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Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement Nov 11th, 2019

Persistent hip pain and stiffness could signal something far more severe. These symptoms may point to a worn-out hip joint, advanced osteoarthritis, or they might indicate another issue. There’s no set of rules that come with a hip replacement, and it is important to consider conservative treatment options before electing...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming Chronic Instability Oct 18th, 2019

When it comes to ankle injuries, most people have heard of ankle sprains, strains, tendinitis, and fractures, but often don’t know the difference. If you’ve twisted your ankle and it hurts, get it checked out by a doctor immediately. Repeated injuries can lead to prolonged pain and chronic ankle instability....

Getting Back into Sports After an ACL Tear Sep 1st, 2019

Your ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is a key ligament in your knee. This is easy to damage if you play sports. Considering that it can also take you as long as a year to resume playing sports after an ACL injury, you can see how serious this condition is...

If You Suffer From Fibromyalgia, Radiofrequency Ablations Could Be the Answer Aug 9th, 2019

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is often difficult to diagnose and manage. People living with fibromyalgia often experience chronic, widespread pain. The condition may gradually develop with no identifiable trigger, or it may develop after infection, surgery, or physical injury. If you’re trying to cope with the pain of fibromyalgia...

Why You Should Never Ignore Carpal Tunnel Symptoms Jul 22nd, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the nerve in the channel of your wrist gets compressed. While men and women can develop this condition, women are three times more likely to do so. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually develops slowly, and the symptoms can go unnoticed for some time....

Living With Chronic Pain Jun 20th, 2019

If you live with pain on a daily basis, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11-40% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Unfortunately, chronic pain is a complicated affliction. There isn’t even a consensus as to when pain is deemed to be chronic. Depending...

Easy Lifestyle Changes That Could Prevent Hand Surgery May 13th, 2019

For most of us — and probably all of us — our hands play a central role in our lives, making light work of a multitude of varying tasks throughout the day. When one or both hands are injured, we need to do something — fast — to restore function,...

Avoiding the Most Common Sports Injuries Apr 23rd, 2019

Playing sports is not only fun, but it is also an excellent way to maintain your physical fitness. Unfortunately, playing sports also makes you more likely to sustain injuries. To avoid these injuries, you need to take the proper precautions at all times.  What sports injuries are most common? You...

Radiofrequency Ablation: The Drug-free Remedy for Chronic Back and Neck Pain You Haven't Heard About Feb 28th, 2019

Neck and back pain are among the most common medical complaints for both men and women, and because both types of pain tend to be chronic and recurrent, keeping symptoms at bay can be problematic. Pain medication may provide some relief, but to keep symptoms from coming back, many people...

Why Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Are a Boon for Arthritis Patients Feb 1st, 2019

Most medical procedures today have slowly built upon past knowledge and studies to get better and more effective, but only a few times in a generation do we see major medical research breakthroughs that change everything for people suffering from certain diseases. Just like the polio vaccine or penicillin stopped life-long suffering...

Orthocenter's Approach to ACL Repair Offers Speedier Recovery Jan 15th, 2019

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a common one, especially for those people who engage in sports, such as football, basketball, soccer, tennis, running, or downhill skiing. The ACL is one of four ligaments in the knee that stabilize and hold the bones of your knee in place, and...

Learn About our Outpatient, Same-Day Knee Replacement Dec 12th, 2018

Maybe you played basketball in your college days, or you’ve always enjoyed running as a form of exercise or as a tension-reliever after a hard day at the office. Basketball and running are just two of the many reasons you may need knee replacement surgery, after years of wear-and-tear on...

8 Tips to Speed Recovery After Rotator Cuff Surgery Nov 13th, 2018

From throwing a baseball to waving hello to lifting heavy objects, shoulders make it possible to perform a wide variety of tasks. Sometimes, however, a sudden injury or repetitive movement can damage the muscles and tendons in your shoulder, resulting in a torn rotator cuff. In many cases, these issues...