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Understanding the Cause of Your Knee Pain
Knee pain is a common orthopedic problem, and patients often complain of different knee pain symptoms. What do these symptoms mean? Learn about what causes knee popping, clicking, giving way, and locking.
11 Shoulder Pain Causes and How to Treat Them
Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint that has many causes. Determining the diagnosis can help guide effect treatment of shoulder pain.
Is Surgery Always Necessary for Shoulder...
Shoulder bursitis is the most common causes of shoulder pain. Often called rotator cuff tendonitis, there are a number of treatments available.
When Do You Need a Cortisone Shot?
Cortisone injections are safe treatments for inflammation including bursitis, tendonitis, and arthritis. Learn about how a steroid shot can help.
7 Common Causes of Knee Pain and Swelling
A swollen knee is a common complaint of people with knee pain. Learn the causes of knee swelling and what treatments might help this condition.
12 Common (and Not-So-Common) Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Determining the cause of your knee pain allows for optimal treatment to begin.
12 Causes of Hip Pain
Hip pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Once the cause of your hip pain can be determined, appropriate treatment can begin.
What Are the Possible Side Effects of a...
Cortisone injections are often used to treat orthopedic problems. Many people are concerned about cortisone injections and wonder about the side effects of this treatment.
Torn Knee Cartilage: Everything You Need to Know
A meniscus tear is an injury that can cause pain in the knee joint. Often referred to as torn cartilage, treatment may require surgery.
How Should I Treat a Torn Rotator Cuff?
Rotator cuff tears are a common injury of the shoulder. Learn more about a rotator cuff tear, and what can be done for treatment of this condition.
The 4 Signs of a Torn Rotator Cuff
Common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include pain and an inability to raise the arm above the head. A rotator cuff tear can be painful, cause difficulty sleeping, and lead to chronic shoulder problems. These are some of the signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear.
Your Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Tendonitis
Tendonitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons. Tendonitis means there is inflammation. Prompt treatment helps relive symptoms.
6 Causes of Calf Pain
Calf pain occurs when there is pain in the back of the leg between the knee and ankle. Determining the cause of calf pain can guide treatment.
6 Reasons There Are Lumps on Your Wrist
There are many types of lumps and bumps that can be found on hands and wrists. Some of these bumps are cysts, some are tumors, and others are bone spurs.
Is Sciatica the Reason for Your Leg Pain and...
Sciatica is a cause of leg pain, tingling and numbness. Often described as an electric shock that travels down the leg, sciatica is the result of a pinched nerve.
5 Common Causes of Heel Pain
Heel pain is a common complaint that can be caused by several conditions. Treatment of heel pain consists of rest, inserts, and simple exercises.
What Causes Knee Arthritis and How to Treat It
Knee arthritis can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, and difficulty with activities. Learn about treatments available for symptoms of knee arthritis.
When Will I Feel Relief After a Cortisone Shot?
How long after being given a cortisone injection does it take for the medication to take effect? A cortisone injection, also called a steroid shot, is commonly used in orthopedics in the treatment of many conditions. Pain relief from a cortisone injection ususally takes a few days to a few weeks.
10 Ways to Treat Painful Heel Spurs
A heel spur is a hook of bone that forms on the bone at the back of the foot. Heel spurs cause pain on the bottom of the foot.
7 Common Causes of Back Pain and What You Can...
Back pain is a common cause of disability. Learn about the common causes of back pain and what treatments may help with your condition.
Torn ACL? Here's What You Should Know
ACL tears are a common knee injury that can cause pain and instability. Learn about treatment options, and the prognosis after sustaining an ACL tear.
Ice or Heat? Which Should Be Used for Injury...
Ice or heat, that is the question. Some injuries need ice, others need heat. Which is appropriate for your condition?
So You've Strained Your Groin...
A groin pull is a sports injury that is due to a strain of the muscles of the inner thigh. Proper treatment can help speed your return from this pulled muscle.
