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Top 5 Benefits of Stretching 

We all hear how important stretching is for our body, but how important is it? What are the benefits? When should we be stretching? Below we look at the top 5 benefits of stretching from a Bay Area sports medicine doctor's perspective.
Feb 11th, 2024
San Francisco sports medicine doctor, ACL doctor

Is ACL Surgery Necessary to Continue Playing Sports?

Deciding if you need ACL reconstruction surgery depends, in large part, on what activities you want to return to after treatment. If you’re an athlete, these thoughts from a Bay Area ACL Surgeon may help you make a decision.
Jan 28th, 2024
Bay Area sports injury specialist, Bay Area sports medicine

Minimize Risk of Serious Gym Injuries

Before starting a new workout routine, learn to understand your limits, consult a San Francisco sports medicine doctor about your training regimen and follow the tips in this article to avoid unwanted injuries.
Dec 10th, 2023
San Francisco orthopedic surgeon, people skiing,  Bay Area sports injury specialist

Exercise Advice for Cold Weather Conditions

It may be more difficult to work out in the cold, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Research suggests that even in extremely cold weather, the body knows how to regulate itself to maintain a temperature of 98.6 degrees.
Nov 14th, 2023
Man Skiing, San Francisco Ski Doctor, San Francisco Orthopedic surgeon

5 Common Ski Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

Skiing is an incredibly popular — and can be an incredibly dangerous — sport. For thrillseekers, there’s nothing better, but what are the risks of injury, and how can you safeguard against them? Our San Francisco Ski Doctor weighs in.
Oct 30th, 2023

Sports Injuries and The Aging Athlete

Not as young as you used to be? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy physical activities. A Bay Area sports medicine doctor discusses why we are more prone to injury as we age.
Oct 6th, 2023
knee injury

Have You Injured Your ACL?

An ACL injury can be devastating, especially if you are an avid team sports player or love outdoor activities like skiing or snowboarding. Recovery is possible, as long as you follow your Bay Area sports medicine doctor's advice.
Sep 12th, 2023
Who Needs Capsulorrhaphy?

Who Needs Capsulorrhaphy?

If you’ve suffered a severe joint injury like a rotator cuff tear or ACL tear, you may be struggling with ligament laxity. Learn from San Francisco orthopedics surgeons how capsulorrhaphy can help shrink collagen fibers, restoring your joint.
Aug 1st, 2023

How Cortisone Helps with Joints

Joint pain can make getting through your day feel like a chore. Treating joint disorders with injections of steroids like cortisone can reduce pain, improve mobility, and give you your life back. Learn more from a San Francisco sports medicine doctor in th
Jul 1st, 2023
Not Ready for a Knee Replacement? Try a Cartilage Transplant

Not Ready for a Knee Replacement? Try a Cartilage Transplant

Not all knee injuries are equal, nor do they require a knee replacement. A cartilage transplant may prove effective in restoring mobility and range of motion. Learn more about this procedure from an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco in the article.
Jun 1st, 2023

The Dangers of Ligament Laxity

Ligament laxity can cause problems for many people, young and old, but for sports players and athletes, it can be more dangerous. Our San Francisco orthopedic surgeon explains why.
May 3rd, 2023

Orthopedic ACL Differences Between Men and Women

Recent orthopedic research reveals that higher levels of knee injuries among women versus men is likely linked to geometry and not gender. Learn more from a San Francisco knee doctor in this article.
Mar 7th, 2023
6 Telltale Signs of a Meniscus Tear

6 Telltale Signs of a Meniscus Tear

One of the top knee injuries for athletes is the dreaded meniscus tear. Our San Francisco sports medicine doctor gives an overview of signs and symptoms of this injury. Knowing the telltale signs of this common injury can help you get the help you need.
Nov 1st, 2022

How to Tell if You Have Cartilage Damage

Cartilage is a tough, flexible tissue found throughout the body. It covers joint surfaces, acting as a shock absorber and allowing bones to slide over one another. Our expert sports medicine doctor in San Francisco offers information on cartilage damage.
Oct 9th, 2022
 PRP: Is it Right for Me?

