COVID-19 for Medics

What do you need to know if you are asked to help the Nation care for these patients? I can envision a scenario in which US Army Medics, Flight Medics and PJs, Air Force Medical Technicians, and Hospital Corpsmen from all components are placed into field hospitals to help the Nation care for critical patients.Continue reading “COVID-19 for Medics”

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Achilles Tendonitis

A common injury in Ranger School, or in a Pre-Ranger course, is Achilles Tendonitis. It is an overuse injury. Achilles Tendonitis is minor annoying pain of the achilles tendon and can often be treated with some stretches and exercises. This post will elaborate on that topic. In the acute phase as it starts hurting, theContinue reading “Achilles Tendonitis”

Minor Nagging Knee Issues

The purpose of this post is to give stretches and other rehab exercises to address minor or chronic knee injury issues that did not result from trauma. My primary audience would be those who are deployed to austere environments whom are looking for ways to rehab their guys while awaiting a good time to seeContinue reading “Minor Nagging Knee Issues”

Knee Exam

A good knee exam starts with obtaining a good history. How did the pain begin? Sudden or gradual? Did the patient feel a pop? Did it occur while running? Twisting? When decelerating? Changing directions? What hurts now? What actions make it better or worse? Of course, if there is concern for infection then there areContinue reading “Knee Exam”

Patellofemoral Syndrome

A Very Common Cause of Knee Pain This is very common, and I believe that Medics can both diagnose and treat it. When Soldiers walk miles for Land Navigation in the dark on uneven terrain, ruck march 9-12 miles, and conduct patrols- they can definitely get some knee pain. This is one common reason whyContinue reading “Patellofemoral Syndrome”

Heat Injuries

We have to agree on the definition before we can discuss treatment. Many different definitions and opinions exist out there. Fort Benning has taken the lead on research and committees to help shape these opinions. It happens all the time. You go to the field and a dude passes out. No one knows what toContinue reading “Heat Injuries”

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