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Tips for Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common in sports, especially running, tennis and soccer. ParkwayHealth orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Frank DiFazio, suggests that sports enthusiasts can reduce their risk of injury by following these simple precautions:

1. Warm up prior to any sports activity

Do a slow jog or ride a stationary bicycle for two to three minutes to warm up then lightly stretch.

Knee Pain Relief without Surgery

Do you have knee pain?  There are some facts you need to know.

  • Knee pain is a common problem with many causes ranging from acute injuries to complications of medical conditions.
  • Knee pain can be located in a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee.
  • Knee pain is often accompanied by physical restriction.

5 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are often participating in their favorite sport year-round. However, more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, like ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee and growth plate injuries in the shoulder and elbow.

IWS orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. Frank DiFazio provides these 5 injury prevention tips to help keep your young athlete off the sidelines:

  1. Talk with your young athlete

Make sure your young athlete understands that he or she should talk with you and seek help if experiencing pain or something that doesn’t feel right.

What Is Concussion

By Dr. Fabijan Cukelj. A concussion is a disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. It results in a variety of non-specific signs and/or symptoms and most often does not involve loss of consciousness. 

PRP And Why Do You Need It

Over the past few years, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has received a lot of attention, partly because Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and other star athletes have used it. PRP has been credited with helping Kobe and various aging sports stars recover from conditions like sprained knees and injured tendons in less time than would be possible with other forms of therapy.

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Being Smart About Concussions

Public awareness on the seriousness of sports concussions has exploded in recent years, most notably following the suicides of prominent ex-American football players for the purposes of allowing their brains to be studied for damage related to their playing days. 


Reasons Not To Stretch

Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.

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6 Minutes to Improve your Performance

Your next performance breakthrough may only be a new warm-up away. According to research published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, a warm up routine incorporating squats and a whole body vibrator machine can increase your sprint performance by 6%.