What You Should Know About Hip Bursitis
Hip bursitis treatment consists of allowing the inflammation to diminish, then physical therapy and stretching. In some patients, a cortisone injection is helpful for both diagnosis and treatment of hip bursitis. Rarely is surgery needed for hip bursitis treatment. Page 2.
What Is an MCL Tear in the Knee?
People who sustain an MCL tear may complain of the knee giving out. Treatment of an MCL tear is almost always non-surgical.
Is Kneecap Pain Caused by a Patella Injury?
Patella injuries are a common orthopedic injury and cause of pain. The patella, or kneecap is important in the mechanics of your joint, and irritation of the kneecap can cause pain and problems.
What You Should Know About a Common Cause of...
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes heel and arch pain. It is due to irritation and inflammation of the tight tissue that forms the arch of the foot.
How Do I Treat a Herniated Disc?
One of the common back problems is a herniated disc, a condition that can cause pressure on the spinal nerves. Learn about a herniated disc and the treatments available.
What You Should Know About Torn Shoulder...
A torn labrum is an injury to the shoulder joint. Labral tears can cause pain, instability, and difficulty with activities. Learn about the treatments available for a torn labrum, including surgery.
What You Should Know About Repeated Cortisone...
Cortisone injections are used in treatment of orthopedic conditions. Is there a limit to the number of cortisone injections a patient can have?
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis is a common problem that causes heel pain. Treatment of Achilles tendonitis is focused on non-surgical options for most patients.
Is It Wrist Tendonitis?
Information about wrist tendonitis, a common problem that can cause pain and swelling around the wrist. Wrist tendonitis is due to inflammation of the tendon.
Got Plantar Fasciitis? Try These Stretching...
The muscles and tendons in the back of the foot must be stretched along with the bottom of the foot. A simple calf stretch is to push against a wall to stretch the back of the leg. Page 2.
Do You Have Wrist Pain? The Possible Causes May...
Wrist pain is an extremely common complaint that has many causes. In order for proper treatment of wrist pain, the cause must be identified.
4 Easy Ways to Stretch the Groin Muscles
The butterfly stretch for a groin strain is performed in a sitting position. This stretches the muscles of the inner thigh.
Your Comprehensive Guide to Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a common cause of back and leg pain. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the canal in which the spinal cord travels. Spinal stenosis can cause pinched nerves, and may require cortisone injections, physical therapy, or even surgery for relief.
The Right Way to Ice an Injury
Learn how to properly ice an injury to speed your recovery. Using ice can help decrease inflammation and swelling with many common conditions.
How to Choose an Effective NSAID
Anti-inflammatory medications, call NSAIDs, are used for treatment of many problems. These medications include motrin, ibuprofen, and aleve.
Learn the Facts on Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammato...
NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve), that help treat pain and reduce inflammation.
What You Need to Know About Finger Arthritis
Arthritis is commonly seen in the joints of the fingers. The knuckle joints of the fingers are frequently affected in patients with osteoarthritis.
Avulsion Fracture Facts: Bone Up on These...
An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone where a tendon or ligament attaches. Most avulsion fractures can be treated without surgery.
What Pain Can Tell You About Your Shoulder...
Shoulder pain is a common problem, but finding the cause can be a difficult task. Learn about common symptoms of shoulder pain and what these may mean.
6 Common Causes of Swollen Ankles
Ankle swelling is a common symptom of many conditions of this joint. Determining the correct cause of ankle swelling can help to guide the most effective treatment.
Strained Lower Back? Relieve the Pain With...
A low back strain, often called a lumbar strain, is an injury to the large muscles in the lumbar spine. Treatment can usually be effective with a few simple steps.
6 Ways To Help Heal a Broken Bone
Patients who sustain a broken bone, or a fracture, want to heal as quickly as possible. Learn how you can speed healing a broken bone.
Why Do Hip Joint Problems Sometimes Cause Groin...
