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SLAP Tears In The Shoulder: Diagnosis and Treatment

You shoulder is considered a ball and socket joint and is comprised of three bones. The humerus is the upper arm bone. The scapula is the shoulder blade. And, the clavicle is the collarbone. A ring of cartilage known as the labrum surrounds the shoulder joint’s socket. The labrum’s functions include deepening the socket, stabilizing30

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The Three Most Common Basketball Injuries

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Basketball season is in full swing. March Madness is nearly upon us. Players all over the country are practicing daily and putting everything they have into each of their games. Inevitably, as the season heats up, the number of injured athletes seen by NJ Sports Medicine specialists increases. Overuse injuries, ankle sprains, and knee injuries30

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Understanding ACL Transplant Surgery

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Your ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, serves a vital role in overall knee stability. The ACL is responsible for keeping the shin bone in place. Any tears or damage in the ACL leaves the knee open to giving in on itself during physical activity. ACL reconstruction surgery is a means of reconstructing this vital ligament.30

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Common Hip Conditions In Athletes

As evidenced by Yankee superstar, Alex Rodriguez, hip injuries are an occupational hazard for athletes. Whether you’re a professional athlete, the quarterback for your high school’s football team or just love to play a game in your backyard, chances are hip pain will bring you to a sports medicine specialist at some point in your30

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What You Need to Know About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a means of capitalizing on the body’s own restorative processes to speed healing and reduce pain in the treatment of several conditions, including: Sports injuries Chronic tendon conditions, such as Tennis Elbow or Plantar Fasciitis Osteoarthritis   Although the efficacy of PRP injections is still under investigation, some studies30

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Football Fan’s Guide To A Healthier Game Watching Season

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From fall to spring, sports enthusiasts revel in the thrill of watching their favorite football teams compete several nights each week. It’s more than a pastime; it’s a way of life for many Americans. Unfortunately, that lifestyle often includes unhealthy habits such as extensive sedentary time on the couch, eating more junk food, and excess30

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Four Winter Sports to Try

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We know, we know–in New Jersey, sunny days and balmy weather make snow seem awfully far away. But given that it’s an El Nino year, we–and residents in other states affected by the phenomena–might possibly see a sudden snowfall in the next couple of months. And when that happens, you’ll want to be prepared to30

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Ice-Skating Injuries

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  Ice-skating is a cherished part of many winter sports and traditions. Romantic dates, fierce hockey games, figure skating just to name a few. There are lots of reasons to check out the rink. Cold, hard, slippery ice obviously presents some serious risks. Remember to keep the following in mind this winter: Most Common Injuries30

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Trend Alert: Fitness Vacations

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  If you love being active, chances are a vacation spent binging on holiday sweets–or dozing on an in-law’s couch–aren’t really going to make you feel so great. Try this trend, instead: fitness vacations. Fitness vacations are getaways centered around, well, fitness. Many involve training for a central challenge, like a marathon, and an exotic30

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Winter Sports Safety

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There may not be snow yet, but if you love to hit the slopes, chances are you’re already getting revved up for this skiing or snowboarding season. What you do now can help keep you safer once your out on the slopes. The Facts Researchers from Johns Hopkins estimates there are approximately 600,000 skiing and30

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Athletic injuries, discomfort, or that nagging sense you aren’t achieving your full potential? Game on. Here at New Jersey Sports Medicine, our experts are here to heal the injured and help players at every level unlock their best selves. If you’re ready to hit a home run for your health, contact us today and request an appointment.