Broken Foot

A broken foot is a very common injury. In fact, about 1/10 of all broken bones happen in the foot. They may happen while in a car crash, a sporting event, or a simple fall or misstep. The severity of…

Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries to the body and can happen to athletes and non-athletes alike. In fact, around 25 000 people experience some form of a sprained ankle on a daily basis. There are…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory process that occurs on the base of the foot affecting the connective tissue. It is very painful and usually occurs as a result of overuse of the foot’s arch tendon or plantar fascia. If it…

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a rather common condition among athletes and is caused by overuse of the affected limb. The Achilles tendon is able to withstand significant stress from jumping and running, but is prone to tendonitis. There are two types…

Broken Arm

A broken arm can engage any of the three major bones in your arm: the radius bone, ulna bone, or humerus bone. The most frequent cause of a broken arm is falling onto an extended hand. It is essential to…

Tommy John Surgery

Description Tommy John surgery (medically called ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery) is a procedure where the UCL in the elbow is removed and substituted with a tendon from another area of the body. This tendon may be taken from the hip,…

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (which is also called lateral epicondylitis and lateral epicondylalgia) is a situation in which the outer section of an elbow becomes very tender and consistently sore. It is caused by overuse and occurs at the extension tendon that…

Sprained Wrist

A sprained wrist is a very common injury for athletes and people in general. When a person falls, their most common instinct is to put out their hand to break the fall. When the hand hits the ground, their entire…

Back Spasms

A spasm is a sudden and involuntary contraction of a group of muscles or just one muscle. One of the most common areas for a spasm to occur is in the back. When it happens near the nerve roots or…

Dislocated Shoulder

The shoulder joint has a larger range of motion than any other bodily joint. Because of this however, it is prone to dislocation. A dislocated shoulder occurs when at the glenohumeral joint the humerus is separated from the scapula. A…