Thumbs Up for Breakthrough Thumb Joint Arthritis Procedure

The thumb is not just another finger. It is critical to almost every hand function. Imagine every time you button a shirt, turn a handle or hold a pencil, the bones in your carpometacarpal (CMC) joint — where the thumb meets the wrist — rub together. This condition is known as thumb basal joint arthritis [...]

2017-07-25T14:27:19+00:00 August 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Thumbs Up for Breakthrough Thumb Joint Arthritis Procedure

Treat Your Feet (and Ankles)

Under pressure Our feet and ankles are under a lot of pressure. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. With each step, each ankle supports about five times a person’s body weight. While running, the pressure on our feet is about three or four times our body weight. It’s no wonder so [...]

2017-07-25T14:26:55+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Treat Your Feet (and Ankles)

The Importance of Home Safety in Fall Prevention

With the holidays around the corner, many families will welcome elderly loved ones into their home. But did you know your home could be dangerous for seniors? In fact, a home is the most common place people take a fatal fall. Falls can result in sprains, cuts, bruises, broken bones, tailbone or spinal injuries, fractures [...]

2017-07-25T14:21:24+00:00 August 15th, 2017|General|Comments Off on The Importance of Home Safety in Fall Prevention

What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Spine

When the body is cared for in a complete way, it — and all of its parts — function better. “You’re not just a spine, or a knee, or a heart, or a lung. You’re a whole person,” says Dr. Scott S. Russo of the OAM Spine Center. And, what’s not good for the body [...]

2017-07-25T14:20:56+00:00 August 8th, 2017|General|Comments Off on What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Spine

You Can’t Replace Your Genes, but You Can Replace Your Shoulder

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis, is typically inherited and is the most common reason people need shoulder replacement surgery. Sports specialist Dr. Peter Theut uses a tire and tread analogy to explain how osteoarthritis affects the shoulder. “Tire is the bone; tread is the cartilage. Some people are born with steel-belted radials; some people are born [...]

2017-07-25T14:20:42+00:00 August 1st, 2017|General|Comments Off on You Can’t Replace Your Genes, but You Can Replace Your Shoulder