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Sports / Anthony Deluise

Neck Strengthening & Concussions

Although this may only prevent a few of the millions of concussions that happen annually, it should be part of the multimodal approach to decrease the incidence of concussions. Neck strengthening is both simple and quick. It is worth performing to both protect young athletes and allow them to continue to play the sports that they love.

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Joint Health / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Shedding Light on Joint Pain

Hip and knee joints are some of the most overstressed parts of the human skeleton as we rush through our daily lives. The resulting joint pain and arthritis affects millions of Americans, limiting motion, work and play. But Dr. Thomas J. Barrett doesn’t feel it has to be that way, no matter if caused by injury or a chronic condition.

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Hand/Wrist / Anthony Deluise

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Overuse injuries, also known as Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) are a common impediment to a wide range of activities. From work involving physically demanding labor to your average desk job to the aspiring athlete, RSI can lead to decrease in function and quality of life for some individuals. One particularly vulnerable demographic of people that are susceptible to developing RSI are musicians. Whether you are a string player, a percussionist,….

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Health / Anthony Deluise

MRSA Infections in Sports and the Community

MRSA or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a strain of the common staph bacteria routinely found in our environment and on our skin that is resistant to commonly used antibiotics such as penicillin, oxacillin, and amoxicillin.
MRSA infections are common in the community and in healthcare facilities where they may be very serious and potentially life threatening

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Hip / Anthony Deluise

ITB Syndrome

The iliotibial band (ITB) originates over the pelvic brim (iliac crest) and inserts onto the lateral shin bone (tibia). It is a thick, tight band of fascia and muscle. It passes over the thigh bone (femur) at a prominence called the greater trochanter. When the…

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Ankle & Foot / Anthony Deluise

No Pain, No Gain?

………..So while kids are getting back to school and back to sports, student athletes and parents need to be educated about stress fractures and armed with the knowledge that “No Pain, No Gain” doesn’t work when it comes to stress fractures in athletes. If an athlete has pain that doesn’t go away with a short period of rest, ice and and an ant-inflammatory medication, then its time to visit your healthcare professional.

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Healthcare / Anthony Deluise

Playing It Safe with Pain Medication

Most physicians have heard this request from patients time and time again. Relief from pain is a major reason people seek medical attention, and often their assumption is that a pill is the answer. It is true that in many cases, medication may play a role in easing pain and discomfort from a variety of ailments. However, the same drug that might help one patient function and feel better may harm another. Being aware of the types of medicines used for pain, as well as their side effects and risks, can help patients protect themselves and their families.

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Hand/Wrist / Anthony Deluise

Forearm Pump: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm

Forearm pump, or chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition that causes forearm pain often accompanied by numbness and tingling in the hand. It occurs most commonly in prolonged motocross riding. It may also occur with weight lifting, rock climbing, and paddle sports. Symptoms usually occur during the activity and resolve with rest after the activity is stopped.

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/ Anthony Deluise

Don’t Let Your Kids Play Only One Sport!!!!

In contrast, early single sport specialization has been associated with negative psychological factors of social isolation, mood disturbances and high perceived stress and anxiety.

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