Posts Categorized: Osteoporosis

6 Exercises to Increase Bone Health

While most people don’t consider bone health to be a core reason to work out, the fact is our bones play a large role in our ability to live an active and independent lifestyle, and exercising them can be vastly beneficial when it comes to maintaining their strength.  Whats more, research has shown that by… Read more »

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is consistent and damaging pressure on the rear tibial nerve. The tibial nerve branches off the sciatic nerve and can be found near the ankle. As this nerve runs through the inside of the ankle in what is called a tarsal tunnel, it is surrounded and bound by bone… Read more »

Under Pressure: What Causes a Pinched Nerve?

Nerves act as sounding alarms for our bodies, sending messages to alert us of damage done. In the case of a pinched nerve, we often feel sharp pain. This pain is the symptom of nerve compression. What is a Pinched Nerve? When a nerve is surrounded by too much compression from nearby tissues such as muscles,… Read more »

The Top 8 Things You Can Do To Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee problems are becoming more and more prevalent for patients of all ages, as old sports injuries rear their ugly head. However, even for those in constant pain, going under  the knife should never be the first option. There are many treatment options that can add longevity to your knees and have been found to… Read more »

Are You a Candidate for Subchondroplasty?

When your bones experience continuous wear and tear, they can develop stress fractures or bone marrow edema (also referred to as bone bruises or chronic bone marrow lesions). This is quite common in older adults; specifically women and can cause pain as well as physical limitations. A new joint preserving procedure called Subchondroplasty, provided by… Read more »

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries: An Overview

The human elbow is an intricate part of the body. While it is essentially a hinge joint and looks fairly straightforward – the elbow is made up of a complicated series of bones, joints, and ligaments. Within the elbow the radius and ulna must rotate and slide with the humerus to bend or straighten the… Read more »

Healthy Bones: Osteoporosis

This month we are focusing on bone health. Unless you have recently sustained an injury to your bones, then it’s unlikely you’ve been putting much thought into their health. Since we can’t see our bones, it is much more difficult to remain aware and alert to their needs. For example, osteoporosis, which is a condition… Read more »

Subchondroplasty or SCP for Bone Marrow Edema or Insufficiency Fractures

Many people suffer from bone marrow edema or insufficiency fractures. And the long term effects of these conditions can be serious. Edema and insufficiency fractures can injure a person’s bone marrow and cause a long list of medical complications. Fortunately, there are a variety of medical treatments available to treat bone marrow edema and insufficiency… Read more »

10 Facts About Bone Loss You Should Know

Osteoporosis can be a painful and debilitating disease. Back pain, decreased height, and a change in posture are just a few of the signs and symptoms of weakened bones and bone loss. Learning more about preventing osteoporosis is an especially important part of healthy aging. Follow along for some important information about osteoporosis from an orthopedic… Read more »

Fighting the Aging Process

The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process As we age, are there patterns of physical decline? Can those be slowed down or reversed with change in lifestyle? An excellent article was published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Bryan Vopat discussed the common physical changes that occur… Read more »