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When Is It Time to Say “Yes” to a Hip Replacement?

When Is It Time to Say “Yes” to a Hip Replacement?

The phrase “joint replacement” is scary for many people, but there comes a point where surgery is the best option. How do you know when, though? Let’s discuss why you might be ready to say “yes” to hip replacement. 
Jul 1st, 2024
I Got Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do Now? 

I Got Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do Now? 

Any injury is unpleasant, but you may be confused and injured when you get hurt at work. Some of the most common workplace injuries are musculoskeletal injuries, which can be treated by the specialists at Orthocenter. 
Jun 3rd, 2024
How Does an Epidural Work to Treat Chronic Pain?

How Does an Epidural Work to Treat Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain makes life more difficult. You may find it difficult to do the things you need to do and even the things you normally enjoy doing. Epidural injections are an effective treatment for some types of chronic pain.
May 16th, 2024

Can an ACL Tear Heal on Its Own?

The question of whether or not an ACL tear can heal without surgery is surprisingly controversial. New research indicates that it may be possible, but not all orthopedists agree.
Apr 8th, 2024
Does Carpal Tunnel Require Surgery?

Does Carpal Tunnel Require Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be wondering if it means you’re going to be facing surgery now or at some point in the future. The answer is “it depends.”
Mar 18th, 2024

How To Prevent a Meniscus Tear from Running

If you’re a runner, you probably worry about injuries that would prevent you from running. Meniscus tears are common, but you can lower the chance of this injury. Here’s what you can do to protect your knees and keep on running.
Jan 16th, 2024

Can I Have a Foot Fracture Without Knowing It?

You might think that if you have a fractured bone, you’d definitely know something was wrong. But that’s not always the case. Here we describe some situations where you might have a fractured foot but be unaware of the problem.
Dec 8th, 2023

4 Steps to Take After Suffering a Work Injury

When you get hurt, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, it can be so surprising that you don’t know what to do. However, if you get hurt at work, you must take certain steps to protect yourself and speed up your recovery.
Nov 2nd, 2023
When Can I Start Exercising After a Hip Replacement?

When Can I Start Exercising After a Hip Replacement?

Any surgery can be scary, but having a major joint replacement can be especially so. If you’re active, you may be concerned about how long recovery will take and when you’ll be able to return to your normal activity. Here’s what you need to know.
Oct 2nd, 2023
3 Treatments to Relieve Pain without Medication

3 Treatments to Relieve Pain without Medication

You may think of pain as a short-term problem. You twist your ankle, it hurts, but a few days later it’s better. But for some people, pain is on-going and they need a solution for relief that doesn’t involve medication.
Sep 1st, 2023
How Soon Can I Workout After a Sprained Ankle?

How Soon Can I Workout After a Sprained Ankle?

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries, but it’s very important to do what you can to make sure your ankle has time to heal properly. In this post we discuss how long that might take, and what the consequences of not waiting could be.
Jul 13th, 2023
5 Common Signs of a Rotator Cuff Tear

5 Common Signs of a Rotator Cuff Tear

Your shoulder joints are amazing! If you consider all the ways you can move your arms, you see that your shoulders are the most mobile joints in your body. While the mobility is wonderful, it also creates some vulnerability to rotator cuff tears.
May 2nd, 2023
When to Consider an Epidural for Your Lower Back Pain

When to Consider an Epidural for Your Lower Back Pain

Chronic pain can impact your ability to do your job, enjoy your hobbies, and can even disrupt your relationships. An epidural could be one tool for managing chronic low back pain. Here’s what you need to know.
Apr 1st, 2023
How to Make the Most of Your Knee Replacement Recovery

How to Make the Most of Your Knee Replacement Recovery

If your doctor has recommended knee replacement surgery, two things are likely: you’re in pain and you have questions. In this post, we discuss what you can do to improve your recovery and get back to your active life.
Mar 13th, 2023
ACL Repair Surgery: What to Expect During Your Recovery

ACL Repair Surgery: What to Expect During Your Recovery

If you’re having surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in one of your knees, you may be wondering what to expect during recovery. How long will you miss work? How painful is recovery? When can you return to sports?
Dec 6th, 2022
5 Reasons to Consider Hip Replacement

5 Reasons to Consider Hip Replacement

You’ve known for a while that you’d likely need a hip replacement someday. How do you know when that day has come? Here are five considerations.
Oct 9th, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore That Lingering Knee Pain

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore That Lingering Knee Pain

Have you had a knee injury, but still have lingering pain, even though the injury is healed? Or do you have nagging knee pain that isn’t too bad so you just live with it? In either of these situations, you should consider talking to an expert.
Sep 6th, 2022
What Causes Dupuytren’s Contracture?

What Causes Dupuytren’s Contracture?

