Posts Categorized: Orthopaedic Specialists

Patient of the Month: Edward Howard

Edward Howard

Meet October’s Patient of the Month  Edward Howard! Ed recently lost 70 pounds by working out! We asked him to share what motivated him to become more physically active as well as what other lifestyle changes he made to reach this goal: “Honestly, after turning fifty I wanted people to look at me and say… Read more »

Understanding Stress Fractures

understanding stress fractures

We all know about the term ‘fracture’ which is a break down in bones. Fractures most of the time happen due to car accidents, sports injuries, lifting heavy weights or falling. But what are stress fractures? Follow along to learn more. A stress fracture is defined as a small fracture or a thin crack in… Read more »

Preventing Heat Related Illnesses in Student Athletes

heat related illnesses

Summer is still lingering on, and with it the risk for heat related illness. If not adequately prepared, students can suffer from a heat related illnesses on even a moderately hot day if there is high humidity. As parent’s, coaches and trainers it’s important to understand the warning signs of heat exhaustion, stroke and cramps…. Read more »

Top 4 Diagnosis for Knee Pain

knee pain

Experiencing discomfort in the knee? Here are the four most common diagnosis for knee pain: Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint. It typically affects an older population. If a younger person has osteoarthritis it tends to be related to morbid obesity or prior knee trauma. The symptoms are typically… Read more »

Louisville Skating Academy Announces Sports Medicine Partnership With Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Louisville skating academy

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld and ProRehab Louisville have partnered with the Louisville Skating Academy (LSA) to prevent on-ice injuries through preventative physical therapy and access to top-notch sports medical care and sport injury experts for rehabilitation. Competitive figure skaters will receive injury prevention and treatment from the local physical therapy group and Orthopedic Specialists. “It is… Read more »

What is Sarcopenia and How Can High-Intensity Interval Training Prevent it?

prevent sarcopenia

What is Sarcopenia? Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass as we age. As we get older, we start to have a more rapid breakdown of our basic muscle mass that gets replaced with fatty tissue. This can be attributed to a more sedentary lifestyle in our older years as well as common changes in… Read more »

Patient of the Month Emily Freeman

Emily Friedman

This month’s patient of the month is Emily Freeman! Emily has been an elementary librarian for 17 years, and enjoys baking, knitting as well as the occasional craft. She is known around our office for always bringing in the most delicious baked goods! Dr. Grossfeld has been treating Emily since she was 19 after a… Read more »

Patient of the Month Jack Trick

Jack Trick is 90 years old and has been playing tennis since he was 50! Being active is important for Trick who plays tennis and bridge three times a week. Recently, he has been experiencing a lack of energy and thought it might be a hip problem as hee has had a knee replacement and… Read more »

Patient of the Month Jenci Hawthorne

Jenci Hawthorne is a second-year medical student at the University of Louisville.  “I chose to go into medicine because I want to be there to help people who are tackling difficult things because of their health.” Recently she has had to tackle a problem with her own knee. As a swimmer, she frequently experienced her… Read more »

How A Tick Bite Can Lead to Lyme Disease & Arthritis

lyme arthritis

Tick season is upon us. Known to thrive in the warmer climate, ticks can be a danger to us as well as our pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “State and local health departments have reported a record number of cases of tick borne disease.” Lyme disease (a bacterial infection commonly… Read more »