Stress and Osteoporosis

We all experience stressful times in our lives, perhaps even daily. We know it’s not good for us, but we may not realize that it can impact our bone-related health. Whether it’s work related, family related, environmental, physical or emotional, stress causes our bodies to fall out of balance and can actually cause the diminishing [...]

2017-07-25T14:32:24+00:00 September 10th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Stress and Osteoporosis

Tennis Elbow – Tips for Prevention and Treatment

Tell me where it hurts Tennis elbow is a fairly straightforward diagnosis: a pain on the lateral – or outside – elbow. It gets worse with lifting or forceful gripping and can radiate down the forearm. It’s not usually associated with any particular injury. Most commonly, it comes on gradually over time and the pain [...]

2017-07-25T14:29:35+00:00 September 5th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Tennis Elbow – Tips for Prevention and Treatment

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

ACL Injuries More Common In Female Athletes

One of the biggest nightmares of an athlete is injuring their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). An ACL injury can sideline them for the remainder of the season, and possibly interfere with their preparedness for the following season. An ACL injury is most commonly a tear in one of the ligaments if the knee that connects [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:56+00:00 July 17th, 2017|General|Comments Off on ACL Injuries More Common In Female Athletes

Bunions – Facts and Myths About a Common Foot Problem

A common condition, commonly misunderstood. Bunions are one of the most common foot problems among adults in the U.S. Studies show that one quarter to one third of adult Americans have bunion deformities, with the incidence of bunions significantly higher in women and older adults. “This is a condition that we see very frequently,” says [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:56+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Bunions – Facts and Myths About a Common Foot Problem

Carpal Tunnel: Definitions, Degrees, and Demystifications

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is misunderstood. You don’t get it from using a computer, and it’s not an incurable disease you’re forced to life with for the rest of your life. Let’s start from the beginning. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, occurs when the tendon — that goes through the wrist [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:56+00:00 June 26th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel: Definitions, Degrees, and Demystifications