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How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From becoming Chronically Unstable Jul 3rd, 2019

An ankle injury can be something as simple as a sprain. This can occur if you twist or turn your ankle in the wrong way and damage the ligaments. If not treated properly, it can lead to chronic ankle instability.  If you have a sprained ankle, Jonathan Shults, MD, at...

You Don't Have to Live with Arthritis. Find Relief with Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Jun 4th, 2019

Arthritis is the condition where one or more of your joints suffer from inflammation. For some people it can be debilitating, and can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and a drastic decrease in your range of motion. There are two main types: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is where your joints...

Work in an Office? Here's How You Can Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May 1st, 2019

Do you work in an office and use your hands to do repetitive work, like typing on a computer? Are you experiencing itching, numbness, or tingling in your fingers or hands? These could be the early warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. If left untreated, it can result in a...

5 Ways You Could be Making Your Knee Pain Worse Apr 1st, 2019

People of all ages suffer from knee pain. Whether you’re a high school athlete, a longtime runner, or a senior adult, anyone can develop knee pain. Knee pain has the power to keep you from enjoying the activities you love and it can significantly impact your quality of life. Arthritis,...

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help With Joint Pain Mar 1st, 2019

When you have joint pain, life can be miserable. Going up and down stairs can be a chore, taking the lid off a jar seems like a monumental task, and even the prospect of going to bed offers no comfort because you know you’ll toss and turn in an effort...

Understanding Trigger Finger and How to Find Relief Feb 1st, 2019

Image Credit: Pexels To understand how trigger finger occurs, it’s important to understand a little bit of the anatomy of the hand. Your finger has muscles and tendons that work together to facilitate bending and straightening. When you bend your finger, the muscles in the finger contract and pull on the...

How Surgical Intervention Can Help Repair Damaged Nerves Jan 15th, 2019

Do you have nerve damage? Nerve damage can result from a variety of causes: traumatic injuries, exposure to toxins, infections, metabolic problems, and even inherited causes. Oftentimes, it’s more than just an inconvenience. You could be experiencing stabbing pain in the middle of the night. Or you might be feeling...

How Effective is Carpal Tunnel Surgery? Dec 7th, 2018

Your hands and wrists are complex structures of nerves, tendons, and muscles. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that affects the nerves and tendons in your wrists and fingers, making movement difficult. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you don’t have to live with the pain. Carpal tunnel surgery...

10 Most Common Weekend Warrior Injuries and What You Can Do to Prevent Them Nov 21st, 2018

Weekend warriors usually spend the work week sitting at their desk. When they have free time during the weekend and can get moving, they often enjoy popular activities like running, tennis, golf, soccer, and basketball. While Dr. Jonathan Shults encourages everyone to get plenty of exercise, a lot of weekend...

How Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing Arthritis Treatment Oct 12th, 2018

Arthritis is a collection of painful conditions that affect the joints, and traditional treatments may help you manage the pain somewhat, but they can’t restore tissue or halt the progression of joint deterioration. Read on to learn about a few revolutionary new arthritis treatments that can improve your function and...

What Parents Should Know About Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes Sep 28th, 2018

An estimated 30 million American children and teenagers are getting valuable exercise and socialization by participating in organized sports. Unfortunately, many of them are also being sidelined by overuse injuries.While overuse issues can affect various parts of the body, they most commonly strike the knee or foot, and they account...