If you have Dupuytren’s contracture, your fingers may permanently bend inward toward your palms, making normal activities, like picking up a glass, much more difficult. Here, we describe what causes the contracture, as well as available treatments.
Aug 1st, 2022
When to Consider an Epidural for Chronic Back Pain

When to Consider an Epidural for Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is extraordinarily common, with as much as 80% of the population experiencing it at one point or another. For a number of those people, the pain lasts for 12 weeks or more and becomes chronic. An epidural steroid injection may help.
Jul 1st, 2022
Take These Steps After a Work Injury

Take These Steps After a Work Injury

You spend a significant portion of your time at work, so your risk of injury there is going to be relatively high. When you experience an occupational injury, you very likely need orthopedic care. Here’s what you need to do.
Jun 1st, 2022
How to Support Your Rotator Cuff

How to Support Your Rotator Cuff

Your shoulder provides more mobility than any other joint in your body, but it’s also one of your most fragile and easy-to-injure joints. There are ways for you to protect this amazing joint, whether you’ve injured it or not.
May 1st, 2022
Life After an ACL Tear

Life After an ACL Tear

If you’ve torn your ACL, you may wonder how long it will take to recover, and whether you’ll be limited in what activities you can do in the future. Take a moment to explore what you can expect following an ACL injury.
Apr 1st, 2022
Common Winter Sports Injuries

Common Winter Sports Injuries

Winter sports injuries aren’t unusual. Part of the reason is the more active you are, the more likely you are to become injured. However, there are also several things you can do to reduce the likelihood of injury.
Mar 1st, 2022
5 Reasons You May Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5 Reasons You May Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be wondering why you developed this painful condition. Here are five potential causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Don’t be surprised if one of them makes you say “Aha!”
Feb 1st, 2022
I Tore My Rotator Cuff. What Are My Treatment Options?

I Tore My Rotator Cuff. What Are My Treatment Options?

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that combine to give your shoulder an amazing amount of mobility. When you injure the soft tissues that make up your rotator cuff, you may have options.
Jan 1st, 2022
5 Benefits of Arthroscopy

5 Benefits of Arthroscopy

Has your doctor suggested arthroscopy? Since it’s a surgical procedure, you may be feeling a bit nervous. Here are five benefits of arthroscopy to help you understand why it’s so worthwhile.
Dec 1st, 2021
Can Hip Replacement Be Avoided?

Can Hip Replacement Be Avoided?

The number of hip replacement surgeries has been steadily rising each year for the last decade or so. But is there anything you can do to avoid needing it?
Nov 1st, 2021
The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

Has your doctor recommended physical therapy? Take a moment as we examine the benefits of physical therapy and why you should take it seriously as part of your treatment plan.
Oct 4th, 2021
How Stress Fractures Get Started

How Stress Fractures Get Started

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in your bones. They usually occur in the lower part of your leg or your foot. Take a moment as we describe how most stress fractures happen and what you can do to avoid them.
Sep 6th, 2021
Life After Knee Replacement

Life After Knee Replacement

If your doctor has recommended knee replacement, you’re probably wondering what life will be like after the procedure. What will you be able to do? What will you not be able to do? Will your knee still hurt?
Aug 9th, 2021

Is an ACL Tear Game-Ending?

If you’re an athlete, your first thought about an injury is probably, “How long until I can play again?” If you’ve torn your ACL, the answer is not always straightforward.
Jul 7th, 2021

What to Do About a Groin Pull

A groin pull is a common injury among athletes, but you may have questions. Is it serious? How is it treated? How long does healing take?
Jun 17th, 2021

5 Causes of Severe Hip Pain

Your hip is the largest joint in your body, and when something goes wrong, the result can be severe pain. Here are five of the most common causes of hip pain.
Apr 1st, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Stress Fracture

Are you a runner or an athlete? Perhaps you’re just getting started in a sport or activity. Maybe you have a new job that requires a great deal more walking than you’re used to. You may be at risk of developing an injury called a stress fracture.
Mar 7th, 2021

The Most Common Types of Work Injuries

Orthopedic surgeons often treat people who have been injured at work. Even if your job doesn’t seem dangerous, you’re probably susceptible to some injuries without realizing it. Learn how an orthopedic specialist treats common workplace injuries.
Feb 9th, 2021

Reasons You Might Need a Knee Replacement

Healthy knees are an important part of living a full, healthy life. When your knee begins to cause you pain, and that pain grows increasingly severe, it may be time to consider a knee replacement.
Dec 9th, 2020

How Sports Medicine Can Help Your Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is typically an overuse injury, not the result of elbow trauma, but either way, it leaves you in pain. Even if you didn’t hurt your elbow from too much time on the tennis court, sports medicine might be the best approach for treating it.
Nov 17th, 2020

Meniscus Tear Versus ACL Tear

Two common knee injuries are meniscus tears and ACL tears. They affect different parts of your knee, and require different treatments. Although they affect different structures, both injuries are painful and require treatment and recovery.
Oct 8th, 2020

Tips for Preventing Another Ankle Sprain

Most people have had the painful experience of a twisted ankle, and many people have unfortunately gone a step further with that injury: an ankle sprain. A few people experience repeated ankle sprains, and that can be problematic.
Sep 7th, 2020

Do Rotator Cuff Injuries Happen Only to Baseball Players?