Groin pain is often a sign of a problem inside the hip joint. Common conditions that cause groin pain include muscle strains, arthritis, and labral tears.
Causes and Treatments for 8 Common Types of...
Elbow pain is a common complaint that has many causes. In order for proper treatment of elbow pain, the cause of the problem must be identified.
What's the Proper Way to Treat a Pulled Muscle?
Muscle strains, also called pulled muscles, are common sports injuries. The treatment of a muscle pull depends on the particular injury
What Is Patellar Subluxation and How Is It...
Patellar subluxation occurs when the kneecap is pulled laterally as it tracks while the knee joint is bending. In some patients, patellar subluxation can result in kneecap dislocation, a painful situation when the kneecap pops out of place.
What To Do About Runner's Knee
Chondromalacia is one of the causes of anterior knee pain, or patellofemoral pain syndrome. Chondromalacia is a cartilage problem of the kneecap.
How to Recognize and Treat Pulled Abdominal...
Athletes can sustain an injury known as an abdominal strain or a pulled abdominal muscle. Learn about treatment of this injury.
What's the Fastest Way to Recover From a...
Ankle sprain treatment can be performed with a few simple steps. It is important that sprained ankles are appropriately treated to speed recovery.
ORIF - What is Open Reduction Internal Fixation?
ORIF is an abbreviation for open reduction, internal fixation. ORIF is the abbreviation used when a patient needs surgery to have a fracture, broken bone, fixed in surgery.
What Is Carpal Tunnel, and What Should You Do...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem that causes pain and numbness in the hand and fingers. Learn about symptoms of this problem and treatment options.
Piriformis Syndrome: Understand the Causes and...
Piriformis syndrome is a condition of pain in the buttocks. Piriformis syndrome is thought to be due to an irritation of the sciatic nerve.
What You Should Know About a Broken Fibula
A fibula fracture is an injury to the lower leg. Most often, a broken fibula is a type of ankle fracture, although there are other types of fractures of this bone. Treatment of a fibula fracture depends on the type of break that occurred.
What Is Elbow Bursitis?
Elbow bursitis occurs when there is pain and swelling in the back of the joint. People with elbow bursitis usually improve with simple treatment.
Got Bursitis? These Are Your Treatment Options
Among the most common orthopedics problems, bursitis causes inflammation and pain around joints. Learn about bursitis, and possible treatment options.
What You Should Know About Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are a common cause of pain and swelling. A sprained ankle can heal quickly with appropriate treatment and rehab.
Learn to Treat and Prevent Leg Cramps
Leg cramps are painful, unexpected muscle spasms that often occur in the lower extremity. Treatment of leg cramps can help to relieve these painful episodes.
Top 10 Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Treatment of plantar fasciitis consists of rest, exercises, and inserts for your shoes. With simple treatments most patients fully recover.
Arm Yourself With This Knowledge About Humerus...
A humerus fracture is an injury to the upper arm bone. There are several types of humerus fractures, and most humerus fractures have successful treatment without surgery. Read on for more information about humerus fractures.
How Do Doctors Treat a Torn Meniscus?
There are several options for treatment of a meniscus tear. Many people can find relief with non-invasive treatments, while other require surgery for pain relief. Learn about options for meniscus tear treatment.
What to Expect in Rehab After Rotator Cuff...
Rotator cuff surgery is performed when the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder have been torn. Rehab after rotator cuff surgery helps recovery.
The Causes and Treatments for Arch Pain
Arch pain is a common foot complaint. Arch pain, also sometimes called a strain, often causes inflammation under the foot.
8 Ways to Treat Arthritis
There are many treatment available for hip arthritis from simple to invasive. Learn about the diagnosis of hip arthritis and which treatments may be helpful.
What Does 'Water on the Knee' Mean?
Water on the knee is what many people say to describe a swollen knee. Determining the cause of the water on the knee will guide the most appropriate and effective treatment of this condition.
