Adv. Orthopedic Specialists Archive: Health Articles

Why would I need a cortisone shot?

In many instances of shoulder bursitis, arthritis, tennis elbow, or carpal tunnel syndrome, cortisone shots are often a prescribed medication. But what is cortisone and how does it work? Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication, not a pain reliever. When pain is decreased from cortisone, it’s ...
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What You Should Know About Bursitis

The condition known as bursitis occurs when the fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, located between a tendon and skin or between a tendon and bone, become inflamed. It can cause pain and tenderness in the area, and it can make movement very difficult. Below, we address ...
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What You Need to Know About Ankle Arthritis

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports-related injuries orthopedic doctors see, but they are often perceived as minor injuries and are easily forgotten. However, injuries to the ankle joint should never be overlooked, as they can often intensify into a long-term problem. Damage ...
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What You Need to Know About ACL and PCL Injuries

The Anterior cruciate Ligament, also referred to as the ACL, is located in the front part of the knee. This is one of four ligaments in your knee, roping your bones together, and keeping your knee stable. The PCL is the Posterior cruciate Ligament, ...
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What Is a Stress Fracture?

A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia or the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and tenderness when the bone ...
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Weight Loss = Pain Relief

Research shows that losing even a little weight can make a big difference in reducing joint pain. For those with joint pain, often caused by ligament or cartilage damage, walking and most type of exercises exacerbate the pain; knees take the brunt of our body weight’s ...
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Water Safety

Swimming is the most popular summer activity, and the best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons. Swimming is something that people of all ages enjoy, even if it’s just putting your feet in. It ...
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Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating disorder that afflicts more than one million people. It is the result of a pinching of the median nerve in the hand, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and inflammation. Hand doctors at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists provide a variety ...
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Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and ...
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Treatment Options for Achilles Tendon Injury

As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, allowing you to run, jump, and walk. Though this tendon can withstand a great deal of stress due to running and jumping, it is also prone to ...
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