Posts Categorized: Orthopaedic Specialists

Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis

  Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis Different injections therapy used to treat knee arthritis range from cortisone, hyaluronic acid to PRP (platelet rich plasma ) . The injections do not replace the damaged cartilage in the knee. However , the injections work well to control the symptoms of knee arthritis. Therefore, they reduce swelling, decrease… Read more »

What is Knee Arthritis ?

What is Knee Arthritis? What is knee arthritis? Knee arthritis is when the cartilage in the knee breaks down. The articular cartilage in the knee protects the joint. Therefore in an arthritic knee, the cartilage slowly or in some cases quickly, detaches from the underling bones that make up the knee joint. Above all ,… Read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Adhesive Capsulitis

It is not a shoulder that has frostbite… A frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. It is a condition that most commonly affects women (70 % of women vs 30% of men). Diabetics are also commonly affected. If you are a diabetic you have a 20-30% chance of developing a frozen shoulder. Diabetics… Read more »

5 Things to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment From an Orthopedic Surgeon

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CT) is caused by median nerve compression in the wrist. It’s a painful, lingering injury that is very common. Some common symptoms from Carpal Tunnel are numbness and tingling involving the thumb and index finger, worsening numbness with wrist flexion, and shooting pain up the forearm. Fortunately, there are several ways to… Read more »

An Overview of Tommy John’s Surgery

tommy john's surgery

Athletes sustain injuries frequently, and some of these wounds can have life-long consequences. Many have to quit the field entirely because they suffered a career-ending injury. Fortunately, doctors and researchers work continuously to come up with effective treatments for such cases. Tommy John’s Surgery is a perfect example of this. Here’s a brief overview of… Read more »

6 Things You Should Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

what is carpal tunnel syndrome

  Approximately one in 20 people develop carpal tunnel syndrome at least once in their lifetime, and 3-6% of people in the US suffer from it. It’s a fairly common injury, especially in modern times, and this painful condition can worsen with time, which is why you need to get treatment as quickly as possible…. Read more »

Answers to 5 Common Questions about Rotator Cuff Tears

rotator cuff tear

Shoulder injuries are very common, especially among active individuals. These injuries are often a result of excessive strain or a sprain caused by activities like softball, swimming, tennis, baseball, golf, or weight training. People also develop problems because of rotator cuff degeneration, which manifests over time and is a symptom of age. One of the… Read more »

Common Foot Injuries You Might Not Know About

common foot injuries

Feet are some of the most resilient parts of our body. They can handle a lot of abuse but remain strong enough to support the entire body weight. Unfortunately, they are also the most neglected parts of the body. Most people ignore things like persistent soreness, random spikes of pain, and other such issues. Here’s… Read more »

Preventing & Treating Head Injuries In Student Athletes

head injuries in student athletes

Young athletes experience sports injuries, especially head injuries, at an alarming rate. Most of these go unreported and untreated, which can lead to serious medical complications down the line. Student-athletes are enthusiastic, reckless, and they tend to dismiss any pain to remain on the field. That’s why parents, teachers, and coaches need to be vigilant…. Read more »

Repairing a Torn Meniscus: What to Expect

repairing a torn meniscus

A meniscus tear is one of the most common cartilage-related injuries of the knee, which causes a lot of pain and can hamper your ability to move considerably. The meniscus is a strip of cartilage that supports and stabilizes knee joints. It forms a soft barrier between the bones of the joint to reduce wear… Read more »