Common Signs You Might Have Frozen Shoulder
A frozen shoulder is a condition that causes pain and limited motion of the shoulder joint. Finding the cause of a frozen shoulder can be difficult.
What You Should Know About Torn Hip Cartilage
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that is surrounded by a ring of cartilage called the hip labrum. Injuries to the joint can result in a hip labral tear.
What Can I Do to Treat a Sprained Finger?
Finger sprains and dislocations are injuries to the ligaments and soft tissues around the small joints of the fingers. It is important to obtain a proper diagnosis of a sprained finger so that your treatment is appropriate for the injury.
How Do I Know if I Have a Torn ACL?
An ACL tear is a common problem in athletes. When an ACL tear occurs, surgery may be needed. While an ACL repair is seldom possible, an ACL reconstruction may be an option.
Get the Facts on Lumbar Spine Arthritis
Arthritis can affect the small joints of the lumbar spine called the facet joints. Lumbar spine arthritis is commonly seen in patients with other spine conditions including lumbar disc disease and spinal stenosis.
How Are Synvisc Injections Used to Treat Knee...
Synvisc is an injectable treatment used for knee arthritis. Often called a 'joint lubrication,' Synvisc is a thick, slippery fluid that is a normal component of joint fluid. Synvisc is a slippery, or viscous, substance that is injected into the knee joint.
Treatment for The Most Common Cause of Shoulder...
Shoulder bursitis is the most common cause of pain in the shoulder joint. Learn some of the treatments to relieve pain from this condition.
Exercises to Rehab From a Shoulder Injury or...
After shoulder injuries and shoulder surgery, some simple exercises can help you make a full recovery. Learn a few shoulder stretches and exercises.
What You Should Know About Calf Strain
A calf strain occurs when there is a muscle spasm in the back of the leg. Treatment available for a calf strain can help relieve pain and prevent this problem.
8 Ways to Treat Your Rotator Cuff Without Surgery
Rotator cuff treatment may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory pain medications, cortisone injections, and surgery.
How to Recognize and Treat Wrist Ganglion Cysts
Wrist ganglion cysts are lumps usually found on the back of the hand. Treatment of a ganglion cyst is only necessary if there is pain.
Pain in Your Foot? Some Possible Causes and...
Foot pain cause problems under the ball of the forefoot. Treatment of foot pain in this area can usually be accomplished with footwear and shoe inserts.
The Weirdest (and Most Common) Injury in Children
A buckle fracture is a common injury in children. Buckle fractures are incomplete fractures of the bone that heal quickly with a cast.
Find Out Why Your Knee Is Making a Popping or...
Popping and snapping are common symptoms found in patients with knee pain. Often popping and snapping are associated with damaged meniscus or cartilage.
Bone Up on the Causes and Types of Femur...
A femur fracture is an injury to the thigh bone usually caused by a major injury. Treatment of a broken femur most often requires surgery.
So You've Torn Your Meniscus.
A meniscus repair is a surgical procedure performed on the torn knee cartilage. If there is a chance that the cartilage tear can heal, a meniscus repair is an option.
Your 6-Step Guide to Treating a Sprained Ankle
Learn the basic steps for how to treat a sprained ankle. Most people can find recovery with some simple steps for treatment of ankle sprains.
The Signs You're Ready for Hip Replacement...
What are signs you need, or don't need, hip replacement surgery. Learn how to know when the time is right for you to have hip replacement surgery.
What Is Gout and How Is It Treated?
Gout is a common condition that can cause joint pain and swelling. Gouty attacks may come back in some individuals, and can lead to other problems. Controlling gout with medication is an important part of treatment.
What Is the Rotator Cuff?
The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that surround the shoulder joint. Often called the
Learn to Diagnose and Treat Patellar Tendonitis
Information about patellar tendonitis, or inflammation of the patellar tendon, a condition often called Jumper's Knee. Treatment of patellar tendonitis usually consists of rest and anti-inflammatory medication.
