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Shoulder Surgery and 1 Armed Workouts

Shoulder Surgery and 1 Armed Workouts

Shoulder surgery does not mean you have to lose everything you have worked so hard for. Some people are rightly concerned about injuring their repaired shoulders after surgery. These people make a surgeon feel better. Some people think the repair is healed right from day one and want to test it; these people frighten me despite my efforts at counseling. I think there is a compromise that can be achieved without losing your all important wind and...

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2013 Reebok CrossFit Games

2013 Reebok CrossFit Games

As we prepare for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games of 2013, first let me wish all the competitors good luck and good health.  The medical team is also getting revved up for the events. Our number one priority is the safety of the competitors. Hopefully our services will not be needed but if they are, the team is well equipped to handle any emergency. The team is under the direction of Dr. Mike Ray and Navy Hospital Corpsman Brian Thurmond and is...

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Patellofemoral Syndrome

Patellofemoral Syndrome

Having done your annual Memorial Day Murph, you might have woken up the next day with sore knees and returned to the daily grind behind a desk. Everything feels fine…until you stand up. Come to think of it, every time you extend your leg it hurts and stairs are no joke. You may be experiencing patellofemoral pain. Your knee joint is made up of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone), but a lesser known joint that can become problematic...

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Head and Shoulders – Rotator Cuff

Head and Shoulders – Rotator Cuff

Here’s the setting. Masters competition, clean and jerk with a  toe to bar ladder (sound familiar), 50 year old male lifts a barbell for a clean and jerk and feels a searing rip in his arm and has to drop the bar. He cannot lift his arm away from his side and is in agony, maybe had a little “bursitis in past” but nothing bad enough to stop him. Second scenario is 40ish year old 930 class filled with bunch of overachievers and...

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

“Shin splints” is a catch-all term for exercise induced lower leg pain. You may have noticed shin pain after WODs with a lot of jumping or running. Initially, the pain alleviates when you stop activity, but as time goes on it becomes continuous and your lower leg may become swollen. What’s going on in there? The lower leg has compartments that house muscle, nerves, and blood vessels. The muscles of the lower leg fatigue with high impact...

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

You step out of bed to make it to the 5:30am class and heel pain stops you dead in your tracks. That first step is excruciating, but by the time you’ve finished the warm up, the pain is alleviating. You go about your day, only to experience the same thing the next morning. Sound familiar? Symptoms of plantar fasciitis: Stiffness/pain in the morning starting at your heel and radiating to your toes Pain that gets worse when you climb stairs,...

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Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

“But I don’t play tennis”- a comment heard in sports medicine offices around the world when talking about the most common cause of elbow pain – Tennis Elbow. Lateral epicondylitis is the term that describes pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow or the part that faces forward when standing like a soldier. Medial epicondylitis is on the inner side of the elbow the part that rests against the body when standing straight. It can be...

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About Me

Dr. Sean Rockett is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. His group is Orthopedics New England with offices in Dedham, Natick and Newton, Massachusetts. Dr. Rockett is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has been a CrossFitter at CrossFit New England since 2007. Dr. Rockett is on the Medical Team for the CrossFit Games and the Northeast Regionals.

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“Thinking Inside the Box” An injury Prevention Seminar

This interactive talk specifically designed for CF boxes emphasizes human anatomy, early signs of injury, modification for injuries, treatment, but most importantly PREVENTION. Many boxes have signed up and have asked for repeat lectures. There is a $20 drop in fee with profits going to a variety of charities. Please email Ronda at rockettronda@comcast.net to have Dr. Rockett speak at your box.

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