PRP: Is it Right for Me?

Platelet-rich plasma, commonly referred to by the acronym PRP, is a bioidentical, holistic treatment backed by science for use in the treatment of soft tissue injuries
Sep 6th, 2022

When to Use Ice or Heat with a Sports Injury

Most people will agree that it’s rather hard to go through life without spraining a ligament, straining a muscle, experiencing a headache, or wrenching your back. Here's advice from a San Francisco sports medicine doctor on how best to treat your injury.
Aug 22nd, 2022

How To Tell If You Have A Torn Rotator Cuff

Sometimes you don’t know how important something is until it stops working. Athletes know this very well, especially when their sports medicine doctor keeps them off the field to heal a small yet important body part.
Aug 14th, 2022

ACL Self-Repair Possible Instead of Surgery

Damaging your ACL often leads to surgery. Unfortunately, repairing the torn ligament doesn’t often work. Your Bay Area ACL specialist or surgeon may need to rely on replacing the ligament, instead.
Jul 22nd, 2022

The Importance of Proper Rehab After Knee Surgery

Whether you’re searching for a knee replacement doctor to help you treat a nagging knee condition, or you’ve already gone through at least one knee operation that’s created pain and lack of mobility, you want to engage in accurate, effective rehab...
Jul 22nd, 2022
Getting Active Again After an ACL Tear

Getting Active Again After an ACL Tear

ACL tears are some of the most common knee injuries among athletes. Recovery can take months, and a slow but steady return to sports is critical to proper rehabilitation. Here are some tips from a San Francisco orthopedic surgeon to help you get back in th
Jul 1st, 2022

Returning to Sports After Shoulder Surgery

The construction of the shoulder joint makes it incredibly mobile but also puts it at risk for injury. Athletes are at particular risk. Here is some information from an Orthopedic Surgeon in San Francisco for athletes.
Jun 22nd, 2022
3 Signs You've Torn Your Rotator Cuff

3 Signs You've Torn Your Rotator Cuff

It can be difficult to discern what’s causing shoulder pain without proper imaging tests, but rotator cuff injuries often come with a few distinct symptoms that warn of severe damage. Here are some signs to check for before seeking treatment.
Apr 1st, 2022
What Is Skier's Thumb?

What Is Skier's Thumb?

Not every case of skier’s thumb is caused by skiing, but there’s a good chance yours was. Here’s a quick look into how this injury got its name, and how it’s treated. This will help you decide if you need to see a San Francisco ski doctor for treatement.
Mar 1st, 2022
How Can Your Meniscus Tear?

How Can Your Meniscus Tear?

Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries, especially among athletes. Here’s how you can end up with a tear, and what you should do about it.
Feb 1st, 2022
Is PRP Right for Me?

Is PRP Right for Me?

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, can help your body naturally boost its healing power, reducing pain and inflammation and speeding recovery from injury or surgery.
Jan 11th, 2022
5 Painful Elbow Injuries

5 Painful Elbow Injuries

We’ve all bumped our funny bone before, but serious elbow injuries are no laughing matter. Here’s an overview of the five most common injuries, and when sports medicine can help.
Dec 9th, 2021
Are Partial Knee Replacements Effective?

Are Partial Knee Replacements Effective?

Thinking about having knee replacement surgery? You might be a candidate for partial knee replacement, and be able to avoid complete reconstruction — but is this method effective?
Nov 10th, 2021
ACL Tears: Can Shrinkage Help?

ACL Tears: Can Shrinkage Help?