Fractures vs. Breaks: Which Is Worse?
What is the difference between a fracture and a break? The words fracture and broken bone mean the same thing.
Considering Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement surgery is a common treatment for severe arthritis. Learn about the details of knee replacement and what to expect from this surgery.
How Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Affect...
Glucosamine is a building block of cartilage. Chondroitin is helpful in strengthening cartilage. Together, glucosamine and chondroitin are treatments for arthritis.
How is Knee Bursitis Treated and Diagnosed?
Prepatellar bursitis is a problem of inflammation of the bursa over the front of the knee, just above the kneecap.
How Do You Treat a SLAP Tear of the Shoulder?
A SLAP tear of the shoulder is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder joint. SLAP tears typically cause pain when performing overhead activities, such as throwing a ball. Treatment of a SLAP tear may require surgery.
The 4 Best Shoe Inserts for Relieving Your Foot...
Foot pain is a common complaint and can cause symptoms with every step you take. Here are some products that help control foot pain.
Sprained Ankle? How the RICE Method Can Help
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Do PRP Injections Stimulate the Healing Process?
Platelet rich plasma, abbreviated PRP, is a treatment for patients with tendon injuries that may be slow healing. PRP injections can be done in a doctor's office.
What to Do When Your Cast Absolutely Stinks
Casts are used from the treatment of broken bones and other orthopedic conditions. Having a smelly cast is a common complaint--the odor under a cast can become quite awful. What can you do to prevent a stinky cast, and how can you help improve the odor from a smelly cast?
How Is Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Treated?
Posterior tibial tendonitis is a common ankle problem that can cause pain on the inner side of the foot and ankle. Posterior tibial tendonitis tends to occur as an overuse injury. Most often treatment of posterior tibial tendonitis requires resting the tendon.
9 Things to Consider Before Hip Replacement...
Hip replacement surgery is a treatment option for severe arthritis. Hip replacement may become necessary when simple treatments are no longer effective.
What You Should Know About IT Band Syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS, is commonly a cause of lateral sided knee pain. Treatment of IT band syndrome can usually be accomplished with simple steps.
What Do Orthopedic Specialists Treat?
Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors help patients with the diagnosis of problems associated with the bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves of the body.
Is Baker's Cyst Causing Your Knee Pain?
A Baker's Cyst, or a popliteal cyst, is a collection of fluid on the back of the knee. A Baker's Cyst is usually caused by fluid from the knee joint collecting behind the knee. Treatment of a Baker's Cyst involves treatment of the cause of the fluid accumulation.
Exercises You Should Do When Rehabbing Your Knees
Knee pain has many different causes, but almost all can be helped with proper rehab and exercises to strengthen the joint. Knee rehab is usually guided by a physical therapist, but here are some simple exercises to get you started.
What's Causing That Instability in Your Knee?
Knee instability, or the sensation of the knee giving out, is usually caused by an injury to a ligament. The sensation of instability, or giving way, can also be caused by other knee conditions.
What Causes Plica Syndrome?
Plica syndrome of the knee is a condition that can cause pain within the knee joint. Plica syndrome is caused by irritation to synovial tissues of the knee.
The Scary Facts About Knee Fractures
A patella fracture is an injury to the kneecap. Most patella fractures heal well and patients tend to return to their previous level of activities.
Why You Might Feel Numbness in Your Fingers and...
Lumbar spine conditions can cause tingling and numbness to extend down the legs. The nerves that provide sensory information to the brain can become pinched in the back. Abnormal signals to these nerves can cause symptoms including tingling and numbness.
How to Correctly Treat a Sprained Wrist
Wrist sprains are an injury to the ligaments of the joint. A sprained wrist can usually heal with simple treatments. Page 1 of 2.
Why There's Still Pain After Your Knee...
Persistent pain after knee replacement is the most common complication after this surgery. While most people are worried about risks including infection and blood clot, the most common reason people are not satisfied with their outcome after knee replacement is persistent discomfort.
