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Running Hurts My Knees. What Can I Do About It?

Posted by Midwest Orthopedic Clinic on August 5, 2019

It’s not a myth: Running is tough on your knees. Whether you’re a newbie starting a couch-to-5K program or you’re a veteran ultra-marathoner, it’s likely that at some point in your running journey you’ve experienced knee pain that has brought you to a halt.

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Topics: Knee, Sports, Urgent Care

What Are Common Types of Soccer Injuries?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on July 16, 2019

Soccer fever is in high gear this summer. A new generation of U.S. women’s soccer players triumphed at the FIFA World Cup in July, commanding the attention of young athletes everywhere and inspiring them with their grit, fearlessness, and star power.

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Topics: Sports, Ankle Injuries, Urgent Care

Guidelines to Avoiding Pitcher's Arm in Youth Athletes

Posted by Midwest Orthopedic Clinic on June 18, 2019

Playing sports in middle school or high school can have so many positive benefits. There’s the physical benefits of being an athlete, but then there are all of the character-building values that come with being on a team: boosting self-esteem, learning how to be a team player, handling losses while being a good sport, the value of hard work and discipline, and more.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

How to Spot Signs and Symptoms of Pitching Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopedic Clinic on June 3, 2019

Of all the players on a baseball field, pitchers tend to be more susceptible to upper body injuries. The immense pressure of the repetitive throwing motion can wreak havoc on their elbows and shoulders. And as competition increases it’s no surprise that pitching injuries are on the rise—as pitchers are throwing harder, faster, and younger than ever before.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

How to Prevent and Treat Pitching Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopedic Clinic on May 28, 2019

At the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and a full count, all eyes are on the pitcher. Will they make a winning pitch? If they’ve been overusing their pitching arm, not getting enough rest, or using a radar gun, they may not be able to perform at the top of their game. Pitching injuries are on the rise in young athletes, and the best treatment for shoulder and elbow injuries is prevention.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

Factors That Contribute to Throwing Injuries in Youth Athletes

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on May 21, 2019

Odds are if you’re a baseball fan, you likely have a favorite pitcher. Watching a pitcher wind up, check the bases, and hurtle a ball toward home plate can be captivating. And if you’re the one pitching, it can feel even more exhilarating.

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Topics: Sports, Urgent Care

What Are the Most Common Youth Sports Injuries?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 19, 2018

Track and field. Football. Baseball. Swimming. Volleyball. Basketball. Sports are some of the time-honored pastimes of youth. They give children something fun to do outside of school, help them build confidence, teach them about teamwork and encourage them to build a network of friends.

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Topics: Sports

How to Treat Top Sports Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 5, 2018

Playing a sport can be so fulfilling — physically and mentally — but they also come with a risk of injury. Even if you take care to prevent injuries on the court, field, track or otherwise, unexpected events can occur.

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Topics: Sports, Ankle Injuries

How to Treat Overuse Injuries from Sports

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on October 15, 2018

Overuse injuries might sound like something only professional athletes get, but they can affect anyone who plays sports, including youth.

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Topics: Sports, Urgent Care

Protect Growing Brains — Take Youth Concussions Seriously

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on October 1, 2018

Concussions are a serious injury, especially when they affect someone with a developing brain. That's why those who experience youth concussions should be cared for properly and given time to heal. If you suspect your child has a concussion or another sports injury, an orthopedic specialist can help with diagnosing their condition.

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Topics: Sports