Center for Orthopaedics's Blog

  • Football: one of America’s favorite pastimes. From September to February, we set aside Thursday, Sunday or Monday nights to root for our favorite teams. We wear our jerseys with pride and manage our fantasy football leagues like pros. We yell at television screens as if the players will hear us, have superstitions like you wouldn’t believe, and celebrate with a nice cold beer to relish in one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking, heartwrenching, nailbiting, amazing sports of all time: football.

  • Did you know that more than 1.6 million people suffer injuries while playing basketball each year?

    We at the Center of Orthopaedics know it all too well. From ankle sprains to jammed fingers and knee injuries to broken bones, we have seen it all. We feel that many of these injuries are avoidable with proper preparation before you step out on the court. With the advent of the basketball season, it is timely to consider some tips to keep athletes injury-free:

  • One foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and many tendons holding everything together. It’s no wonder that 75% of North Americans will suffer a foot problem, from bunions to fractures to foot arthritis, in their lifetime—making it vital that you practice good foot care. Inspect your feet on a daily basis for redness, blisters, cuts, swelling, etc., and be sure that your shoes fit as well as your socks. Wash your feet daily and don’t forget in between your toes. Keep your toe nails cut straight across and smooth the edges.

  • Did you know in the United States alone that 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sport, and about 3.5 million injuries occur each year? With the fall sports season upon us, it’s important to keep in mind the ways injury can be prevented.