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Monthly Archives: August 2014

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    Nagel skates through two orthopaedic surgeries, returns to league play but maybe not snowboarding

Nagel skates through two orthopaedic surgeries, returns to league play but maybe not snowboarding

Teaching your children to snowboard should be a fun and rewarding experience, or so Nick Nagel thought until he found himself planted face down in a snow bank with a shoulder injury. However, it would be a year later with many league hockey games in the record books, as well as elbow surgery, before […]

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    Uncommon knee condition nearly sidelines All American’s lacrosse future, NCAA national championship

Uncommon knee condition nearly sidelines All American’s lacrosse future, NCAA national championship

The last thing a highly recruited high school athlete wants to hear is they are going to miss playing their senior year and potentially lose a Division 1 opportunity because of an injury. That is what Lyons Township (LT) High School football and All American lacrosse standout, Kyle Barrett faced when his left knee […]

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    Second shoulder work injury jeopardized Kucera’s job, bow hunting pastime

Second shoulder work injury jeopardized Kucera’s job, bow hunting pastime

Kevin Kucera is among the countless people who suffer aches and pains after they move, lift, push and pull things. However, the day after Kucera moved a heavy display on his own at work, his shoulder was exceptionally sore. Kucera, an customer service representative whose clients include “big box” hardware stores, knew his arm […]

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    Will Derrick Rose Remain Healthy? Getting back in the game after an ACL injury.

Will Derrick Rose Remain Healthy? Getting back in the game after an ACL injury.

Chicago Bulls fans rejoiced as they saw Derrick Rose step on the court at the beginning of the season. He was making layups, hitting jump shots and slam dunking again after a lengthy recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Most athletes return to sports within six months following ACL reconstruction surgery, […]

Don’t shrug off shoulder pain

More than 4 million people in the U.S. seek medical treatment every year for shoulder problems that account for more than 1.5 million visits to orthopedic surgeons, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common shoulder problems. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that […]

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