Bicep Tendon Rupture

A biceps tendon rupture occurs when the biceps muscle is torn from the bone at the point of attachment (tendon) to the shoulder or elbow. Most commonly, the biceps tendon is torn at the shoulder. These tears occur in men more than women; most injuries occur at 40 to 60 years of age due to […]

SportsCare Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving Tips, From SportsCare Institute Family, Cranberries (on the table and in your drink), Laughter, and Great Food are the perfect Thanksgiving ingredients for making great memories.  However, Thanksgiving pre can cause your body issues if you focus too much on the event, and not yourself. At the start of the holiday season,  we salivate […]

DEGENERATIVE DISK DISEASE

It’s estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually gets better results than surgery. Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is one […]

Rotator Cuff Tear

 What is a Rotator Cuff? The “rotator cuff” is a group of 4 muscles and tendons that are responsible for keeping the shoulder joint stable. Unfortunately, injuries to the rotator cuff are very common, either from injury or with repeated overuse of the shoulder. Injuries to the rotator cuff can vary as a person ages. […]

Low Back Pain

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. In fact, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own, but for some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life […]

Football Injuries

The NFL season has just started, and already in its 5th week, the season has become injury ridden. Football is a rough contact sport, so it’s not too surprising to see players injured on the field. It’s also one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in […]

Knee Bursitis

What Is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis (also called pre-patellar or infrapatellar bursitis, and commonly called “housemaid’s knee, or clergyman’s knee) occurs when 1 or more of the many bursae (fluid-filled sacs) becomes damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Normally, a bursa acts as a cushion or friction-reducer between 2 body parts, such as between bone and skin, […]

Vertigo

What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation of spinning—even when you’re perfectly still, you might feel like you’re moving or that the room is moving around you. Vertigo usually is described as a spinning sensation, whereas dizziness usually is described as “lightheadedness.” Often, they have different causes and different treatments. What Causes It? Most causes of […]

Core Muscle Injuries and Sports Hernia

What Is It? Core muscle injuries have been called athletic pubalgia and sports-hernia, but this injury does not fit the common definition of a “hernia,” where an organ or soft tissue protrudes outside its normal cavity. There is no defect in the abdominal wall or herniation of the abdominal contents with a sports-hernia. Injury occurs […]

Osteoporosis and Prevention

What Is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone density (thickness of the bone), decreased bone strength, and a change in the bone structure, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. The normal bone structure becomes thinned out and porous, lessening the ability of the bone to withstand the […]