Can Physical Therapy Help Repair a Rotator Cuff...
Physical therapy is often recommended as an initial treatment of a rotator cuff tear. However, physical therapy wouldn't seem to help a torn tendon heal. Why is physical therapy often the first treatment recommended for patients with a rotator cuff tear? Learn more.
What Is Biceps Tenodesis?
A biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure performed for the treatment of tendonitis of the biceps tendon. When a biceps tenodesis is performed, the tendon is cut and reattached to the arm bone.
What You Should Know About Treating a Broken...
A wrist fracture is a common orthopedic injury. Patients who sustain a broken wrist may be treated in a cast, or may need surgery for treatment.
What You Should Know About Tennis Elbow...
Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a common cause of elbow pain. There are many treatments for tennis elbow that may provide relief.
What's Causing Your Posterior Heel Pain?
Heel pain is a common complaint, but diagnosing the cause of the problem can be a difficult task. Learn about causes of posterior heel pain and what treatments are available for posterior heel pain. Conditions discussed include plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and heel spurs.
What Is Trigger Finger and What Are the Causes?
A trigger finger is a problem that causes a painful snapping in the hand. Most people with trigger finger can find relief with simple treatment.
Why You Might Feel Stiffness After Knee...
One of the concerns after a knee replacement surgery is a stiff knee. Stiffness after knee replacement is a common problem, and can often be treated with simple steps.
The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is an important part of treatment for many conditions. Physical therapists can help regain mobility and return to activity.
Why Do People Get Arthritis?
What causes arthritis? It is difficult to determine exactly what causes arthritis in every situation, but there are some factors that can contribute to this common problem.
Don't Miss These 8 Early Signs of Arthritis
Wondering if your joint pain is caused by arthritis? Here are the warning signs of arthritis so you know if you have joint inflammation.
What Are Calcium Deposits in the Shoulder?
Calcific tendonitis is a condition of calcium deposits within the rotator cuff tendons. The cause of calcific tendonitis is not well understood. Calcific tendonitis proceeds though predictable stages and often resolves with simple treatments.
Do Your Fingers Click, Snap, or Pop?
Finger popping, snapping, and clicking are all common symptoms. They may be painful or pain-free symptoms.
What Are Bone Spurs?
A bone spur, or an osteophyte, is a common finding, particularly in patients with arthritis. When bone spurs are seen on x-ray, it is used as an indicator as to the severity of the arthritis. Bone spurs can also be seen in conditions such as tendonitis and bursitis.
What Are the Best Treatments for Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger treatments may consist of simple steps or a surgical procedure. Determining the best treatment requires an understanding of the likelihood of success with each option.
Could This Condition Be Causing Your Burning...
Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that causes numbness and burning pain over the outside of the thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Causes of compression of this nerve include pregnancy, tight clothing or belts, obesity, and other conditions.
Back Pain? How to Tell if You Have A Compressio...
A compression fracture is a common problem in patients with osteoporosis, a condition that causes bone thinning. Most often seen in the spine, a compression fracture occurs when the bone cannot adequately support the body. Often this injury follows seemingly minor trauma, and can cause significant pain and disability.
What Happens When Your Knee Locks?
Locking is a symptom of some common knee problems. When your doctor asks if your knee locks, he or she is trying to determine the cause of your knee pain symptoms.
What Is a Cortisone Flare Reaction?
A cortisone flare is a reaction to a cortisone injection. Usually this
Top 4 Best Joint Supplements
Which joint supplements are best? There are many options for treatment of arthritis, and several different joint supplements. Do the joint supplements work? Which ones should I buy?
7 Steps for Treatment of Tendonitis
Tendonitis treatment can usually be accomplished with some simple steps. Learn how you can manage the symptoms of tendon inflammation to resolve the pain.
