Common Sports Injuries

Whether it be a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) after twisting your knee, a damaged rotator cuff after feeling a pop while lifting something heavy, or having your shoulder pop out of place after getting tackled playing football, Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is here for you to answer your questions and get you back to health.  Click on a body part below for more information regarding ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, and other common sports injuries.

Home exercises for common injuries

Although there is no substitute for seeing the doctor in the office or seeing a physical therapist when appropriate, for some conditions, a home exercise program can help decrease your pain and improve your function. Dr. McCormack and Dr. Ruotolo are fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). They have worked with the AAOS to develop a series of exercises that can help address common orthopedic injuries. Click the link below to view the home exercise programs for injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and back.  If you experience an increase in pain, please stop the exercises and consult your physician.