We at Medfield Orthopedic and Sports Therapy strive to stay updated in our daily practice. We continually adjust our treatment approaches based on the latest evidence-based information. We also feel patient education is an important part of everybody’s daily lives and want to keep our patient’s informed as well. Here you will find information both new and old that we find relevant and would like to share with you.
The most common injuries in skiing happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee. The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the past 30 years, but knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) are on the rise accounting for about 30% of all skiing injuries.
Lower back pain is an almost universal if unwelcome experience. About 80 percent of those of us in the Western world can expect to suffer from disruptive lower back pain at some point in our lives. But if we begin and stick with the right type of exercise program, we might avoid a recurrence, according to a comprehensive new scientific review of back pain prevention.
"Do you suffer from headaches in the back of your head or behind your eyes? Do you get neck or shoulder pain, radiating pain or numbness that may include tingling or burning into your arms? If you answered yes to any of these, you may have what I term "smartphone neck", a problem that develops from being in a bent-forward position for too long.