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Importance of Sleep on the Body

One should never underestimate the importance of sleep for our physical and mental wellbeing. In this article I’ll go over a few tips for people to get better sleep to wake up feeling more rested and alert.

Jun 1st, 2022
Men's Health

June brings a focus on Health Awareness aimed at the men in our lives.

May 26th, 2022

Being a shiatsu therapist has taught me much about people and the art of the healing. Tension is something that I constantly face in my practice and in life. So how do I work through it? This article will explains the benefits of Shiatsu therapy.

Apr 27th, 2022

More than 50% of Americans have some form of heel pain, which can be highly discomforting and problematic. One of the most common causes for heel pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis.

Apr 7th, 2022

Have you ever had a knot or a sore spot on your body that felt like a hot poker when pressed? This is most likely a trigger point or acupressure point. Shiatsu, a Japanese form of bodywork/massage, specifically targets these points to release tension.

Mar 8th, 2022
Lung Cancer Screening

If you’ve had a heavy smoking habit at any point in your life or if you’re predisposed to lung cancer because of your family history, lung cancer screening can give you the information you need about the health of your lungs.

Feb 3rd, 2022
Arthroscopic Tennis Elbow Release

Lateral epicondylitis (also known as Tennis Elbow Syndrome) is a common cause of pain along the outer elbow. Failed treatment and persistent pain for more than 4-6 months can benefit from surgical release. Arthroscopic surgery is a great option.

Feb 2nd, 2022
Fracture Recognition and Treatment Options

Fractures happen to more than 1 million Americans every year. At Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine in Metairie, Louisiana, our team treats many types of injuries and fractures. If you suspect you have a fracture, call our office or book online.

Jan 21st, 2022
Nutritional benefits and Little Known Cucumber Fun Facts

Cucumbers offer all kinds of therapeutic health benefits. Here are thirteen ways that cucumbers can help improve your quality of life. Learn more about our Jumpstart Program and about nutrition in our Lifestyle Medicine clinic at NOLASPORTSMEDICINE.COM

Jan 21st, 2022
What is the best exercise for…?

Physical Therapists carefully assess each individual patient to carefully determine what exercises and treatment options will help them recover.

Jan 20th, 2022
OCSM: Physical Therapy

If you experience a personal injury or undergo surgery, physical therapy can speed up your recovery process, restoring strength and mobility. The caring team at the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine in Metairie, offer several types of therapy options.

Jan 17th, 2022
Peroneal tendon tears of the ankle

Behind the bony prominence of the outer ankle, there are 2 tendons: the peroneus brevis and longus. These assist with the eversion and flexion of the foot and are commonly injured. Treatment will depend on the grade of the tear and clinical presentation.

Jan 4th, 2022
What is Asthma?

Asthma is a common disease affecting your lungs and breathing. It’s one of the most common chronic conditions in children, but you can have it as an adult too. Once diagnosed, asthma can be treated to minimize the frequency and severity of the attacks.

Jan 3rd, 2022
Fifth Metacarpal Fracture

Fifth metacarpal fractures or "street fighter's boxer" fractures are traumatic injuries, most commonly acquired during altercations, that result in the fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone.

Dec 27th, 2021
Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation is a procedure done in the office where a thick fluid called hyaluronate is injected into the joint space, usually the knee. It is thought that injecting hyaluronate will improve the lubricating properties of the synovial fluid.

Dec 25th, 2021
Arthritis of the MCP joint

Arthritis of the metacarpophalangeal joint is a common cause of pain in the fingers and hands among adults with several nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

Dec 21st, 2021
Mindfulness: Mental Health is Wealth!

Mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises help millions of Americans combat stress and anxiety while promoting an overall sense of well-being.

Dec 17th, 2021
Pectoralis Major Tear

A pectoralis major injury occurs when there is tearing of the muscle due to excessive tension on a contracted muscle or, less commonly, as a result of direct trauma.

Dec 14th, 2021
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen shoulder (or adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that is characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Prompt recognition and physical therapy can help restore motion and avoid the need for surgical release.

Dec 10th, 2021
Acromio-clavicular (AC) Joint Separation

AC joint separation or shoulder separation is a painful injury resulting from trauma, directly to the shoulder, that damage the ligaments that keep the shoulder blade (scapula) and collarbone (clavicle) together.

