The wrist is a complex joint made up of several parts arranged to help our hand move and control the environment around us. Unfortunately, all these moving parts also make the wrist prone to injury. In fact, a wrist fracture (break) and a wrist sprain […]
Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopaedic injuries. So common, in fact, they’re the top reason for missed participation in athletics, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A sprained ankle occurs with the ankle twists, turns, or rolls beyond its limits.
A torn meniscus is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries of the knee. Unfortunately, these injuries can be both painful and debilitating, especially if left untreated. Read on to learn more about meniscus tears, including their causes, symptoms, and treatments. What is the meniscus?
The human body can withstand a great deal of wear and tear but that doesn’t mean it is immune to injury. Orthopaedic injuries, which are essentially injuries to the bones and/or muscles, are some of the most common types of injuries. They may be related to
It’s that time of year again. School is gearing back up and school sports won’t be far behind. So, whether you are the parent of an athlete or a weekend warrior yourself, injury prevention is incredibly important to help keep you or your loved ones
Back problems are incredibly common. In fact, nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Additionally, some 16 million adults suffer from chronic (persistent) back pain. As a result, it can often limit a person’s everyday activities and impact their quality of
You’ve probably heard of the common injuries referred to as “tennis elbow” and “golfer’s elbow”. But what are they? What’s the difference between the two? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more. What is the primary difference between the two injuries?
So, your doctor recommends you attend physical therapy. If you’ve never had physical therapy, you probably have lots of questions. Don’t worry! We’ll answer some of your frequently asked questions about physical therapy in the following post. What is physical therapy (PT)? Merriam-Webster.com defines PT
A prosthetic joint infection (PJI), also known as a periprosthetic infection, is a rare, yet serious possible complication associated with joint replacement. While a small minority of joint arthroplasties will become infected, appropriate recognition and treatment are critical to preserving and/or restoring a person’s function.
Arthritis is a common condition that impacts a person’s joints. It can cause a range of pain, inflammation, stiffness, and more. Additionally, the disorder may make it difficult for a person to move or remain active. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis.