There are more opportunities to be physically active in the summer and warmer months than in the winter. Your kids are likely looking for activities to enjoy. Unfortunately, this can come with the risk of developing orthopedic injuries. You can’t 100% prevent injuries, but you can lower the risk. Let’s talk about the five mostRead More
Types of Physical Therapy: Who Can Benefit from Them?
Physical therapy is an essential part of overall healthcare. This noninvasive treatment discipline is known for a variety of benefits, such as enhanced balance and core stability, pain reduction, injury prevention, improved posture and flexibility, increased mobility, among others. Physical therapy has several, different types. Your doctor and physical therapist will recommend the appropriate programRead More
Common Orthopedic Injuries in the Winter
Oh what fun it is to go outside and enjoy the snow and ice in the winter! Whether you’re skiing, ice-skating, sledding, or even just shoveling snow or walking on an icy sidewalk, wintertime is definitely an injury-prone time of the year. Let’s talk about some of the injuries that orthopedic doctors frequently treat duringRead More
Is it safe to drive following an orthopedic procedure?
The answer to this question largely depends on the type of orthopedic procedure you undergo. While there is no regulation that prohibits you from driving immediately after surgery, it is your personal responsibility to drive safely and keep not only yourself but others safe while on the road. There are a number of considerations youRead More
Pelvic Insufficiency Fracture
People who have osteoporosis are especially vulnerable to getting a pelvic insufficiency fracture. It is a type of stress fracture that occurs when the pelvic bone is unable to withstand normal stress and pressure due to the bone’s weakened state. Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone density wherein the bones lose their elasticityRead More
Common Hamstring Injuries
Athletes and gym enthusiasts are familiar with hamstrings and how they are vital components for flexibility and mobility in the legs. While hamstrings are strong and flexible, it is possible to overexert them, which can cause injuries. Here is more information on what hamstrings are and how they can sustain injuries. What Are Hamstrings? HamstringsRead More
The Connection Between MRI Machines and Orthopedics
For every patient who goes to his or her orthopedic doctor due to joint pain or muscle pain, chances are the doctor will request imaging tests to be performed. These scans will help the physician to make a correct diagnosis for proper treatment. One of the most widely used imaging tests for diagnostic purposes isRead More
What Are Some Scaphoid Fracture Symptoms?
When we are falling down, the most natural reaction is to stretch out our hand to break the fall. This is the body’s way of protecting the all-important spine from blunt-force trauma. When this happens, however, the small bones of the wrist tend to take the brunt of the impact. The most common type ofRead More
What Is a Scaphoid Fracture?
A scaphoid fracture is a break that occurs in one of the small bones (carpal bones) of your wrist. It is usually a result of a fall where you land on your hand. The eight carpal bones are laid out in rows between the forearm bones and the finger bones, forming the wrist. Each ofRead More
Why People Need Compression Stockings
These days, compression stockings are not only able to benefit your vascular health but can be aesthetically pleasing, too. To understand how they help, you only need to know that compression applied on the skin’s surface can help improve blood flow. When compression is applied to the legs, it can help prevent a number ofRead More