Entries by Mike Ryan

How Professional Athletes Successfully Treat Knee ITB Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), or Illiotibial band tendonitis, is a frustrating and troubling injury.  Because of it’s common mechanism of injury involves repetitive knee flexion and extension, it is often associated with runners. Personally, ITB syndrome has proved to be one of the most difficult injury that I’ve dealt with as an athlete. The IT […]

Osgood Schlatters: Managing Youth Patella Pain

“He has this huge bump below his knee, his doctor says he’ll grow out of it but it hurts him all the time.  What should we do?’ his mother said, frustratingly seeking an answer. Following a fund raising golf tournament recently a good friend of mine came to me looking for a clear answer for […]

Bulging Disc of the Low Back

Understanding a Lumbar Spine Bulging Disc It seems that most non-medical people understand more about their computers and smart phones than they know about their good old friendly back.  With that being said, it demonstrates the irony of this information gap when statistics show that 80% of us will suffer from low back pain sometime […]

Achilles Tendonitis

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis Achilles tendonitis is a common injury associated with the presence of inflammation and scar tissue of the largest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon is located above the ankle in the back of the lower leg. It connects the large calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). Its […]