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5 Signs It's Time to Consider a Hip Replacement

The largest ball-and-socket joint in the body, the hip bears up to five times the weight of your body as you move through the day. With a degenerative condition like arthritis, hip replacements can relieve pain and restore mobility.
Jun 1st, 2023

5 Common Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis

A form of inflammatory arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis can eventually cause the bones of the spine to fuse. This can interfere with posture, movement, and breathing. Treatment can reduce symptoms, so early identification is important.
Apr 4th, 2023

When Can I Exercise Normally After ACL Reconstruction?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a band of tough tissue that helps to connect the bones of your leg at the knee. The ACL is frequently sprained or torn during sports that require quick stops and changes of direction.
Mar 6th, 2023

4 Lifestyle Habits that Make Your Wrist Pain Worse

You may not think about how important your hands are until you feel the restrictions imposed by wrist pain. It can bring many parts of your life to a halt. Yet, there are aspects of your lifestyle that may be causing or making your wrist pain worse.
Feb 7th, 2023

How to Reduce Your Elbow Bursitis Pain

When the bursa sac in the elbow becomes inflamed, you may suffer ongoing pain when you move the joint, making typical daily tasks difficult. Some cases of bursitis may respond to home care which may be the first treatment a physician recommends.
Jan 18th, 2023

Can My Hip Pain Be Treated Arthroscopically?

Looking inside joints with special tools has over 100 years of history. Today, arthroscopy commonly reveals joint problems while guiding treatments performed with special tools. Orthopedic surgeons often turn to arthroscopes to treat hips.
Dec 2nd, 2022

Understanding 4 Common Types of Arthritis

With over 100 different forms, arthritis is an umbrella term that describes joint conditions. The many forms can be divided into four common types of arthritis based on why joint deterioration begins.
Nov 7th, 2022

How Physical Therapy and Exercise Can Relieve Back Pain

Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed time at work. While pain suggests rest and inactivity, the best response to back pain is often moderate doses of gentle exercise targeting overall aerobic health and support muscle groups.
Oct 1st, 2022

4 Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery

If you require surgery on a joint, you want as few incisions as possible, as small as possible. Your surgeon turns to an arthroscope. A small tube containing a light source and video camera, the arthroscope avoids large surgical incisions.
Sep 1st, 2022

Reasons Why You Might Need Joint Replacement

The most common chronic joint condition -- and the most significant reason behind joint replacements -- is osteoarthritis. You may need a joint replacement when cartilage deteriorates so that bones in a joint rub against each other directly.
Aug 1st, 2022

Bad Habits That Are Harming Your Shoulder

Your shoulders contain two joints each, connected and supported by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Despite the shoulder’s strength and range of motion, certain habits can lead to degeneration of the joints.
Jul 1st, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Play Through Knee Pain

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, complex and essential for movement. When you’re experiencing pain, it’s tempting to ignore it, particularly if you’re involved in a favorite activity or sport. That may make things worse, however.
Jun 1st, 2022

Common Overuse Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Jumping in with both feet is often a great way to start a new pastime, but caution is urged if it includes physical activity. It takes time to ramp up performance to game level, or else you risk overuse injuries through improper training or technique.
Apr 1st, 2022

Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Resolve on Its Own?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive strain injury that compresses the median nerve at the point it passes through your wrist. While CTS can resolve over time, you’ll need to make some changes to support healing.
Mar 1st, 2022

Is Arthritis Inevitable as I Get Older?

While getting older is a primary risk factor for developing osteoarthritis, not everyone experiences symptoms or develops this “wear and tear” form of the joint condition. You can avoid some of the risk factors through lifestyle choices.
Jan 1st, 2022

Should I Take Medicine for Plantar Fasciitis?

When your heel hurts, it may be due to plantar fasciitis, inflammation affecting tissue running across the bottom of your feet. While often healing itself, it can take up to 18 months. Treatment may combine anti-inflammatory medications and exercise.
Dec 1st, 2021

Why Does My Hip Hurt?

Pain in the hip area is something most people experience at some point in their lives, stemming from a wide range of causes. Pain can be acute or chronic, resulting from things like simple overuse to degenerative arthritic conditions.
Nov 1st, 2021

Common Sports Injuries in Children

Though children sometimes seem remarkably resilient, they’re not immune to injury when playing sports, whether casually or in organized leagues. Certain injuries tend to be more common than others among young athletes.
Oct 3rd, 2021

Understanding Spinal Stenosis

While a case of spinal stenosis isn’t always a problem, that changes when nerves that pass through narrow openings experience pressure. This can lead to problems with sensation, motor control, and strength.
Sep 1st, 2021

Can You Avoid a Concussion?

As many as 3 million sports-related concussions occur every year in America. About half of these may be undetected, and since concussion events are instant and unpredictable, your best bet for concussion avoidance is planning.
Aug 3rd, 2021

Recovering From a Fracture

Fractures are common injuries, whether you participate in sports, are involved in an automobile accident, or slip and fall. Find out what to expect while recovering from a fracture.
Jul 11th, 2021

The Role of Nutrition in Joint Health

The food you eat provides fuel for every body function, including cellular regeneration. Healthy bones, muscles, and connective tissue are critical to your joint health. Discover the best foods for healthy joints.
May 11th, 2021

Arthroscopic Surgery for Carpal Tunnel

If you have numbness and weakness in your thumb and first three fingers, chances are you have carpal tunnel syndrome. When severe, you might need arthroscopic surgery to repair the condition. Discover when surgery is necessary and what to expect.
Apr 1st, 2021

How Are Hip Pain and Osteoporosis Linked?

Millions of Americans have osteoporosis, a condition that causes your bones to become brittle and weak. It's also a common cause of hip pain and fractures. Read on to learn more about the connection.
Mar 1st, 2021

Hurt on the Field: Signs of a Head Injury

Participating in sports is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy. However, some activities, like football, have a high-risk of head injuries. Learn the signs of a head injury so you can get the treatment you need quickly.
Feb 2nd, 2021

Nursemaid’s Elbow: Symptoms and Treatment

Nursemaid’s elbow is a common childhood injury, especially in kids under the age of 5. Learn the signs of this injury to ensure your child gets appropriate treatment to protect their elbow and physical development.
Jan 1st, 2021

How We Help Treat Your Sports Injury

If you participate in sports, whether you’re a student, professional, or weekend-warrior, you don’t want an injury to keep you off the field for long. Sports medicine is critical to recovering quickly and safely.
Dec 1st, 2020

All About Hip Replacement Surgery

Millions of Americans live with severe hip pain that interferes with their quality of life. If other treatments don’t relieve your pain, it might be time to talk to an orthopedic surgeon about hip replacement surgery.
Nov 2nd, 2020

What Is Causing My Back Pain?

Understanding the cause of back pain is the first step in creating an effective treatment plan. From injuries to poor posture, there are many potential causes of back pain. Read on to learn more about what could contribute to your pain.
Oct 19th, 2020

Recognizing the Signs of Arthritis

Everyone has aches and pains from time to time, but how can you tell if your pain is due to arthritis. Knowing the signs of arthritis and how they’re different from other types of pain can help you get the treatment you need as early as possible.
Aug 31st, 2020

Trigger Finger: Signs and Treatment

If you have a career or hobby that requires repetitive gripping action, your risk of developing trigger finger increases. Learn the early warning signs of this uncomfortable condition so you can get treatment as early as possible.
Aug 11th, 2020

Does Running Cause Knee Problems?

You might run to keep fit, burn off stress, or balance your wholehearted love of pizza. Whatever your reason, when you pound the pavement, you increase the strain on your knees. Read on to find out if running causes knee problems.
Jul 17th, 2020

5 Common Causes of Wrist Pain

Wrist pain can interfere with your day-to-day life, whether you spend all day typing on a computer or you participate in a sport that puts stress on your hands, wrists, and arms. Let's explore common causes of wrist pain and their treatments.
Jun 8th, 2020

Lower Your Risk for Hip Fracture Complications

Every year, millions of Americans break their hips, increasing their risk of potentially life-threatening complications. Learn how you can reduce your chances of both breaking your hip and developing dangerous complications.
May 26th, 2020

Shoulder Pain? Here’s What Could Be Causing It

Your shoulders have a remarkable range of motion that allows you to reach in just about every direction. However, this versatility also increases your risk of shoulder pain. Learn more about the wide range of issues that can cause shoulder pain.
Apr 6th, 2020

Natural Approaches to Relieving Arthritis Pain

While painkillers are an effective way to manage arthritis pain, long-term reliance on medication can have a negative effect on other parts of your body. Learn about natural approaches to managing arthritis pain and enhance your quality of life.
Feb 11th, 2020

How Do I Know If I Need Joint Replacement Surgery?

Are you struggling with joint pain? Are conservative methods not effective in relieving your pain? Joint replacement surgery may be the answer to your joint problems. Read on to see if you may be a candidate for surgery.
Jan 1st, 2020

How to Beat the Pain of Osteoarthritis in Your Shoulder

A leading cause of shoulder pain is osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis. Joint pain, swelling, and inflammation can make daily life difficult, but finding relief from shoulder arthritis is possible. Get our best tips here.
Dec 2nd, 2019

How to Regain Stability After a Meniscus Tear

You’ve suffered through a meniscus tear, been treated, and you’re doing all of the PT your doctor recommended. But what else do you need to do? Regaining stability will let you return to the activities you enjoy and protect you from further injury.
Nov 1st, 2019

Combatting Wrist Pain in an Office Job

Working in an office can make you susceptible to wrist pain from repetitive movements and improper ergonomics. Find out what you can do to prevent daily discomfort as well as the development of long-term, chronic wrist pain.
Oct 1st, 2019

Most Common Sports Injuries for Kids (And How to Avoid Them)

Kids who participate in sports have a lot to gain physically, emotionally, and socially. However, it takes just seconds for an injury to offset these valuable gains. Learn about the most common sports injuries and what you can do to prevent them.
Sep 1st, 2019

Living With Arthritis

Arthritis is a fact of life for many people over 40. Despite this, it doesn’t have to change the way you live. Millions live with arthritis and continue to flourish in their daily activities.
May 8th, 2019

What to Expect When Returning to Sports After an ACL Injury

ACL injuries are the most common sports injuries to occur in the knee, and when athletes return to the game too soon, it can cause significant damage. To know what to expect, give us a moment as we discuss returning to sports after an ACL injury.
Apr 8th, 2019

3 Amazing Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may worry that you’re facing a lifetime of painkillers. What if you could stimulate your own body to heal your pain and disability? With regenerative medicines like stems cells and PRP therapy, you can.
Mar 12th, 2019

When a Hip Replacement Is Your Best Option

You've tried all of the minimally invasive treatments, including physical therapy, but your hip pain’s just getting worse. If you’re longing to again walk normally without pain, then hip replacement surgery may be your best option.
Feb 8th, 2019

10 Must-Haves After Shoulder Surgery

After shoulder surgery, you’ll regain strength and range of motion. But before that happens, you need to plan for post-surgery healing without the use of your shoulder and arm. These must-haves can help you get ready for a successful recovery.
Jan 7th, 2019

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective?

Are you still recovering from a muscle or tendon injury? Consider having your injury treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. It’s known to help speed up the recovery of soft tissue damage.
Jul 3rd, 2019