Shin Splints

Shin Splints What are Shin Splints? Shin splints are an injury causing pain along the lower front of the leg (along the front and inside edge of the shin). The pain is caused by stress on the shinbone (tibia) and the connective tissues that attach the muscles in the lower[…]

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis – Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation, irritation, or degeneration of tissue of the Achilles tendon, causing pain in the heel or in the lower leg above the heel. The Achilles tendon connects the muscles in the back of the[…]

MCL / LCL Sprain / Tear

MCL / LCL Sprain / Tear What is a MCL/LCL Sprain/Tear? The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are two of four ligaments in the knee that provide stability to the knee joint, along with the ACL and PCL. The MCL is located on the inner side[…]

Sport, Sport Injuries



ACL/PCL Tear What is an ACL/PCL Tear? ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears are common knee injuries, especially for athletes. The ACL and PCL are two of four ligaments that stabilize the knee joint, allowing the knee to move forward and backward without moving side to[…]

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) – Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment What is Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)? Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a condition in which the shoulder cannot be moved normally due to pain and inflammation in the joint capsule of the shoulder. Limited range of motion not only[…]

Meniscus Tears

Meniscus Tears What is a Meniscus Tear? A meniscus tear occurs when there is a partial or full tear in one of the two menisci that are located within the knee joint. A meniscus is a C-shaped disc composed of cartilage in the knee that balances body weight across the[…]

Ligament Sprain

Ligament Sprain / Muscle Strain What is a Ligament Sprain/Muscle Strain? Sprains and strains occur from overstretching ligaments, muscles, or tendons, and can even result in partial or complete tears. A strain results from an overstretching of muscles or tendons and a sprain refers to a similar injury affecting ligaments.[…]

Stress Fracture What is a Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is an injury that can occur from overuse or extended use over a long period of time. A stress fracture causes tiny cracks in the bone, but unlike a regular bone fracture that occurs when a high force comes in[…]

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Treatment

Rotator Cuff Injury – Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment What is a Rotator Cuff Injury? The rotator cuff consists of four muscles that connect the bones in the shoulder, namely the humerus (upper arm) and the scapula (shoulder blade). Injury can occur to any one of the four muscles or[…]