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How We Diagnose a Tendon Injury

How We Diagnose a Tendon Injury

When you’re dealing with orthopedic issues, the most important step is getting the right diagnosis so you can get on the road to relief without delay. Here’s how we accomplish just that with tendon injuries.
Mar 12th, 2024

Why You Shouldn't Ignore That Popping Sound in Your Shoulder

It's easy to ignore strange sounds or sensations in your shoulder, especially if you don't have pain or discomfort. However, these symptoms often point to a problem that can worsen without treatment. Learn more about what those sounds could mean.
Feb 16th, 2024
The Worst Activities to Do for Your Knees

The Worst Activities to Do for Your Knees

We use our knees all day, so it’s no surprise that knee pain takes a big toll on our lives. Avoiding some activities may help reduce knee pain or even prevent it. In this post, learn which activities you should avoid for your knees.
Jan 1st, 2024
6 Signs of Patellar Instability

6 Signs of Patellar Instability

If you think your kneecap is just a protective shield, think again. This important part of your knee joint also joins muscles that allow you to move your leg, so when your kneecap is unstable, so is your leg.
Dec 1st, 2023
5 Tips to Prepare for Knee Replacement Surgery

5 Tips to Prepare for Knee Replacement Surgery

Your knee pain isn’t getting any better, and you’ve decided that total knee replacement is your best option for, quite literally, moving forward. To make this journey smoother, we offer some tips.
Nov 2nd, 2023
4 Tips to Ease Your Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

4 Tips to Ease Your Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

You’re having us perform surgery on your shoulder, and you want to know how you can make your recovery go as smoothly as possible. Well, here are four great tips that will have you waving goodbye to shoulder problems.
Aug 1st, 2023
Potential Culprits Behind Your Elbow Pain

Potential Culprits Behind Your Elbow Pain

You’re experiencing pain in your elbow, which is having a surprisingly large impact on your ability to engage in certain activities. Here, we take a look at the different types of elbow pain and what they might indicate.
Jul 11th, 2023
Recognizing the Signs of a Meniscus Tear

Recognizing the Signs of a Meniscus Tear

There are many ways you can injure your knee, and a meniscus tear is among the more common. Here, we take a look at some of the signs of a meniscus tear and why intervention is so important.
Jun 2nd, 2023

5 Tips for Dealing With Crutches

The road to better knee or ankle health is going to involve a stint with crutches. If you’ve never used these walking aids before, life can be challenging, so we want to provide you with a few tips to ease this brief journey.
May 1st, 2023
Regaining Joint Health Through Cartilage Restoration

Regaining Joint Health Through Cartilage Restoration

When you damage cartilage in your joint, the biggest challenge is that this tissue doesn’t regenerate. The goal of cartilage restoration is to overcome this hurdle to restore pain-free movement in your joint.
Mar 12th, 2023
How Surgery Can Restore Stability to Your Ankle

How Surgery Can Restore Stability to Your Ankle

You sprained your ankle fairly badly, and since then you’ve developed ankle instability, leaving you more prone to ankle sprains. If you want to step with more confidence, surgery may be your best option.
Jan 18th, 2023
How Soon Can I Return to Play After an ACL Tear?

How Soon Can I Return to Play After an ACL Tear?

You’ve torn your ACL and you want to do what you can to maintain your active lifestyle. Here’s a look at some realistic expectations when it comes to returning to sports after a knee injury of this kind.
Dec 9th, 2022
Do I Have Tennis or Golfer's Elbow?

Do I Have Tennis or Golfer's Elbow?

You’re experiencing pain in your elbow and forearm, and you’re wondering whether you may have tennis or golfer’s elbow. These conditions are not only slightly different, they may have little to do with golf or tennis.
Oct 9th, 2022
The Three Ankle Sprain Grades — and How We Treat Them

The Three Ankle Sprain Grades — and How We Treat Them

Each day in the United States, there are approximately 25,000 ankle sprains, which range from mild to severe. To figure out where your sprained ankle falls (and how to treat it), here’s a look at the grading system.
Sep 13th, 2022
My Knee Keeps Buckling: What Should I Do?

My Knee Keeps Buckling: What Should I Do?

One minute you’re walking along just fine and the next you're stumbling, as your knee gives out without warning. It’s called knee buckling, and here’s what you should know about the condition and why treatment is important.
Jul 1st, 2022

Clavicle Fractures

Clavicle fractures as a common fracture and usually are initially very painful. Some require surgical fixation to allow healing and optimize recovery however most are able to be treated nonoperatively.
Jun 16th, 2022

Meniscal Tears: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Mensical tears are common causes of knee pain and limitations. Treatment options very from non-operative (medication, therapy, injections) to operative (arthroscopy) depending on the type of tear.
Jun 2nd, 2022
Can My Sprained Ankle Heal on Its Own?

Can My Sprained Ankle Heal on Its Own?

