Area of Injury: Knees & Legs

Having an injured leg can make many of your day-to-day activities very difficult. Whether it’s a simple sprain, or a torn tendon, a leg injury is sure to slow you down. When you need to further clarify your doctor’s diagnosis about your knee or leg injury, this is the first place to look. We can help you differentiate between an ACL and MCL tear, or find ways to reduce the pain of shin splints. Runners rejoice: all the information you need to get back out on the road (or track) is just a few clicks away! Read through the following articles, and your questions will soon be answered.

Beware These 5 Causes of a Hip Labral Tear

The soft tissue surrounding the hip is a ring of cartilage known as the labrum. It helps cushion the hip joint and holds the ball of the thigh bone firmly in its place in the hip socket. Strenuous activity, genetic…

An Overview and Methods of Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement is a treatment option for patients with arthritis and other joint conditions whose symptoms can no longer be managed non-surgically. As people age, their bone density weakens, and many people in their 60s and up develop a condition…

Symptoms, Causes and More About Leg Edema

When a person has swelling in their feet and the lower part of the legs, this is known as peripheral edema. For some people, the cause can be simple. It can be caused by standing too long, or sitting for…

The Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Bone Spurs

Bone spurs (osteophytes) are hard bumps that grow on bones. Most bone spurs are found on the joints, points where different bones come together. Many cases of osteophytes are mild and cause no symptoms, so they can go undetected for…

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

A torn Anterior Cruiciate Ligament (typically shortened to ACL) is a debilitating injury to the knee. ACL injuries can be mild, such as a small tear, or severe, such as when part of the bone and the ligament separate from…

Torn Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

The Medial Collateral Ligament (commonly shortened to MCL) is one of four ligaments that are essential to the stability of the knee joint. The MCL covers the area from the top of the shin bone (tibia) to the end of…

Shin Splints

Shin splints (also called medial tibial stress syndrome) is a frequent injury that impacts athletes who participate in physical activity or running sports. It is caused by constant trauma to the connective muscle tissue bordering the tibia. It is characterized…