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Should I Get an MRI Of My Knee? Jan 12th, 2021

Briefly, X-rays show bony structures of the knee, but do not give direct information about the soft tissue structures inside the knee such as cartilage and ligaments. However, indirect information gained from X Rays (such as narrowed joint space or bone spur formation) can give us more than enough information...

I Tore my ACL...Now What?! Dec 16th, 2020

Unfortunately, ACL tears are fairly common in the active population. They are commonly caused by quick, non-contact pivoting injuries. Often they are accompanied by a loud pop and immediate knee pain/swelling. Not every ACL tear needs surgery, but in young, active people, it is frequently required. If this happens to...

Cycling… The kinder workout for your body! Nov 11th, 2020

Biking, whether stationary or outside, is one of the best forms of exercise, both for your heart and for your joints. You get a heart thumping cardio workout, it strengthens your quads (and your hamstrings if you have cycle shoes!), AND you save your joints from the repetitive impact of...

Trigger Finger Oct 18th, 2020

The tendons in our hand that allow us to flex our fingers go through a series of tunnels or “pulleys” that keep the tendon confined to its correct position. These pulleys allow the tenon to glide easily back and forth but do not allow the tendon to bow-string forward as...

MY MRI SAYS I HAVE A ROTATOR CUFF TEAR. WHAT DO I DO NOW? Oct 6th, 2020

Chronic rotator cuff tears are very common. Infact, so common that if you got an MRI on 100 asymptomatic people here would be the results: -17 out of 100 people in the general population would have tears -28 out of 100 people over the age of 50 would have tears...

PUT OUT THE FIRE! How to Take Aleve for an Injury Oct 1st, 2020

Most people take Aleve or ibuprofen after an injuyr only when they're hurting the most. It's very often that we hear "I take as little medicine as possible." Thats great, but to get the most out of these medicines after an injury, it's important to take them on a scheduled...

CARPAL TUNNEL ATHENS Sep 18th, 2020

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which a large nerve (the median nerve) becomes compressed deep in the wrist. This nerve gives you the feeling to the thumb, index, long, and half of the ring finger. It also powers muscles that move the thumb. Frequently, this condition presents with...

I’M A RUNNER. HOW CAN I SAVE MY KNEES? Sep 17th, 2020

With the Ath-Half coming up, we’ve seen many of you slogging up and down Milledge Ave and Lumpkin St. in preparation. Running is fun and healthy, but can also be rough on your knees. Here are a few tips to keep running for the Ath-Half 2050! -Gradually increase your distance...

DO STEROID INJECTIONS WORK? Sep 17th, 2020

"I don't want a short-term bandaid for this problem, I want it fixed!"   This is a common refrain we hear from patients, and we agree! In certain situations, a steroid injection can be part of your road to recovery. Here are the 3 main purposes of this kind of...

PUSH THROUGH THE PAIN? Sep 17th, 2020

While there is a time and a place to “push through the pain,” injury in the athletic setting is not it! Pain is your body telling you that something is wrong, and more motion of that joint may be causing more damage. Getting back in the gym or on the...

WHAT IS SPORTS MEDICINE? Sep 9th, 2020

We see the term thrown around alot, but what does it mean? Obviously it refers to specialists who care for athletes, but this is an oversimplification. Sports medicine physicians are experts at preventing and treating injuries in active people, including athletes, those who exercise for general fitness, and those who...