Epidural Steroid Injection: What is it? and What is it good for?

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

“Epidural” is the location. It is a space on top of the spinal cord nerves. (Similar location to the epidural injection that some women get before delivering a baby).   “Steroid” is the medicine (Cortisone) that is injected into that space. This is the same steroid used in topical steroid/cortisone creams that treat inflammation (i.e. poison...  read more

What is Hand Therapy?

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Hand therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating conditions of the upper extremity. Whether a patient is dealing with a complex hand injury or repetitive trauma injury, it is important to seek the skilled knowledge of a Certified Hand Therapist. The patient needs to understand their diagnosis and how to manage their...  read more

Why Choose The Orthopaedic Institute

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

The Orthopaedic Institute is the region’s premier source and largest provider of comprehensive musculoskeletal services. When you choose our team of 23 Surgeons and our team of Orthopaedic Specialty Providers, you can be assured that each has advanced specialty training enabling each to evaluate and treat patients with the most modern techniques and information available....  read more

Relief for Tennis Elbow

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Does all that cooking for the holidays have your elbows kinked up? Repetitive movements can cause tendinopathy, commonly known as Tennis elbow. It starts with aching and joint tenderness in the outside of the elbow and leads to stiffness and loss of grip and strength.   A few home remedies can relieve these symptoms. These include...  read more

The Signs of Arthritis

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Arthritis is not a condition you can ignore. Characterized by painful swelling in one or more joints, it can affect your overall health, your ability to care for yourself, and your quality of life. Age is not the only contributing factor to arthritis. A weakened autoimmune system can contribute to the onset of arthritis at...  read more

Signs of Golfer’s Elbow

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

You don’t have to be a golfer to get golfer’s elbow. The condition, also known as medial epicondylitis, can develop in anyone who uses their wrists or clenches their fingers frequently. Medial epicondylitis affects tendons on the inner side of your elbow—as opposed to tennis elbow, which affects tendons on the outer side. You use...  read more

What You Need to Know About Fallen Arches

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

The term “fallen arches” is fairly self-explanatory. It describes a condition otherwise known as “flat feet” and is characterized by smooth soles, meaning your arches touch the floor when you stand. Causes Infants and toddlers usually have flat feet because their arches have yet to develop, but adults can have the condition, as well. Your...  read more

Running Shoes: What Should You Know?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Running is an excellent way to get in shape, lower your blood pressure, lose weight, and relieve stress. But, running in the wrong shoes might cause more problems than it solves. So, save yourself from possible blisters, knee pain, toenail loss, and more by considering a few factors when buying your next pair. How do...  read more

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

The knee may be a small part of your body, but it can cause plenty of trouble. A minor injury or a series of strains can quickly turn into major issues that require medical care. Plus, various kinds of arthritis and infections can also plague the joint and severely hamper your mobility. That’s why it’s...  read more

The Major Benefits of Orthopaedic Specific Urgent Care

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Something as simple as a missing a step or a bad slide into home can cause an injury. And when the unexpected occurs, where should you go? You could rush to the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility, but there’s another better option to consider—an...  read more

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