Category Archives: Sports Injury

At Back to Function you can experience the incredible healing potential of oxygen under pressure. The idea was first developed through scuba diving when divers reported feeling refreshed and invigorated. Today, medical studies on the healing properties of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) triggered this therapy’s growth beyond the diving world. HBOT can help your system … Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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!– wp:paragraph –> You don’t have to back squat twice your body weight to put pressure on your spine. Activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and running also place compressive forces on the intervertebral discs of the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers, and they are placed under even more stress when we lift … Continue reading Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom

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Quick Anatomy Overview of the Knee The knee joint involves 4 bones: Femur Tibia Fibula Patella There are four main ligaments that stabilize the knee: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) This article will focus on the ACL. The ACL is located in the center … Continue reading Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery of the Knee

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Hip Pain

Hip pain has become a significant issue that we see at BTF. Since we deal with soft tissue injuries, a number of our clients feel comfortable having us evaluate their hip complaints. Hip pain can come from a number of different sources. When participating in sports, getting hit on or around the hip or falling … Continue reading Are You Having Hip Pain?

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Soccer

If you have ankle pain, then this article will help you understand what is wrong and what you can do to fix it. Though there are many ways you can injure your ankle, the most common injuries are: Ankle Sprain Ankle Fracture Ankle Impingement Ankle Sprain The most common injury to the ankle is a … Continue reading Do You Have Ankle Pain?

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Shoulder pain is a common complaint that we see at Back to Function. Shoulder pain may originate in the joint itself, or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. At Back to Function, we make sure to evaluate the … Continue reading Shoulder Pain and How to Fix It

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  Dance is a sport that combines athleticism with artistry. Dancers put a large demand on their feet and ankles. Their unique injuries are largely due to the extreme positions of the ankle and foot joints necessary for dance, combined with long hours of practice. Dancing on the tips of the toes like in ballet or … Continue reading Common Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

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Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common temporary heel injury that occurs in children.  It is a painful condition that takes place in the heel that results in inflammation at the growth plate (epiphyseal plate).  As children grow, their bones have a region of developing cartilage cells located at the end of … Continue reading Does Your Child Have Heel Pain?

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Sports injuries are injuries that happen when playing sports or exercising and are a common occurrence amongst athletes and enthusiasts alike. Some of the injuries can be minor, requiring just some rest to heal up, while others can be extremely serious. While not all injuries can be avoided while playing sports due to unpredictable factors, … Continue reading Main Reasons Why Sports Injuries Happen

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Indicators That You May Have Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome is an acute post-injury condition. It can occur in a wide variety of situations to many different kinds of people. If swelling and bleeding have occurred, pressure increases in an enclosed space inside the body. The swelling causes greatly reduced blood flow to surrounding tissues. It can also cause atrophy and death of. … Continue reading Indicators That You May Have Compartment Syndrome

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