Posts Tagged ‘ Fractures ’

Lisfranc Injuries- A Common Misdiagnosis

Some say that Lisfranc injuries are rare, but that may be due to the fact that up to 20% of Lisfranc injuries are misdiagnosed as a sprain by physicians. The reason for this may be the methods for determining the type of injury the patient has based on first evaluation. The different types of tests […]

Laser Therapy Provides Alternative to Opioids

“In a large retrospective study involving over 390,000 older outpatients [ages 66 and up] undergoing minor ambulatory surgery procedures, older patients receiving prescription opioid analgesics within 7 days of discharge were 44% more likely to continue using opioids 1 year after surgery[1].“  This disturbing information was provided in a peer reviewed study in the Arch […]

Fractures And Sprains, What Every Parent Should Know

If your child plays for the Santa Rosa American Little League and dreams of being a San Francisco Giant one day, you are probably not a stranger to sports injuries—especially to the feet and ankles. Being able to tell if an injury is a sprain or a break is very important to getting the right […]

Growth Plate Injuries- What Are They?

Growth plates are the areas of growing soft tissue in the long bones of arms and legs. They are present in kids and adolescents.  Each bone has two growth plates, one on each end, and they determine the length of the matured bone. Because growth plates are not yet calcified (hardened), they are more prone […]

Stretching for Injury Prevention

The Human Race is happening May 10th at 8am and will be a fun-filled day of helping out non-profit groups all over Sonoma County. Whether you are walking or running in the 3K or 10K, you will want to know how to prepare properly and stretch for injury prevention. Missing out on this race because […]