Hamstring injuries are quite common, whether you’re a bona fide jock, a weekend warrior, or one who prefers more gentle exercise. Learn why it’s important to know how severe your injury is and what to do after that first twinge of pain.
Chronic knee pain, inflammation, and limited mobility aren’t sustainable, especially in the long run. Learn about important customization inroads that have been made with knee replacement, making it a successful, popular option. Read more here.
The shoulder is a joint that can be affected by multiple conditions. Two common but painful ones are tendinitis and bursitis. Learn about each and what treatments are available that provide relief from pain and limited movement, here.
Your knees are workhorse joints, and impressively designed. They’re also vulnerable to deterioration and injury. Learn about your knee’s inner workings and treatments for knee pain and immobility here.
Hamstring strains and tears are common injuries, whether or not you’re an athlete. Learn more about types of hamstring injuries, their unpleasant symptoms, treatment options, and very importantly, what you can do to prevent them.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that envelop your shoulder. Baseball players tend to injure their rotator cuffs easily, but there’s a host of treatments and procedures available to free you from pain and restore your mobility.
Your hip is a workhorse joint, which is why it’s prone to conditions and injuries that cause debilitating hip pain and limited movement. Learn more about how your hip works and treatments for hip pain, here.
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that can solve many knee problems when conservative treatments have failed. Read on to learn about why this solution is preferred over traditional open surgery and the benefits it brings patients.
Two to four million individuals suffer rotator cuff problems annually, and rotator cuff tears are some of the most common. Pain and severely limited mobility leave your shoulder useless. Learn about the common causes of tears and their treatments here.
Bone spurs are bony lumps that grow on the bones near your joints. Some cause no symptoms, while others can really affect your quality of life. Learn more about the symptoms and effective treatments here.
Knee replacement surgery is appropriate when conservative treatments fail, and worsening pain and limited mobility are overtaking your life. If this procedure is in your future, learn how you can prepare so that surgery and recovery go smoothly.
Imaging tests are essential tools your doctor uses when working to accurately diagnose your condition and bring you relief. Learn about the main types of imaging tests used in diagnosing orthopedic problems, and how they inform your treatment plan.
A meniscus injury is one of the most common knee injuries there is, because it’s so easy to do. Learn about what causes these injuries, how you can prevent them, and effective treatments, including an advanced surgical solution.
Your muscles are some of your body’s most critical tissues. The health and strength of your muscles impacts everything, from your energy to your bone strength. Learn about how to enhance your muscle health here.
Your hamstrings are the muscles on the backs of your thighs, and they do a lot, allowing you great range of movement. Hamstring injury is also the No. 1 sports injury. Learn about symptoms, injury types, and steps you can take to avert getting hurt.
Exercise supports your health in myriad ways, but did you know that movement is magic for your joints? Learn about some of the most significant gifts you can give your joints by getting — and staying — physically active.
A complex joint, your shoulder allows you to do everything from throw a ball to execute amazing dance moves. This also makes it vulnerable to injury and degeneration, though. Learn about innovative shoulder treatments here.
Athletic and everyday activities can cause pain that often heals in time, but if it becomes chronic, it’s time to seek care. If your pain is in your hip or groin, you may have femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). Here's what you need to know.
Shoulder pain stems from many conditions, and when conservative treatments don’t work, a surgical solution may be the answer. Learn more about shoulder repair and replacement procedures here, and don’t suffer any longer.
Shoulder pain can really cramp your style, and the added insult of limited mobility really stinks. Learn about different rotator cuff injuries, the many symptoms they cause, and the effective treatments available.
Knee pain has many causes, and conservative treatment often provides relief. If a knee injury presents persistent pain or limited mobility, knee arthroscopy might be the answer. Learn when to consider it and the problems it addresses.
The signs of a hamstring injury are unmistakable and painful, but how do you know if it’s a strain or a tear, mild or severe? Learn how to spot the signs and find effective, mobility-restoring treatments.
