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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 »

It is finally ski season once again, and it’s time to hit the slopes for hours of fun outdoors. However, for those who are suffering from a knee injury, skiing is hardly an inviting winter activity. The same can be true for seniors, who may have stiffness or discomfort in their knees.

However, skiing doesn’t need to be a painful experience for seniors. Here, we look into the different ways to prepare for skiing on aging knees. Continue Reading »

Ice skating involves a combination of grace, balance, and flexibility that are achieved through hours of rigorous training. However, as with any sport, one wrong move while gliding on ice or performing a jump can result in injury. This is why it helps to take note of the common injuries that may arise from figure skating or recreational ice skating, as well as learn some techniques to prevent injury. 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 »

Sport Injuries

Athletes who compete at the Olympic level have worked and sacrificed for years to achieve the level of fitness and skill needed to bring home a medal. While the Zika outbreak has raised general health concerns around the globe, physical injuries are the bigger threat to the athletes.

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Bay Area Sports Medicine Clinic Describes Shoulder Injury

Sometimes you don’t know how important something is until it stops working. Athletes know this very well, especially when their sports medicine doctor keeps them off the field to heal a small yet important body part. This is the case for the rotator cuff. Largely responsible for arm lifts and shoulder rotations, the rotator cuff also helps to stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the joint.

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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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