Regular exercise has many benefits that may help you live a longer, healthier life. People who engage in moderately intense physical activity may reduce their risks of developing heart disease and other serious illnesses.
Every person is different, so an exercise plan that works well for one person may not work well for another. Corona-Temecula Orthopaedic Associate will help you develop a safe and effective exercise regimen that caters to your specific needs.
Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it’s Little League, recreational play or a high school, college or professional sport.
As with a sports team, there are many physicians who work together to help the patient regain maximum use of the injured limb or joint. “Players” on the team are typically the physician, orthopedic surgeon, rehabilitation specialist, athletic trainer and physical therapist – and the patient him/herself.
A fracture is a break or crack in a bone that occur when the bone cannot withstand outside forces, often as a result of trauma. Fracture, break and crack all refer to the same thing. Fractures can range from a small crack in the bone to complete separation. They are often caused by a fall, motor vehicle accident or sports injury. Normal activities can also cause fractures for people at a higher risk, including those with low bone density (osteoporosis), bone tumors, cancer or brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta).
A bone fracture causes pain, swelling and sometimes bruising of the affected area. Applied weight or pressure causes even more severe pain. They are usually easy to diagnose, but treatment requires precision and care by experienced professionals.
After the proper treatment is performed, the rehabilitation process begins. It is important to care for your fracture while it heals. Full healing can take several weeks to several months. Your doctor will advice you on how to care for your fracture and helpful measures you can take to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery.
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that support the shoulder joint and allow for complete movement while keeping the ball of the arm bone in the shoulder socket. These tendons and muscles may become torn or otherwise damaged from injury or overuse and can lead to pain, weakness and inflammation. Surgery may be used to treat this often serious condition.
Many hand and upper extremity problems are work-related and the physicians at Associated Hand Surgeons have extensive experience in treating all types of work-related injuries. Both acute trauma to the hand and upper extremity, as well as cumulative trauma disorders, are evaluated and treated with special emphasis on regaining function and returning to work.
Wrist tendonitis (also called deQuervain's tendonitis or tenosynovitis) is an inflammation of the tendons that cross the wrist and attach to the thumb. If you have deQuervain's tendonitis, it hurts to bend, extend or turn your wrist or form a fist with the thumb tucked inside. Activities such as writing, knitting and gripping something with your hand become uncomfortable. Pain is usually located in the front of the wrist and worsens with activity. Other symptoms include sensitivity to touch, limited mobility, and wrist weakness.
If detected early, tendonitis can be treated with steroids or anti-inflammatory medications. Advanced cases may require surgery.