Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the Knee

Perry McLimore, MD., JD.   The knee joint is a hinge-type joint that allows for flexion and extension with a slight amount of rotation. It is one of the strongest and important joints in the human body. THE FOUR KNEE BONES Four bones make up the knee joint: the…

Turf Toe

 [icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Perry McLimore, MD., JD. Turf toe is an injury to the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint (MTP joint) in the foot. There are 5 metatarsal bones in the foot. Each articulates distally with the proximal phalanx of the toe. The big toe has a proximal and…

Musculoskeletal Springs and Stains: Ice, Heat or Both?

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Musculoskeletal injuries can happen to anyone at any time and can be very painful. In 2009, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) reported that 3 out of 5 accidental injuries occurs to the musculoskeletal system including sprains…

Effect of BCAA and Glutamine on High Intensity Performance

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Dr. Bhavana Sachdev, M.S. Fatigue is a state of feeling tired, exhausted and lethargic. Many people suffer this condition at some point in their lives. It can be due to many reasons physical as well as mental. Physical fatigue is inability of muscles to…

Effects of bcaa and l-glutamine supplementation on fatigue in juvenile athletes

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Swapnali Halder, Ph.D. High-intensity exercise may lead to temporary fatigue because of a deficiency in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) i.e., body’s energy currency, and excessive production of hydrogen ions (H+) and ammonia. Together, these fatigue factors may reduce exercise performance. Moreover, intense…

Creatine – All You Need To Know

WHAT IS CREATINE? Creatine is a naturally occurring compound that our body is capable of producing in the liver. It is present in diet of people who eat meat (e.g. red meat and oily fish). However, creatine is degraded during cooking because of its heat labile nature. It is…