Tips to Recovery

I have a Shoulder injury, What should I do?

I have a dislocated Shoulder, What should I do?

I have Shoulder pain but no injury, What should I do?

What will they do for me if I go to an Urgent Care center or an Emergency Room for my shoulder?

I had a Knee injury, What should I do?

I have Knee pain but no injury, What should I do?

What will they do for me if I go to an Urgent Care center or an Emergency Room for my knee?

I had a ankle injury, What should I do?

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Rotator Cuff Tear

Labral Tear

Shoulder Instability

ACL tear

Meniscus Injury

Achilles Tendon
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Shoulder Injuries

Rotator Cuff
Tear

The shoulder is a complex, very mobile joint with over twenty muscles involved in its motion. Four of these muscles are involved in the rotator cuff, a group of four tendons that join together and facilitate rotation of the arm bone, or humerus, at the shoulder.

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Labral
Tears

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The socket of the shoulder is surrounded by a ring of soft tissue, called the labrum. The socket, or glenoid, is fairly shallow, and the labrum serves to deepen the cavity of the glenoid.

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Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. Unlike the hip, which is a deep ball and socket joint, the shoulder is a very shallow joint. The shallowness of the joint allows for great mobility of the shoulder, but it can also create problems when the joint becomes too mobile.

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Knee Injuries

ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is probably the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. The most common method of injurying the ACL is with a “plant and pivot” maneuver, occuring is sports such as football, soccer, and basketball.

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Meniscus Injury

The meniscus is a commonly injured structure in the knee. The injury can occur in any age group. In younger people, the meniscus is fairly tough and rubbery, and tears usually occur as a result of a forceful twisting injury.

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Ankle Injuries

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Achilles Tendon

Problems that affect the Achilles tendon include tendonitis, tendinopathy, tendocalcaneal bursitis, and tendonosis. Each of these conditions will be described and explained.



Tips for Recovery

I recentley just had a shoulder injury, what should I do?

There are many different types of shoulder injuries that may occur from sporting injuries, falls, accidents, et cetera. The most important consideration is concern for a fracture – if you have any concern that there is a fracture (which is the same thing as a broken bone) you should go to an Emergency Department or an Urgent Care center for an x-ray.



I have had shoulder dislocation, what should I do?

There are many different types of shoulder injuries that may occur from sporting injuries, falls, accidents, et cetera. The most important consideration is concern for a fracture – if you have any concern that there is a fracture (which is the same thing as a broken bone) you should go to an Emergency Department or an Urgent Care center for an x-ray.



I have shoulder pain but no injury, what should I do?

There are many different types of shoulder conditions that can cause pain without recent trauma. Osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendinitis, and rotator cuff and labral tears can all start to cause pain even if they were not causing symptoms before. Most of the time, these conditions are not emergencies, and you can schedule an appointment to see your primary care or orthopedic health care provider. Reasons to go the emergency department include severe pain not relieved with treatment at home.



I recentley just had a knee injury, what should I do?

There are many different types of knee injuries that may occur from sporting injuries, falls, twisting injuries, accidents, et cetera. The most important consideration is concern for a fracture – if you have any concern that there is a fracture (which is the same thing as a broken bone) you should go to an Emergency Department or an Urgent Care center for an x-ray.



I have Knee pain but no injury, what should I do?

There are many different causes of knee pain without a recent knee injury, including osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, knee-cap tracking problems and gout. These can be longstanding conditions that do not cause any symptoms, but sometimes pain will start without any apparent cause. Most of the time, these conditions are not emergencies, and you can schedule an appointment to see your primary care or orthopedic health care provider. Reasons to go the emergency department include severe pain not relieved with treatment at home.



I recentley just had a ankle injury, what should I do?

Ankle sprains and fractures are fairly common from sporting injuries, falls, twisting injuries, accidents, et cetera. Ankle sprains and fractures almost always cause swelling. The most important consideration is concern for a fracture – if you have any concern that there is a fracture (which is the same thing as a broken bone) you should go to an Emergency Department or an Urgent Care center for an x-ray.