Monthly Archives: April 2013

NorthState Health: Ankle Problems And Injuries

On March 24, Shasta Orthopaedics appeared on NorthState Health to talk about Sports Medicine. In this segement, Dr. John Lange, who is an ankle specialist with Shasta Ortho, looks at ankle problems and injuries. To view additional segements from Shasta Ortho’s appearance on NorthState Health, please visit our

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Active Kids Series: Little League Injuries

Active Kids Series: Little League Injuries

[caption id="attachment_546" align="alignright" width="350"]Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Classic Little League Injuries Knowing the indicators that you should watch for to identify a problem is crucial.[/caption]

Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Classic Little League Injuries

Children that play little league baseball are susceptible to orthopedic injuries in the elbow and shoulder. Throwing a baseball can put enormous strain and stress on the throwing arm, and in developing children and young adults, excessive stress can result in lasting injuries if left untreated.

In adults, the tendons and ligaments absorb the stress, but children and young adults will absorb the impact on the weakest part of the bone – the cartilage near the growth plate. The intensity and frequency of throwing a ball is directly related to how often these injuries occur, which is why pitchers are at the highest risk of a little league shoulder or elbow injury. Diagnosing these injuries promptly is the first step to proper treatment.

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NorthState Health: Arthritis In The Hands

On March 24, Shasta Orthopaedics appeared on NorthState Health to talk about Sports Medicine. In this segement, Dr. Stephen Ferraro discusses arthritis of the hands. He reviews some of the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. To view additional segements from Shasta Ortho’s appearance on NorthState Health, please visit our YouTube Channel.

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Athlete’s Edge Series: Barefoot Running

Athlete’s Edge Series: Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running – Help or Hype?

Have you ever considered running barefoot? While that may seem a little out of the ordinary, runners all over the world are adopting this new style of running. Although the majority of runners still wear shoes, the debate rages on as to whether barefoot running is more natural and beneficial than wearing running shoes.

Is Barefoot Running Beneficial?
Barefoot running is more than a trend; it has become an athletic movement over the last few years. Proponents of barefoot running cite several benefits to the practice-specifically that it results in a more natural stride and reduces the risk of injury. Certain running shoes, they contend, create an abnormal running pattern and encourage runners to land on the heel of their foot, which leads to a heavier impact on the knees, legs, and feet. According to those in favor of this technique, running barefoot is the way that the body was naturally intended to run and is therefore better for the body.

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NorthState Health: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

On March 24, Shasta Orthopaedics appeared on NorthState Health to talk about Sports Medicine. In this segement, Dr. Stephen Ferraro discusses carpal tunnel syndrome – its causes, symptoms and treatments. To view additional segements from Shasta Ortho’s appearance on NorthState Health, please visit our YouTube Channel. If you are experiencing pain, numbness or tingling in […]

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NorthState Health: Knee Injuries And Knee Replacements

On March 24, Shasta Orthopaedics appeared on NorthState Health to talk about Sports Medicine. In this segement, Dr. Paul Schwartz discusses knee injuries and replacements, and offers some statistics on the occurences of knee injuries. To view additional segements from Shasta Ortho’s appearance on NorthState Health, please visit our YouTube Channel.

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