Orthopedic Institute Blog

5 Alternative Non-Surgical Treatments for Head & Neck Pain

Posted on March 15, 2018

Head and neck pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Some pain will go away with time, or through a change in lifestyle or behavior. But if you're dealing with head and neck pain that lasts more than a few days and doesn't improve with over-the-counter pain medicine, it's time to make an...

Hip Replacement Success Stories

Posted on February 27, 2018

Most people wouldn’t describe getting a hip replacement as a “walk in the park.” Weeks of rehab and struggling to get around can cause many people to put off getting a necessary surgery. However, Lee Goldhammer and Tony Bosch had excellent experiences with OI when they decided to pursue anterior...

How To Tell When Your Child's Elbow Injury Is Serious

Posted on February 22, 2018

Kids have a way of getting into all kinds of mishaps. Whether it's a fall from the monkey bars or trampoline, a collision playing sports or simply wrestling with the dog - elbow injuries are common with children. They can involve three bones: the humerus (upper arm), the radius and the ulna...

6 Tips for Reversing Your Shoulder Pain

Posted on December 31, 2017

Shoulder pain—for many of us it's just a fact of life. But when it's keeping you from enjoying your daily activities, it may be time to try some useful remedies.

Try out some of these options for reversing shoulder pain.

4 Everyday Tips for Fighting Off Foot & Ankle Pain

Posted on December 29, 2017

Are your "dogs" barking? You're not alone! Every day, we take thousands of steps. So it's no surprise that foot and ankle pain can occasionally be part  of our days, too - especially as we age. See your doctor for serious pain that interferes with daily life. But when it comes to occasional...

5 Key Symptoms of a Neck Injury

Posted on December 07, 2017

Neck pain is a common problem that about two-thirds of the population experience at some point. After all, your cervical spine and supporting muscles and ligaments support a head that weighs approximately 15 pounds. Due to the flexible but complex structure of your neck, it’s quite vulnerable to...

4 Ways a Hand Therapist Can Benefit Your Life

Posted on November 20, 2017

A crucial part of recovery from a physical ailment lies in occupational therapy.  Thankfully, highly specialized therapists exist to guide people through the treatment and recovery process. One such expert is a hand therapist, whose specialty is worth exploring.A certified hand therapist can use...

5 Key Symptoms of Knee Injuries

Posted on October 04, 2017

Your knees help you get from place to place. They help you stay active, and they help you perform daily activities at home and at work. But when unusual symptoms set in, which are serious and which are worth ignoring?

Here are five key symptoms of knee conditions that are worth keeping tabs on.

How to Detect Spinal Conditions in Your Children

Posted on September 28, 2017

While there's no exact science when it comes to parental detection of spinal conditions in your children, there are some early warning signs that you can look out for. In fact, the earlier you notice changes in your child's back, posture or gait, the easier it is to treat, oftentimes.

Here are...

Orthopedic Spine Conditions You Should Know About

Posted on September 26, 2017

Back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions—while osteoporosis and arthritis are traditionally orthopedic conditions that you hear a lot about, there are other potential causes of your pain of which you should be aware.

Here are four potential orthopedic conditions that you should know...