If you’re a runner or participate in activities that include running and jumping, from football to dancing, and feel throbbing or aching in your shins, you could have shin splints, or possibly a lower leg stress fracture. Both shin splints and stress fractures are considered overuse injuries, usually resulting from changes in training. Increasing running speed and distance and running on hard or angled surfaces can also contribute to overuse, as can running in flimsy footwear or in shoes with soles that are worn out.
Rotator cuff disease can be defined as any damage to the rotator cuff, and is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in people over 40. Rotator Cuff disease begins with inflammation (impingement and/ or bursitis), progresses to small partial tearing and can progress to full thickness tear. The incidence of rotator cuff damage increases with age and is most frequently caused by degeneration of the tendon that can take years to progress, rather than injury from sports or trauma.
Over the past 25 years, minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized many fields of medicine. Its key characteristic is the use of specialized techniques and instrumentation that allows the physician to perform major surgery with a smaller incision.
Jumper’s Knee, or patellar tendinitis, is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs, helping your muscles extend your lower leg to jump, kick a ball or pedal your bicycle. It is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping, like basketball, soccer and volleyball, but anyone can suffer from jumper’s knee.
High school football season is in full swing, and injuries that can sideline players, like concussions, ACL tears and high ankle sprains, are as much the topic of discussion as final scores.