Orthopedic News & Advice

Can an ACL Tear Heal on its Own?

Can an ACL Tear Heal on its Own?

An ACL tear can be a debilitating injury with potentially life-long consequences, if not treated properly and quickly. Many people are afraid that they will have to undergo surgery to correct the problem, but in certain cases, non-surgical treatments may be an option....

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6 Signs That You Might Have a Torn Muscle

6 Signs That You Might Have a Torn Muscle

It can be difficult to decide if you have a torn muscle immediately after the injury. After all, a sprain or strain to the ligament or muscle can often be just as painful as a torn muscle. Since everyone's tolerance to pain is so widely varied, judging the severity of...

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6 Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain

6 Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain affects as many as four in five people at some point in their lives. It can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. The pain may be caused by a variety of factors, such as muscle strains, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or...

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New Year, New Knee

New Year, New Knee

Let 2023 be the year that you finally get that new knee you've been putting off! There isn't necessarily a "best" time to schedule a knee replacement surgery, as the timing will depend on a number of factors, including your overall health, the severity of your knee...

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Protect your Joints in Cold Weather

Protect your Joints in Cold Weather

Cold weather can affect orthopedic problems in several ways. As we all gather together to celebrate a very white Christmas, it's important to remember to protect your joints. Arthritis: Cold weather can cause joints to become stiff and painful, particularly in people...

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Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel pain can be an odd thing to experience. It seems like such a simple structure compared to the rest of the foot, but it's actually quite a complex network of muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues, which together support the weight of the body. It also...

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Orthopedic Problems Caused by Pregnancy

Orthopedic Problems Caused by Pregnancy

Orthopedic problems caused by pregnancy should not be ignored as 'just part of the process'. It is no secret that pregnancy is massively taxing on the entire body. While growing a tiny human, the body undergoes a fundamental and sometimes permanent transformation,...

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

While nobody's exactly sure how it works, spinal cord stimulation has clinically proven that low levels of electrical energy, delivered straight to the nerve fibers in the spinal cord, can disrupt the signals that certain chronic pain conditions send to the brain, and...

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What Could Be Causing Your Back Pain?

What Could Be Causing Your Back Pain?

Back pain or pain in your neck can often be a mystery, and it's not always easy to figure out a possible cause. While this graphic is in no way exhaustive, we've created this easy-to-understand chart that may help you understand what could be causing your back pain....

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Hip Labral Tear

Hip Labral Tear

A Hip Labral Tear is a serious injury that is unlikely to heal without medical intervention. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the acetabulum forms the socket. The labrum helps to deepen the socket and provide...

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Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles Tendon injuries are commonly caused by a sudden movement that places a large amount of stress on the area. Sprinting, jumping or large steps down without properly warming up are common culprits of achilles tendon injuries. It can also be injured when the calf...

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Hip Arthritis: Signs, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Hip Arthritis: Signs, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Hip arthritis is a common complaint among our more well-seasoned patients, especially as the temperatures begin to drop. Studies show that one in four people may develop hip arthritis and suffer from its debilitating symptoms. Approximately 300,000 hip replacement...

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a type of neuromodulation that effectively treats neuropathic (nerve-related) pain. Spinal cord stimulation has been shown to reduce the amount of pain medication required, reduce pain scores (patients’ measures of their pain), improve...

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Cervicalgia: A Pain in the Neck

Cervicalgia: A Pain in the Neck

Cervicalgia is the medical term use to describe pain located in the back of the neck, over the cervical spine. It is very common and affects approximately 2/3 of the population at some point in their life. Cervicalgia is the 4th major cause of disability. Risk factors...

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