Knee Bursitis

What Is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis (also called pre-patellar or infrapatellar bursitis, and commonly called “housemaid’s knee, or clergyman’s knee) occurs when 1 or more of the many bursae (fluid-filled sacs) becomes damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Normally, a bursa acts as a cushion or friction-reducer between 2 body parts, such as between bone and skin, […]

Vertigo

What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation of spinning—even when you’re perfectly still, you might feel like you’re moving or that the room is moving around you. Vertigo usually is described as a spinning sensation, whereas dizziness usually is described as “lightheadedness.” Often, they have different causes and different treatments. What Causes It? Most causes of […]

Core Muscle Injuries and Sports Hernia

What Is It? Core muscle injuries have been called athletic pubalgia and sports-hernia, but this injury does not fit the common definition of a “hernia,” where an organ or soft tissue protrudes outside its normal cavity. There is no defect in the abdominal wall or herniation of the abdominal contents with a sports-hernia. Injury occurs […]

Osteoporosis and Prevention

What Is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone density (thickness of the bone), decreased bone strength, and a change in the bone structure, which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. The normal bone structure becomes thinned out and porous, lessening the ability of the bone to withstand the […]

Heat Stroke

Many of us are enjoying the warm weather for the month of July, however, the heat can become dangerous to your health, if you don’t take the proper precautions. Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most […]

Summer Joint Pain

Reduce Chronic Pain in the Summer, With These 5 Tips: Chronic pain conditions can interrupt your daily schedule of activities, through the year, but particularly in the Summer. The extreme heat can increase your pain symptoms, during a time where kids are home from school, and family visits are a plenty. Here are 5 tips […]

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy… What’s the Difference?

Many people are curious about the relationship between Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT). There is often confusion about these two professions and some even think that the two are synonymous. There are significant differences between the two professions, and there are also many gray areas where the two overlap. At SportsCare Physical Therapy […]

How’s Your Posture?

Bad Posture causing you problems? Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer, fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is up to our muscles and skeletal structure to keep our posture in proper […]

Going the Extra Mile On Your Balance

As previously discussed on our blog on Balance, there are many people who have difficulty walking as they have gotten older. One common, coexisting factor is the presence of poor balance. For the geriatric population, this combination is extremely dangerous and can increase an individuals risk of falling and being hurt further. In which case, with difficulty […]