Author: Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedics

Preventing Common Sports Injuries in Female Athletes

It has been 51 years since the passage of Title IX which guarantees equal access for girls and women in schools that accept federal funding. Young women’s participation in high school sports is now 12 times higher than when the law was passed in 1972. There are multiple benefits for women of all ages, but at the same time there is the risk of injury. Let’s take a look at preventing common sports injuries in female athletes.

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How to Avoid Common Cheerleading Injuries

It’s hard for parents to say no to their kids when they want to become a cheerleader. The problem is – not everyone should be a cheerleader for various reasons. This sport has changed drastically over the last two decades, and today you have to be a strong athlete with a strong core, and be willing to practice, practice, and practice some more. It takes commitment to become part of a squad, and once you are, focus on how to avoid common cheerleading injuries.

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Common Shoulder Injuries In Football You Should Be Aware Of

We love our football whether it’s pee wee, high school, college, or professional. We love to watch it, and youngsters and adults like to play it. Unfortunately, no amount of padding and equipment can prevent injuries from occurring, especially to the shoulder. Here are some common shoulder injuries in football you should be aware of.

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Now that COVID-19 has arrived in our community our team at Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedics wants to assure our families that we are taking COVID-19 POLICY.the health of our patients and staff seriously. We have taken the following measures:

  • If your child or anyone in your household has a fever, cough or any other symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19,  please call our office at (732) 544-9000 prior to your appointment to reschedule.
  • Patients may wait in their cars upon arrival, but please call the office to let us know you have arrived.
  • We are asking our families to limit the visit to the patient and one parent/guardian so as to comply with the regulations for social distancing.
  • All patients and parents entering the office must wear a mask or appropriate face covering.
  • Please have your forms filled out, single sided and a copy of your insurance card so as to avoid any longer than needed wait times in the office.
  • Both offices are now open and operating at usual hours.
    We are in communication with the Department of Health, CDC and local hospitals, and State Government and are adhering to all their guidelines and recommendations. Thank you for your understanding of our necessary changes and helping us in our goal to keep everyone healthy!!


What Is Texting Thumb?

Whether you love it or hate it, many people use texting as their primary way to communicate. It seems to save time, but has clearly become an impersonal way to make contact with friends, family and work associates. Proponents who text a great deal must admit there can be some downsides, namely painful tendons in the hand and wrist, but what is texting thumb?

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Essential Foods For After Orthopedic Surgery

After orthopedic surgery, rest and proper wound care is imperative to post-operative recovery, but did you know what you eat can also help your body heal? If your child is having orthopedic surgery, a well-balanced and nutritious diet can help your child to a speedy recovery.

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Essential Foods Your Body Needs After Orthopedic Surgery

Protein: Protein is one of the essential bone-healing foods for recovery from orthopaedic surgery since it helps to prevent infection and increase bone mass.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is loaded with antioxidants to aid our immune system and helps in the repair of tendons and other wounds for surgery.

Calcium: Calcium serves as a crucial building block for strong bones, and it works hand in hand with protein to strengthen bones.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D aids our body in its absorption of calcium. Unfortunately, we can’t all take advantage of natural Vitamin D. Instead, supplement yourself with foods like fatty fish.

Zinc: The combination of vitamin C, protein, and zinc helps wounds to heal faster from orthopaedic surgery.

Omega 3: Omega 3 fatty acids add the anti-inflammatory properties we need after a surgical procedure to prevent bone loss

Schedule an Appointment

If your child has suffered an orthopedic injury, call today at (732) 544-9000 to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians at Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedic’s in Edison or Shrewsbury, NJ today.

Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

Injuries in sports are nearly impossible to avoid, and almost all athletes will experience an injury at some point. Here are tips on how you can help your child prevent sports-related injuries.

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Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

  • Stay hydrated: Dehydration affects your muscles and joints. It is crucial that water is part of your sports training routine.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet: Remember to eat a balanced diet, so your body has the energy and nutrients you need.
  • Wear your gear: One of the best ways to prevent injury is to wear your recommended gear including shoes, helmets, pads, etc.
  • Know your body’s limits: Build up your exercise level through strength and conditioning. Remember your body’s limits and do not push them!
  • Warm up and cool down: Be sure to follow an appropriate warm-up and cool-down routine, such as flexibility exercises.
  • Learn to do your sport right: Having proper form in your sport is very important to reduce the risk of injury.

Schedule an Appointment

If your child has experienced an injury while playing sports, the orthopedic specialists at Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedics can help your child get back on the field or court in no time. To schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (732) 544-9000.