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The 4 Stages of Knee Arthritis

Although there are several forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the form that most often affects the knees. OA causes the degeneration of the cartilage in the knee joint due to bony growths known as osteophytes. When this cartilage is damaged the result is the common symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain, swelling and stiffness in […]

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What Is ‘Selfie Elbow’?

Text neck, text thumb and iPad hand have all become common ailments over the past several years and all of these “conditions” seem to revolve around our incessant use of our phones, tablets and computers.  Now, we have another “condition” to add to the tech-med lexicon – “selfie elbow”.  That’s right, selfie elbow. But is selfie elbow […]

Runners Should Protect Their Joints

How Runners Should Protect Their Joints

Running is one of the most accessible and simplest forms of exercise. It can be done indoors or outdoors, alone or with others, and in nearly any weather. Perhaps the biggest downside to running, however, is the wear and tear it deals to the joints. Especially when running on rough terrain or across elevation changes, […]

vitamin d and its connection to chronic pain

The Link Between Vitamin D And Chronic Pain

Many Americans don’t get enough Vitamin D from their diets and this is especially troublesome for those who suffer for chronic pain conditions. We get most of our Vitamin D from fish, and sometimes dairy products like milk and cheese. Those that suffer from inflammatory conditions that cause frequent pain and other chronic pain disorders, […]

Staying Active In Winter Weather

Staying Active In Winter Weather

The winter months can really have an effect on overall health. It’s not as easy to get excited and motivated about wellness when it is cold, dark or dreary outside. When it’s too cold to enjoy the outdoors, it’s time to get creative about staying active. Take the stairs. Whether you live or work in a […]

The Long-Term Effects of Youth Sports

The Long-Term Effects of Youth Sports

There is no denying the benefits of youth sports. Youth are given the opportunity to build character, learn how to work as a team, learn how to lead others, listen to instruction, manage their time and set goals for themselves, and of course, spend hours being active and exercising. However, there may be some negative […]

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Why Are My Knees Snapping And Popping?

You may have wondered why, when you crouch, sit, or stand, you hear or feel your knees snapping or popping – it may even cause you discomfort or pain when it happens. What is the cause of these noises and pangs? Is it something you should be very concerned about? Is it just the result […]

Be Proactive About Your Bone Health

Be Proactive About Your Bone Health

Many times, we only think about our bone and joint health when we are dealing with pain or discomfort. Making proactive choices to benefit bone and joint health is a good practice for maintaining long-term health and preventing some of the aches and pains that may crop up otherwise. One of the best things to […]

EMG

What Happens During an EMG

Curious about what happens during an EMG (electromyography) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)? Maybe you’re scheduled for a test and are nervous about it. First off, what does an EMG/NCS test, and what conditions are to be ruled out? NCS tests peripheral nerves, and an EMG tests the electrical activity of muscles. The doctor will probably […]

How To Care For A Sprain

How To Care For A Sprain

Sprains are very common injuries; you may sprain your ankle by simply tripping over your shoelaces. Even though sprains are fairly common, they can be painful and may develop into a more severe issue down the road if not cared for properly. Many people don’t seek medical attention for a sprain. Instead, they follow the RICE […]

The Truth About Knee Pain

The Truth About Knee Pain

If you don’t have some sort of knee pain yet, you probably will. 15 million Americans visit their orthopedists every year for knee pain. A vast majority of athletes, regular exercisers, and simply middle-aged patients are diagnosed with a torn ACL, runner’s knee, or arthritic knee joints.With the knee being such a common place for injury, it’s […]

Do I Need To See A Doctor For Back Pain?

Do I Need To See A Doctor For Back Pain?

We’ve all had back pain at one point or another and it’s more likely than not that your back pain keeps coming back. Oftentimes, patients see back pain as something that’s a natural result of sitting at work or being active and don’t receive treatment. Unfortunately, without treatment back pain can become constant and be debilitating later […]

shoulder bursitis

Why Do I Have Shoulder Bursitis?

You don’t have to be a pro pitcher or weekend warrior to get shoulder bursitis. Chances are, you will start feeling pain without knowing what caused it. So how did you end up with shoulder bursitis and what does this mean? Bursae are jelly-like sacs that act as buffers between tissues as we move our bodies. […]

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Why Am I Having Back Spasms?

You know that painful, cramping, tightening feeling that bursts through your muscles. Maybe it’s happened when you’re exercising or doing physical labor, or maybe it comes at random, just here and there. Why are you experiencing these back spasms? There are a variety of causes for back spasms. If it usually happens during or directly after […]

there's been an increase in surgeries

What Is Joint Replacement and Why Has There Been an Increase in Surgeries?

Joint replacement surgeries were traditionally reserved for the elderly, but they’re becoming increasingly common among younger patients. What accounts for the sudden rise?  Many people assume that joint replacement surgery is only for the elderly, but in fact, an increasing number of younger patients have begun to opt for the procedure in recent years. A 2014 […]

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