injuries

    Most of us have seen a compilation of skateboarding injuries, witnessed someone in person getting injured at a skateboarding park or even experienced a skateboarding injury ourselves. As we have heard our grandma say a million times, “skateboarding is dangerous, no one should do it.” However, skateboarding is a great way to get exercise outdoors. So it makes sense that those loyal to skateboarding find that the rewards of skateboarding outweigh the risks. OrthoIndy foot/ankle and sports medicine specialist, Dr. […]

  • Dull ache in your knee?

    Many athletes experience a dull aching around their knee that often worsens with squats, stairs, lunges or sitting for a long period of time. Often, athletes ignore the pain and, in most cases, the ache goes away with rest. However, the pain can become chronic. The term for this dull ache in the knee might be what is commonly referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome. According to Dr. Jack Farr, OrthoIndy knee surgeon, the term patellofemoral syndrome, is actually incorrect […]

  • Biceps and Labral Injuries

    You see your opponent rounding third base. As you run to left field the ball drops in your mitt and you get ready to throw the ball to home plate. As you lunge forward and heave the baseball overhead to the catcher you feel a sudden pain shoot through your shoulder. You know you’re injured but you’re unsure of what it might be. Tendons attach muscles to bones. Your biceps tendons attach the biceps muscle to bones in the shoulder […]

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