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Getting Active Again After an ACL Injury Sep 9th, 2021

If you play sports or work in a way that requires pivoting, sidestepping, or jumping, you are in the category of patients who are among the most likely to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.  ACL surgery is likely necessary if you want to regain full strength in your...

How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel in an Office Job Aug 18th, 2021

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) usually manifests itself as tingling, numbness, or pain in parts of the hand. Sometimes you’re unable to move your thumb, index, and middle fingers properly. Sometimes the symptoms go away without treatment. However, the best way to avoid carpal tunnel is by taking precautions to prevent...

Adjusting to Life With Arthritis Jul 19th, 2021

Living with arthritis isn’t always easy because the symptoms are often unpredictable. A bad day with arthritis can be very stressful. In addition, there are often worries about the future because it’s impossible to know with certainty how the disease will develop in a person.  People suffering from arthritis pain...

Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement Jun 18th, 2021

Your joints are designed to last a lifetime, but thanks to rising life expectancy rates, many of us are dealing with joints that are unable to go the distance. Each year in the United States, surgeons perform about 600,000 knee replacements and 330,000 hip replacements, allowing nearly one million people...

Common Running Injuries that Affect the Knee Mar 19th, 2021

As good as running is for your bones, muscles, cardiovascular system, and overall health, it can unfortunately cause certain types of injuries. Whether you are an avid daily runner or only run as it pertains to your particular sport, you can be at risk for a running injury. When it...

Reasons Why You Should Get a Sports Physical Mar 12th, 2021

Did you know that most states have regulations requiring some form of sports physical for school-aged athletes? In fact, schools in the state of Nevada adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA). According to legislation NAC 385B.336, “each pupil who wishes to participate in any sanctioned...

How to Tell if You Tore Your ACL Mar 5th, 2021

The knee joint is composed of the femur, patella, and the tibia bones. They are one of the most stressed joints in the entire body and absorb a great deal of stress on a daily basis. In fact, it is estimated that your knees absorb around four times your body...

5 Types of Therapeutic Injections to Relieve Joint Pain Feb 26th, 2021

Whether you have just started experiencing joint pain or you have been dealing with joint pain for a while, chances are you want to know what your treatment options are. Although many people think of joint replacement surgery as the main treatment option for chronic joint pain, there are several...

The Benefits of Arthroscopy for Athletes Feb 19th, 2021

Being an athlete definitely has its ups and downs. On one hand, many athletes absolutely love their sport and relish in the routine of practicing and competing. On the other hand, however, being an athlete significantly increases the risk of eventually sustaining some type of traumatic injury or a painful...

How Diabetes Affects Your Joints Feb 12th, 2021

Did you know that having diabetes puts you at an increased risk of developing joint pain? In fact, the Arthritis Foundation notes that people with diabetes are two times as likely to develop arthritis compared to people without diabetes. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an...

Do You Need Revision Knee Replacement Surgery? Feb 5th, 2021

After healing from a knee replacement, you may feel like you are walking on sunshine. While you are literally not walking on sunshine, knee replacements do make walking and other activities significantly easier and more enjoyable for individuals who previously had severe knee problems. Although knee replacements are one of...

The Effect of Cold Weather on Your Joints Jan 29th, 2021

As the weather begins to cool down, chances are you have begun to notice a change in your joints. In fact, some people even say that they can tell when it is going to rain based on how their joints feel that particular day. While this is a commonly accepted...

Risks of Putting Off Knee Replacement Surgery Jan 22nd, 2021

Making the decision to have knee surgery is not always an easy one. There are many different factors to consider in order to determine if knee surgery is right for you. One such factor is the timing. While there may be no ideal time to have knee surgery, it is...

The Importance of Ergonomics in Preventing Chronic Pain Jan 15th, 2021

Did you know that sitting at a desk has the potential to cause or worsen joint pain? While many people understand the importance of proper workplace posture to manage neck and back pain, not as many people are aware of the implications poor posture can have on their joints. However...

3 Signs You May Have Osteoarthritis in Your Hip Jan 8th, 2021

As we age the cartilage between our joints wears down, causing the bones in the joint to rub against each other. This is known as osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, and it is very common in adults over the age of 50. Although osteoarthritis has the potential to affect...

Is Arthroscopy Right for You? Dec 30th, 2020

Nowadays, there are a variety of techniques orthopaedists can use to diagnose and treat joint pain. One of these commonly used methods is known as arthroscopy, whose name comes from the Greek word “arthro” for joint and “skopein” which means to look. As this suggests, an arthroscopy is a procedure...

Different Types of Joints & Common Problems Dec 23rd, 2020

Did you know that there are between 250-350 joints in the human body? The reason why this is not an exact number is because the number of joints can vary with age, the number of sesamoids can vary, and the definition of joints can either be the point at which two bones...

When to See an Orthopaedic Surgeon Dec 18th, 2020

Got pain? If your pain is musculoskeletal, meaning that it is derived from the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones, then you may want to consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopaedic surgeons, also known as orthopaedic doctors or orthopaedists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders affecting the bones,...

The 7 Most Common Sports Injuries Nov 27th, 2020

Playing sports has a number of benefits. Some of these benefits relate to cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health, while others relate to learning the importance of teamwork or personal development. Along with these benefits, however, does come a few detriments. One detrimental part of playing sports is that they can cause...

Ways to Promote Bone Health Nov 20th, 2020

Your bones are the structural foundation of your entire body and it is highly important to keep them healthy. While the body makes new bone at a rate faster than it breaks down bone all the way from childhood to early adulthood, once you reach the age of 30 this...

Why Does my Hip Hurt? Nov 13th, 2020

Hip conditions are one of the most frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed conditions. If you have been experiencing hip pain yourself, you may unfortunately be familiar with the fact that your doctor cannot find the cause of your pain. Many doctors may simply attribute your hip pain to conditions such as...

Is Viscosupplementation Right For You? Nov 6th, 2020

If you have knee pain that is significant enough to affect your everyday life, you are probably looking for ways to alleviate that pain. Over the course of looking for ways to get rid of your knee pain, you have probably come across something called viscosupplementation. Viscosupplementation is the process...

How to Preserve Your Joints Oct 30th, 2020

Did you know that there are approximately 250 joints in an adult human body? Some of these joints, like synarthroses are immovable and fixed in place, while others like ampiarthroses may move ever so slightly. However when most people think of joints, they think about diarthroses or freely movable joints....

Sprain, Strain, or Fracture: Which is It? Oct 16th, 2020

Musculoskeletal pain can occur for any number of reasons, however acute musculoskeletal pain is generally the result of an injury. Athletes are at an increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries as the U.S Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 8.6 million sports injuries occur annually. Sports injuries are not the only...

Causes of Joint Pain in Children Oct 16th, 2020

When your child is complaining about joint pain, you may not think anything of it at first. After all, children are known for playing rough, so the occasional aches and pains are not out of the question. In some cases, your child may not even complain about joint pain, but...

Do I Need a Partial or Total Knee Replacement? Oct 9th, 2020

Did you know that your knee is one of the most stressed joints in the body? In fact according to a recent study, one pound of weight exerted on your knee translates to four pounds of joint stress. When you consider this fact, it is no wonder that around 790,000 knee...