What Is a Labral Tear and How Is It Treated?
Does your shoulder catch or lock when you lift heavy objects? You may be experiencing symptoms of a labral tear. Understanding what a labral tear is and the types of treatments a shoulder specialist offers can help you be on your way to performing everyday tasks without worrying about shoulder pain. What Is a Shoulder […]read more
Discover the Benefits of PRP Injections for Knee Arthritis
Using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for knee arthritis is a relatively new treatment option that utilizes your own blood to help relieve knee pain and promote long-lasting healing. Discover the many benefits of PRP treatments and how an orthopedic knee specialist can help you alleviate knee pain with this nonsurgical procedure. What Is Arthritis? Simply […]read more
What Is Spinal Stenosis and How Is It Treated?
Spinal stenosis is a common orthopedic injury that occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Understanding what spinal stenosis is and the types of treatments spine specialists offer can help you get back to enjoying your favorite activities pain-free. What Is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spine, which […]read more
How Do You Know if You Tore Your ACL?
Knee injuries can be painful and debilitating. Your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a tissue band of ligaments that hold the knee bones together. The function of the ACL is to prevent your shinbone from sliding out in front of your thighbone. What Is ACL Injury? An ACL injury is a sprain or tear of […]read more
Symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis
The shoulder joint has more movement than any other joint in the body. Shoulder arthritis can make these frequent movements more painful. What is Shoulder Arthritis? The two main types of shoulder arthritis are: Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) Osteoarthritis (OA) is typically seen in people over 50 and is due to the […]read more
Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel
What is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that comes from the irritation of the wrist’s median nerve. The median nerve is located in your carpal tunnel. When the nerve is pressed or squeezed, carpal tunnel syndrome can develop. What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? For many people, the exact cause of carpal […]read more
What is a Strain Injury?
Common orthopedic injuries include sprains and strains. While these terms are used interchangeably, they are both very different types of injuries. What is a Strain? A strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle. Tendons are tissues that connect your muscles to your bones. A strain can range from overstretching the tendon or muscle, […]read more
How Long Does It Take for a Sprained Ankle to Heal?
What Are the Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle? Sprained ankle symptoms depend on the severity of the sprain and may include: Pain, particularly when you put too much weight on the foot Ankle is tender to the touch Bruising Swelling Limited range of motion Instability in the ankle Redness and warmth Popping sound or sensation […]read more
What Happens if Plantar Fasciitis is Left Untreated?
What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick, dense band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? When you step down, the plantar fascia stretches, and the arch flattens to cushion the impact […]read more
Why Are My Joints Stiff?
Stiffness can affect any joint in your body, including your fingers, hands, wrists, knees, and elbows. You may find it more difficult than usual to walk, stand, type, or perform other daily tasks and should seek treatment if your symptoms are ongoing. What is Joint Stiffness? Joint stiffness can occur when it is difficult to […]read more