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What to Do About a Dislocated Shoulder

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on May 22, 2019 10:26:33 AM

Imagine you’re enjoying an epic game of flag football with friends when one of your opponents decides to make the game full-contact. All of a sudden, you’re on the ground in pain. The impact of the tackle and the fall have dislocated your shoulder. It can be a frightening and excruciating experience. 

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Topics: shoulder dislocation, dislocated shoulder, how is a dislocated shoulder treated

Treating a Meniscus Tear

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Apr 24, 2019 8:06:00 AM

One of the most common knee injuries, a torn meniscus is caused by the tearing of the c-shaped cartilage in your knees (the menisci) that act like a cushion between your shinbone and thighbone. 

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Topics: how are meniscus tears treated, meniscus tears

Golf Injuries Are Common and Treatable

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Oct 15, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Golf is one of the most common sports played across the globe, and there are lots of injuries that occur as a result of the sport. Here are some of the injuries you’re most likely to see if you’re a golfer, how they’re treated, and how to avoid them. 

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Topics: treating knee pain from golfing, golfing and rotator cuff injury, common golf injuries

Arthroscopy for Knee Arthritis? No Knee-d.

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Mar 14, 2018 7:56:00 AM

Arthritis or inflammation of the knee joint is painful and can make it difficult to do everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. As prevalent as knee arthritis is, it’s one of the major causes of lost time at work and disability claims. 

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Topics: knee arthritis, arthroscopic surgery for knee arthritis, arthritis of the knee, arthroscopy surgery of the meniscus and cartilage

When Shoulder Instability Hampers Movement

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Sep 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Your shoulders are responsible for a lot of movement day in and day out. Essentially, any time you pick something up, open a door or wave at someone, you’re engaging your shoulder and all the muscles, ligaments and bones that comprise it. Needless to say, trying to accomplish these movements if you have shoulder instability can be pretty difficult. 

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Topics: shoulder injuries, shoulder, shoulder instability, orthopedic

Another Twist on Meniscus tears

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Jun 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The meniscus is a thin, fibrous cartilage that exists within your knee to help cushion it from injury and assist with stability. As you get older, the meniscus can wear and break down, making tears a more common occurrence. If you think you’ve torn your meniscus, see a physician, but it’s also good to know what potentially caused the tear and familiarize yourself with recovery options. 

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Topics: meniscus, knee pain, knee injury, torn meniscus

Shouldering Rotator Cuff Pain? There’s Help for That!

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Mar 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder that connects the upper arm and shoulder blade, providing stability and allowing the shoulder to rotate. Because of its function, people who perform repetitive overhead tasks, such as athletes, painters, carpenters and electricians tend to be more susceptible to rotator cuff injuries. Your chances of injuring your rotator cuff increase with age, bringing pain, weakness and inefficient mechanics – all of which may prevent you from performing certain activities and may limit your athletic interests and work performance. The good news is that it’s a treatable injury. 

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Topics: rotator cuff injury, rotator cuff treatment, rotator cuff

The Dreaded ACL Tear (Part 2) – What to Do and When

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Oct 14, 2015 11:38:00 AM

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries aren’t always about full-contact, rough-and-tumble sports. In fact, many ACL injuries come about after landing from a jump incorrectly or pivoting and twisting the wrong way. That being said, there are some things you should know about ACL injuries if you play a sport where jumping, pivoting and twisting are prevalent.

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Topics: reconstruction, choosing a doctor, acl tear, treatments for ACL injury

The Dreaded ACL Tear (Part 1) – Prevention Strategies

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Oct 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a common knee injury and approximately 150,000 ACL reconstructions are thought to be performed yearly in the United States. While this knee injury can be devastating, there are exercises that can be done to help decrease the risk of injury. Whether you’re a 30-year-old mom looking to start an exercise program, a Division I college football player or an 18-year-old girl on your high school’s volley ball team, the best way to prevent ACL injuries is recognizing potential weaknesses and then working on them so that they don’t lead to trouble. 

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Play Ball! How to Prevent Shoulder Injuries On and Off the Field

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on May 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Baseball season is here and offseason football practices are ongoing, so now is the time to be mindful of how you play on and off the field. The shoulder is such an extraordinary body part. For instance, the kind of torsion stress that throwing a ball puts on a shoulder can create a type of unique damage among athletes of all ages. Proper warm up and good mechanics can reduce the potential for injury, while taking appropriate action when injury does occur may help to minimize the extent of injury. 

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Topics: shoulder sports injury, sports medicine, shoulder injuries, preventing shoulder injuries in baseball, orthopedics

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