Entries by Providence Orthopaedics

How to Avoid Runner’s Knee

Your knees are put under a lot of stress, whether you’re running, playing basketball, dancing, or simply cleaning your house. Just using the stairs can put pressure on each knee equal to four times your body weight. Functioning simultaneously as a hinge, lever, and shock absorber, the knee is the key to your ability to […]

5 Myths About Dislocated Shoulders and the Real Truth

Being hit from behind in a lively sports game or falling onto an outstretched arm can both result in a dislocated shoulder. The movies portray actors who treat their shoulders by ramming it against a wall to pop it back into place before running back into action. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding this injury, which […]

Ways to Treat Knee Pain Conservatively

Many individuals suffer from pain in their knees as a result of arthritis, over exertion or knee malalignment. Although a visit to a physician can be costly, there are several over the counter treatments that can bring relief. Using one or several of the following products can reduce the pain and discomfort of knee ailments. Analgesic/anti-inflammatory: […]

Why We Are Prone to Patella Dislocation?

Central Importance of the Patella Leg bones carry the weight of the body. The thigh bone (aka the “femur”), shinbone (aka the “tibia”), and calf bone (aka the “fibula”) convey the body’s weight with each step we take with the help of the kneecap (aka “patella”). An Interlocking System Our skeletal system of individual bones […]

What Happens When You have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear and What are the Proper Methods to Treat it?

What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is just one of four main ligaments that are located in the knee. This ligament prevents movement of the shin bone forward relative to the thigh bone, but unfortunately is a common knee injury among athletes and active individuals. An ACL tear or sprain will occur when direction […]

Do you have flat foot?

Flat foot Flat foot is a.k.a fallen arches or pes planus. Most adults have an upward curve on the inside sole of their feet. This is called an arch. However, if you place your feet on a flat surface and you see a complete imprint of your feet, then you most likely have flat feet. […]

Physical Conditioning

To improve fitness and sports performance, physical conditioning is often included in athletic sports and exercise training. Physical conditioning usually has multiple components, including power, strength, speed, balance, agility, coordination, and endurance. The first step to improving fitness or sports performance through physical conditioning is to design a program with the goals and needs of […]

Running for Beginners: FAQ

How do I get started? Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable–anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes on, make the running sessions longer, until you’re running for 30 minutes straight. Is it […]