Blog Archive

When Does My Labral Tear Require Surgery? Nov 7th, 2022

Your shoulders have a lot of moving parts, and because of this, many things can go wrong. One common injury is a labral tear. This injury can cause pain, decreased range of motion, shoulder instability, and a number of other symptoms. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD, of Metairie Orthopedics & Sports...

Understanding the Steps for Robotic Joint Replacement Oct 11th, 2022

Severe pain in one of your joints could signal a big problem, such as advanced osteoarthritis. If other treatments haven’t been able to ease your pain, a joint replacement is often the next step. Joint replacements have come a long way, with surgeons now using robotic technology. This technology allows...

3 Cutting-Edge Treatments For Arthritis Sep 13th, 2022

When you have arthritis, your whole world can change. Simply getting up a flight of steps may seem impossible, or pain may keep you awake at night.  However, you don’t have to suffer with this condition in vain. There are a number of cutting-edge treatments available that can help reduce your discomfort...

Telltale Signs of a Meniscus Tear Aug 9th, 2022

Your knee health is important for many aspects of your life. From walking to playing sports, this joint helps support your body and allows you to move. You have two menisci in each knee, and if one gets injured, this can cause significant symptoms and keep you sidelined from your normal activities....

How To Manage Your Olecranon Bursitis Pain Jul 10th, 2022

In your joints are small, fluid-filled sacs called bursa, and they help provide cushioning and shock absorption for your joints. If a bursa within an elbow joint gets inflamed, this is called olecranon bursitis, and it can cause pain and hinder your ability to use your affected elbow. At Metairie Orthopedics &...

What Can Arthritis Injections Do for Me? Jun 1st, 2022

Arthritis is a common condition that affects joints. The damage caused by the many forms of arthritis can cause pain and loss of function in various joints. The good news is joint injections can help treat the various symptoms caused by arthritis. At Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Metairie, Louisiana, our team specializes...

Treating Your Foot and Ankle Pain With Steroid Injections May 1st, 2022

Your feet and ankles bear your weight day in and day out, allowing you to walk, run, and jump. Because they shoulder so much of the burden of day-to-day life, they can be prone to injury and other issues. If you develop pain in your feet or ankles, you may...

How PRP Therapy Can Relieve Your Hand and Wrist Pain Apr 1st, 2022

Chronic pain can interfere with living normally, no matter what part of your body it affects. However, when chronic pain strikes your hands and wrists, it can have a devastating effect. Debilitating hand and wrist pain can make it impossible to perform even the most basic life-sustaining tasks. If conservative treatments, such...

Is Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery the Best Option for Me? Mar 2nd, 2022

When conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, medications, or injections, fail to reduce pain and restore function to a damaged joint, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery. While deciding to have any type of surgery can be difficult, knowing that the odds for achieving pain relief and...

How PRP Injections Can Help You Heal Quickly Feb 1st, 2022

Plate-rich plasma (PRP) injections represent one of the most promising therapies in regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine treatments are cutting-edge therapies that work with your body’s natural mechanisms to restore or “regenerate” damaged cells and tissues.  Plate-rich plasma injections work by boosting the amount of healing factors present at the site...

Understanding Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain Jan 1st, 2022

Despite the dramatic impact that foot and ankle pain can have on your quality of life, many people don’t seek medical care to get relief. According to a national survey, only 30% of people who experience any type of foot pain seek medical advice, while others often endure pain longer...

I've Experienced a Personal Injury: Where Do I Start? Dec 8th, 2021

Experiencing any type of injury can leave you feeling frustrated, especially if you’re left in pain or debilitated as a result. However, if you were hurt due to circumstances that were no fault of your own, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your personal injury. The term “personal...

Recovering from an ACL Tear Nov 1st, 2021

You don’t have to be an athlete to tear your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This grueling and potentially life-changing injury affects up to 200,000 athletes and nonathletes every year. While you have a higher risk of experiencing an ACL tear if you participate in fast-moving sports, such as football or...

How Arthritis Impacts Your Hips Oct 6th, 2021

Your hip joint includes the upper end of your thigh bone, called the femoral head, and your hip socket, called the acetabulum. The cartilage that covers the ends of your bones creates a buffer to allow the femoral head and hip socket to glide smoothly against each other where they...

Bad Habits That Are Making Your Plantar Fasciitis Worse Sep 6th, 2021

If you have plantar fasciitis, you’ve probably been sidelined by the sharp, stabbing heel pain typically caused by this ailment. This relatively common orthopedic condition can be most intense when you first step out of bed in the morning and when you stand after sitting for a long period.  The...

Is There a Loose Fragment in Your Elbow? Aug 10th, 2021

Your elbow is a complicated joint made up of three bones held together by ligaments, muscles, cartilage, and tendons. Occasionally, small pieces of bone or cartilage can break off and move around in the joint. While the condition can occur without initial symptoms, long-term consequences can include limited elbow function...

Who’s At Risk for a Rotator Cuff Tear? Jul 20th, 2021

Your shoulder is the most mobile, but least stable, joint in your body. While this joint allows you to move your upper extremity in a multitude of ranges in front, behind, and above, the fact that it’s necessary for so many daily activities makes it vulnerable to injury. Your rotator...

Am I Too Young for a Hip or Knee Replacement? Jun 29th, 2021

While hip and knee replacements were once reserved for the elderly, joint replacements are becoming more popular as an option for restoring normal function in patients of all ages. When conservative treatments fail, a hip or knee replacement is often the only remedy available for degenerative bone conditions, traumatic injuries,...

What to Know Before Undergoing Arthroscopy May 26th, 2021

Joint damage that occurs from injury or degenerative joint disease can cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. While nonsurgical treatments can reduce symptoms in many cases, conditions that don’t respond to them can interfere with your quality of life. Arthroscopy allows an orthopedic surgeon to examine and treat...

Could That Foot Pain Signal a Stress Fracture? Apr 16th, 2021

A stress fracture is a common overuse injury. While it often affects athletes, it can happen to anyone who participates in high-impact or repetitive activities. Almost half of all sports injuries are due to overuse.  A stress fracture can develop when recurring actions exert repeated strain on a specific bone...

Signs of a Rotator Cuff Injury Mar 9th, 2021

You use your arms and shoulders more than you probably think. Whether it’s reaching up to hang a picture, carrying groceries, or swimming, your shoulders are important to your everyday life. However, because you use them so much, when an injury strikes, it leaves you feeling pretty helpless, especially when...