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Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings!

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings! Hamstring stretching has been listed as a remedy for sciatica, back, hip, and leg pain. Fitness and yoga courses ins...

‘It’s Because You’re Fat’  —  And Other Lies My Doctors Told Me

The Establishment | Posted 03.13.2017 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

This piece by Martina Donkers originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. By age 18, my knees h...

Making Physical Therapy Work For You

Linda Lauren | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I was having a conversation this morning with someone who was asked to consider physical therapy again, despite best efforts, instead of going the sur...

The Golden Ten Seconds of Patient Care, Improving Patient and Physician Interaction

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Written by Nabil Ebraheim, MD and Molly Ebraheim What are the golden ten seconds of patient care? The first few seconds of the interaction between ...

Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively fo...

Ideal Patient Care: Access, Service, and Convenience

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

To provide the ideal patient care setting, doctors should be aware that some conditions may be painful and require immediate attention and treatment. ...

Growth Plate Injuries

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The growth plates produce longitudinal growth of the bone. Growth Plate Anatomy Growth plates are divided into layers or zones. The reserve zone is...

Does Running Actually Ruin Your Knees?

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living

The Question: I’ve always heard that running is bad for your knees. Is this really true? Both runners and non-runners alike have heard that the high...

Nonunion Fractures

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

In a fracture nonunion, the healing process of the fracture stops. Failure of fixation of a fracture usually indicates a nonunion (Figure 1). Non...

Fracture Healing

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Fracture healing is a process in which the body heals and repairs the broken bone. Requirements for bone healing A requirement for bone healing is v...

Osteomyelitis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Chronic osteomyelitis is an infection in the bone, which can be an incurable problem (Figure 1). What happens when the bone gets infection (osteo...

Rotator Cuff Tear and Injury

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain. A tear of the rotator cuff may involve a single tendon or multiple cuff tendons (Figure 1). ...

Hypothermia Diagnosis and Treatment Could Save Lives

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Hypothermia is a life threatening condition that may result in death. It is a drop in the core body temperature of less than 95°F (35° Celsius). Thi...

Sciatica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve or any of its roots or branches is compressed, resulting in pain in the lower back and buttock. The...

Hip Pointer

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Hip pointer injury is a painful injury to the pelvic bone of the hip (Figure 1). A hip pointer results from either a contusion to the iliac crest (Fig...

Frostbite

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

With the cold months here people need to be made aware of injuries that may occur during these months. Exposure to a temperature below freezing usuall...

Knee Plica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A painful knee plica is rare and it is a diagnosis of exclusion. The majority of knee plica is medial (Figure 1). What is a knee plica? It is an ...

Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The patient will come to the doctor with a complaint of the ankle frequently "giving way" and the feeling of the ankle being unstable with pain (Figur...

Gamekeeper's Thumb

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The most common way to injure the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb is to fall on the hand with the thumb stretched out. The skier's thumb, is al...

Fractures And Bone Remodeling In Children

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Children have a unique ability for healing fractures and remodeling deformities (Figure 1). Although, the physician usually strives to achieve good re...

Turf Toe

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Turf toe is a hyperextension dorsiflexion injury of the big toe's first MTP joint (Figure 1). This injury tears the insertion of the plantar plate fro...

De Quervain's Syndrome

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

De Quervain's Syndrome is stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. This will cause pain and swelling over the radial side...

The Doctors of Tomorrow: A Long, Hard, Narrow Road with a Gratifying Result

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Editorial by Dr. Nabil Ebraheim, Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedics, and also the Residency Program Director and The University of Toledo, located...

Stingray Injuries

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Dr. Nabil Ebraheim would like to thank his employee Cherie Martzke, for her contribution to this article. Most stingrays have one or more barbed s...

Pectoralis Muscle, Tendon Tear

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The pectoralis major is a large muscle that lies in front of the chest wall (Figure 1). It is a powerful adductor, internal rotator, and flexor of the...