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The orthopedic team at Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P. C. specializes in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Regardless of the level of the athlete—recreational, high school, college, even professionals—our team of surgeons strive to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services.

We provide a comprehensive approach to treating sports injuries, which includes superior diagnostics, physical therapy, pain management, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques.

Commonly thought of as “athlete’s medicine,” sports medicine is really a unique approach to the care of injuries and conditions that occur not only in athletes, but also normal, active people.

mad_4867As a matter of fact, anyone with an injury or condition that limits their activity level can benefit from a sports medicine approach.

Whether you are a collegiate athlete, weekend warrior, or sedentary person wishing to get more active, sports medicine applies to you.

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Shoulder conditions occur in the shoulder joint which can prevent us from flexing, bending, reaching, or rotating our arms. However, repetitive overhead movements that are common to some sports and jobs frequently overstress the shoulder joints resulting in injury.

When problems related to tendon tears, instability, fractures, arthritis and other conditions impede movement, both surgical and non-surgical treatments are considered to ease pain and help restore movement.

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The ball is called the head of the humerus and the socket is called the glenoid (it’s part of your shoulder blade, also known as the scapula). Sometimes, arthritis can form in this joint area.

On top of this ball and socket joint is another bone known as the acromion. This is a frequent place for bone spurs to form. Right next door to the acromion is the acromioclavicular joint or “AC joint” for short. This is a common place for shoulder separations.

A group of 4 muscles helps to move your shoulder joint; they are called the rotator cuff. These muscles work together to help get your arm up over your head, as well as rotate it in and out. That’s why rotator cuff injuries usually result in weakness, especially in trying to raise the arm overhead. One of the 4 muscles is injured much more frequently than the others; it is known as the supraspinatus muscle. In addition, these rotator cuff muscles function to help keep your shoulder “in socket”, or “located” (when the shoulder comes out of socket, it’s called “dis-located”). You have several ligaments in your shoulder that help to keep it in place.

Finally, there’s an “O-ring” around the socket, called the labrum, which also helps keep your shoulder in socket and causes pain and popping when it’s torn.

At some time in life, you may experience shoulder pain.

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Normally, all of the components of the hip joint work together and the joint moves easily and without pain. However, injury or disease can disturb the normal functioning of any joint, which can result in hip pain, muscle weakness, and limited movement. Also, with longer life expectancies and greater activity levels, joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on younger patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology.

Joint degeneration can eventually make it extremely difficult for individuals to work and enjoy themselves. It also can make it difficult for individuals to care for themselves.

The orthopedic surgeons who perform joint replacement surgery at the Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P. C. can evaluate your hip condition and tell you if joint replacement would be right for you.

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Knee conditions often involve disease or injury which can disturb the normal functioning of the knee joint. This can result in knee pain, weakness, instability, and limited movement.

With longer life expectancy and greater activity levels, joint replacement is being performed in greater numbers on patients thanks to new advances in artificial joint technology.

This joint is formed by two or more bones that are connected by thick bands of tissue called ligaments.

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Elbow joints allow us to bend, flex, reach, and rotate our arms. However, repetitive overhead movements that are common to some sports and jobs frequently overstress the elbow joints resulting in injury. When elbow conditions related to tendon tears, instability, fractures, arthritis and other conditions impede movement, both surgical and non-surgical treatments are considered to ease pain and help restore movement.

The elbow is an example of a hinge joint or a joint moving in one direction permitting only flexion and extension. The elbow joint is formed by 3 bones ¾ the humerus of the upper arm, and the bones of the forearm: the radius laterally and the ulna medially.

The joint is actually formed by the trochlea of the humerus articulating with the ulna and the capitulum of the humerus articulating with the head of the radius. Although there are two sets of articulations, there is only one joint capsule and a large bursa to lubricate the joint. An extensive network of ligaments helps the elbow joint maintain its stability.

The ligaments of the elbow joint include the ulnar collateral, and the radial collateral ligaments and the annular ligaments. Because so many muscles originate or insert near the elbow, it is a common site for injury.

One common injury is lateral epicondylitis or “tennis elbow”, which means inflammation surrounding the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Six muscles that control backward movement (extension) of the hand and fingers originate on the lateral epicondyle.

At some time in life, you may experience elbow pain

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Your hands and wrists are essential tools that allow you to play, work and conduct everyday activities. How well the hand and wrist interact depends on the integrity and function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones.

Hand and wrist conditions can affect upper extremity function, causing disruptions at work and home and negatively impacting quality of life.

The human hand itself is very complex and delicate in structure. Hand surgery requires a completely different surgical approach from a qualified hand and wrist surgeon whether treating fractures, arthritis or deformities. Hand surgery traditionally includes treatment of the entire hand, wrist and forearm.

Again, this whole region works as a single unit, and the dysfunction of a single part needs consideration of the whole. An additional year of training is required for those orthopedic surgeons seeking certification in hand and wrist surgery.

At some time in life, you may experience hand and wrist pain.

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The average person walks more than 145,000 miles in their lifetime. Walking this distance over the course of a lifetime requires a person’s feet and ankles to be strong and stable.

With the constant impact of walking and running, it’s not surprising that the feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured areas of the human body. Ankle and foot pain and injuries are very common.

The foot and ankle are two of the most versatile and complex areas of your body. One foot alone contains 26 bones supported by a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

When everything is working well, you hardly give them a thought. But when a problem arises, it’s often impossible to ignore.

At some time in life, you may experience heel, ankle or foot pain.

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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy

Sports or accident related injuries can put a toll on your everyday life. Not only can these types of injuries make simple things like walking up the stairs or bending over to be uncomfortable, but they can make strenuous activities like running seem nearly impossible. Luckily, with physical therapy from Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, you can gain back your mobility in virtually no time at all. Read on to learn three ways that you can get the most out of your physical therapy.

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Discover the Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

In recent years, very few orthopedic treatments have been written about as often as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. PRP is believed to be very effective in the repair of a number of sports and orthopedic related injuries. Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is proud to offer this technology to patients who may benefit from the unique treatment.

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How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

As one of the most common types of injuries, a sprained ankle can leave feeling a bit helpless. Unlike a bone break that is set in a cast, sometimes the treatment options for a sprained ankle aren’t that cut and dry. However, by consistently icing your ankle, taking anti-inflammatories, and wrapping it, you can help to feel like your normal self and get back to doing the things that you love before you know it. Read on to learn more about how you can treat your sprained ankle.

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