Category: Orthopaedic Trends & Insights
How Scoliosis Forms
October 20, 2017
Do you remember getting checked for scoliosis in school when you were younger? You probably took the Adam’s Forward Bend Test, where you bent forward at the waist 90 degrees with your arms stretched toward the floor, and your knees remained straight. Sound familiar? What they were looking for in this routine screening were for any […]
Overuse Series Pt. 3: The Shoulder
October 4, 2017
The shoulder is the most mobile of your joints, so it’s no wonder that shoulder injuries are fairly common. Individuals who engage in sports such as swimming and baseball are prone to overuse shoulder injuries more frequently than other sports, with the arm being used in a constant overhead motion. Shoulder bursitis and tendinitis are […]
Do I have a lower back strain?
September 22, 2017
Low back pain is caused by soft tissues that support the lower spine, which affect the ligaments, muscles and tendons. These soft tissues hold the body upright, as well as support weight from your upper body. This is what the lower spine depends on for support. Two types of soft tissue injuries can occur in […]
What is a herniated disc?
August 30, 2017
A herniated disc usually affects the cervical spine, but can occur anywhere along it. It is a relatively common condition that happens when spinal discs, cushion-like pads between the vertebrae, move out of place and press on the nerves that are adjacent to it. Without spinal discs, the bones in the spine would rub against […]
Knee Pain: Do I Have Osteoarthritis?
July 9, 2017
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition causing pain or loss of function and is the most common type of arthritis affecting more than 27 million people in the U.S., with the knees being one of the most commonly affected areas. It is a condition that causes cartilage in the joints to break down and abnormal […]
Heat or Ice After Injury
April 21, 2017
Sports medicine physicians often “prescribe” warm or cold compresses after injury. Carefully following your doctor’s instructions about this is key to a successful recovery, especially within the first 48 hours. Below, we’ve outlined when you should – and shouldn’t – apply heat or ice to an injured area. Heat Compresses Heat works to bring more […]
Preventing + Treating Shin Splints
April 4, 2017
The condition of shin splints (also known as medial tibia stress syndrome) is a common, exercise-related issue resulting in pain along the inner edge of the tibia. This issue most commonly occurs in runners, but can be associated with any physical activity. Shin splints develop after muscle and bone tissues are overworked. Changes in frequency […]
Taking Care of Casts and Splints
February 7, 2017
After you break a bone, your doctor may apply a cast or a splint to support and protect the injured bone(s) throughout the healing process. Both forms of support work to hold the bones in place while they mend, while also reducing pain and swelling. Casts are customized to fit the shape of the injured area […]
Starting Osteoporosis Prevention Early
January 25, 2017
Osteoporosis is a condition through which an individual’s bones become weak and fragile. This condition often appears as people age, but several actions may be taken to prevent this at a young age to support good bone health for a lifetime. Children’s bones continuously gain mass and strength as they grow. Good nutrition, including a […]
Becoming Active as a Senior
January 19, 2017
Before becoming active as a senior, it’s important to talk with your physician to develop a safe fitness and overall wellness program.