Travis Maak, MD, used to volunteer on the ski patrol. He says every day after 3:30 pm is when the injuries start happening. But what makes 3:30 pm different than 10 am? Is it conditions or conditioning, or a bit of both? Dr. Maak identifies the factors he thinks contribute to those late-in-the-day, last-run injuries, and has advice for skiers to avoid ending the day in a bad way.
Soccer injuries are generally either acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are traumatic while cumulative injuries result from repetitive stress on a muscle, joint, or connective tissue trigger that can progressively...
A bunion is a bony bump that can form at the joint of the big toe. While bunions are often benign, for some people, they can lead to stiffness and pain. Orthopedic surgeon Devon Nixon, MD, explains what causes a bunion and how to identify when it may be time to see an orthopedic specialist.
Most kids will experience pains in their legs at some point whether it be through overuse or the aching associated with growing pains. But if your child’s leg pain is severe or lasting longer than a day, it may be something more serious. Pediatric orthopedic specialist Dr. Julia Rawling shares what signs and symptoms parents should be on the lookout for that may indicate something more serious than growing pains.
For people suffering from carpal tunnel, it may seem like surgery is the only option available. However, there is a non-invasive option that has been shown to be effective. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Douglas Hutchinson discusses how splinting can be used to treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel.
Knee injuries are extremely common for young athletes in any sport. Whether it comes from a hard hit or a bad pivot, many knee injuries can be serious and may need immediate treatment. Sports medicine physician Dr. Julia Rawlings explains what symptoms you need to be on the lookout for to make sure your athlete can get back in the game.
Most people with hand arthritis just live with it. However, there are two types of surgery that can effectively eliminate arthritis pain and improve your quality of life. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon and hand expert Dr. Douglas Hutchinson about these operations and what conservative methods you might want to consider for hand arthritis.
Ribs are like a bicycle helmet. They are made to take the brunt of an impact to keep your delicate organs safe. If they break, doctors can’t just put a cast on them. You’re going to need time to heal. While 85 percent of rib fractures heal on their own, in more extreme cases surgery may be needed. Dr. Thomas Varghese explains what warning signs to look for with more severe rib fractures and when surgical intervention is needed.