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How to Care for Your Meniscus Tear Before Surgery

How to Care for Your Meniscus Tear Before Surgery

Caring for your meniscus tear before surgery is essential to successful recovery. Read on to learn strategies to minimize pain, reduce swelling, and improve the condition of your knee in preparation for surgery.
Oct 2nd, 2023
5 Common Causes of Chronic Shoulder Pain

5 Common Causes of Chronic Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is incredibly mobile. While that makes it versatile, it is also susceptible to injury. Here are five common reasons you may be experiencing shoulder pain and when you should see a specialist for an evaluation.
Sep 1st, 2023
How Does Arthroscopic Surgery Work?

How Does Arthroscopic Surgery Work?

Surgeons treat many orthopedic conditions with arthroscopic surgery, but you may not fully understand what this advanced surgical technique entails. Read on to learn about arthroscopy and why it’s used.
Jun 1st, 2023
The Dangers of Wearing Tight or Ill-Fitting Shoes

The Dangers of Wearing Tight or Ill-Fitting Shoes

Don’t buy shoes based only on how they look. Choosing a good fit and optimal support is essential for your long-term foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back health. Here are some of the dangers associated with poor footwear choices.
May 1st, 2023
I Think My Shoulder Is Dislocated. What Should I Do?

I Think My Shoulder Is Dislocated. What Should I Do?

If you have intense pain and visible deformity at the shoulder joint, it’s possible you’ve dislocated your shoulder. Get medical attention immediately. Read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatment for shoulder dislocation.
Mar 2nd, 2023
Bursitis Pain

At-Home Tips to Improve Bursitis Pain

When the fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, in a joint become inflamed, you have bursitis. You’ll experience uncomfortable symptoms, including swelling and pain, as a result. Here’s how to manage your bursitis at home as you rest and heal.
Feb 24th, 2023
What to Expect From Hip Impingement Surgery

What to Expect From Hip Impingement Surgery

When hip impingement symptoms can’t be resolved with conservative treatments, surgery may be recommended. Surgery can greatly ease pain and potentially prevent more damage to the joint. Here’s what to expect.
Dec 1st, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

Everything You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and can affect just about any joint. Most commonly, people experience it in the knees, hips, hands, and spine. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, here’s what you should know.
Oct 26th, 2022
What's Involved in Cartilage Repair?

What's Involved in Cartilage Repair?

When cartilage degrades due to wear-and-tear or injury, you experience pain at the joints where bones rub together. Cartilage repair can reduce the pain and improve function in affected joints. Here’s what you should know about this treatment.
Sep 1st, 2022
5 Telltale Signs of a Rotator Cuff Injury

5 Telltale Signs of a Rotator Cuff Injury

You’ve heard that shoulder pain can sometimes be caused by a rotator cuff injury, but how do you know for sure? Here are five telltale signs that you have a rotator cuff injury and what you can do about it.
Aug 1st, 2022
6 Effective Treatments for Hip Arthritis

6 Effective Treatments for Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis causes pain and stiffness that can limit your mobility and comfort. Hip arthritis can’t be cured, but these six treatments help you manage pain and maintain function. Read on to learn more.
Jul 6th, 2022
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Chronic Joint Pain

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Chronic Joint Pain

You may think you can manage chronic joint pain on your own, but over time, it can lead to joint instability, increased weakness, greater pain, and complications. Here’s what to do about chronic joint pain and how we can help.
Jun 1st, 2022
How to Successfully Manage ACL Tear Pain

How to Successfully Manage ACL Tear Pain

An ACL tear makes it difficult to bear weight on your knee. Here’s how to manage the immediate pain of an ACL tear and navigate long-term treatment and recovery. Read on to learn more.
May 4th, 2022
Prepping For Your Joint Replacement Surgery

Prepping For Your Joint Replacement Surgery

You might need joint replacement surgery when more conservative treatments don’t provide relief. When you’ve scheduled your procedure, here’s how to prep in the weeks and hours before.
Apr 4th, 2022
How PRP Treatment Can Help You Overcome an Injury

How PRP Treatment Can Help You Overcome an Injury

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is an innovative treatment that stimulates your body’s ability to heal several injuries, including tendonitis, muscle strains, and joint pain. Read on to learn how PRP can help you heal and avoid surgery.
Mar 8th, 2022
5 Tips for Preventing Shoulder-Related Sports Injuries

5 Tips for Preventing Shoulder-Related Sports Injuries

Your shoulder is exceptionally mobile, helping you swing a racquet and throw a ball with ease. But with this mobility comes a significant chance for injury. Here’s how to prevent injury and keep your shoulder safe when you play sports.
Feb 6th, 2022
How to Prevent Rotator Cuff Tears

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