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Considering Spine Surgery? 5 Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon

When considering surgery, close consultation with your spine surgeon is imperative. In addition to getting to know your surgeon, his or her experience and areas of expertise, it’s important to ask questions about the procedure itself and if it’s a fit as a solution to your specific problem. Consider these five questions if you’re talking […]

Struggling with Social Distancing? How to Stay Happy and Healthy.

Social distancing wasn’t a term anyone uttered a few short weeks ago, but for now, it’s a rule to live by. Whether you are adjusting to working from home, or adjusting to having far more “house mates” than normal, there are things you can do to keep yourself, your family and others in your home […]

Patellar Tendonitis – Are you sidelined with pain in your kneecap?

Do you participate in a sport like basketball or volleyball where high impact running, and jumping is common? If you have persistent pain or swelling at the base of your knee you could have one of the most common knee injuries among athletes – patellar tendonitis. Depending on the severity of your injury, the pain […]

What happens if you don’t treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand and wrist injury that is often caused by repetitive motion. Because symptoms tend to develop gradually, many people don’t recognize or treat the condition early on. But left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can become more extreme, disrupting your life and severely limiting day-to-day activities. That’s why understanding […]

When does chronic ankle pain require total ankle replacement?

When does chronic ankle pain require total ankle replacement? If you are experiencing ankle pain, inflammation and stiffness that impedes walking or living your desired active lifestyle, it’s time to evaluate your options. There are many causes of ankle pain, but some conditions produce joint damage severe enough to consider total ankle replacement, such as […]

Treatments for Hip Pain

As we age, hip pain becomes a common issue for many of us – and there are a wide range of causes for it. The most common cause of hip pain is arthritis, which causes the joints to become inflamed and ache. Osteoarthritis, also often called simply “arthritis,” is considered an overuse type of arthritic […]

Plantar Fasciitis Prevention and Treatment

If you have ever felt a stabbing, burning, or dull pain in the heel of the foot, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. There is a tough fibrous band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes and helps support the arch of the foot, called plantar fascia. It can become […]

Common Types of Elbow Injuries

The elbow is a complex joint that permits extension and flexion of the lower arm. It also permits the rotation of the wrist and hand. The elbow is actually the junction of 3 bones: the humerus, the radius, and ulna bones. Common Elbow Injuries There are variety of ways you can injure your elbow. Let’s […]