Sports Medicine: Rotator Cuff Tears and Your Options for Recovery

When most people think about torn tendons and ligaments, many people assume that these injuries occur due to sports-related accidents. While many of these injuries are, indeed, related to playing sports, injuries such as a rotator cuff tear can happen at any time.

Most rotator cuff tears are the result of repetitive stress placed on the shoulder, which is why it is often an issue among quarterbacks and pitchers. You may not be an athlete, but repetitive overhead activities can weaken the rotator cuff in your shoulder, increasing your chances of a tear. Continue reading

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Orthopedic Surgeons Share Tips to Help Speed Up ACL Tear Recovery

The dreaded anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear may be one of the most feared injuries among athletes. The ACL’s primary responsibility is to provide stability to the knee when performing back and forth movements. Without this ligament, people suffer from excessive knee movement that threatens to tear the other ligaments around the ACL. If left untreated, a torn ACL injury may lead to arthritis later on in life. Continue reading