While many mild ankle sprains heal on their own, about 70% of people with acute sprains go on to develop future problems, many of which could have been avoided if they had sought medical help.
Jun 1st, 2022

Elbow Pain: Distal Biceps Ruptures

Distal biceps tendon injuries are a common cause of elbow pain and disability. Most injuries have an acute onset and benefit from prompt diagnosis and treatment. A shoulder and elbow expert is able to quickly diagnosis and provide the best treatment plan
May 27th, 2022

Shoulder Arthritis- What is Shoulder Arthroplasty?

Shoulder arthritis is a common cause of shoulder pain and functional disability. If non-operative treatments fail to provide improvement, shoulder replacement surgery is a successful procedure to help restore shoulder function and eliminate pain.
May 19th, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Tendon Injuries

Understanding the Different Types of Tendon Injuries

You have thousands of tendons in your body which play critical roles in attaching your muscles to your bones. When something goes wrong in this connective tissue, your function can be impaired. Here’s how.
May 4th, 2022
5 Signs of an ACL Injury

5 Signs of an ACL Injury

You suspect that you’ve injured your knee, but you’re unsure as to the exact nature of the injury. To help you narrow down the possibilities, we review signs that the damage may lie in your ACL.
Apr 4th, 2022
Can You Treat a Rotator Cuff Injury Without Surgery?

Can You Treat a Rotator Cuff Injury Without Surgery?

Almost two million people seek help for rotator cuff injuries each year in the United States and not all of them undergo surgery. Here’s how they were treated and when you may be able to go the nonsurgical route.
Mar 9th, 2022
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Tendon Pain

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Tendon Pain

Your tendons are critical to your ability to move, as they attach your muscles to your bones. When something goes wrong in this tissue, prompt treatment is key to avoiding much larger problems down the road.
Feb 3rd, 2022

Shoulder Dislocations

Shoulder dislocations are a common cause of shoulder pain and disability. Treatment initially includes of recognition of the injury and x-ray evaluation followed by putting the shoulder joint into proper alignment.
Jan 25th, 2022
How to Prevent Tennis Elbow

How to Prevent Tennis Elbow

Despite its name, tennis elbow is an overuse injury that can occur both on and off the courts. However tennis elbow develops, it can lead to nagging pain in your joint, and you want to do everything you can to avoid the problem.
Jan 3rd, 2022

Knee Pain: The Common Causes

Knee pain is a very common musculoskeletal complaint and the causes can range widely, from arthritis ( cartilage degeneration ) to ligament and tendons to meniscus ( soft cartilage ). 
Jan 3rd, 2022
Can a Sprained Ankle Cause Future Complications?

Can a Sprained Ankle Cause Future Complications?

You think you’ve sprained your ankle, but you’re going to just grit your teeth and wait for it to heal on its own. The problem with this approach is that you may be setting yourself up for much larger problems down the road.
Dec 7th, 2021

Signs and Symptoms of a Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder ( also called adhesive capsulitis ) is a common shoulder condition which causes pain and stiffness. This condition usually responds to nonoperative treatments but an accurate diagnosis is needed to provide the best treatment options.
Nov 16th, 2021

Rotator Cuff Tendon Pain

Rotator cuff tendon injuries are a common cause of shoulder pain. Most injuries can be successfully treated nonoperatively but careful examination by a shoulder expert aids in determining the cause of shoulder pain and the best treatment options.
Nov 11th, 2021
When to See a Doctor About Shoulder Pain

When to See a Doctor About Shoulder Pain

While there may be some bravado in gritting your teeth through pain and soldiering on, more often than not, you run the risk of making things far worse. This is absolutely true of shoulder pain.
Nov 9th, 2021
Does Bursitis Cause Knee Pain?

Does Bursitis Cause Knee Pain?

Your knees are not only the largest joints in your body, they’re among the more complex. Thanks to the many components in your knees, there are many ways you can develop knee pain, including bursitis.
Oct 11th, 2021
Six Common Signs of Tendon Damage

Six Common Signs of Tendon Damage

Among the complex matrix of connective tissues that keep your body, quite literally, together are your tendons, which attach muscle to bone. Any injury to these tissues can lead to pain and other symptoms.
Sep 13th, 2021

What to Expect During and After ACL Reconstruction

You’ve badly damaged your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and you want to restore full function to your knee. ACL reconstruction surgery is a great way to accomplish this, and here’s what you can expect.
Jul 25th, 2021

How Is a Sprained Ankle Graded?

More than 25,000 people sprain an ankle each day in the United States, some worse than others. Here’s a look at how we grade sprained ankles to ensure that you get the care you need.
Jun 9th, 2021

Returning to Sports After a Rotator Cuff Injury

Shoulder injuries are relatively common, especially among athletes of all levels. If you have a rotator cuff injury, here’s how we can help you recuperate and get back to enjoying the activities you love.
May 17th, 2021

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Shoulder Fractures- Overview of Proximal Humerus Fractures

Shoulder fractures (proximal humerus fractures) are one of the most common broken bone injuries. These occur with a fall or twisting injury. Most proximal humerus fractures do not require surgery but careful evaluation by a shoulder expert is needed.
Feb 13th, 2022