Why is BREATHING so important?
Why is BREATHING so important?
Plantar Fasciitis: Treatment options for your painful heel(s)
Calcific tendonitis can cause shoulder pain and discomfort.
Dynamic warm up is important to decrease the risk of injury.
Medial epicondylitis also known as Golfer’s elbow is a tendon overload injury leading to tendinopathy.
Bone stress injuries are subtle fracture injuries seen in many athletic individuals.
IASTM is a type of soft tissue manipulation (STM) that uses rigid devices to deliver targeted forces to specific tissue. This is one of the many tools Physical Therapists can use to help your recovery.
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.
A pre-operative assessment will allow physicians to assess and reduce possible risks that may occur during surgery.
New Orleans Fire Department Captain Rick Lacava shares his important 'Fire Safety Tips'.
A strain refers to an injured muscle or tendon that has partially or completely torn.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), also known as hip impingement, is described as a structural and mechanical disorder of the hip. It can occur in all age groups, but it is especially common in young athletes.
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.
When looking to purchase some running shoes or walking shoes make sure you are choosing the right kind. Also, keeping track of the mileage on those sneakers can help avoid unnecessary stress on your body.
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.
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are important to recognize and properly treat.
What is knee replacement surgery? Knee replacement surgery also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint.
Make a plan to go out and make use of our new found daylight in the early evenings for a healthy and happier you.
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.
Avascular Necrosis of the hip can cause significant pain and stiffness in the hip. Once recognized, proper staging is important to help outline good treatment options.
Understanding hamstring muscle strains and treatment options.
What is Bucket Handle meniscus tear? What are the symptoms and causes? What is the treatment and prognosis?
How is Obstructive Sleep Apnea diagnosed and treated?
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.
Ergonomic setup of computer in desk can help minimize aches and pain in your neck and low back.
What is Trochanteric Bursitis? What are the symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis and how is diagnosed? How can I prevent Trochanteric Bursitis?
Pes anserine and treatment: Learn about this common cause of knee pain.
What is Frozen Shoulder? What are the symptoms, causes, risk factor for Frozen Shoulder? Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Frozen Shoulder?
Morton's Neuroma and the treatments for this painful foot condition.
What is Pseudogout? How is it diagnosed? What is the treatment?
Mobile devices are part of our every day life, but there is a physical toll that can occur and lead to neck and shoulder pain. Understanding why and adopting better reading techniques can help ensure proper posture and minimize any discomfort.
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.
Shoulder dislocations part 2: Surgical management Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization can produce excellent results in carefully selected patients.
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.
Biceps Tendon ruptures can occur around the elbow joint. Prompt recognition and treatment help minimize any weakness or deformity of the arm.
Tennis elbow: Understanding this common cause of elbow pain, it’s definition, symptoms, and treatment.
Learn about the latest CDC guidelines for activity level. Finding an activity you enjoy and keeps you moving can keep you and your loved ones healthy.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Cupping Therapy is a highly effective therapeutic technique utilized by many physical therapists in a variety of treatment situations.
Incorporating resistance training in the older adult population safely and effectively. It could be the difference in living independently as we age.
The New Orleans Magazine Top Doctors Issue came out August 2020 featuring Dr. Espinoza and the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I discuss the importance of nutritional choices in decreasing the inflammatory environment of the body.
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.
What is Mindfulness? Do I have the time in my busy day to take a few minutes to process stressful situations?
Calcific tendonitis is a painful shoulder condition that once recognized can be treated and managed.
A common source of pain in the knee is the knee cap, otherwise known as the patella. The patella is the moveable bone on the front of the knee that acts as a fulcrum to allow the large thigh muscles to power the knee joint.
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 ...
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Knee injuries represent a very common orthopedic complaint and tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are frequent among the active, athletic population ...
Shoulder acromioclavicular joint injuries common in athletes The acromioclavicular (AC) joint located on top of the shoulder is commonly injured in athletes and active individuals ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Meniscus tears: A common cause of knee pain Meniscus tears of the knee are a very common knee condition seen in patients of all ages ...
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 ...
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 ...
Elbow pain related to lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a common condition affecting millions of Americans. Although tennis elbow occurs in athletes playing racket sports and other sports ...