When you have a joint injury that requires you to rest the joint and take care while it heals, you will probably need a brace to support the joint and prevent further injury. Some braces are worn for months or years, while others are worn only while an acute injury heals. Your doctor will be able to tell you the
Whether your elbow injury is an acute one-time injury or the result of repetitive injuries and repetitive motions over time, there are several different things that can cause elbow pain. For most elbow injuries, physical therapy, braces and/or slings, and time are all that is required for healing an elbow injury. However, for severe injuries, surgery may be entertained. There
If you have been told that you will need a hip replacement, it is always a good idea to get a second opinion. There are many reasons to avoid hip replacement surgery unless other treatments fail. Here are three treatments that could delay or prevent hip replacement surgery. Physical Therapy Physical therapy can often help you reduce your pain level
If you have arthritis that affects your hip, your doctor may have mentioned to you that surgery is an option. However, there are several good reasons to avoid hip surgery when possible, and there are a lot of treatments that can be tried before you opt for surgery. Here are a few reasons you should avoid hip surgery when possible.
No matter what joint condition you are facing, no one wants to be told that their only option for healing is surgery. Often when other conventional treatments fail, doctors turn to surgery as a possible solution, yet sometimes the decision to do surgery is made hastily. There are a few additional treatments that we can undertake in the attempt to
Whether your orthopedic or joint problem resulted from an injury, repetitive trauma, or simply aging, there may be times when it calls for a cast or brace. Most often a cast is used for broken bones, while a brace is used for joint issues such as knees, elbows, wrists, and ankles. Whether you need a cast or a brace, there
Chronic shoulder pain can be caused by several different types of acute or repetitive trauma injuries. Although there are some nonsurgical treatments for chronic shoulder pain, surgery may be required when these and physical therapy fail to heal the joint. Here are three reasons you might need surgery for chronic shoulder pain. Rotator Cuff Injuries Rotator cuff injuries are the
When you have any type of injury to a joint or bone, you will need to have imaging done to determine the root cause of the problem so that appropriate diagnosis and treatment can be made. Whether you have a shoulder injury, a potential sprain, a broken bone, or joint pain, imaging can help the doctor get an accurate diagnosis.
At times, it may seem as though your body is falling apart. As you get older, orthopedic conditions and problems become more prevalent. You may have issues related to arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, or injury. These orthopedic conditions can now be treated with revolutionary treatment options such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Here are three common orthopedic conditions
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions of the hand, you might be trying to put off the corrective surgery that you need. Going through surgery can be scary even when it is a minor procedure. In addition, you will have to take time off from work and activities to heal after the surgery. However, there are some