Broken Shin Bone? Here's What You Should Know
Tibial plateau fractures occur just below the knee joint and can involve the cartilage surface of the knee. Tibial plateau fractures may be treated surgically to realign the broken bone and restore stability to the knee joint. Page 2.
PCL Tear: How to Treat this Painful Injury
PCL tears are injuries to one of the four major knee ligaments. Isolated PCL tears can most often be treated without surgery.
What Is a Proximal Humerus Fracture?
A proximal humerus fracture, also called a broken shoulder, is a common injury. Proximal humerus fractures occur when the ball or the ball-and-socket shoulder joint is broken.
Is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Right for...
Partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive procedure also called unicompartmental knee replacement. The minimally invasive partial knee surgery is used to treat knees that have arthritis in specific areas.
Do You Need a CPM Following Knee Surgery?
CPM, or continuous passive motion, is a machine that slowly and gently flexes and extends the knee. These devices have been used after knee surgery with the goal of improving range of motion of the knee joint.
What Is a Patellar Tendon Tear?
A torn patellar tendon is a serious injury to the knee. Most often occurring in men during sports activities, a patellar tendon tear should have surgery to repair the damaged tendon.
When Does a Rotator Cuff Tear Really Require...
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. Some patients with a rotator cuff tear may require surgical treatment, but many patients will not need surgery. When does a rotator cuff tear require surgical treatment?
Getting an MRI? Read This First
MRI is a test that is used to diagnose many common orthopedic problems. However, patients cannot have a MRI if they have some types of metal implants. Fortunately, most orthopedic implants are safe for MRI machines.
Important Facts About Costochondritis
Costochondritis is a condition that can cause chest pain and discomfort. Also called Tietze's Syndrome, costochondritis is due to inflammation of the cartilage in the chest wall. Treatment of costochondritis usually responds to some simple measures.
What Is a Partial Tear of the Rotator Cuff?
A partial rotator cuff tear is a type of torn rotator cuff where only some of the tendon had been damaged.
What Are My Restrictions After Hip Replacement?
Hip precautions include positions of the hip that should be avoided after hip replacement surgery. The problem with these positions is that they place the hip replacement implant in a position that can make the implant prone to dislocation.
Why Uncomfortable Shoes Put You at Risk for...
A bunion is a common, painful toe problem. A bunion can interfere with footwear and cause pain on the inside of the foot.
Common Causes and Treatments for a Separated...
A shoulder separation is an injury to the AC joint on the top of the shoulder. These injuries occur with a fall on the outside of the shoulder.
What Every Senior Should Know About Hip Fractures
Femoral neck fractures are common hip fractures where the ball of the ball and socket hip joint is broken off. Femoral neck fractures usually require surgery for treatment, and often use hip replacement surgery for the treatment of these injuries. Page 2.
Need Surgery for a Torn Meniscus? Here's What...
A meniscectomy is a surgery to remove torn cartilage in the knee. Patients who have a meniscus tear may require this arthroscopic procedure.
Best Back Stretches and Exercises
One of the best treatments of back pain is with stretches and exercises of the muscles. Learn some helpful back stretches and exercises.
9 Major Types of Arthritis
Arthritis is the word used to describe inflammation of a joint. The most common cause of arthritis is due to wear and tear arthritis or osteoarthritis. Other cause of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, infections, and other conditions.
Everything You Need to Know About Broken...
A clavicle fracture is an injury to the collarbone of the shoulder. Treatment for a broken collarbone depends on a number of factors, and may include surgery.
Lift Without Back Pain in 5 Minutes or Less
A simple how to on proper lifting. Learn how lifting properly can prevent back pain and other problems. Some basic tips will teach lifting technique and ways to avoid injury.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament - ACL
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four ligaments that is critical to the stability of the knee. Without the anterior cruciate ligament, patients often complain of a sensation that the knee may 'give out.'
Could Your Shoulder Pain Actually Be Arthritis?
Patients with shoulder arthritis may try conservative treatments, but eventually may need shoulder replacement surgery.

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