How safe is skateboarding?

How safe is skateboarding?

Skateboarding is a popular activity among kids and teenagers to have fun. OrthoIndy sports medicine physician, Dr. Chris Bales talks about preventing injury.

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I was told I have a rotator cuff tear

I was told I have a rotator cuff tear

Dr. Chris Bales, sports medicine specialist, discusses what you should look for if you think you have a rotator cuff tear or other shoulder injuries.

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7 tips for working out in cold weather

7 tips for working out in cold weather

You burn more calories training in the cold because your body has to use more energy to keep your body warm. OrthoIndy sports medicine physician, Dr. Chris Bales discusses tips and benefits for cold-weather training.

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OrthoIndy Top Doctors List

OrthoIndy Top Doctors List

OrthoIndy is excited to announce the 2019 Indianapolis Monthly’s Top Doctors recipients.

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Tips for working out in the heat

Tips for working out in the heat

OrthoIndy sports medicine physician, Dr. Chris Bales, discusses tips for working out in the heat.

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Shoulder surgery allows hockey player to return to the ice

Shoulder surgery allows hockey player to return to the ice

After a dislocated shoulder resulted in a slap tear, hockey player undergoes shoulder surgery. After shoulder surgery recovery he returns to the ice rink.

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Runner undergoes rotator cuff surgery and knee surgery

Runner undergoes rotator cuff surgery and knee surgery

After rotator cuff surgery and knee surgery recovery, distance runner returns to his active lifestyle of running, working in the woods and golfing.

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After knee surgery, athlete returns to softball

After knee surgery, athlete returns to softball

When Kiara found out she had a torn ACL and partially torn MCL she was worried it might take her out of the game. Find out how Kiara recovered from knee surgery.

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OrthoIndy Hometown: Meet Dr. Bales

OrthoIndy Hometown: Meet Dr. Bales

Between his work as an orthopedic surgeon and his athletic and family commitments, sports medicine specialist, Dr. Chris Bales, is also an active member of the community.

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Why are rotator cuff tears common in sports?

Why are rotator cuff tears common in sports?

Sports that require repetitive lifting or overhead activities, such as baseball, tennis, rowing and weightlifting are especially prone to rotator cuff tears.

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Common ice hockey injuries

Common ice hockey injuries

Concussions are the most common injuries seen in hockey. However, other common hockey injuries include knee and shoulder injuries.

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Water sports and distal biceps tendon tears

Water sports and distal biceps tendon tears

For a lot of Indiana residents, summer time means spending time outdoors at the lake. With all the fun, sometimes it’s hard to remember to stay safe.

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