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Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The sport of tennis saw a significant increase in new players in the United States in 2021. Common tennis injuries involve the knee and shoulder. Richard Cunningham, MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Cunningham wants to help educate tennis players on [...]

Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them2022-08-09T22:27:00+00:00

Common Injuries Seen in Pickleball Players

Colorado ranks Number 6 in the US for increased participation in the sport of pickleball. Given Colorado’s large fitness oriented population, it is no surprise Colorado ranks high in the national surge of this sport. There has been a whopping 39.3% increase in pickleball players in Colorado over the past two years.Unfortunately, [...]

Common Injuries Seen in Pickleball Players2022-07-27T23:42:16+00:00

What to Expect After Orthopedic Surgery

Richard Cunningham, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with over twenty years of orthopedic surgery experience. Dr. Cunningham and his team believe that the postoperative period very important for an optimal outcome. This period of the partnership between the patient and your surgeon is essential. As such, [...]

What to Expect After Orthopedic Surgery2022-06-28T15:59:20+00:00

Best Exercise Strategies to Train for Summer Sports

The most popular outdoor summer sports in the US are hiking, running, jogging and trail running. Summer outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy mountain biking, climbing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, cycling, basketball, and golf – among many other sports.Richard Cunningham, MD, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist provides expert medical care for [...]

Best Exercise Strategies to Train for Summer Sports2022-05-03T16:51:05+00:00

Top 10 Orthopedic Questions to Ask

As a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee, shoulder, and sports medicine, Dr. Cunningham encourages patients to ask questions. See Dr. Cunningham’s Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Doctor and some of his answers to these questions.Prevention Questions1. What health habits are recommended for musculoskeletal health?Exercise - a base-line of [...]

Top 10 Orthopedic Questions to Ask2022-04-05T19:21:05+00:00

Top 3 Injuries Seen in Freestyle Skiing

Spectators of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games enjoyed watching additional freestyle skiing events. Freestyle skiing formerly included Aerials, Halfpipe, Moguls and Ski Cross. However, starting in 2018, the International Olympic Committee added Big Air and Slopestyle, and now there are a total of 13 events for the sport. These additions are [...]

Top 3 Injuries Seen in Freestyle Skiing2022-03-14T04:31:49+00:00

Return to Skiing after a Shoulder Injury

The 2022 ski season is in full swing. Most ski enthusiasts understand that preparation and heads-up precautions are the remedies for preventing ski accidents. Shoulder injuries make up a moderate percentage of total ski injuries, and they require comprehensive rehabilitation to return to skiing. Richard Cunningham, MD, a shoulder, knee and medicine [...]

Return to Skiing after a Shoulder Injury2022-02-07T17:34:40+00:00

Common Injuries Seen in Cross Country Skiers

Cross country skiing – also known as Nordic skiing – is enjoyed by a growing demographic of all levels in the US. The Nordic experience provides a vigorous athletic workout, and access to winter landscapes and unique vistas for recreational participants to Olympic competitors. Injury prevention is essential to keep cross country [...]

Common Injuries Seen in Cross Country Skiers2022-01-04T16:07:49+00:00

Ice Hockey Injuries and Prevention

From pro and semi-pro, to collegiate, juniors, youth, peewee and pick-up players, ice hockey is a popular winter sport. There is high speed action. Impacts and collisions can lead to injury in ice hockey players.What are the common risks for injury in ice hockey players?Richard Cunningham, MD, is a board certified orthopedic [...]

Ice Hockey Injuries and Prevention2021-12-07T18:28:12+00:00

When is it Time See a Sports Injury Specialist for a Sports Injury

What is a Sports Medicine Doctor?Colorado’s high country is home to a large demographic of active athletes. Professionals, elites, masters, juniors, amateurs and enthusiasts alike take advantage of the high country setting, and also utilize the world class sports medicine care with Dr. Richard Cunningham when needed. Known as the Vail knee [...]

When is it Time See a Sports Injury Specialist for a Sports Injury2021-11-10T02:50:48+00:00

What are Meniscus Tears & How to Fix Them

Dr. Cunningham is a knee surgeon at Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery. He is an expert at diagnosing and treating meniscus tears for patients. The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is designed to bear the full weight of the body and absorb the impact of all weight bearing [...]

What are Meniscus Tears & How to Fix Them2021-10-12T15:51:48+00:00

How to Get the Most out of Physical Therapy

Dr. Cunningham and his team want you to get the most out of your physical therapy if it is prescribed. Dr. Cunningham is an expert sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of the knee and shoulder. He cares a great deal about patient education as this is so important [...]

How to Get the Most out of Physical Therapy2021-09-14T16:41:51+00:00
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