It’s the injury that many athletes fear the most: the dreaded ACL injury.
How often do we hear, “play through the pain” or “it will get better once you start moving it?” when we sustain an injury? More often than not, these slogans are more harmful than helpful. If your body says that it’s hurt, then take the message seriously and use your mind to help the healing process along. Not listening to your body is a good way to aggravate an injury.
Local Hospital Receives Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award
Dallas, Texas, 5/1/14 – North Central Surgical Center has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve outcomes in patient care and improve their performance on specific national quality measures.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Megan Wood specializes in the hand, wrist and elbow. Below she outlines the most common injuries to those areas and how to treat nagging problems. This represents a general approach toward patient care and is in no way intended to be used as a definitive treatment plan or for self-diagnosis.
Foot problems usually require immediate attention. You can’t exactly avoid using your feet, can you? Dr. Joel W. Brook is here to help. His podiatric expertise ranges from injuries to chronic issues and everything in between. Below he addresses some common foot concerns.
Although it’s not a contact sport like football or hockey, softball can still take a toll on the body for all who play. Like all sports ailments, there are two types of injuries one can sustain by playing softball: overuse injuries, which occur over time due to stress on the muscles, joints, and soft tissues without proper time for healing; and acute or traumatic injuries, which occur due to sudden force or impact, and can be quite dramatic.
Whenever you hurt yourself, whether it’s by burning your hand on the stove, pulling a muscle while exercising or slamming your finger in a door, generally everyone has some method of treatment they prefer. “You should ice that,” some recommend, while others suggest heat.
Tennis balls aren’t the only things that take a pounding on the court. Whether you are a casual weekend player or a serious match competitor, your joints take a pounding, too. Tennis requires almost constant twisting, turning, lunging, quick starts and sudden stops – and that’s during just one game. Imagine the stress and strain joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles undergo during an entire match.
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a marathon runner, or simply someone who enjoys casually playing sports with friends, injury is bound to occur. Often, an athlete’s natural reaction to injury is to “rub some dirt on it”, walk it off and get back in the game. Unfortunately, that instinct to keep going is really not in your best interest. In fact, it can take you out of the game quicker in the long run, if a proper remedy is not utilized.
When one thinks of sports injuries, they generally think of a hard hitting running back, a too-tall-for-his-own-good center, or a rambunctious hockey defense-man. After all, injuries are just part of life when you play a contact sport such as these. However, with any sport come injuries.