You’re mountain biking and side-slam a tree. You toss a football with friends and one decides to tackle you. You take a short fall while bouldering. Something pops. You can’t move your arm much. Yup, you just dislocated your shoulder. Shoulder dislocations commonly occur as the result of an injury where the arm is forced […]

Got tennis or golfer’s elbow? There’s a new approach to curing tendonitis that uses your own blood to heal. University of Vermont’s Dr. David Lisle explains. As an athlete, there may come a time when you suffer from chronic pain due to tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow or jumper’s knee. Tendon injuries can be […]

Ski season is behind us, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to talk about how to prevent ski injuries next season. Anterior Tibial Spine Fractures, once thought to occur mostly in children, are now being recognized more in adult skiers. What is an Anterior Tibial Spine Fracture? Anterior tibial spine fractures (ATSFs) […]

As the weather warms up, physical activity is increasing. Proper hydration is incredibly important for whatever activity you’re doing. The Vermont City Marathon is a great upcoming example of a physical activity that requires proper hydration before, during, and after the event. Performance has actually been linked to how hydrated the athlete is. First off, […]

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. Fifty-four million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, putting them at risk for broken bones. Osteoporosis-related bone breaks cost patients, their families and the healthcare system $19 billion annually. When I ask women about what they fear the most about osteoporosis, they answer that it is the curvature […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis or joint inflammation. Learn more about arthritis care at The UVM Medical Center. Is arthritis treatable or reversible? To answer this question we must first better understand what we mean when we use the term.  The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones that are linked […]

Torticollis, or “twisted neck” refers to a tightening of the muscles on one side of an infant’s neck. It results in a side-bent and rotated head and neck position. In babies, torticollis is common, and can range from mild to extreme. The good news is that through physical therapy, the effects of torticollis can be […]

Tendon injuries can be very painful and difficult to heal, even with rest, medications and physical therapy. David Lisle, MD, orthopedic sports medicine physician, describes another option that involves injecting your own blood into the injury as a way to stimulate healing. You can listen to an interview Dr. Lisle by clicking on the link below, or […]

This article was originally published on September 28, 2016 by Vermont Sports. First, you might feel some tingling in the thumb. You might think it’s normal and chalk it up to a long bike ride or a day climbing and bouldering. And it could be just that. However, with time, your hands may become weak […]