Nutrition: Antioxidants | Naples Sports Medicine

by Jsantos, December 1, 2015

Nutrition: Antioxidants | Naples Sports Medicine Antioxidants are compounds that prevent and repair damage cells caused by pollution, sunlight and normal body processes. These elements cause oxidation in our body, which produce dangerous chemical compounds called free radicals. These compounds are highly reactive and have the potential to damage DNA, … Continue reading

Filled under : Nutrition , Uncategorized

What is a stem cell?

by Jsantos, November 19, 2015

What is a Stem Cell? Stem cells are those who can replicate themselves or turn into different cell types. The discovery and implementation of stem cells in the medical field has created a lot of hope for different conditions. Among the list of applications, stem cells have been reportedly used … Continue reading

Filled under : Anatomy , Stem cells

Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms and Treatments

by Jsantos, October 10, 2015

Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms and Treatments A rotator cuff tear can be very misleading to diagnose. The symptoms can be confusing and treated as a minor problem. This video is a simple quick-guide to learn about its symptoms and available treatments.     Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor … Continue reading

Filled under : Shoulder Surgery

Sports Medicine & Nutrition: Water

by Jsantos, October 2, 2015

Sports Medicine & Nutrition: Water Water is the most abundant substance in your body. All your cell are soaked in water. Water makes up 55% to 75% of your total body weight. The food you eat contains about 70% water. Although you can survive for weeks without food, you can … Continue reading

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Sports Medicine: Shin Splint Part II: Proper Footwear

by Jsantos, September 20, 2015

Sports Medicine: Shin Splint Part II: Selecting the Proper Footwear Now that the kinesiology is out of the way, we will review footwear. If you are flat footed, you want a shoe that controls the motion of your foot. Remember that a flat foot undergoes excessive motion. To  combat this … Continue reading

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Sports Medicine: Shin Splint | Part I

by Jsantos, September 14, 2015

Sports Medicine: Shin Splint Part I: Knowing your feet You know that annoying pain in your lower legs that never seems to get better? This leg pain always seems to slow your pace just when you are starting to make some real advance. This group of lower leg injuries commoly … Continue reading

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Getting Older, Getting Stronger

by Jsantos, August 22, 2015

Getting Older, Getting Stronger Why you should never quit exercising no matter how old you are   Aging affects the function of all body systems. Referencing Dr. Bortz ‘We Live Too Short and Die Too Long’: “Almost everything we have been taught about aging is wrong. We now know that … Continue reading

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

by Jsantos, August 5, 2015

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries Platelet rich plasma therapy have been gaining popularity in the last few years because of its benefits. Among them, inflammation reduction when applied on orthopedic-type injuries. PRP therapy is applied by orthopedic surgeon Leon Mead in our practice and has brought amazing results … Continue reading

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Sports Medicine & Nutrition: Vitamins

by Jsantos, July 25, 2015

Sports Medicine & Nutrition: Vitamins Vitamins are any of various relatively complex organic substances found in plant and animal tissue and required in small quantities for controlling metabolic processes. Everyone needs vitamins, and active people need more vitamins than sedentary people. They are essential to physical performance. Each of the … Continue reading

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Knee Replacement Statistics

by Jsantos, July 20, 2015

Knee Replacement Statistics On the following video, you will be able to appreciate some of the numbers related to total knee replacements. One of the most common orthopedic procedures in the field. Please contact us if you need more information on the procedure and/or if you have any questions.   … Continue reading

Filled under : Knee Surgery
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