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  • Injuries are not scheduled and tend to occur when you least expect them. When you or your loved one suffers an injury, you want the best care available as soon as possible. In some cases, that means a trip to the emergency room. Other times, however, you can avoid a long wait and get an...

  • The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is along the inside of your knee, while the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is in the front of your knee. Your MCL keeps your knee from bending too far inward and allows it to rotate, and your ACL helps to keep your knee steady and prevents it from turning...

  • Pickleball is a great way to stay active and have plenty of fun, but as with any sport, it does come with a risk of injury. Even a casual pickleball player could be vulnerable to a number of wrist, ankle, shoulder, and knee problems.

    From sprains and strains to more severe injuries as...

  • Wear and tear on the discs between your spinal bones, or vertebrae, is known as degenerative disc disease. Common conditions caused by disc degeneration, as well as slipped discs, include spondylotic myelopathy and stenosis. These conditions involve a compression of the spinal canal that puts...

  • If you are suffering from back or neck pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option to consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as smaller incisions and less muscle invasion.

  • While refraining from strenuous activities to relieve back pain might be the answer in the short term, when done for more than a few days, it can actually undermine healing.

    Strengthening certain muscle groups can help keep your back strong and improve your posture. Some of the most...

  • While a large percentage of tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow at some point in their career, they only make up a small percentage of all reported cases of tennis elbow.

    Tennis elbow can strike anyone whose job or activity requires a repetitive motion of the wrist, including...

  • A wrist fusion involves joining bones of the wrist together to help improve their alignment. Typically, this surgery is performed as a treatment for arthritis in the wrist. It allows the bones to form and grow into one solid bone, which can help eliminate pain since the bones are no longer...

  • The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that covers the top of the upper arm bone, helping to hold the shoulder joint together. The structure allows the arm to rotate in the joint so you can throw a ball, pick an apple, or give someone a high five.

    Some rotator cuff injuries...

  • Chronic shoulder pain can have a variety of causes, from severe damage from a sports injury or car accident to wear and tear of the joint’s structures over years of normal daily use. The approach to treatment will depend on the patient and their unique anatomy and lifestyle needs.  

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