Blog Archive

Physical Therapy for Your Musculoskeletal Issues Feb 12th, 2021

When you have musculoskeletal pain, it can stop you in your tracks. Knee pain can make walking difficult, and a tender elbow can make driving or cooking dinner difficult.  Pain medication only masks your symptoms instead of helping you to get better. Plus, taking pain relievers for long periods of...

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Heal Quickly Jan 20th, 2021

Orthopaedics is entering an exciting new era. Regenerative medicine is revolutionizing orthopaedic practice. Scientists have found ways to engage your own body in helping it heal more quickly.  In a nutshell, regenerative medicine helps stimulate your body to initiate a healing response itself.  Dr. Michael Hood, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with...

Signs of a Stress Fracture Dec 13th, 2020

Are you a runner? Perhaps you play a team sport. Maybe you have a job that involves a lot of stress on your legs. If you develop pain in your foot, ankle, or shin, you could have a stress fracture.  Dr. Michael Hood, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Delta Orthopaedics &...

When is Knee Replacement Helpful for Arthritis? Nov 10th, 2020

Is the arthritis in your knee getting you down? Perhaps you can no longer engage in work or recreational activities because it’s just too hard to bend the knee. You miss the camaraderie when playing tennis. Perhaps your gardening is going by the wayside.  Today’s knee replacement surgery can be...

How to Slow Down the Progression of Osteoporosis Oct 12th, 2020

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens your bone density. It’s important to seek early treatment, because when osteoporosis progresses without intervention, your bones are prone to breaking easily.  About 44 million US women and men aged 50 and older are estimated to have osteoporosis. In fact, one-third of women over...

Elbow Pain: Is It a Sprain or a Fracture? Sep 14th, 2020

Maybe you’ve fallen when playing sports and landed on your elbow, or perhaps you were hit directly on the elbow. Have you been playing tennis or racquetball several times a week, and now your elbow hurts so much that you can’t play. In any case, you should seek orthopedic treatment...

How to Prevent Sports-Related ACL Injuries Aug 20th, 2020

ACL injuries have reached epidemic levels in high school, college, and professional sports. Between 100,000 and 200,000 athletes sustain this knee injury each year, and up to one-third of them will reinjure the ACL again.  ACL injuries, when severe, are career-ending events. One study concluded that one-third of those with...

5 Ways to Alleviate Tennis Elbow at Home Jul 23rd, 2020

If you’re a tennis player, you’re likely familiar with an injury known as tennis elbow. Maybe you’re experiencing it yourself. Tennis elbow isn’t only the result of playing a lot of tennis, however. The repetitive-motion injury can develop from an array of activities beyond the sports realm.  When you repeat...

What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Jun 23rd, 2020

You’re having problems with your hand and arm and can’t figure out the reason. Perhaps you’re experiencing shooting pains down your arm into your hand, or your ring and little fingers are numb. What’s going on? It may be a compressed nerve.  Cubital tunnel syndrome, also called ulnar nerve entrapment,...

What’s the Difference Between Golfer’s Elbow & Tennis Elbow? May 27th, 2020

If you play tennis or golf, you know how important your arm strength is to consistency in competing, much less to having a winning season. But using any part of your body repeatedly can result in injury. You may have heard of tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, and now you...

The Top Causes of Knee Pain (And What We Can Do About Them) Apr 23rd, 2020

Your knees are essential to your health. They have an incredibly important job of supporting and stabilizing your body as you walk, run, dance, or play sports. You don’t think about them until they start hurting.  Sports injuries and aging are common reasons for knee pain. Dr. Michael Hood, a...

Get Back in the Game Through Sports Medicine Mar 23rd, 2020

You love sports and play to win. However, all of those overhead tennis serves may have your shoulder hurting. Perhaps you were a track and field athlete in college and still love to run, but your knees are aching. As an active sports enthusiast, you can benefit greatly from forming...

Your Treatment Options for Arthritis Feb 7th, 2020

Almost one-quarter of all American adults suffer from arthritis. Its debilitating effects are a leading cause of workplace disability claims.  Arthritis treatments can help you regain lost mobility and keep your independence. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Hood of Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has treated hundreds of patients who...

What to Know Before Undergoing Arthroscopy Jan 14th, 2020

If you’re suffering from a joint injury or are experiencing chronic joint pain, it may be time to consider arthroscopy to diagnose and treat your condition. At Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with offices in Collierville, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas, we can help. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Michael Hood, MD,...

The Latest Treatment Options for Osteoporosis Dec 5th, 2019

About 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, a condition characterized by low bone density and increased risk for bone fractures. Women and the elderly are at a higher risk of developing it. Statistics show that one in three women over 50 and one in five men will develop fractures...

Returning to Sports After A Rotator Cuff Injury Nov 8th, 2019

Getting back into the game you love after a rotator cuff injury requires time, patience, and the guidance of a skilled orthopedic specialist, like Michael Hood, MD, and the team at Delta Orthpaedics & Sports Medicine. While your customized treatment plan for surgery and beyond likely focuses on your return...

Should You Have Both Knees Replaced at the Same Time? Oct 11th, 2019

For most patients, the question of whether to get a knee replacement is a big decision that requires a lot of thought and consideration. Among the considerations for this procedure are whether there’s someone to help you with aftercare, the length of your recovery, and when you can return to...

How PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Can Delay or Prevent the Need for Surgery Sep 10th, 2019

Your body is an incredibly complex structure that relies on each component to, quite literally, carry its weight. So when something goes wrong, say in a major joint or a tendon, your life can be limited in some serious ways. Until recently, the solution has been to bypass Mother Nature...