Monthly Archives July 2015

Avoiding Summer Sport Injuries

By Brigit Britton, MD The warm weather months are a time for us to enjoy our outdoor activities such as exercise and summer sports. As activity and training increases, so do the number of injuries.  Sprains and strains are common injuries seen at MetroIPC. When the ankle is twisted, rolled or inverted (most common), the ligaments can be stretched or even torn. This causes pain, swelling and decreased range of motion at the ankle joint. Stress fractures are also common during the summer months.  Repetitive stress (especially to the weight-bearing bones in the legs and feet) can eventually cause bones to crack. This is more likely
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Vaccinations at MetroIPC

  Below is a list of the most common types of vaccines that our patients request. The CDC also offers a list of destinations along with the travel vaccinations and medications you will need for your trip abroad. If you are interested in a vaccine, please contact your local MetroIPC office to ensure availability prior to your visit. Due to the varying shelf life on vaccines, we recommend calling at least a few days.  The CDC recommends getting your vaccinations 4-6 weeks prior to travel. For children under the age of 18, MetroIPC recommends vaccinations through their pediatrician. Click here
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