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Empowering Recovery: How an Occupational Therapist at OCC Can Transform Lives

Within the realm of healthcare, Occupational Therapists (OTs) serve as catalysts for recovery and empowerment. At OCC – Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence, our Occupational Therapists are adept at aiding individuals in overcoming physical and mental barriers, thereby reclaiming independence in their daily lives. Let’s explore the multifaceted role of an Occupational Therapist and how […]

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Walking is something everyone takes for granted. However, pain on the outer side of the ankle, which can be chronic or ongoing ankle pain, can lead to instability, limitations, arthritis, and tendon problems. Chronic lateral ankle pain on the outside of the ankle may be so intense that not just walking but participating in sports […]

Tibia Shaft Fracture

Most people don’t know what their tibia is or even where it is located. What is important to know is that the tibia is a weight-bearing bone and plays a crucial role in supporting the body’s weight during activities like standing and walking. Tibia shaft fractures are not only painful, but they may prevent you […]

Bicep Tendon Tear

Weakness, muscle fatigue, pain, and deformity can all happen with bicep tendon tears. A bicep tendon tear can happen at the shoulder or the elbow, making diagnosis and treatment a more complex issue. This is why it is so important to seek immediate help from the skilled, experienced orthopedic specialists at the OCC – Colorado […]

Growth Plate Fractures

As your child’s bones grow and develop, what are called their growth plates are prone to injury. Growth plate fractures are cracks in a child’s growth plate—the special section of the cartilage at the ends of their long bones. These fractures may vary from mild to serious, but it is important to find out as […]

Pelvic Fracture

Even though your pelvis is a strong and stable bone structure, it can break. The pelvis protects many important nerves, blood vessels, and organs that can also be damaged and cause serious complications, including chronic pain, impaired mobility, sexual dysfunction, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a type of blood clot. Unstable pelvic fractures can be […]

Scapula Fracture

Scapula fractures, also known as shoulder blade fractures, are relatively uncommon, but the damage they can incur can be quite serious. They often cause severe pain and discomfort, making it difficult to carry out daily routines and activities. Early diagnosis is key in avoiding potential complications. To get the best care possible, you should see […]

Thumb Fracture

Most people don’t think about their thumb often. It’s just there, taken for granted. However, the thumb plays a major role in the critical functions of the hand. The thumb is needed for grasping, pushing, pulling, and just picking up and holding objects. A thumb fracture can dramatically reduce your ability to do any of […]

Peroneal Tendon Injury

Your ankle relies on your peroneal tendons for stability so when they are somehow injured, it creates a perfect storm for an unstable joint. At times, an injured peroneal tendon can heal with conservative treatments. Still, if left untreated, complications can develop that can have a negative impact on your life and your ability to […]

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to the sciatic nerve. This pain can disrupt your life in many ways. Sciatica is a symptom of a medical problem like a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Many contributing factors may increase your risk of sciatica. Nerve pain […]