Has one or more of your fingers or thumb become so painful that you can’t hold a coffee cup very well? You may have a condition called trigger finger. Learn how physical therapy can provide relief for most patients.
Whether it’s low back pain or knee arthritis, you’re seeking an answer that provides more relief than a six-hour pain pill. Learn about the growing role of platelet-rich plasma as a treatment to alleviate chronic pain.
Has working long hours at a computer left you experiencing numbness, tingling, and/or a painful burning sensation in your hands or wrists? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn strategies to help prevent this injury.
Having surgery always involves a break in your day-to-day routine, of course. Making a list of what you need to do beforehand can be a help in your outcome and recovery. Check out these four steps to help you prepare for arthroscopic surgery.
You have pain in your hand and/or thumb and fingers. It could be carpal tunnel syndrome. You can take proactive steps at home and at work to ease the symptoms of this ailment, along with seeking medical treatment.
You’re experiencing a burning pain in your lower back that’s running down your leg. Every time you move, it’s painful. You’ve got sciatica. Learn helpful strategies to relieve the pain of sciatica at home.
You or someone you know has been or will be in physical therapy treatment at some point in your life. Physical therapy is an essential part of treatment for musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries and conditions.
You’ve got painful joints, and it might be due to arthritis. But which type of arthritis do you have? Learn about the differences in the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis, the most common type, and rheumatoid arthritis.
You have musculoskeletal pain, perhaps from arthritis or tendonitis, and you don’t want to keep taking pain medication. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may help you. Learn about some of the conditions that respond well to this treatment.
Pain in your elbow, which is one of the most complex joints in your body, can have numerous causes. When you’re hurting, it’s important to see an orthopedic specialist who can diagnose and treat your injury correctly.
You’re planning knee replacement surgery. Aside from scheduling the date with the surgical coordinator and getting pre-op testing done, what do you need to do? Following are tips on planning your recovery after knee replacement.
Have you sprained an ankle before? If so, you know firsthand that it’s a disabling injury because you lose your normal mobility. Learn how long it takes to recover from an ankle sprain, and how to prevent more from occurring.
New technologies to treat musculoskeletal diseases and injuries are here. Regenerative medicine holds great promise as a treatment for some musculoskeletal conditions. Learn what conditions are benefiting from this innovative treatment.
If you have a shoulder problem, you’re probably sidelined from a sport you love to play, and many other activities that require the use of your arm. Learn how your shoulder operates and what can go wrong.
If you’re an avid sports athlete, you’re prone to certain injuries, depending on your sport. Sports medicine physicians receive specialized training in the most advanced methods of treating sports injuries.
Are you experiencing pain and stiffness in your fingers and/or thumb? It may be a condition called trigger finger. If untreated, it can make your finger or thumb lock into position when you try to bend it. Learn about effective treatments.
If you’re sidelined by a sports injury or a condition like arthritis, you’re seeking pain relief. Learn about the activities involved in physical therapy; it’s one of the tried-and-true medical treatments that ease your discomfort.
If you suffer pain from a chronic musculoskeletal condition, you may have tried all of the traditional approaches — drugs, physical therapy, and injections — to find relief. If they haven’t worked for you, regenerative medicine may be the answer.
Uh, oh. You’ve got foot, ankle, or shin pain. Did you pivot too hard trying to reach a shot on the tennis court? It pays to see an orthopedic specialist to correctly diagnose your injury, such as a stress fracture, so your pain doesn’t worsen.
Is your arthritis getting more painful no matter what treatments you try? It may be time to consider knee replacement. Millions of Americans have undergone knee replacement surgery; it’s considered a standard procedure.
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you’re seeking ways to keep from losing more bone mass. Learn what you can do on a daily and weekly basis to prevent being left with fragile bones that break easily.
If you’ve hurt your elbow and have pain and swelling around the joint, it’s important to find out exactly what type of injury you have. Fractures usually require surgery right away, while a sprain may or may not involve surgery.
Knee injuries are tough. In particular, if you injure your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), you may require surgery and be unable to return to your sport for the remainder of the season. Learn ways to help prevent an ACL injury.
You’re having problems with your hand and arm and don’t know why. Maybe pain is shooting down your arm into your hand, or your ring and pinky fingers are numb. It may be because of a compressed nerve in your elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome
You’ve heard countless references to people, especially athletes, who are dealing with elbow pain. Now you’re experiencing it. What started as a slight twinge might be progressing to real discomfort. Maybe it’s golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow.
You’ve enjoyed playing sports all your life, but injuries may be keeping you off the field. Sports medicine specialists diagnose and treat sports-related injuries in both children and adults and get you back on the field safely.
Are you tired of dealing with chronic joint pain from injury, inflammation, or arthritis? It may be time to consider a minimally invasive surgery called arthroscopy. Read on to learn what you need to know about this helpful orthopedic procedure.
Is your mobility suffering? Are you experiencing back pain due to osteoporosis? Find out what new options for osteoporosis treatment are available that can ease your symptoms and prevent complications.
Your full recovery from rotator cuff surgery is the best way to ensure the long-term health of your shoulder. Learn what steps you need to take to protect your rotator cuff when you make your return to sports.
If you’re dreading the idea of surgery to solve a musculoskeletal issue, regenerative medicine may be the better first step. Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies are showing great promise as effective, and minimally invasive, solutions.