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San Francisco ACL Surgeon Discusses FAQs

If you’ve ever suffered an injury, you’re looking for as many answers you can find. When something as life-altering as an ACL injury occurs, you want to know what to expect and what should be done to begin the healing process. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to ease your mind while you wait to see a doctor. Continue Reading »

How to Prevent a Torn ACL

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the four main ligaments in our knee joint which provides stability to the knee. Of the all four fibrous bands, an ACL tear or rupture is the most common knee injury. Continue reading for helpful insight from San Francisco ACL Doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht. Continue Reading »

When the temperature hits 32 degrees, one of the most popular sports during this time of the year is skiing. Although it offers you a surge of adrenaline and endorphin, making a wrong move or not preparing your body for this activity can lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries. This is why it is very important to be aware of these ski injuries, their causes, and how to avoid them. Continue Reading »

Children are more susceptible to sports injuries as compared to adults because they’re still developing and growing.

The risk for sustaining injuries is even greater if your child plays a contact sport like football. Because of its’ violent nature and the number of people in a game, football is actually the leading cause of kids’ sports injuries. Apart from minor pains and aches, some of the more common football injuries include, but not limited to; knee injuries, ankle sprains, concussions and shoulder injuries. Fortunately, many of the football injuries can be prevented. To help avoid injuries, we have compiled some tips on how to keep your children safe while playing football; Continue Reading »

Running is one of the easiest way of staying fit. It’s also one of the easiest way of developing a sports injury.

Running injuries are quite common and they usually affect the knees, hips, feet and ankles of runners. Most of the running injuries are the overuse ones; meaning that they normally creep up on the runner gradually. This is why spotting early warning signs of running injuries, and taking the appropriate action, is the best thing to do. Continue Reading »

Summer is a difficult time to exercise. Intensive heat, when coupled with excessive moisture, can prove to be quite risky. Excessive sweating can lead to salt and electrolyte imbalance in the body. Similarly, rigorous training can also lead to heat exhaustion and heat strokes. Continue Reading »

Bay Area Sports Medicine

Virtual reality isn’t just about video games.The medical field is using it to advance practices, therapies and to improve diagnosis. The possibilities are still being explored within the medical field, but here are a few ways it’s being incorporated within the Bay Area and other regions today:

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Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery Expert Discusses Being Ready for Popular Winter Activity

As a recreational sport, snowboarding has dramatically increased in popularity among teens and adults within the last decade. Along with that, visits to many a snowboarding doctor have grown at a similar rate. Amateur snowboarders are prone to more injury and visits to the emergency room due to their lack of balance, improper technique, and experience. Snowboarding injuries may vary from complex fractures and strains to minor abrasions.

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Sports Medicine Advice from a San Francisco Rotator Cuff Specialist

Volleyball continues to be a popular sport among high school students. Unfortunately, repetitive movements in this sport, such as overhead motions like spiking and blocking, often lead to injuries among players. Below are a list of the most common injuries volleyball players experience and the best ways to treat them with sports medicine:

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