The elbow is made up of the humerous (upper arm bone), the ulna (larger of the lower arm bones), and the radius (the smaller bone in the lower arm), along with a an array of muscles, tendons and ligaments. There are three main types of elbow injuries causing elbow pain.
Foot & Ankle
Every day, the average person utilizes this structure to walk between 8,000 to 10,000 steps. The repeated pounding and side-to-side motion performed in sports, exercise, and regular daily movement provides an understanding of why this part of the body is the most common site of injuries. From basketball to dance to simply walking around, feet and ankles are subjected to the rigorous demands that the body and legs place on them.
These structures of the hand allow a remarkable amount of dexterity and movements on which we continually rely. Hand, wrist and elbow conditions can result in debilitating pain. At NJOI, our orthopedic experts use the latest technological advancements to treat a wide variety of complex hand and wrist conditions. We always begin with a non-surgical, conservative approach in the care of your hand or upper extremity condition or injury. If after exhausting all non-surgical methods surgery is appropriate for your condition our orthopedic experts will thoroughly discuss the options with you.
No matter what the level of athlete, the knee is the most likely part of the body to be injured. Injuries can include ligament strains and tears (ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus), tendonitis, IT band syndrome, chondromalacia, and conditions related to the patella (knee bone). As the largest joint in the body, the knee is essential for competing in almost every sport and performing any exercise activity, which leads to its high-risk profile. Overall, knee injuries make up about 55% of all sports injuries. Athletes who play soccer, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding and volleyball are most susceptible to ACL injuries, while MCL injuries are commonly seen in hockey and wrestling. Overuse injuries of the knee can be found in other sports such as cycling, swimming, water polo, rugby, and running.
Non-Surgical Sports Medicine Injuries and Treatment in NJ
Shoulder injuries and shoulder pain can be caused by sudden acute trauma, can come on gradually or over time, or can follow an acute injury which has not healed properly.
Fortunately, most back pain responds to conservative treatment. The spine is a complex structure, balancing flexibility and strength. Even the smallest change in the structure of the spine can lead to significant disability and pain.
All NJOI physicians are fellowship-trained in sports medicine, and our staff includes primary care sports medicine specialists. While professional athletes and teams have long benefited from sports medicine expertise, at NJOI we pride ourselves on sharing these benefits with the widespread and growing exercise and fitness community.