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Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

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Introduction The most common location for injury in dancers and many other athletes is the foot and ankle. The back of the ankle is a common location for pain that can develop gradually with dance, especially in ballet dancers on pointe. Many dancers assume that this is Achilles tendonitis. However,…
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Stress Fractures

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Stress fractures are commonly seen in sports medicine all year long especially with sports such as track-and-field, cross-country running, soccer, and basketball. A stress fracture is a type of break in the bone that occurs over time. With activity, especially impact such as running or jumping, the bones are placed…
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The Core: Why is it Important?

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Why the core is important? Whether you are a football player, a tennis player, a dancer, a musician, or a gymnast, or any other athlete, you need a strong core. Think of your core as a sturdy board from which moving parts dangle. The stronger the core, the better everything…
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Suffered an Injury? Now What?

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In general, being active and exercising are beneficial to health and well-being. However, all physical activity carries risk of injury. So what do you do when you get injured? Let’s back up a bit; how do you know if you’ve been injured? You may see physical signs such as swelling,…
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Tennis Elbow

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Wimbledon is around the corner so it is good time to think about tennis injuries! Tennis players can suffer from overuse sports medicine injuries, often involving some part of the arm. One of the more common sports injuries affecting tennis players is “tennis elbow”, also known as lateral epicondylitis, in…
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Summer Dance Intensives- Remember to Eat and Hydrate

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As spring recital season comes to a close, young dancers from all over the world are getting ready for summer dance intensives. Summer dance intensives have become routine in recent years. For many, this will be the first time spending time away from home with the heavy responsibility of caring…
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Swimmer’s Ear

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It is summer break and many of you will enjoy some time swimming in the pool along with other water activities. Prolonged, frequent exposure to the water can put you at increased risk for developing an infection in the external canal of the ear (between the head and ear drum)…
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