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How to Become a Sports Medicine Doctor

While many are interested in getting into a career of sports medicine, not everyone knows how to become a sports medicine doctor. Before getting into the nitty gritty of finding out how to become a sports medicine doctor, let’s take a look at what a sports medicine doctor is and what they do: What is […]

What are the First Signs of Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, to give it its correct medical term, is an invalidating, painful condition which affects the shoulder area. Patients often wonder, “what are the first signs of frozen shoulder”, when they begin having feelings of a “blocked” shoulder with limited movement and pain. In normal conditions the shoulder, thanks to its […]

Tennis Elbow Surgery Complications

What is a Tennis Elbow Injury? The commonly known musculoskeletal condition, tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis, to give it its medical name) does not only affect, as the name tends to suggest, tennis players. Actually, tennis elbow is caused, in most cases, by overuse of the muscles which are attached to the elbow. If strained, […]

Types of Outpatient Procedures

Did you know that the number of outpatient procedures is said to have tripled in the past 30 years? With various types of outpatient procedures, these types of procedures are occurring almost as frequently as in-hospital surgeries. Outpatient surgery allows the patient to go home on the same day, reducing costs for the patient and […]

How Long is Outpatient Shoulder Surgery Recovery Time?

Outpatient surgery is any type of surgery performed in a clinical setting without an overnight stay in hospital. Also known as ambulatory surgery or day surgery, outpatient surgery can cover a number of procedures, including shoulder surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is a type of shoulder surgery usually performed in an outpatient setting. Depending on the individual […]

A Look Into the Most Common Elbow Injuries

If you’ve ever bumped your elbow, you’ll know about the sharp, unpleasant pain it can cause. This is called your ‘funny bone’ – although it’s often less than funny! Fortunately, most funny bone sensations are from minor knocks to the ulnar nerve, and only last a short time. But when pain or discomfort persists – […]

5 Great Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery Exercises

Recovery from rotator cuff surgery can be improved by engaging in a variety of short, daily exercises. Your surgeon may recommend a specific conditioning program to follow, or you may like to try these exercises at home. Rotator cuff surgery recovery exercises should be first approved by a health professional, as they will only be […]