Blog Archive

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...