What is a Physiatrist?

  Over the 25 years of private practice, I have been asked many times as to what exactly I do in my specialty. The doctors at CHARM are Physiatrists. Physiatrists are physicians (MD or DO’s) who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury …

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Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. It is an inflammation of the tendon where the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). This condition most often occurs during growth spurts, when these structures are changing rapidly. Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones and muscles, adolescents …

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Athletic Elbow Injuries

Many sports produce varying degrees of high-intensity stress on the elbow as the arm is used for throwing, catching, and swinging. The elbow has several different interconnected bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons which must work in a coordinated fashion to allow flexibility while providing stability.   There are many connections within the elbow that can …

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Jumper's Knee

  What is Jumper’s Knee? Jumper’s knee, or Patellar Tendinitis, is inflammation of the infrapatellar tendon that attaches the kneecap (patella) to the shin bone (Tibia), below the knee. The symptoms of Jumper’s knee are typically pain and swelling just below the knee cap, and commonly tenderness and swelling where the tendon attaches to the …

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