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

Foot Pain: Common Causes and Prevention Tips

It’s everybody’s problem Foot pain is a common problem. In fact, a recent report in the New York Times states that 75 percent of Americans experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the fact that everybody has it doesn’t make it any less troublesome when yours is the painful foot. As providers [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:56+00:00 June 13th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Foot Pain: Common Causes and Prevention Tips

Donald Bohay MD, FACS Does Luke Glendening’s Ankle Surgery

DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening underwent successful surgery on his left ankle to repair tendon damage. The procedure was performed on Monday, June 5 by Dr. Don Bohay in Grand Rapids, Mich. Glendening suffered a fractured ankle and partially torn tendons and missed the final seven games of the 2016-17 campaign. His [...]

2017-06-06T16:11:29+00:00 June 6th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Donald Bohay MD, FACS Does Luke Glendening’s Ankle Surgery

Summer Safety & Health Tips

It’s getting warmer and warmer outside as we get closer to the first day of summer. Summertime provides extras hours of daylight and with it, the opportunity to spend even more time enjoying outdoor activities. If you’re planning on enjoying the sun and warm weather this season, make sure you are being safe and keeping [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:56+00:00 June 5th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Summer Safety & Health Tips

Four Tips for Healthy Lifting

Back injury? You’re not alone. No one is immune to back and spine injury — and improper lifting habits are among the primary contributors to these injuries, both at home and in the workplace. Whether you occasionally move furniture or boxes around your house or you’re a new parent who continually lifts an infant car [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:57+00:00 May 30th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Four Tips for Healthy Lifting

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome – Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

Frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS), medically called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition in which the joint capsule becomes inflamed, making the joint stiff and difficult to move. The condition occurs generally on one side, and can be frustrating to patients due to the constant pain, restricted movement of the shoulder (leading to less use of the [...]

2017-05-23T17:51:20+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Frozen Shoulder Syndrome – Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment