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When to Seek Medical Intervention for Sports-Related Back Pain

When to Seek Medical Intervention for Sports-Related Back Pain

Most sports rely on a strong back for optimal performance, and not surprisingly, back pain is a pretty common problem for lots of athletes. The good news: Back pain is treatable. The key is knowing when it’s time to seek medical attention.
Mar 1st, 2022
How to Protect Your Knees When You Work Out

How to Protect Your Knees When You Work Out

Your knees are complex joints that can be prone to injury, even from a simple workout. Learn how to protect your knees while enjoying a strenuous workout with these simple tips from an orthopaedic specialist.
Jan 1st, 2022
Is Hip Replacement Inevitable?

Is Hip Replacement Inevitable?

We all want to avoid surgery if we can help it, but hip pain rarely responds to conservative treatment for long. Take heart, because you have options, and hip replacement may be avoidable..
Dec 1st, 2021
When to See a Doctor for a Sprain

When to See a Doctor for a Sprain

A sprain might seem like a minor thing, but some sprains require medical intervention to heal properly. To learn when it’s time to make a doctor’s appointment, use this guide.
Nov 1st, 2021
When Does a Meniscus Tear Require Surgery?

When Does a Meniscus Tear Require Surgery?

Do you have a torn meniscus, and you’re wondering whether surgery might be needed? Here, we explain why surgery is often, but not always, the best path forward to restoring pain-free movement in your knee.
Oct 7th, 2021
Recovering from Trauma Surgery

Recovering from Trauma Surgery

Recovering from trauma surgery can be a complex process that involves addressing both the physical and emotional impact of your injuries. Find out what to expect if you or a loved one has undergone trauma surgery.
Sep 6th, 2021
Can I Do Anything About My Hammertoes?

Can I Do Anything About My Hammertoes?

Having hammertoes can make you self-conscious about baring your feet in sandals. The condition can also reduce normal foot function and movement. Find out how you can improve your foot’s function and appearance by correcting your hammertoes.
Aug 1st, 2021

Why Did My ACL Tear?

An ACL tear is a relatively common injury for participants in fast-moving sports like basketball and football, but it can happen to anyone. Find out more about the reasons this injury occurs.
Jul 27th, 2021

Best Treatment Options for Your Arthritis

There are several options for treating the debilitating joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. Learn how treatments can relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life if you’re affected by this degenerative disease.
Jun 17th, 2021

Injuries Common to Female Athletes

Female athletes get hurt as frequently as men do, and can be even more prone to certain types of sports injuries. Most of these injuries are preventable and treatable. Here are some of the most common ones women experience.
Apr 1st, 2021

Treatment Options for Fractures

A fracture can be mild or complex, but in all cases, an orthopaedic surgeon should have a look to determine if the bone needs special attention. An unset fracture can cause problems later in life.
Mar 11th, 2021

Understanding How Sprains Are Graded

When you abnormally stretch or even tear a ligament, you have a sprain. The severity of your sprain is graded from mild (grade 1) to most intense (grade 3). Here’s what’s considered when assigning your sprain its grade.
Jan 10th, 2021

The Link Between Excess Weight and Arthritis

Being overweight is the top risk factor for developing arthritis. Extra weight adds so much stress to your joints that gaining about 10 pounds increases your risk for arthritis by 36%. Learn more about the link between weight and arthritis.
Dec 3rd, 2020

What Is Hip Resurfacing and When Is It Recommended?

Hip resurfacing may be a better option than total joint replacement if you’re contemplating hip surgery. Learn what an expert says about this conservative approach, which can restore your hip function to nearly normal as it relieves your pain.
Nov 16th, 2020

Getting Back in the Game After an ACL Tear

You go all out to win the game. But then your knee goes out. It hurts so much, you have to stop playing. You may have heard a popping sound, too. If you tore your ACL, how do you get back in the game?
Oct 7th, 2020

The Importance of Exercise When You Have Arthritis

Avoiding exercise is tempting, especially when you have arthritis. But a sedentary lifestyle can actually exacerbate this condition, as well as, contribute to even more health issues. Read on to learn why exercise is essential for arthritis sufferers.
Aug 31st, 2020

5 Ways to Protect Your Joints as You Age

Some aspects of aging are inevitable, but joint pain doesn’t have to be one of them. With a little foresight, you can take steps now to save your joints from damage and give them the best chance of staying pain-free well into your golden years.
Aug 17th, 2020

How You Can Prevent Future Ankle Sprains

The plant-and-pivot move in sports is to blame for many sprained ankles, but so is the trip-and-fall for nonathletes. Whatever caused your sprain, one thing’s for sure: You never want to experience it again. Here’s how to prevent a repeat sprain.
Jul 28th, 2020

What to Expect When Returning to Sports After an ACL Injury

Nothing stops an athlete faster than an ACL injury. However, many athletes are able to return to their previous level of play after appropriate treatment. Keep reading to learn more about these injuries and what to expect to help you get back in the game.
Jun 23rd, 2020

Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement

Hip pain replacement uses advanced technology to help patients relieve painful symptoms and get back to the lifestyle they enjoy. If you’ve got hip pain, here’s how to tell whether hip replacement surgery might be a good choice for you.
May 1st, 2020

Returning to Sports After Your Shoulder Surgery

You wouldn’t let anything, not even a shoulder injury, keep you from returning to your sport at the earliest possible time. Take a moment to learn how we can help you get back to your sport safely and quickly — even after shoulder surgery.
Mar 23rd, 2020