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What Is Included in Sports Medicine?

Sports Medicine

Professional athletes have physically demanding jobs and put their bodies under tremendous pressure and strain as they strive to reach the peak of their performance. As a result, they are more prone to injuries and illnesses — and not just the usual bumps, bruises, and scrapes that come with being active. This means athletes need

Book Your Appointment With Academy Orthopedics Before the Christmas Period!

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for most people, with countless parties and events to attend. However, it can be difficult for those who experience painful orthopedic conditions to fully enjoy this festive period if joint pain or injury interferes. Pain doesn’t take a holiday break. It can strike any time of

The Most Common Hand, Finger, and Shoulder Injuries Over Christmas

doctor to see for shoulder injury

Christmas is coming, and for many, the holiday is a time to decorate and get everything in order. Some will lift boxes of decorations from the ground or reach for them overhead. Others will extend their arms to put up the old Christmas tree just before the 24th. Unfortunately, with all the lifting and overhead

What Are Our Phones Doing to Our Hands and Fingers?

smartphone finger pain

The advent of the modern touchscreen smartphone in the late 2000s changed how people interacted with technology. People no longer had to fumble around with tiny keys or even use a stylus — their fingers could do the work. It was a groundbreaking innovation that has made our lives easier in many ways, but there’s

How to Treat ACL Tears 


Whether you’re an athlete who plays volleyball, basketball, football, skiing or other sports, you’re someone with an active lifestyle, or you engage in physical activity, you can be at risk for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. When this happens, you will need either surgical or nonsurgical treatment. However, you might wonder what an ACL

Understanding Elbow Contracture

Elbow Contracture

The elbow is often left unnoticed until something goes wrong. We use it throughout the day in nearly every activity, from writing to cooking to driving.  When the elbow is affected by contracture, the range of motion is reduced. This can happen progressively or abruptly, depending on the cause. Contracture can be painful, and in

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis Elbow

You might not think playing tennis could lead to a severe injury, but the truth is that repetitive motion can strain your muscles and tendons and cause pain. Tennis elbow is a common condition that results from this type of overuse. While the name suggests that only tennis players are at risk, anyone who participates

At Home Remedies for Hand and Wrist Tendonitis

surgery for wrist tendonitis

The musculoskeletal system is tough enough to withstand daily activities. But repeated or sudden movements, trauma, or incorrect form will cause issues. Some of these are gradual, while others are more sudden. The latter can happen to the muscles and joints, resulting in a sharp pain that prevents you from performing your regular routine. This

The Top 8 Jobs That Can Cause Tendonitis in the Hand and Wrist

tendonitis in the wrist

The wrist is an intricate structure that allows us to do many things with our hands. It’s made up of multiple bones, tendons, and ligaments that work together to enable you to perform various tasks efficiently. Whether writing, typing, playing sports, or playing the piano, it allows for a wide range of motion and provides