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Sports Safety for Young Athletes

Aug 13, 2018

Keeping Young Athletes Safe from Sports Injuries Students across the country are headed back to school this month, meaning young athletes are gearing up for their favorite fall and spring sports. Sports are a great way for children to stay in shape, develop hand-eye coordination and learn teamworking skills–but…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Tendinitis

Jul 30, 2018

Tendinitis It’s common to feel sore after an intensive workout or game, but a dull ache that lasts more than a few days might be a sign of a more serious sports injury, such as tendinitis. As tendinitis affects athletes of all sports, it’s worth taking a closer look…

Sports Physicals 2018

Jul 16, 2018

Sports Physicals When: Wednesday 7/25/2018  4-7 PM Where: St. Charles Orthopedic Surgery Associates 9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy  O’Fallon, MO 63368 Cost: $25 cash only Availability: Walk-ins welcome or call 636-62-SPORT (7-7678) Sports physicals will be performed by Holly Strassner, NP-C. Please bring all required physical forms with you to…

hamstring injury

#SportsMedicineMonday: Hamstring Injuries

Jul 9, 2018

Hamstring Injuries Every athlete knows the feeling of pulling a hamstring, but dealing with one may be more challenging that you’d think. Athletes competing in sports involving sprinting, such as track and soccer, should know the signs of a hamstring injury and how to treat one at home or…

heat stroke and heat illness

Preventing Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Jun 26, 2018

Heat Injury & Prevention We’ve had our fair share of hot days already, but last week marked the official start of summer. As temperatures reach the triple digits, it’s important to learn how you can enjoy your time in the sun without risking heat exhaustion or a dangerous heat…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Hand Pain

Jun 11, 2018

Hand Pain – Causes and Treatments Hand pain can be tough to handle–especially when you don’t know what’s causing it or what will bring you lasting relief. The causes of hand pain fall under a wide range, from acute injuries to chronic conditions. Fortunately, many types are treatable at…

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#SportsMedicineMonday: Elbow Injuries

May 28, 2018

Common Elbow Injuries The spring and summer weather has everyone outside and back to their favorite outdoor sports, like tennis and golf. As much as we love playing these sports every chance we get, too much can result in common elbow injuries known as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.…

Dr. Melander is Now Offering Extended Hours!

May 21, 2018

Need an appointment but want to avoid taking off work? Dr. Melander and the Sports Medicine Team are now offering extended clinic hours on Wednesdays at our Winghaven office. There are now appointment times available until 6PM! If you need an appointment, please call the Sports Medicine Hotline at…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Labral Tears

May 14, 2018

Labral Tears Spring marks the return of one of our favorite times of the year here in St. Louis: baseball season! For fans, baseball season is a time to relax and enjoy the games. For players, however, this season brings a lot of opportunity for injury. One of the…

6 Tips for Your Next 5K Race

Apr 30, 2018

Dominate Your Next 5K Spring has sprung and with it come 5Ks, 10Ks and all kinds of other races throughout your community. Whether you’re gearing up for your first race or you’re a seasoned runner, take a moment to read up on Dr. Melander’s favorite tips for staying focused…