Dec 3rd, 2021
Understanding Triceps Ruptures

The triceps muscle is a three part muscle that runs along the back of the humerus to attach to the elbow. The Triceps is principally responsible for extending the elbow joint. Prompt recognition of this injury is important to have the best outcome.

Nov 1st, 2021
The Importance of Preserving and Protecting Balance

Falls are on of the leading causes of injuries throughout the world. Physical therapy can help assess the potential risk factors and help personalize a treatment plan to address deficits and minimize the risk of serious injury.

Oct 29th, 2021
Dynamic Warm Up

Dynamic warm up is important to decrease the risk of injury.

Jun 2nd, 2021
De Quervain's Tenosynivitis

De Quervain's tenosynovitis also known as De Quervain's tendonitis is painful inflammation of the tendons located on the radial (thumb) side of the wrist and at the base of the thumb.

May 9th, 2021
Posterior Shoulder Dislocations

The anatomy of the shoulder makes it the most mobile joint in the body, allowing the arm to move in many directions. This mobility can lead to instability and dislocations. Posterior dislocations are important injuries to recognize and properly treat.

Apr 13th, 2021
Low ankle sprains versus High ankle sprains

We will provide insight about the ankle joint and compare two types of ankle sprains: low ankle sprains and high ankle sprains. Learn about the structures and tissue involved, mechanism of injury, treatment options, and recovery periods.

Apr 1st, 2021
Spring into Today!

Make a plan to go out and make use of our new found daylight in the early evenings for a healthy and happier you.

Mar 18th, 2021
Shoulder Acromioclavicular (AC) joint osteoarthritis

The AC joint is one of many small plane joints in our bodies that permit sliding/gliding movement between articular surfaces. AC joint arthritis is the second most common shoulder pathology in adults older than 40 years old, after rotator cuff pathology.

Mar 16th, 2021
Bucket Handle meniscus tear

What is Bucket Handle meniscus tear? What are the symptoms and causes? What is the treatment and prognosis?

Mar 9th, 2021
Recognizing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Part 1

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a dangerous condition characterized by snoring, gasping, choking or restless sleeping. If left untreated, it can result in high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes, depression and concentration/memory problems.

Mar 6th, 2021
Trochanteric Bursitis

What is Trochanteric Bursitis? What are the symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis and how is diagnosed? How can I prevent Trochanteric Bursitis?

Feb 19th, 2021
Morton's Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma and the treatments for this painful foot condition.

Feb 7th, 2021
What is trigger finger? What are the treatments?

Trigger fingers are common conditions that can affect your ability to grasp objects and comfortably move your hand. Proper recognition and treatment help restore painless motion and function.

Jan 30th, 2021
Shoulder Dislocations Part 1: Recognition and Evaluation

Proper recognition and evaluation of a shoulder dislocation is an important part of treatment and the decision making process. The goal of treatment is to re-establish the anatomic structures to provide stability and restore normal function.

Jan 15th, 2021
Assessment of Injured vs. Uninjured Individuals

FMS stands for Functional Movement Screen. This test differs from the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) in a few key aspects. Therapists and Trainers use these tools to optimize you recovery and peak performance.

Sep 29th, 2020
Hyaluronan Injections and Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

Knee pain? You are not alone. Over 20 million Americans suffer from degeneration joint disease or osteoarthritis (OA). The knee joint cartilage undergoes wear and degenerative tears associated with advancing age ...

Mar 26th, 2020
Rotator cuff problems a common cause of shoulder pain

Rotator cuff problems a common cause of shoulder pain Disorders of the rotator cuff represent a very common cause of shoulder pain. The rotator cuff is comprised of four tendons that cover the humeral head or “ball” of the shoulder joint ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is a strong tendon that enables athletes to push off the foot. Proper recognition of this serious injury is important to allow for prompt treatment.

Mar 2nd, 2021
Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is a highly effective therapeutic technique utilized by many physical therapists in a variety of treatment situations.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Resistance Training for Older Adults

Incorporating resistance training in the older adult population safely and effectively. It could be the difference in living independently as we age.

Sep 4th, 2020
Kinesiotape: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Kinesiotape is one of the primary taping techniques utilized by athletic trainers and therapists, along with athletic taping and MCConnell/Mulligan taping. This technique was originally developed by Dr.Kenzo Kase in Japan in the 1970s to help relieve pain.

