ACL Injury: Lachman Test

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Children and Sports Medicine America is faced with an obesity epidemic that extends to our youth. Now, children are not miniature adults. You can not use the same exercise programs since they are anatomically, physically and emotionally different from adults. Children have immature skeletons. Their bones do not mature until […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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