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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 United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it was the first real indication that Americans were ready to embrace soccer. Flash-forward more than 20 years, and soccer is no longer a foreign sport; it is the fastest-growing team sport in the US. Bay Area high school leagues and indoor league seasons are just getting underway now. Although soccer is a great form of exercise that promotes body coordination and balance, it takes a toll on the body, and just like any other physically demanding sport, can result in injuries especially when played consistently. The good news is that a significant number of soccer-related injuries are preventable if appropriate safety measures are implemented. Continue Reading »

Bay Area Knee Doctor Discusses Health of the Prominent Leg Joint

Ever had a favorite pair of stiletto heels that made every outfit you wore look like a red carpet favorite? Unfortunately, that beloved pair of high heels is equally responsible for pain in your body. Any knee injury specialist will inform you that high heels are the worst things for your posture and knees and can cause knee pain by increasing pressure on your knee joint and creating tight calves. But women in high heels are not the only ones susceptible to knee pain, both men and women are prone to knee injury if they don’t stretch or have poor form. If you want to avoid knee pain and protect your health, take these simple and easy preventative measures:

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Summer Activity Advice from a Leading San Francisco Sports Injury Specialist

Clear blue skies, brilliant sunrays, and light-filled days have a way of spurring physical activity and motivating even the most sedentary of persons. Unfortunately, summer is notorious for being a high-injury season. Nearly two million people suffer a sports injury annually, and much of this takes place during the warm and welcoming summer months. If you plan on getting involved in summer sports or simply want to be more active, make sure you take the necessary safety precautions to avoid injury and frequent visits to a sports injury specialist.

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