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7 Conditions That Can Be Treated by a Sports Medicine Physician Feb 15th, 2021

Trying to figure out what type of doctor to see when you have an injury can feel overwhelming. Should you visit your family doctor? Or maybe an orthopedist? And is sports medicine only for competitive athletes? It may seem confusing, but the short answer is fairly straightforward. Sports medicine physicians...

Understanding Trigger Finger Jan 14th, 2021

The term “trigger finger” can be a bit misleading, as it has nothing to do with using firearms. Instead, this tendon problem, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, describes a finger stuck in a bent position, as if pulling a trigger. At Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, Dr....

Common Sports Injuries and How They’re Treated Dec 17th, 2020

In an ideal world, we’d all take steps beforehand to prevent sports injuries from happening. Unfortunately, we’re not always that lucky. In fact, sports injuries are quite common, especially those that result from overuse.  At Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, Dr. Edward R. Dupay, Jr., offers comprehensive sports medicine services....

Healing from Elbow Fracture Repair Surgery: What to Expect Nov 19th, 2020

You have three bones forming your elbow joint: the distal humerus, the radial head, and the olecranon.  The distal humerus is the part of your upper elbow at the bottom of the arm bone that attaches your elbow to your shoulder. Your radial head is the knobby part of your...

4 Types of Arthritis Oct 21st, 2020

When you have arthritis, you experience inflammation in at least one joint — the areas where two or more bones come together. However, not all joint inflammation has the same cause, which means they don’t respond to the same treatment. Here in Fort Myers, Florida, Dr. Edward R. Dupay, Jr....

Proper Fracture Care Now Will Save You from Serious Problems Down the Road Aug 20th, 2020

You can sustain a fracture in several ways. Sometimes, it’s obvious, like falling or experiencing some form of trauma. Other times, a fracture can be as small as a tiny crack in your bone from repetitive stress, overuse, or weakening bone tissue. No matter what’s behind your fracture, the one...

How a Synvisc Injection Can Help with Osteoarthritis Jul 23rd, 2020

If you have arthritis pain, you’re not alone. More than one in four Americans with arthritis experiences severe joint pain, and approximately 24 million report limiting their activities because of their symptoms. Fortunately, if you have osteoarthritis in your knees and prefer to avoid or delay a joint replacement, Synvisc-One®...

How Exercise Can Help Relieve Arthritis Pain Jun 25th, 2020

If you have arthritis then you know just how agonizing it can be when you’re in pain. And exercising is probably the last thing on your mind. But, did you know that with regular exercise you can actually improve your arthritis pain? At Orthopedic Associates Of Southwest Florida, Edward R....

Wave Goodbye to Shoulder Pain With Arthroscopy May 29th, 2020

If chronic, persistent shoulder pain is interfering in your daily life, one of the greatest advances in orthopedic medicine could be the solution you’ve been looking for — arthroscopic surgery. This technologically advanced and minimally invasive procedure allows surgeons to diagnose and treat damage in your shoulder joints without the...

The Importance of Prompt and Expert Treatment of Your Fracture Apr 22nd, 2020

It’s easy to assume that you have to sustain a serious trauma to break a bone. However, not all fractures involve severe breaks or accidents. In fact, two of the most common causes of fractures include osteoporosis and overuse -- both of which can cause cracks or breaks in your...

Returning to Sports After Rotator Cuff Surgery Apr 16th, 2020

Rotator cuff injuries are a common source of dysfunction and pain in athletes of all skill levels. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, it can be hard sitting on the sidelines when you have an injury. Unfortunately, pushing yourself too hard or too quickly after rotator cuff...

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...