Early Signs of Arthritis To Look Out For

Like most people, you probably experience occasional joint pain, especially if you’re active. Oftentimes, the discomfort can be traced to a muscle, ligament, or tendon injury near a joint, such as a sprain, strain, or tendonitis. With that said, your joint pain could also be an early sign of arthritis, [...]

Is My Knee Pain Serious? Find Out When To See a Doctor

When knee pain strikes, you might be tempted to just live with the discomfort, especially if it doesn’t bother you that much. And that might be an appropriate course of action, as many knee issues resolve on their own with time. In certain situations, however, it’s best to see a [...]

Why Does My Wrist Hurt? Common Causes of Wrist Pain

Your wrist is an intricate structure made up of eight small bones (carpal bones) at the base of your hand and the ends of two long bones in your forearm (radius and ulna). These bones are connected by ligaments and attached to the surrounding muscles by tendons. The bone surfaces [...]

Four Signs That You Might Need a Hip Replacement

If hip pain or stiffness is interfering with your daily activities, hip replacement surgery may relieve your discomfort, increase your mobility, and ultimately have a profound impact on your life. However, as with any other type of elective surgery, you’ll want to feel confident that a hip replacement is right [...]

What Causes Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain is very common. Oftentimes, it develops gradually and can be traced to repetitive arm, wrist, or hand movements, such as those involved in swinging a golf club or tennis racquet. Over time, these movements can irritate and damage the tendons that connect the muscles to the bones in [...]

Sports Injury Prevention Tips

Sports injuries happen for two main reasons: trauma and overuse. Usually, a traumatic injury such as a bone fracture or ACL tear will be obvious—after falling or colliding with another player, you will immediately experience severe pain. On the other hand, you can gradually develop an overuse injury, such as [...]

When Should I See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain?

  Pain is the most common symptom of a shoulder problem. If you injured your shoulder joint in a fall or collision, experienced a tearing or popping sensation in your shoulder, or cannot lift your arm over your head, you should see a doctor right away. On the other hand, [...]

Knee Replacement Recovery: What to Expect

If knee arthritis is interfering with your mobility and you’ve reached the point where medications and physical therapy are no longer keeping your pain at bay, you might be considering a knee replacement. In recent years, groundbreaking advances in surgical techniques and technologies have greatly reduced the need for a [...]

Common Causes of Hand Pain

Due in part to the prevalence of smartphones and computer-focused job duties, hand pain is more common now than ever. The discomfort may originate in a muscle, bone, joint, tendon, or ligament. After determining the underlying cause, an orthopedic specialist can suggest an appropriate treatment plan. Why Does My Hand [...]

Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon About Joint Replacement

If you’ve decided to move forward with a joint replacement, you’ve taken your first important step toward a more active and pain-free lifestyle. Your surgeon will provide you with comprehensive, individualized advice on how to prepare for your procedure and what you can expect. However, if you have any questions, [...]