Achilles Tendon

Achilles Tendon

Only someone who has had an Achilles tendon tear or Achilles tendonitis can relate to how weak one feels from an injury to this all important mythological structure that is very real in the minds of CrossFitters of all ages.  Most young CrossFitters have only read stories about Achilles heels, but as we get older which seems to be a recurrent theme in 321GoMD, the tendon does not have the same elasticity and forgiveness that it used to...

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Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

Probably the most common reason to see an orthopedic surgeon in the office visit is for an ankle sprain. Why do they happen, what happens and how can we prevent them? The ankle is a joint made up of 3 bones. The lower part of the tibia (the big bone), the inner part of the fibula (the thin small one) and the talus which is the bone that flexes and extends between the other two. This makes up what is called the mortise of the ankle where bone...

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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 Hopkinton, 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.

About 321GOMD Blog

This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about med­i­cine, health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed physi­cian or other health care worker.

“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 to have Dr. Rockett speak at your box.

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