For everything you do that involves using your arms, you probably don’t think much about how it actually happens. It’s worth considering, as is this: While your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body, it’s also a common source of pain.
Aug 17th, 2020

Here’s How You Can Avoid Needing a Hip Replacement

Do you worry that someday you’re going to need hip replacement surgery? There are things you can do now that can limit or even prevent that possibility. Take a moment to explore these tips on avoiding the need for hip replacement.
Jul 26th, 2020

Rehabilitation After a Torn Meniscus

If you’ve torn your meniscus, you’re going to need rehabilitation, either following surgery or as part of a conservative approach to treatment. Rehabilitation helps you regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
May 27th, 2020

Tips for Preventing Spring Sports Injuries

Temperatures are warming, the grass is getting greener, and you might be feeling the itch to go outside and play. Whether you play an organized sport or just enjoy informal games with your friends, follow these tips and avoid injury this spring.
Apr 28th, 2020

Pain Management -- Beyond the Meds

If you’re receiving orthopedic care, there’s a good chance you have some kind of chronic pain. You may be seeking non-pharmaceutical approaches for dealing with that pain. Here are a few options to discuss with your doctor.
Mar 18th, 2020

Injured on the Job? We Can Help

Every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job, and a significant number of those injuries are musculoskeletal in nature. If you’ve sustained an injury while at work, we can provide a timely, thorough evaluation and help you begin recovery.
Feb 7th, 2020

7 Highly Effective Tips for Protecting Your Joints

Joint health affects your overall health in ways that may surprise you. Whether you already have some joint damage, or you’re concerned about developing joint damage, follow these tips to protect your joints so you can move comfortably.
Jan 15th, 2020

How Regenerative Medicine Is Changing the Pain Management Field

Thanks to groundbreaking advances in regenerative medicine, pain management isn’t just about managing pain — it’s about healing damaged tissues at the cellular level and restoring pain-free mobility from the inside out. Here’s how it works.
Dec 2nd, 2019

Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement

An injured hip could be causing you extreme pain and emotional distress. Understand which signs may be signaling that it’s time to consider a hip replacement.
Nov 11th, 2019

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming Chronic Instability

When you’ve twisted your ankle, you may wonder if it’s a serious injury. Maybe a few days of rest and you’ll be fine? It’s important to get that ankle checked out by a doctor ASAP to get it treated correctly and avoid chronic ankle instability
Oct 18th, 2019

Getting Back into Sports After an ACL Tear

Tearing your ACL, an important ligament in your knee, results in pain and decreased mobility — which is particularly troubling if you’re an athlete. Fortunately, treatment and even full recovery are entirely possible.
Sep 1st, 2019

Living With Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans live with chronic plan. While there may not be a cure, there are many treatment options that can give you relief and help you get back to your normal life. Read on to learn how you can manage your chronic pain.
Jun 20th, 2019
Prevent Hand Surgery

Easy Lifestyle Changes That Could Prevent Hand Surgery

Some hand injuries need surgery, but many types of injuries can be treated conservatively — as long as you know what to do. Here are four simple things you can do to relieve your symptoms and reduce the need for an operation.
May 13th, 2019
Stem cell therapy, PRP therapy

Why Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Are a Boon for Arthritis Patients

Are you living with painful, quality-of-life-stealing joint pain? Learn how stem cells and PRP therapy are revolutionizing how doctors treat arthritis. Discover the incredible science behind these healing and restorative cells found in your own body.
Feb 1st, 2019
Orthocenter, ACL Repair, Speedy recovery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Orthocenter's Approach to ACL Repair Offers Speedier Recovery

If you lead an active life, an ACL injury can bench you for awhile. Weeks of recovery, followed by ongoing physical therapy may take you out of the game for good. Find out how you can avoid long recovery times and feel your best after ACL repair.
Jan 15th, 2019
Same-Day Knee Replacement, Orthocenter New Jersey

Learn About our Outpatient, Same-Day Knee Replacement

If the idea of knee replacement surgery makes you think of long hospital stays and lengthy recovery times, consider same-day, outpatient knee replacement surgery instead. Learn about the advantages of this minimally invasive procedure.
Dec 12th, 2018