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, [...]

How Do Cortisone Shots Work?

Cortisone is a synthetic version of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland and released into the bloodstream in response to stress. A natural steroid, cortisol reduces inflammation by suppressing the body’s response in an irritated area. Available in a wide range of strengths, cortisone shots work like cortisol [...]

What Is the Best Treatment for a Ganglion Cyst?

A ganglion cyst is a harmless, hard lump that forms under the skin, often on the top or underside of a wrist or on the base or end joint of a finger. Ganglion cysts can also develop on the ankles and feet. With a structure that is similar to a [...]

How Do You Know If You Have Damaged Your Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Essential for walking, running, and jumping, this strong but flexible tendon bears significant stress during sports as well as many everyday activities. While virtually anyone can develop an Achilles tendon injury, certain [...]