Jul 21st, 2020
Treatment of Superior Labral Tears (SLAP tears)

The Superior Labral complex is a very important structure for normal shoulder function. Damage to the superior labrum typically results from repetitive throwing, traumatic dislocations, or falls onto an outstretched arm.Treatment is important for relief.

Jul 14th, 2020
Robotic Surgery in Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Sherman's article was published July 1, 2020 in the international Journal of Arthroplasty defining the current utilization of Robotics in joint replacements. Dr. Sherman is available to discuss if robotic surgery is right for your painful hip or knee.

Jul 2nd, 2020
What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is one of many tools your therapist can utilize to treat painful conditions such as back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia and many other shoulder, hip and knee musculoskeletal injuries.

Jun 30th, 2020
FAAOS status - Why is this important?

A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS) is a distinctive designation for active orthopaedic surgeons who have completed the highest caliber of orthopedic training.

Jun 19th, 2020
Achilles tendinopathy: A common source of foot pain

Achilles tendinopathy: A common source of foot pain Disorders of the Achilles tendon represent a common cause of foot pain and dysfunction. Anatomically, the Achilles tendon inserts on the calcaneus or heel bone ...

Mar 26th, 2020
“Tim Tebow” dilemma: To play or not to play

“Tim Tebow” dilemma: To play or not to play Before LSU played Florida in Baton Rouge on October 10, 2009 the news media focused on the issue of who will play quarterback for Florida in a game ...

Mar 26th, 2020
Shoulder is most common joint dislocation

Shoulder is most common joint dislocation Joint dislocations as a result of trauma are fairly common injuries. Dislocations can occur in virtually any joint in the body, but the shoulder represents the most common joint dislocation ...

Mar 26th, 2020
Knee osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain

Knee osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain Knee osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative arthritis is a very common musculoskeletal condition. Primary OA, more common than secondary OA ...

Mar 26th, 2020
High ankle sprain: An uncommon orthopedic injury

High ankle sprain: An uncommon orthopedic injury Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries treated by orthopedic surgeons. High ankle sprains represent approximately one percent of ankle sprains ...

Mar 26th, 2020
Knee articular hyaline cartilage injuries – Chondromalacia

Knee articular hyaline cartilage injuries – Chondromalicia The knee has two different types of cartilage, the articular hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilage meniscus. The articular hyaline cartilage covers the ends of the bones in the knee joint ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Plantar fasciitis: A common cause of foot pain

Plantar fasciitis: A common cause of foot pain Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a very common cause of foot pain; in fact it is the most common cause of heel pain on the plantar surface or sole of the foot ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Knee meniscus cartilage tear

Knee meniscus cartilage tear The knee meniscus has several important functions in the knee including shock absorption, load transmission and joint stability. Small tears in the meniscus are often asymptomatic (no symptoms) ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Anterior Knee Pain: A Common Orthopedic Complaint

Anterior knee pain: A common orthopedic complaint Anterior knee pain, or pain localized to the front of the knee, is a common knee complaint. Anterior knee pain presents a challenge in diagnosis and treatment for the orthopedic physician ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Little Leaguer’s elbow, Little Leaguer’s shoulder

Overuse injuries are common in athletes of all ages. The major cause of overuse injuries is incorrect training (too much too soon or improper technique). The pediatric athlete is unique in that their bones are still growing ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Instability common after ankle sprains

Instability common after ankle sprains Ankle sprains are among the most common orthopedic injuries and account for up to 40 percent of all sports injuries ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Ankle sprains very common orthopedic injuries

Ankle sprains very common orthopedic injuries Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries treated in an orthopedic practice. Sprains represent injuries to ligaments which, along with other structures, provide stability to joints ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Biceps tendon tear: A common elbow injury

Biceps tendon tear: A common elbow injury Tear or rupture of the biceps tendon at the elbow is a fairly common injury. The biceps muscle lies superficially in the anterior aspect or front of the arm ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Recognizing the Importance of Spine Care

Your spine is crucial to your overall health and wellness. It literally impacts and controls your entire body. Your spine is made of a complex system vertebral bones, discs, ligaments, joints, and muscles ...

Mar 25th, 2020