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Frozen Shoulder – A Common Cause of Shoulder Pain
The hallmark symptoms of frozen shoulder include pain and restricted range of motion. Often, this pain occurs for no good reason and most people cannot pinpoint a particular time or injury in which the pain began. We call this an insidious onset. Over time, patients begin to feel more pain as their shoulder gets stiffer.
4 Signs That You May Have A Torn Meniscus
The Meniscus is the cartilage that lives in the knee and acts as a cushion between the tibia and femur. It is a C-shaped structure that is located on both the outside and inside of the knee. The meniscus provides 50% of the weight bearing in the joint. If it is torn the femur and tibia start to carry the load, which can lead to joint degeneration and early arthritis, if not addressed.
How Quickly Do I Need to See the Doctor for a Hand Injury?
When people injure their hand or wrist and are concerned they may have a fracture or other injury, they often seek treatment immediately in the emergency department. Often parents of young children want peace of mind and go to an emergency department to get an x-ray. Unfortunately, the end result is usually a large bill and instructions to follow-up with an orthopedic surgeon. Unless there is severe pain, deformity, crushed tissue or open wounds, there is no need to rush to an emergency department or urgent care for treatment. Getting the Right Care at the Right Time in...
Hip Pain – Could it be a Labral Tear?
Historically, hip pain and pathology were often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Pain originating from the hip joint is typically felt in the front of the hip and described to be in the groin area and may wrap toward the side of the hip. Sometimes people put their hand in the shape of a “C sign” and place it on their hip to describe where they feel the pain. Often people describe the pain as coming from the joint and felt deep in the hip socket. The pain usually gets worse with flexion – bringing the knee and thigh up towards the chest and with internal rotation - rotating the...
Relieving Painful Arthritis with an Ankle Replacement
Ankle arthritis is often caused by trauma to the ankle. That could be a previous fracture or ankle injury that occurred earlier in life. Degenerative changes, that happen as we age, rheumatoid arthritis, and congenital causes, a birth defect, can also contribute to ankle arthritis later in life.