If you feel pain in your hip or groin, hear a clicking sound when you move your hip, or suffer from hip-related reduced mobility, you may have femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). Learn about the condition and effective treatment options here.
Your shoulder is the key to so many essential movements required for playing sports, working, and living day-to-day. When this joint sustains enough damage, you may need shoulder replacement surgery. Find out what the recovery process is like here.
A severe meniscus tear can lay you flat in no time, but arthroscopic surgery provides relief from the pain and brings back your mobility. Learn about the meniscus itself, the risk factors for a tear, and the benefits of this advanced treatment.
Whether you’re an avid athlete or not, ACL injuries are common and painful. When other treatments don’t work, arthroscopic repair surgery may be the best option. Learn about the sophisticated surgery, aftercare, and recovery here.
An ACL injury is usually sudden, audible, painful, and not easy or quick to recover from. Learn what you can do to lower your risk for this type of injury and an advanced surgical option available to you if you do.
Shoulder arthroscopy isn’t just for shoulders anymore. The minimally invasive surgical procedure could be the answer if you suffer from several other painful orthopedic problems, too, including biceps tendon disease.
Did you know that, like water, your shoulder can freeze over time, and then thaw? Trouble is the pain and immobility can be long-lasting. There’s a minimally invasive surgical option that’s now available if more conservative treatments have failed.
You likely use your shoulders a lot. Because of this, your chances of injuring your rotator cuffs are considerable. Read on to learn how you can injure your rotator cuffs and what the symptoms are if you do.
When you have experienced an injury or had surgery, you need time to heal. You want to get back to doing all the things you need and want to do as quickly as possible. Physical therapy makes your rehab more effective and as short as possible.
Wearing the wrong kind of shoes can wreak havoc on your body and make it difficult to walk and stand. It’s important you pay attention to your footwear to avoid any problems. Keep reading to learn more.
Being benched with a shoulder injury can be frustrating, but returning too early to your sport can cause more damage and sideline you longer. Read on to learn what you need to know before getting back in the game.
Your hips are complex joints that rely on everything fitting together perfectly for optimal function. When something interferes with this function, it can throw your entire joint off balance, as well as your life.
Knee replacement surgery can give you back your active lifestyle, but be prepared for the time and effort it takes to get there. Are you considering knee replacement surgery? Here’s what to expect during the several months of recovery after surgery.
If you love nothing more than swinging a golf club, bat, or racket on the weekends, you need to protect your shoulders to stay in the game. Here are 5 tips that will help you wave goodbye to shoulder injuries.
Have you sustained a shoulder injury during sports, work, or another accident? Find out how a shoulder arthroscopy can help you fully heal from shoulder conditions. Here’s what you need to know about this minimally invasive procedure.
If you're having hip pain, you might have FAI. Knowing what symptoms to look for is the first step in getting the best treatment to relieve your symptoms. Find out what causes FAI and how it's treated.
Knee pain can stop you in your tracks. And meniscus damage, which can occur during activity or due to degeneration of this cushioning cartilage, could be the cause. Be aware of the 10 most common ways you could damage your meniscus.
If you’ve injured your hamstring, letting nature run its course may not be the best way to heal. Torn hamstrings often benefit from a little surgical intervention to make sure you regain full function of this important group of muscles.
If you’ve had pain and stiffness in your shoulder for months but don’t recall hurting it, it’s possible that you have a frozen shoulder. The good news is that it’s treatable and usually resolves; the bad news is that it could take some time.
Our bodies start to change as we get older, and particularly after 50, our joints start wearing out. The good news is there are steps you can take to protect your knee joints and keep yourself moving for decades yet to come.
When a hamstring surgery went wrong for triathlete Christina McNamara Schmidt, she didn’t give up. And neither did Dr. Struan Coleman. Here’s how one woman met the right doctor in order to get back into the game.