If you’ve recently stretched or torn your anterior cruciate ligament, ACL shrinkage might be an option for you by a skilled knee surgeon in San Francisco. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure.
Sep 8th, 2021
Understanding Chondromalacia Patella

Understanding Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella, a form of “runner’s knee,” is a common problem among athletes, especially as they get older. Here’s what you need to know from a skilled San Francisco sports medicine doctor about this degenerative condition.
Aug 11th, 2021

Tips for Preventing Common Summertime Injuries

Clear blue skies, brilliant sun rays, and light-filled days have a way of spurring physical activity and motivating even the most sedentary of persons. Here are some tips from a San Francisco Sports Injury Doctor on preventing injury.
Jul 16th, 2021

How To Tell If You Have A Dislocated Shoulder

The shoulder is the most common joint to experience dislocations because it is primarily held together by a tight network of ligaments and tendons. Our Bay Area sports medicine doctor offers symptoms to look for to tell if your shoulder is dislocated.
Jun 30th, 2021

Signs your knee injury could be serious

When it comes to sporting and exercising activities, knee injuries tend to be quite a common occurrence. The good thing is that most of them do not require surgery. Our Bay Area knee doctor offers some symptoms to help you figure out if you need treatment.
Jun 30th, 2021

Will My ACL Tear Heal on Its Own?

ACL tears can seriously impact your mobility and athletic performance. If you’ve recently suffered such an injury, you might be wondering if surgical intervention by a Bay Area sports medicine doctor is necessary, or if your knee can heal on its own.
May 10th, 2021

Does My Knee Injury Require Surgery?

If you’ve recently suffered a knee injury, you might be wondering if surgery is necessary for a full recovery. Here’s some insight into why certain knee injuries need surgical intervention.
Mar 7th, 2021
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COVID Has Changed How We Stay Active

The COVID-19 Pandemic definitely changed the face of sports in 2020. From professional athletes to stay-at-home moms and everything in between. This article takes a look at how things have changed and how you can safely get treatment in 2021.
Feb 15th, 2021

What Conditions Can Benefit from PRP Injections?

Chronic pain from soft tissue or tendon injuries can be debilitating. Find out how platelet-rich plasma can help kickstart your body’s natural healing ability and reduce pain from common injuries.
Feb 1st, 2021

Is Surgery the Only Option for an ACL Tear?

When your doctor tells you that you've suffered an ACL injury, the next step is figuring out what treatment plan is best. Will you have to have surgery, or can a more conservative option restore your mobility?
Dec 8th, 2020

Which Treatment for Osteoarthritis Is Right for You?

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, it can be difficult to know which treatment will work best for your individual case. Here’s what you need to know so you can make an educated decision.
Nov 11th, 2020

Understanding Internal Impingement

Shoulder pain in athletes can be caused by a number of issues, but athletes who perform repetitive overarm motions can be particularly susceptible to internal impingement.
Oct 13th, 2020

Are You Covered?

Masks have become more than just something to wear over the nose and mouth. They have become politically divisive, for some a proxy for the freedom of personal choice. Here, we will ignore the politics and focus on the physiology.
Aug 27th, 2020

When Your Knees Are More of a Liability than an Asset

Is your chronic knee pain making day-to-day life unbearable? If a number of different treatment options to mitigate pain and increase mobility have failed, the useful lifespan of your knees may have run its course.
Jun 12th, 2020

Protect Your Knees While Skiing this Winter!

When winter fills the mountains with fresh snow, thousands of enthusiasts will hit the slopes to enjoy the ideal skiing conditions. Unfortunately, skiing can also result in injuries that will require orthopedic surgery in San Francisco. Typically, skiing i
Dec 17th, 2019

Tips for Staying Fit in the Winter Months

For those experiencing the weather shift and all that comes along with the change of seasons, stay motivated to exercise and maintain your routine. Be creative and don’t stop just because the weather has gotten colder and wet or even if snow has fallen.
Dec 17th, 2019

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Tips To Recover From Sports Injuries Faster

