Posts Tagged: orthopedic

What’s the Difference Between a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedic Physician?

When it comes to seeking diagnosis for chronic pain or an activity-related injury, it’s important to choose the type of medical specialist that’s right for you. Consulting with your primary care physician is the first step. They can provide a diagnosis through x-rays and tests, and, based on your condition, a recommendation for a relevant… Read more »

Osteoporosis in Men – 6 Facts You May Not Know

Osteoporosis is a disease marked by a loss of bone mineral density and bone mass. Generally induced by skeletal changes, osteoporosis weakens your bones, putting you at risk of fractures and injuries. As a man, it’s possible to discount the possibility of experiencing osteoporosis. To begin with, the condition is far more common in women,… Read more »

Experiencing Calf Pain? Learn More About Medial Gastrocnemius

If you have a sharp or sudden pain in your calf muscle, you may be experiencing medial gastrocnemius. Commonly referred to as “tennis leg,” medial gastrocnemius is an injury found especially in middle-aged and older athletes. In this condition, there is a tearing of the medial head of the gastrocnemius (calf muscle), which occurs when… Read more »

Patient of the Month Trey Mattingly

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Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Trey Mattingly! Currently, Trey is a junior in High School and plays baseball for the South Spencer Rebels. However, in the fall he tore his ACL playing football. “During our second varsity game of the season, I ran down the field on kickoff and ran over a kid… Read more »

What is a Growth Plate Fracture?

How does a bone get longer? Growth plates. They are responsible for bone growth. Children can experience a growth plate fracture with a traumatic injury. Read along to learn more. Growth Plates Each long bone in the body has a growth plate. The growth plate is the area where bones get longer. After children reach… Read more »

What is an AC Joint Dislocation?

The AC joint is located in the shoulder where two bones meet. You can experience an AC joint dislocation with some traumatic injuries. Read on to learn more. AC Joint The AC joint is located between the clavicle and acromion in your shoulder. AC stands for acromioclavicular (acromion plus clavicle). The joint has a few… Read more »

Knee Arthritis: Managing Pain and Inflammation

If you have knee arthritis, you know that arthritic symptoms can wax and wane. You may have days where your knee feels fairly normal. You may also experience times when symptoms start for no reason at all. Your arthritic knee can enter a flared up phase from changes in the weather. Trauma and increased activity… Read more »

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

If you have significant knee arthritis, you may be considering a knee replacement. Knee arthritis causes inflammation and pain in the knee that can become debilitating. Essentially, osteoarthritis is the break down of the cartilage in the knee joint. The knee normally has a smooth surface, but with arthritis the surface becomes jagged and rough…. Read more »

Diagnosing and Treating Ankle Injuries

If you have experienced a pop around your ankle, it can be pretty unsettling. Today we’re going to go over two common ankle injuries that can cause this- an Achille’s tendon tear and an ankle sprain. Read along to learn more about these two ankle injuries. Achilles Tendon Tear Achilles tendon tears are most likely… Read more »