Welcome to the DOC Blog!

Ankle Sprain Grades and Treatment

Friday, July 27th, 2018

A sprained ankle means one or more ligaments on the outer side of the ankle are stretched or torn.   Typically the ankle is rolled either inward (inversion sprain) or outward (eversion sprain). Inversion sprains cause pain along the outer side of the ankle and are the most common type. Eversion sprains along the inner […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

parkour injuries

Parkour Encore

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Parkour comes from the French word “parcours,” meaning the “way through” or “the path.” Parkour originated as a discipline in the French Special Forces military obstacle training. Traceurs (male participants) and traceuses (female participants) move from one place to another without equipment in the fastest, most efficient way possible, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping and climbing, […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Orthopedic Injuries in the Wilderness

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Increasing numbers of adventurers are seeking the solace and beauty of the backcountry either on skis, mountain biking or on foot. There is a degree of risk involved in venturing into the wild where cell phones don’t work and professional medical resources are nonexistent. In a remote setting, what should a buddy do to help […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Is Tai Chi for Me?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese health-promoting exercise, integrating the mind, body and spirit through controlled movements and breathing, “creating a harmonious balance between the inner and outer self.”   Numerous studies1 indicate that tai chi improves muscular strength and flexibility, relieves pain, and improves quality of life. Muscle strength supports and protects joints from […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Runner or Jumper’s Knee Relief

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Runner or jumper’s knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome, is most common among people who participate in sports, especially females and young adults. The syndrome is characterized by pain and stiffness in the front of the knee and around the kneecap (patella), which can make it difficult to run, jump, climb stairs, and even perform everyday activities. […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Shin Splint Hints

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem. Any vigorous sports activity can cause them, but runners run the highest risk of developing shin splints. Shin splints develop when the muscle and bone tissue in the leg become overworked by repetitive activity.   Shin splints are caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Dr. Tallman Orthopedic Ankle Expert Surgeon

Orthopedic Ankle Expert at DOC

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Dr. Garrett Tallman, orthopedic surgeon with Direct Orthopedic Care, Carlsbad, California, specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries, such as ankle sprains and fractures. Sprained ankles are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. It is estimated that 25,000 people in the U.S. suffer an ankle sprain every day. However, the ankle joint can be […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Stem Cell Treatment for Athletes

Look Who’s Using Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies are widely used in sports medicine. It is estimated that hundreds of NFL players across 32 teams have used regenerative medicine, averaging at least six players per team.   The NFL and Stem Cell Therapy  New York Jets running back, Chris Johnson, tore his meniscus and caused damage to […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

amniotic tissue promotes healing

Amniotic Tissue Promotes Healing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Cryopreserved biologic amniotic tissue has an emerging role in orthopedics. Amniotic tissue can be used in conjunction with regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell and PRP therapies, to help improve outcomes Doctors at Rush University School of Medicine wrote in 2016 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine: “Amniotic membranes have many promising applications […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

regenerative medicine stem cells

Regenerating Aging Rock Star Athletes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Playing sports can cause wear and tear on the body. The list of professional athletes who have confirmed or been reported to receive stem cell or PRP therapies is a virtual who’s who of athlete recipients. For hundreds of professional athletes, regenerative medicine is a regular part of their comeback from injury or a chronic […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

golf injuries

Get in the Swing for Golf

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 131,000 people were treated for golf-related injuries in 2015. Most golf injuries are the result of overuse. By repeating the same golf swing motion, stress is placed on the same muscles, tendons, and joints. The three most commonly injured areas of the body from playing […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

ankle sprain

Sprains, Strains and Automobiles to DOC

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

For movement, your bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles must all work together in response to signals from your brain. If ligaments, tendons, or muscles are sprained or strained, movement is impaired. Knees, wrists and ankles are most susceptible to sprain and strain injuries, usually caused by a fall or accident.   Ligaments are like strong […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

signs of an ACL tear

Signs of an ACL Tear

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Three bones meet to form your knee joint, thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella). The kneecap sits in front of the joint to provide some protection. Bones are connected to other bones by ligaments.   There are four primary ligaments in your knee, acting like strong ropes to hold the bones together and keep […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

March National Athletic Trainers Month

March: National Athletic Trainers Month

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

  Athletic trainers specialize in prevention, examination, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation for acute or chronic conditions or injuries that result from physical activities, sports. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession. March is National Athletic Trainers Month to honor and spread awareness about their important work.   […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

pt for pre and post op

PT Pre and Post-Operative Benefits

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Joint replacement is a highly successful operation for relieving symptoms in people suffering from shoulder, hip or knee osteoarthritis. Physical therapy before and after major joint replacement surgery improves postoperative outcomes and reduces complications.   Researchers in Ohio reviewed 4,733 Medicare cases involving total hip or knee replacements. The study’s authors estimated a 29% reduction […]

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Direct Orthopedic Care, Specialist Skills Without the High ER Bill!

GO DIRECT
top-arrow