Getting injured participating in the sports you love can take you out of the game for awhile. Here are some tips from our Bay Area sports medicine physician to help you recover as quickly as possible.
Oct 10th, 2022

When Surgery for a rotator cuff tear is appropriate

The rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons responsible for moving and supporting your arm where it meets your shoulder. At times surgery is appropriate. A shoulder injury specialist weighs in on when that is necessary.
Jun 26th, 2022

Partial Vs. Full Knee Replacement

If you are considering the prospect of knee replacement surgery, learn more about what lies ahead.Talk to San Francisco Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht, to alleviate any concerns, and to discuss your surgical options.
Jul 20th, 2021

Key Factors That Impact Meniscal Tear Recovery After Surgery

Meniscal tears are one of the most common knee injuries. Several factors play a role in deciding what treatment is most appropriate, including both the kind of tear you have and its location. Our San Francisco orthopedic surgeon goes over the details.
Jul 16th, 2021

Common Shoulder Injuries & Conditions

Shoulder injuries and conditions continue to be a major health concern for many individuals across the globe. Our Bay Area shoulder injury specialist offers some symptoms to watch for to decide if you might need medical attention.
Dec 30th, 2019

FAQ About ACL Surgery

The ACL i.e. anterior cruciate ligament is one of a set of cruciate ligaments (posterior cruciate ligament being the other) in a person’s knee. Here are some FAQ that many ask a San Francisco orthopedic surgeon before the procedure.
Dec 30th, 2019

6 Tips to Avoid Knee Surgery

More than 600,000 Americans endure knee replacement surgery each year, and it can be a long road to recovery for many.
Dec 30th, 2019

Can You Benefit From Cartilage Replacement?

An injury to the knee can be debilitating and the road to recovery long. Certain injuries may compromise cartilage, which can cause chronic pain and limited range of movement.
Dec 30th, 2019

Tips to Prevent Skiing-Related Knee Injuries This Winter

The most common skiing injuries happen to the lower limb, typically the knee. Knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) account for about 30% of all skiing injuries. If you get a knee sprain while skiing this winter don’t hesitate to seek out a ski do
Dec 30th, 2019

Common Ski Knee Injuries And What To Do About Them

Each year more than a half a million people will suffer a ski-related injury. Knee injuries are the most common, accounting for 30-40%. Here are some tips from a knee surgeon in the Bay Area on what to do if you injure your knee skiing.
Dec 30th, 2019

The Importance of Stretching

You know how important exercise is to leading a healthy lifestyle. You probably do cardio at least a few times a week and hopefully work on building strength and muscle, as well.
Dec 30th, 2019

Risky winter activities you may want to avoid

Outdoor winter activities can be fun and glorious, but they can also be very dangerous, depending on the circumstances. To protect your health, exercise caution when engaging in sports like skiing, sledding, skating, or hockey.
Dec 30th, 2019

Baseball & Softball Injury Prevention Tips

The most common baseball and softball injuries include strains, sprains, and bruising. Those injuries may or may not require evaluation from an orthopedic doctor.
Dec 30th, 2019

Common Causes of a Dislocated Shoulder

About 14 million people suffer from shoulder pain each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including shoulder dislocations that can result in severe pain and prolonged symptoms.
Dec 30th, 2019

The Future of Orthopedics

New technologies are sparking innovations in practically every field of medicine, but how exactly will the advent of things like better mobile diagnostics and smarter drugs change the field of orthopedics and help patients?
Dec 30th, 2019

Benefits of 3D Printing in Orthopedics

Saving the life of an at-risk, innocent child will always be heralded as a noble and meaningful act. Surprisingly, 3D printing is responsible for such a significant feat.
Dec 30th, 2019

Common Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Ever had a favorite pair of stiletto heels that made every outfit you wore look like a red carpet favorite? Unfortunately, that beloved pair of high heels is equally responsible for pain in your body.
Dec 30th, 2019