Orthopedic ONE Hilliard Welcomes Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, EMG and Fluoroscopy Services

Now Available at Orthopedic ONE Hilliard: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, EMG and Fluoroscopy Services

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Orthopedic ONE’s Gahanna/Reynoldsburg Office Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Orthopedic ONE's Gahanna/Reynoldsburg was named a 2013 recipient of the Angie's List Super Service Award, which honors excellence among service and health providers who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie's List throughout the year.

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Orthopedic ONE announces 5th Annual Spirit Sprint 5k Run/Walk to be held May 4, 2014

5th Annual Spirit Sprint 5k Run/Walk

The Spirit Sprint 5k Run/Walk is now in its fifth year! To date, this event has raised more than $41,000 in support of athletic and extracurricular programming at participating schools. Last year, the Groveport Madison Cruisers walked away with $10,000 in support of their athletic program. The Gahanna-Lincoln Lions earned $5,000, which they used to offset participation fees for both the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams.

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HEAT ILLNESS IN ATHLETES INCREASES DURING WARM-WEATHER TRAINING MONTHS

Being aware of ways to prevent heat illness may help keep you in the game

By Peter H. Edwards, Jr., M.D.

As training for the fall soccer season heats up and hot temperatures continue, coaches, parents and players should remember the basics of temperature related illness. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious medical conditions resulting from the body’s inability to cool itself and maintain fluids. Risks factors for heat illness include both elevated humidity and temperature. Compared to adults, young soccer players are at increased risk of temperature related illness because they sweat less than adults and, consequently, are less able to cool their bodies.

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Ankle Sprains: #1 Cause of Soccer Players' Emergency Room Visits

By Peter H. Edwards, Jr., M.D.

Ankle sprains are not only the biggest reason athletes visit the emergency room, but are also the most common soccer injury. Sprain is the term that describes an injury to a ligament. All sprains are graded I-III.

Grade I injuries are mild and do not involve any tearing of ligament fibers. Grade II sprains result in tearing of some, but not all, of a ligament’s fibers. Grade III tears are complete tears of the ligament.

Ankle sprains occur in athletes of all ages, but teenage athletes are more likely to experience severe injuries than young athletes.

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OVERUSE INJURIES COMMON AMONG YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS

By Peter H. Edwards, Jr., M.D.

Sports activity in athletes of any age can lead to repetitive stress-type injuries often called overuse

conditions. Young athletes are at even greater risk due to growth centers in the bone and their inherent

weakness and from muscular imbalances that often develop with growth. Overuse conditions develop when

micro-injuries occurring during play accumulate because athletes haven’t rested enough between activities.

Three common overuse injuries are: Sever’s disease (calcaneal apophysitis); Osgood-Schlatter’s disease and

shin splints.

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Healthy hamstrings key to staying in the action this indoor soccer season

By Mark J. Triffon, M.D.

As indoor soccer games are gearing up this winter, so is the frequency of players’ hamstring injuries. Coming in from cold weather and being less active during winter months, hamstring muscles are rarely warmed up enough to endure the aggressive spurt of sprints and cuts associated with indoor soccer. Consequently, many players’ indoor seasons are cut short due to painful hamstring injuries.

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VARY YOUR TRAINING INTENSITY TO AVOID INJURY AND ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

By Peter H. Edwards, Jr., M.D.

Overuse injuries are very common in all athletes, but especially among soccer players. Soccer combines both endurance and collision elements that predispose athletes to repetitive stress type injuries. These injuries happen as a result of an accumulation of small or micro injuries that athletes don’t often noticed when they occur. Over time, injuries worsen and symptoms develop.

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HEALTHY SHOULDERS ESSENTIAL TO GOALKEEPERS’ OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE

By Mark J. Triffon, M.D.

Although not as frequent as lower extremity injuries, soccer players occasionally suffer upper extremity injuries, such as clavicle fractures, wrist fractures, A-C joint separations (shoulder separations) and finger injuries during match play.

Shoulder injuries on the soccer field most often occur among goalkeepers as they often throw the ball great distances.

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MENISCAL TEARS MORE COMMON AS SOCCER PLAYERS AGE

By Peter H. Edwards, Jr., M.D.

Meniscal tears are common among athletes who experience repetitive running, twisting and

cutting on the field. As these activities regularly occur on the soccer field, it’s no surprise that

soccer players are among athletes most often experiencing meniscal tears.

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