All posts filed under: Injuries and Illness

Is It Sprained or Is It Broken?

Less than six minutes into the 2017-2018 NBA season opener, Kyrie Irving tossed an alley-oop to Gordon Hayward, who got tangled in the air with Lebron James as James contested the pass. As Hayward came back down, his left foot hit first and contorted beneath him — with a snap that could be heard across the stadium and on the broadcast.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Stay Injury-free This Season

Of the 30 million American youth athletes that participate in extracurricular sports, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that some 3.5 million kids ages 14 and under annually seek medical attention due to some sort of sports injury. There’s always a risk of injury when it comes to any sort of physical activity – that’s just a fact of playing sports – but the good news is that there’s a lot that parents can do to ensure their children stay as safe as possible. With a new school year fast arriving and kids rejoining their various fall sports teams to prepare for the upcoming season, now is as good of a time as ever to review some of these safety strategies and tips:

Pain in Your Big Toe? You May Need a Replacement – KSL Brandview 4/12/17

You only have two big toes, and they both carry the greatest load of your body weight. Your big toes are critical to overall balance, so taking care of them is a big deal. Podiatrists across the country see patients suffering from arthritic big toe joint or hallux limitus/rigidus, which tends to present symptoms in people between their 30’s and 40’s. Arthritic big toe joint is one of the most common foot problems that primarily affect women.

The Fight against Opioid and Drug Addiction in Utah

Dane Olsen was 17 years old and a senior in high school when a friend invited him to go on an ATV ride after school. The ATV rolled over on him, crushing his right leg. He was hospitalized for ten days, enduring a number of surgeries during that time. Dane took OxyContin to help him cope with the pain. It was after this time that Dane’s mother, Terry Olsen, noticed a change in Dane’s personality. Dane’s OxyContin use had transformed into heroin addiction.