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arthritis

Arthritis Learn More »

Arthritis is a broad term used for more than 100 medical conditions that collectively affect nearly 46 million adults and 300,000 children across America. The common thread throughout all 100-plus conditions is that they all affect the musculoskeletal system and specifically the joints, the place where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related joint problems include […]

bursitis

Bursitis Learn More »

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a smooth, slippery surface that lets muscles and tendons glide effortlessly over bones. Bursitis is a painful conditions that occurs when this smooth surface is inflamed, and with repeated movement then becomes gritty and rough. Movement of an inflamed bursa is painful and irritating. Causes Overuse/repetitive movements Prolonged & […]

fractures

Fractures Learn More »

Fractures occur when an area of bone breaks because it is unable to support a force placed on it. There are many types of fractures, ranging from a hairline crack to a bone broken into multiple pieces. Simple fractures may only need casting or splinting for support, while complex fractures may need surgery to align […]

Finger Injuries Learn More »

Fracturing a bone in a finger may seem minor, but it can lead to a problematic injury without proper treatment. A fractured finger bone can cause the entire hand to be out of alignment. Without treatment, a broken finger may remain stiff, painful and limit everyday activities. Causes Fractured fingers are generally the result of […]

Finger Tendon & Nerve Injuries Learn More »

The flexor and extensor tendons are the most common finger tendon injuries. The flexor tendons run from the underside of the hand to the fingers, while the extensor tendons run on top of the hand into the fingers. Both types of tendons are important in controlling hand movement. Injuries to either type of tendon can […]

carpal-tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Learn More »

Carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand can manifest as pain, numbness, tingling or other discomfort due to pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a small area in the wrist that the median nerve and other tendons run through, connecting the forearm to the hand. The median nerve controls feeling […]

osteochondral

Osteochondral Injury Learn More »

An osteochondral injury is an injury to the smooth surface on the end of bones: the articular cartilage and the bone below it. The injury can range from a small crack to a piece of the bone breaking off inside the joint. These bone pieces can stay attached (stable) to the area that was injured […]

tendonitis

Tendonitis Learn More »

Tendons are fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bone. Movement in the body occurs when the skeletal muscles contract and pulls on a bone, letting us walk, jump and move in many ways. Tendons provide the force to facilitate this important muscle contraction. When tendons are healthy, they move easily as the muscles contract. Tendonitis […]

joint

Total Joint Replacement Learn More »

A total joint replacement is an area of orthopedic surgery that replaces a damaged or arthritic joint with a new artificial joint, or prosthesis. The goal is to relieve extreme joint pain caused by damage to the cartilage that lies between the bones of a joint. If alternative therapies are not alleviating and the pain […]

sprain

Strains & Sprains Learn More »

Sprains and strains are often confused. A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are the tissues that connect the muscles to bones. Causes Sprains Sprains occur when a ligament is overstretched and possibly tears. […]