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5 Causes of Severe Hip Pain Apr 1st, 2021

Your hip joints are amazing. They’re strong enough to bear your body weight while also allowing for surprising mobility.  Your hip joints are similar to your shoulder joints in that all four are ball-and-socket joints, but the sockets of your hip joints are deeper than the sockets of your shoulder...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Stress Fracture Mar 7th, 2021

Stress fractures are most common in the bones of your feet and legs, and as the name suggests, they’re tiny cracks. Athletes, people who suddenly change their level of activity, and people in the military who carry heavy packs over long distances are all at an increased risk of stress...

The Most Common Types of Work Injuries Feb 9th, 2021

Your risk of getting injured at work depends largely on what kind of job you have. A person who works on the floor in a warehouse faces significantly different risk of injury than a person who sits at a desk most of the day.  Regardless of your job, however, you...

Understanding the Different Types of ACL Injuries Jan 21st, 2021

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important component when it comes to keeping your knee stable. Injuries of this tough, fibrous ligament are common, especially in adolescent athletes, although anyone can hurt their ACL under the right conditions. The expert providers at Orthocenter have treated thousands of ACL injuries,...

Reasons You Might Need a Knee Replacement Dec 9th, 2020

The medical name for a knee replacement is arthroplasty. About 1 in 10 Americans will need a knee replacement by the time they’re 80 years old. If you’re one of them, you may be wondering how you know it’s time.  The experts at Orthocenter understand that undergoing knee replacement can...

How Sports Medicine Can Help Your Tennis Elbow? Nov 17th, 2020

Lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylosis, or lateral elbow tendinopathy are a few of the names you may hear for what is commonly called tennis elbow. It’s a form of tendinitis, and it affects the outside of your elbow. More specifically, tennis elbow harms the extensor tendon, which is responsible for straightening...

Meniscus Tear Versus ACL Tear Oct 8th, 2020

People who play sports that involve jumping, quick turns, and sudden stops are at a greater risk of two common knee injuries. Meniscus tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears occur among athletes, and though they share some similarities, they are different injuries.  At Orthocenter, our team of health care...

Tips for Preventing Another Ankle Sprain Sep 7th, 2020

Ankle sprains are a common injury, especially among people who play sports, walk or run on uneven surfaces, are in poor physical condition, or who have had prior ankle injury. You should know the possible consequences of repeated ankle sprains, as well as how you can avoid spraining your ankle...

Do Rotator Cuff Injuries Happen Only to Baseball Players? Aug 17th, 2020

If you’re a baseball fan, you know just how often players have rotator cuff injuries. You, on the other hand, don’t go through life throwing fastballs (probably), so you’re not at risk for a shoulder injury, right?  The experts at Orthocenter see more rotator cuff tears than you likely imagine....

Here’s How You Can Avoid Needing a Hip Replacement Jul 26th, 2020

More than 450,000 total hip replacement surgeries are performed annually in the United States, and that number is expected to grow. The vast majority of these procedures are effective and successful, but if you’d prefer to avoid a hip replacement, perhaps you can with careful attention to a few key...

Understanding Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Jun 26th, 2020

You probably don’t think about your heels very often. But if you develop pain in one of your heels, you may find it’s all you can think about! Chronic heel pain makes it difficult to do the things you need to do and enjoy doing. It can make it difficult...

Rehabilitation After a Torn Meniscus May 27th, 2020

Knee injuries can be complicated, but one of the most common types our experts at Orthocenter see is the meniscus tear. Regardless of the overall treatment approach that’s most appropriate for you, you’re most likely going to need rehabilitation to allow your torn meniscus to heal properly.  Meniscus tears: How?...

Tips for Preventing Spring Sports Injuries Apr 28th, 2020

No matter your place on the athletic scale, when springtime rolls around, you’re probably at a higher risk of injury. The specialists at Orthocenter are well-versed in sports medicine, but we’d prefer that you avoid injury, so here are a few tips to help you prevent a sports-related injury this...

Pain Management -- Beyond the Meds Mar 18th, 2020

Whether you’re recovering from surgery or an injury, or you have a chronic condition such as arthritis, you have pain. In fact, some 40-50 million Americans live with chronic pain. At Orthocenter, our staff understands that pain management is a critical part of a successful treatment or recovery plan.   ...

Injured on the Job? We Can Help Feb 7th, 2020

Getting hurt is stressful. Getting hurt at work is even more stressful. Having a health care team dedicated to helping you recover can ease some of that stress and allow you to focus more on your recovery.  At Orthocenter, our providers are well-acquainted with workplace injuries, and we understand the...

7 Highly Effective Tips for Protecting Your Joints Jan 15th, 2020

When you stop and think about how your joints function, and all of the things they allow your body to do, it’s pretty amazing. From the larger ones, like your knees and shoulders, to the smaller ones in your feet and hands, joints let your body move smoothly. If you...

How Regenerative Medicine Is Changing the Pain Management Field Dec 2nd, 2019

On any given day in the United States, approximately 20% of adults — or one in five Americans — experience some form of chronic pain. What’s more, nearly half of people with chronic pain have the high-impact type, meaning their condition is so draining, undermining, or debilitating that it limits...

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...