Sports Medicine: Warm-Up & Cool-Down Warming up before working out or competing is essential to improve performance and avoid injuries. The benefits of a proper warm-up include: Increases in the rate at which muscles contract Increases in electrical activity of a muscle Increases in the limit strength of the muscle […]

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    Arthritis Facts | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Sports Medicine: Symptoms of Overtraining In the sports medicine field, one of the issues athletes run across when preparing for competition or while training to stay in shape is overtraining. Overtraining causes some of the following symptoms (see also graph above): Decrease in performance Increased number of infections Elevated heart rate […]

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Advantages Of A Partial Knee Replacement When knee surgery is required, a partial knee replacement can be the best option. Every case is different and must be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. If you are analyzing your case so you can get your knee replaced, this information might be useful. […]

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Rotator Cuff Tear Geometry | Orthopedic Corner | Leon Mead MD Orthopedic Doctor | 730 Goodlette Road North, Suite 201  Naples Florida 34102 | Phone: (239) 262-1119

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Unilateral Knee Replacement Results from Dr. Mead’s Patients     The following video shows the results from some patients of orthopedic surgeon, Leon Mead, two to three days after receiving a unilateral knee replacement. As you can observe, they are able to walk almost right after the surgery with minimal […]

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What Can You Do When You Injure Your Rotator Cuff? When I injured my shoulder like 14 years ago, I remember I felt it was the end of the world. At that point, training was as new to my as math to a 5 year old boy. That morning, I […]

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Sports Medicine Understanding the Forearm The forearm can can sometimes be ignored when it comes to sports medicine. Maybe because it is not as commonly injured as other joints like the shoulder or knee. However, it is important to know its anatomy and functionality in order to understand the power […]

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Elbow: The Silent Joint Considering the incredible and constant strain that it is subjected to, the elbow is a strong joint indeed. The elbow is a hinge-type joint, formed by the humerus bone of the upper arm, and the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm. Although only flexion […]

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