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How to Prevent Rotator Cuff Tears

What do baseball players, painters, factory workers, and older adults have in common? They’re all at risk for rotator cuff injuries. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent the pain and disability caused by a rotator cuff problem.

Jan 20th, 2022
Tackle the Root Cause of Hip Pain

The hip is the largest joint in the human body. It consists of a ball and socket joint, where the rounded end of the femur rests into the pelvic bone.

Nov 28th, 2021
How Custom Orthotics Protect More Than Just Your Feet

You’ve probably seen all the different inserts you can get for your shoes at the store. Why are there so many of them? And what makes having custom ones made for you by your orthopaedic provider a better choice?

Sep 22nd, 2021
3 Causes of Heel Pain

The weather is great in sunny Silicon Valley and due to hitting the trails, you may be experiencing ankle pain. The most common injuries to the heel happen as a result of repetitive striking of the foot on hard surfaces while playing sports...

Jul 6th, 2021
Winter May Be Over But Your Shoulder is Frozen!

The shoulder joint is susceptible to various types of ailments. Frozen shoulder is one of them. Often confused with arthritis, frozen shoulder is a condition that involves pain and stiffness similar to arthritis. It develops gradually and intensifies.

Apr 12th, 2021
Big Problems with Your Big Toe?

Did you know that the most common site of arthritis in the foot is at the base of the big toe? Can you imagine trying to get around with a big toe that does not want to flex?

Mar 5th, 2021
Top 5 Orthopaedic Injuries for Men

As men get older, they may lose bone density that can make them more susceptible to injury. Because of their differences in structural anatomies, men can face challenges in their orthopaedic health differently than females.

Feb 10th, 2021
5 Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

The first and most noticeable symptom of plantar fasciitis is often a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel. It can be stronger when you first get out of bed and start walking, gradually easing up throughout the day, or it could be a constant pain as...

Jan 6th, 2021
Is COVID-19 Making You Reconsider Joint Surgery?

The prospect of surgery can be daunting, but the current pandemic is causing many who suffer from painful joints to reconsider surgery. These delays could lead to loss of function, more pain and an increased risk of further damage.

Nov 25th, 2020
Is it Gout or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Gout is a very painful form of inflammatory arthritis. The attacks can have a sudden onset and are characterized by swelling, redness and intense pain. Another major symptom is that it most commonly occurs in the foot,...

Nov 4th, 2020
The Importance of Orthopedic Second Opinions

An orthopedic injury or condition can greatly impact your mobility and quality of life. Whether you tore a tendon playing a contact sport or you are struggling with a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis,...

Oct 23rd, 2020
Telltale Symptoms of Arthritis in the Knees

Recognizing the potential signs of arthritis in the knees could save you a lot of future pain. These symptoms can present individually or with more than one symptom at a time. You may not feel concerned about early symptoms if they are not as severe or fre

Sep 2nd, 2020
Baker’s Cysts Facts

William Morrant Baker was a 19th century surgeon who first described the condition termed “Baker’s Cyst.” It is also called a popliteal cyst. It forms when excess synovial fluid accumulates in the hollow at the back of the knee joint and forms a bulge.

Aug 4th, 2020
Keep It Moving

Life as we know it has changed, maybe forever. Much of what was taken for granted not long ago now seems like just a memory of the past. For many, this includes such simple things as working out in the gym.

Jun 22nd, 2020
When Life Is a Pain in the Knee

There is an old saying, “You never miss the water, ‘till the well runs dry.” It can be applied to many things in life, including knee pain. You can have pain in a number of different areas in your body and keep going, in many cases.

Mar 10th, 2020
Can Ergonomics Really Help?

The term “ergonomics” has been popular in the English language from about 1997 onward. There are three basic branches of the discipline – physical, cognitive and organizational. Most people are aware of ergonomics as they address the workplace environment.

Feb 12th, 2020
How Bad Is That Ankle Injury?

Ankle injury statistics are impressive. Over 25,000 ankle sprains occur on a daily basis. Over the course of a year, more than one million people will visit the emergency room with an ankle injury.

Jan 9th, 2020
Work-Related Shoulder Pain

You often hear people talk about problems with carpel tunnel syndrome for those who work on computers all day. Less discussed are shoulder problems that arise from daily computer work.

Nov 6th, 2019
Six Ways Ankle Injuries May Occur During Sports Activities

The vast majority of athletes heavily rely on ankle stability and strength in their chosen sports activity. Whether you play football or practice mixed martial arts, the fear of suffering ankle injuries is likely always at the back of your mind.

Aug 10th, 2019
Rotator Cuff Recovery after Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

If you are due to have arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the rotator cuff muscles will likely experience some degree of interference during the procedure. During the recovery period, supporting these muscles can help to aid and speed up healing.

Jul 10th, 2019