Solutions For Patellar Instability

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 by

Patellar instability occurs when the patella bone slides partly out of the groove it should normally sit inside.  The kneecap is held in place by various tendons and ligaments.  Due to the anatomy, the knee tends to be an unstable structure that is made worse by injury or overuse.  Patellar instability can be a difficult

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition in the United States.  It occurs when the median nerve is comprised of bones, tendons, or ligaments that surround the narrow passageway for the nerve.  The anatomy of the wrist is naturally prone to problems.  Now add repetitive motion and overuse; it explains the prevalence of the

Marathons have gained popularity in recent years.  What once started as an event designed for the most physically fit athletes has turned into an event for everyone.  Some people run marathons to be the first person across the finish line.  While others hope to just make it across the finish line regardless of the time,

Why See A Sports Medicine Doctor?

Thursday, 13 February 2020 by

Often, when a person experiences an injury to a muscle or bone, they visit their general practitioner.  If the injury is really bad, they may visit an orthopedic specialist.  But most people do not consider visiting a sports medicine doctor.  Sports medicine doctors are for more than just athletes.  They can help any person who

Benefits of Arthroscopic Procedures

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 by

 As medicine has advanced over the years, surgical techniques have been trending towards less and less invasive procedures.  The goal is to minimize the invasiveness of surgical procedures in an attempt to reduce risk to the patient.  Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to help doctors diagnose and treat joint conditions.  Arthroscopic procedures

There are around one million knee replacements that happen every year in the United States alone.  A majority of people who undergo knee replacement surgery report having far less pain.  The average age of a person undergoing knee replacement surgery is 70, although there are patients who have the surgery who are much younger or

Many people will go through physical therapy at least once in their lives, and often more than once.  Physical therapy is performed by a professional and consists of the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of those people with limited mobility.  The goal of physical therapy is to gain as much mobility as possible.  Sometimes full mobility

It is no secret that our bones become weaker as we age.  It is the reason those later in life break their bones easier from a fall or notice issues with their joints as time goes on.  It is the reason there is a lot of lower back pain in older populations.  As we age,

There are many things to be considered before getting a joint replacement. If you have been recommended a joint replacement but are still on the fence about it, here are three signs it’s time for you to seriously consider a joint replacement. Your mobility is restricted Are you forced to stay home when you would

Fall-Related Knee Injuries

Friday, 23 November 2018 by

Knee joints are critical weight-bearing joints of our body. They are prone to several kinds of injuries from fall, overuse, disproportionate motion or strain, etc. Falls are a common cause of knee injuries. A fall causes the knee to be impacted from the direction of direct impact, which can cause multiple types of injuries –