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4 Benefits of Arthroscopy

Do you have chronic joint pain? Conservative methods haven’t brought relief, and you’re looking for answers. You may benefit from arthroscopic surgery. Check out the benefits of this minimally invasive surgical technique.
Feb 1st, 2024

5 Hand Problems and How to Treat Them

Do you have unexplained pain, weakness, or numbness in your hand? Perhaps you’re having trouble holding a cup of coffee. It’s time to see a specialist. Learn about five fairly common hand problems and how they’re treated.
Dec 6th, 2023
Does Carpal Tunnel Affect Young Adults?

Does Carpal Tunnel Affect Young Adults?

Carpal tunnel is a musculoskeletal problem that affects a significant nerve running through your wrist. Find out who’s at risk and whether it affects young and older adults.
Sep 1st, 2023
Dangers of an Untreated Sprained Ankle

Dangers of an Untreated Sprained Ankle

You’ve sprained your ankle. It may be tempting to continue your day, but an untreated ankle sprain can lead to long-lasting physical complications. Learn why and when it’s crucial to seek orthopedic help.
Jul 10th, 2023
Yes, You Can Get Arthritis in Your Spine

Yes, You Can Get Arthritis in Your Spine

Back pain is a leading cause of workplace disability in America. It can limit your quality of life. Could it be arthritis? Yes — arthritis can occur along your spinal vertebrae.
Jun 1st, 2023
What Every Baseball Player Should Know About Their Shoulder

What Every Baseball Player Should Know About Their Shoulder

Playing baseball requires repetitive overhead arm motions that can damage your shoulder if you don’t take proper precautions. Review tips that help keep your shoulder in good working condition. Playing baseball requires repetitive overhead arm motions tha
Mar 2nd, 2023
Helping Your Child Care for a Broken Bone

Helping Your Child Care for a Broken Bone

Have you just learned that your child has a broken bone? It’s a common childhood injury. Check out tips for helping your child manage while his bone heals.
Jan 17th, 2023
Why Am I Suddenly Getting Hand Pain At Work?

Why Am I Suddenly Getting Hand Pain At Work?

Do your hands become painful while working or after a long day? Unexplained musculoskeletal pain needs a prompt diagnosis before it becomes more severe. Learn more about the reasons for hand pain.
Nov 1st, 2022
3 Sports Injuries Regenerative Medicine Can Help Treat

3 Sports Injuries Regenerative Medicine Can Help Treat

When you play sports regularly, you’re not immune to an injury now and then. Which treatments can get you back on the field most quickly? Learn how regenerative medicine can help sports injuries heal in record time.
Oct 1st, 2022
Tips for Protecting Your Rotator Cuff

Tips for Protecting Your Rotator Cuff

Your shoulder makes millions of moves during your lifetime. Rotator cuff injuries can sideline you from sports and your job. Learn how to protect your rotator cuff and stay in the game.
Aug 1st, 2022
Life After an ACL Tear

Life After an ACL Tear

You have an ACL injury. An ACL tear needs medical treatment; the injury won’t heal correctly. Learn about treatments and the recovery period.
Jul 1st, 2022
Stop Doing These Things to Avoid Knee Pain

Stop Doing These Things to Avoid Knee Pain

Is your knee pain slowing you down? You can’t do things you used to do; you feel like you’re missing out. You could mistakenly be adding to your knee pain. Learn why.
Jun 1st, 2022
3 Well-Known Symptoms of Nerve Damage

3 Well-Known Symptoms of Nerve Damage

If you have pain or other unexplained symptoms in your arms, legs, hands, or feet, you may have nerve damage. Learn about common symptoms and seek help from an orthopedic specialist.
Apr 1st, 2022
Is It Inevitable to Get Arthritis as I Get Older?

Is It Inevitable to Get Arthritis as I Get Older?

You have some new aches and pains. If they’re relieved with an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, you may be developing arthritis. Learn more about risk factors for this condition that may affect you as you age.
Feb 1st, 2022
Can Carpal Tunnel Go Away on Its Own?

Can Carpal Tunnel Go Away on Its Own?

You’ve had numbness or tingling in your fingers or hand. It’s making everyday life difficult because it’s harder to accomplish basic tasks. You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Will it resolve on its own?
Jan 1st, 2022
Do You Have de Quervain's Disease?

Do You Have de Quervain's Disease?

You have pain in your thumb and wrist. It’s becoming difficult to accomplish daily tasks. What’s causing it? You could have a condition called de Quervain’s disease. It’s an overuse injury.
Dec 5th, 2021
The Role of Cartilage in Your Body

The Role of Cartilage in Your Body

If you have musculoskeletal pain, it may result from damaged cartilage around a joint in your body. Learn more about the purpose of cartilage and its role in your health.
Nov 3rd, 2021
3 Surgery-Free Solutions to Arthritis Pain

3 Surgery-Free Solutions to Arthritis Pain

If you have arthritis, whether it’s early-onset from trauma or normal wear and tear, you’re seeking pain relief. Learn more about non-surgical options that can ease your discomfort.
Oct 4th, 2021
4 Issues Sports Medicine Addresses

4 Issues Sports Medicine Addresses

If you’re an athlete, you’re seeking a medical professional who understands the impact of sports on the body. Sports medicine physicians are specially trained to care for athletes.
Sep 27th, 2021
What Can You Do to Support Nerve Health?

What Can You Do to Support Nerve Health?

Do you have chronic pain, numbness, or weakness in your arms, legs, or feet? Your nerves may be compromised from an accident or medical condition. Learn what you can do to support nerve health.
Aug 5th, 2021

Recovering from an Arthroscopy

You’re having arthroscopic surgery. Although it’s not major surgery, you’ll still have a recovery period. How long will it be? Learn more about recovering from this type of procedure.
Jul 9th, 2021

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis

As you age, you’re more at risk for two bone diseases: osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. How are these bone conditions different, and what can you do about them?
Jun 23rd, 2021

Tips for Avoiding Tendonitis

Are you troubled by chronic tendonitis in your elbow, shoulder, or knee from overuse? Has it gotten so bad that you can’t carry on with your everyday tasks? Learn tips to avoid painful tendonitis.
May 13th, 2021

Trigger Finger: What Helps?

You can’t figure out why your finger feels locked into place and won’t easily straighten out. You might have a condition called trigger finger. Learn what type of medical treatment helps.
Apr 1st, 2021

Benefits of Arthroscopy for Tendon Injuries

You have a soft tissue injury and are out of action on the tennis court or softball field. If your tendon doesn’t heal with conservative treatment, physicians can use arthroscopic surgery on this type of injury. Read on to learn the benefits of Arthroscopy
Feb 7th, 2021

What to Expect from Nerve Repair Surgery

You’ve been told you need nerve repair surgery. Whether it’s a result of a car accident, an accidental knife cut, or a result of damage from diabetes or infection, nerve repair requires time and patience.
Jan 1st, 2021

Recognizing Shoulder Instability

If your shoulder is injured, you want to get the correct diagnosis so the treatment can be effective. The pain you’re feeling may be from a full or partial shoulder dislocation.
Nov 4th, 2020

Tackle Achy Knees With Cortisone Injections

If the phrase “Oh, my aching knee” describes you, you’re overdue for an appointment at the orthopedist’s office. First, you need a diagnosis of what’s causing the pain. You might benefit from a cortisone shot.
Sep 10th, 2020

Common Nerve Injuries

Are you having pain in your shoulder, arm, wrist, fingers, or leg? Perhaps you have a pain in your neck. You probably have a nerve injury. Learn about common nerve injuries and how they’re treated.
Aug 31st, 2020

Don't Miss These Concussion Warning Signs

If you or a loved one has sustained a blow to the head, you need to seek medical attention. It’s important to know the signs of a concussion so that you receive the proper treatment afterward.
Jun 23rd, 2020

Can Typing Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Have you been having twinges of pain in your thumb or a finger, or do they go numb at times? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. When treated early, you can get the condition under control without having to resort to surgery.
May 15th, 2020

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Joint Surgery

If you have a joint issue that requires surgery, you may be a candidate for minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, a method that allows for quicker recovery than an ‘open’ surgery with a larger incision.
Mar 2nd, 2020

How Your Shoes Impact Your Knee Pain

Have you always chosen your shoes based on the style, color, or brand? You might be making your knee pain worse. Read on to find out how your choice in footwear can affect your knees.
Jan 1st, 2020

What's Causing Your Hand Pain?

Do you have unexplained hand pain? Cramping, joint stiffness, or shooting nerve pain could be a sign of a serious issue. Find out what could be causing your hand pain and what to do next.
Dec 1st, 2019

Spotting the Warning Signs of Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can sometimes occur after an injury. This condition can be painful, but it can be repaired. Learn more about the warning signs of nerve damage and how it can be treated.
Nov 1st, 2019

What Makes Women More Susceptible to Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger can lock your finger or thumb in a bent position, causing pain and limited movement. Find out more about this treatable condition and why being a woman increases your risk for developing it.
Oct 1st, 2019

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Knees

Did you know that losing as few as five to 10 pounds can help improve knee pain? Find out how your weight contributes to knee health and how small changes can help you make big gains in pain relief.
Sep 1st, 2019

5 Ways You Could be Making Your Knee Pain Worse

Knee pain affects people of all ages. From teens to seniors, knee pain can make it hard to enjoy the activities you love. Learn more about your knee pain — and what you might be doing to make it worse.
Apr 1st, 2019

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help With Joint Pain

Do you suffer from chronic joint pain? Many Americans today face limitations on their physical activities due to joint pain. Read on to learn how stem cell therapy can help relieve the pain.
Mar 1st, 2019

Understanding Trigger Finger and How to Find Relief

Trigger finger is a condition where your finger locks up or sticks in a flexed position, making it difficult for you to straighten it, then snaps straight. There are treatment options to help you find relief from this condition.
Feb 1st, 2019
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How Effective is Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that makes everyday activities hard to enjoy. But is carpal tunnel surgery worth it? Learn more about the relief you can find with carpal tunnel surgery and get back to work or the activities you love.
Dec 7th, 2018

What Parents Should Know About Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Overuse injuries aren’t just common in adults, they also affect young athletes. The good news is many overuse injuries can be prevented with proper technique and training. Read on for the signs of overuse injuries and ways to keep your child healthy.
Sep 28th, 2018