Blog Archive

Can Stress Fractures Be Prevented? Feb 18th, 2020

Stress fractures are common injuries, especially for people who have a job or play a sport that includes a repetitive force activity – such as running or jumping. Overuse and stress on your legs or feet can lead to a tiny crack in your bone, otherwise known as a stress...

Does Activity Make Arthritis Pain Worse or Better? Jan 10th, 2020

If you have arthritis, you likely know how painful it can be. So you may be surprised to learn that one of the best ways to reduce arthritis pain is to get moving. Research indicates that physical activity can be very effective in reducing pain and improving mobility.  At Orthopedic...

Do I Need Surgery to Correct My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Dec 4th, 2019

If you do work that requires extensive and repetitive use of your hands and wrists, you’re unfortunately at a higher risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that’s not only painful but aggravating.  In addition to pain, you may experience persistent numbness and tingling in your hands and wrists. You’re...

What to Expect When Undergoing Knee Arthroscopy Nov 22nd, 2019

It used to be that any repair to your knee entailed an open surgery, which meant months of recovery and a fair degree of immobilization. Thanks to arthroscopy, we’re able to get in and repair your knee using a minimally invasive approach that greatly reduces collateral damage and gets you...

Returning to Sports After a Rotator Cuff Injury Oct 1st, 2019

The mobility in your shoulder makes it vulnerable to injury. Repetitive use, especially in sports, can lead to injury. Pitch a softball one too many times or swing a racquet with poor form and your rotator cuff may suffer. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and tendons that cap...

Am I Too Young for Hip Replacement? Sep 26th, 2019

Joint replacement surgery is an effective way to address serious joint-related pain and dysfunction. If you think you’re too young to consider hip replacement surgery as an option for your hip pain, think again. More and more patients in their 40s and 50s are opting to go in for hip...

How Does Viscosupplementation Relieve Knee Pain? Aug 14th, 2019

More than 31 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and as the population ages, that number will go up. Osteoarthritis can develop in many joints in your body, but when it hits your knees, the pain and inflammation can make it hard to walk, stoop, climb stairs, and sit. At Orthopedic...