Rotator Cuff Tears

May 5, 2015

Rotator Cuff Tears Rotator cuff tears are a common shoulder injury in the adult population. Many times when a rotator cuff injury is sustained, even simple activities such as brushing one’s hair or reaching for a coffee cup can be affected. The shoulder most often feels painful, weak, and…

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

Apr 11, 2015

When to go to the ER or Urgent Care It can be frightening whenever an unexpected injury or sudden illness strikes. When something alarming occurs, we register such events as emergencies. However, when it comes to your health, it may be prudent to determine what is an emergency (defined…

Athletic Trainers- not “Trainers”

Mar 2, 2015

National Athletic Training Month Melander Sports Medicine is proud to have the opportunity to work with so many Certified Athletic Trainers. We understand the important role that athletic training has as a part of the sports medicine team and we appreciate all of the hard work that athletic trainers put…

Skiing Related Injuries

Feb 26, 2015

Skiing Injuries Skiing is becoming increasingly more popular among wide varieties of people. As more and more people take part in the sport, the increase in skiing related injuries cannot be denied. People with less experience are hitting the slopes and even the veteran skiers are taking advantage in…

Active Living for all Ages

Dec 1, 2014

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Connor Harris Earns Second MIAA Defensive Player of the Week Honor

Nov 11, 2014

Football | 11/10/2014 9:55:00 AM Lindenwood football linebacker Connor Harris earned MIAA Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season on Monday.Harris recorded 20 tackles in last week’s contest against Central Oklahoma. He had nine solo tackles and 11 assisted stops. The 20 tackles ties…

EIU Lands Missouri Basketball All-Stater

Nov 11, 2014

It is always great to hear about the success of one our young athletes.  Good Luck!   EIU Lands Missouri Basketball All-Stater Casey Teson 2014-09-09T16:32:00ZEIU lands Missouri basketball all-staterBRIAN NIELSEN JG-TC Sports September 09, 2014 4:32 pm • BRIAN NIELSEN JG-TC Sports Editor (0) Comments ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Helped…

STL Rock & Roll 2014

Oct 17, 2014

Good luck to all of the runners at the STL Rock & Roll 5K, 1/2 marathon, and marathon this weekend! Be sure to check out your virtual goodie bags for information about Melander Sports Medicine. For any post race hang ups, call the sports medicine hotline at 636-62-sport (7-7678).…

How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain

Sep 8, 2014

“Regular exercise may alter how a person experiences pain, according to a new study. The longer we continue to work out, the new findings suggest, the greater our tolerance for discomfort can grow.” An interesting study on the threshold of pain during exercise.

Another Great Year Ahead for the FZW Jags

Sep 2, 2014

August 12, 2014 8:00 am  •  By David Kvidahl | 0 Neil Nowack knows the challenge ahead is daunting. The Fort Zumwalt West football coach reminded his team last week the road will be rough. “We are in a tough district,” Nowack said. “You can be really good…