“Anterior Hip – It’s the Wave” Lecture Series with Dr. Dale Whitaker

Y Healthy Living “Talk with a Doc” with Dr. Timothy Hastings

Tired of Tendonitis? New treatment options for tendonitis Tendonitis pain can affect athletes, joggers, people who have suffered injuries and people with osteoarthritis. Is tendonitis keeping you from enjoying daily activities? Dr. Timothy Hastings and Tim Burkhart, PT, from The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute review options to get rid of the pain. YMCA membership is not required for participation. No cost to attend. Seating is limited so reserve your space now. The Healthy Living Center in Ponte Vedra brings medically integrated programs from Baptist Health into the Y and makes these programs more accessible to the surrounding community. You don’t have to… Read More

JOI Visits Queens Harbour at the Home and Patio Show

The doctors and staff at JOI Beaches strongly believe in giving back to the community and supporting local events, like the Queen’s Harbour Home and Patio Show held on May 17, 2014. Connecting with our neighbors is one of the things that makes our practice so successful, and it’s one of our primary missions. This is our home, and it’s up to us to make it the type of place we want to live, work, and raise our families. We are proud that we have been able to contribute our time and services in kind right here in our local… Read More

Ankle Injuries Aren’t Just for the Sporty

Ankle injuries can happen to any of us, anywhere, anytime. All it takes is a twist or a turn at an inopportune moment at an inopportune place. There is pain and debilitation from the resulting sprain (damage to ligaments that have been stretched beyond their normal capacity and range of motion), strain (damage to tendons that have been stretched or pulled too far), or fracture (a break in a bone). There are a number of causes of an ankle injury. They include the following: • falling or tripping • walking or running on an uneven surface that forces the ankle… Read More

Happy Healthy New You Year!

Resolutions are typically made at the beginning of the new calendar year. And, typically, they are broken shortly thereafter. The resolution to have a safe and healthy life by being active and by exercising should be practiced every day of every year. Activity and exercise contribute to improvements in • overall health; • stamina and energy levels; • fitness; • quality of sleep; • posture and balance; • mood and mental health; • muscle and bone strength; • conditions that affect the joints; • self-esteem; • weight loss and weight control; • stress levels; and • the ability to perform… Read More

Be “Hip” About Hip Strains

A hip strain involves an injury to the muscles and tendons of the hip area. Usually, the cause of a hip strain is an accident or traumatic impact to the hip that results in small tears in the muscle fiber or tendons. Previous injuries in the area, repetitive overuse, and insufficient warm up can bring about a hip strain. A hip strain can result in pain felt directly over the injured muscle or tendon. Because the bones in the hip anchor muscles that are in the leg, across the abdomen, and in the buttocks, pain can also appear in other… Read More

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It to Prevent Hammer Toe

A hammertoe is a toe that has a tendency to stay bent at the middle joint. A muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint causes the middle joint to bend and become stuck in a claw-like position. A toe that curls rather than buckles is also called a hammertoe. Any toe can become a hammertoe. Sometimes all toes become hammertoes because of peripheral nerve or spinal cord problems. A flexible hammertoe can still be moved and straightened at the joint by hand. Because it is a mild, early stage of the problem, there can be more options for treatment…. Read More

The Weather Outside is Frightful and so are Winter Sports Injuries!

It’s another North Florida winter.  Our beautiful climate as well as a great selection of indoor facilities allows us to participate in almost any sport, any time of the year.  But wintertime brings with it the need for speed, the quest for some snow, and a general desire to be “cool” in more ways than one.  The risk of injury is heightened as the temperature lowers.  Winter sports injuries are either cumulative due to overuse or acute due to trauma.  Cumulative injuries develop over time as a result of stress on muscles, joints, and soft tissues.  Acute injuries are the result… Read More

Sports Injuries in the Knee

The knee is a complex joint.  Because of the complexity of its parts, the ordinary person is susceptible to having a knee injury.  Normal use of the knees plus participation in sports increases the possibilities for injury.  Acute knee injuries happen suddenly and are extremely painful.  Chronic knee injuries are those that have developed and continued over time.  An acute injury might become chronic if not treated.  A chronic injury might be considered acute during a flare up or period of extreme pain. Knee injuries in athletes may be caused by acute, traumatic injuries like a sudden fall.  Or they… Read More

Fall Sports Are Back In Swing… And So Are Sports Injuries

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and the sound of cheering crowds and band music floats in the wind. Traditionally, fall sports are played from late August through early December. Unfortunately, fall sports are some of the most dangerous, causing injuries that can end the season in a matter of seconds. Fall sports injuries are either cumulative due to overuse or acute due to trauma. Cumulative injuries develop over time as a result of stress on muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Acute injuries are the result of impact or sudden force. Getting a pre-season physical exam to get… Read More

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