Summer Exercise Safety Part 1: Nutrition and Hydration

Summer is a great time of year for exercise.  The sun is up for longer so we have more opportunity to get out and exercise during the light hours.  However, with the sun come the heat and the humidity.  This dynamic duo can be a one-two punch to an otherwise [...]

​​Numb Hands and Fingers – What could it be? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Many people get numbness, tingling and / or pain to their hands and fingers for various reasons. There are numerous things which can cause these types of problems. One of the most common causes of these hand symptoms is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is classified as a compressive neuropathy, which [...]

Ouch! My knee hurts—it pops, locks up, and gives out. Do I have a torn meniscus?

  Knee pain is a common problem for patients who come to my office. Many factors can cause or contribute to knee pain. One of the more frequent causes is torn cartilage, such as a meniscus tear. In many cases, a torn meniscus is first noticed after an injury, such [...]

Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Tears and Other Shoulder Injuries

Many people come to my office with pain in the shoulder.  It may have started after a weekend on the tennis court, after a fall from a ladder, after digging up a root ball in the garden or sometimes, with no injury at all.  We see many sports injuries like [...]

ACL Reconstruction- A Personal Journey through a Common Sports Injury

Written by Elizabeth Anne Corbello, PA-C.  Anne is a physician assistant for Peter D. Vizzi M.D specializing in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. Anterior cruciate ligament tears in the knee are a common sports related injury, and also one that I have experienced myself.I tore the ACL in my left knee when [...]

Total Knee Replacement: When is it time?

My patients who are potential candidates for knee replacement surgery (TKR) often ask me, “When is it time to have my knee replaced?” I usually reply, “You will tell me when it is time.” Then I sometimes get a look that says, “Well, thanks for that expert advice.”  So, what does that [...]

Winter Blues Slowing You Down?

WRITTEN BY:  Courtney B. Albritton, FNP-BC With the colder temperatures and the shorter days during winter, it is often more tempting to park it on the couch with a warm blanket. Outdoor activities you enjoyed when it was warmer like long walks with your dog or riding bikes with your kids [...]

IF the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it!

Technology has infiltrated our lives everywhere. This even permeates into the shoes we wear, especially during exercise. Every company that manufactures sports shoe wear touts the best, most supportive, most comfortable and lightest. So out of the hundreds of options, how do you choose the one that is right for [...]

Be Smart When You Start

Well it's the New Year and it's time to plan the upcoming year. There will be a lot of resolutions such as becoming more organized, eating fewer sweets and taking out the trash before you are asked. But nothing says it's the New Year like the new exercise program that [...]