Orthopedic Institute Blog

5 Exercises to Activate Your Muscles and Improve Your Workout

Posted on July 19, 2021

Muscle activation exercises connect the body and mind to enhance your workout and optimize your results. Activation exercises are typically short, isolation exercises that target specific muscles to “wake them up”. Just like stretching, activation exercises increase blood flow to prepare the...

How to Perform Monster Walks & Squats to Warm-Up Your Glutes & Hips

Posted on July 19, 2021

Monster Walks and Monster Squats are commonly used exercises to help activate the lateral hips and glutes. They can also be used as a rehabilitation strengthening exercise. When performed correctly, these exercises may help prevent injury and muscle strain by promoting strength and stability.

5 Ways to Prevent Back Pain During Exercise or Everyday Activities According to Experts

Posted on June 18, 2021

Does your back hurt during or after exercise? Many individuals experience mild to severe back pain during or after physical activity. Exercise-induced back pain can occur due to over exercise or injury, but typically occurs due to improper form. It is frequently described as muscle aches,...

5 Stretches to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

Posted on June 16, 2021

Are you experiencing low back pain? Lower back pain is extremely common and affects nearly 8 of every 10 people at some point during their lives. Treatment for back pain can range from conservative to non-conservative methods depending on the severity of your pain or issue. If you are...

Why do My Joints Hurt When I Move Them?

Posted on May 21, 2021

Pain in your joints during activities of repetitive motion like golfing, playing tennis, throwing, gardening or even cleaning, is commonly a sign of tendinitis. Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon, the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to the bone. The condition causes pain and...

The Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and Tennis Elbow

Posted on May 21, 2021

Many medical experts believe Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT), also called shockwave therapy, is one of the best treatment options for plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and other joint pain because it is non-invasive and helps quickly reduce pain. RPT is an advanced treatment system that uses short,...

3 Causes of Stiff, Painful Fingers

Posted on December 18, 2018

We use our hands every day, so putting up with intense finger pain can be impossibly frustrating and have a significant impact on our ability to do everyday tasks. If you are dealing with pain and swelling in your hands and fingers, the cause may not be immediately obvious

Read on for 3 common...

5 Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on December 12, 2018

If you're experiencing a pain, numbness or tingling in your wrist, you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).  CTS is a common condition that, according to American Family Physician, affects 3 to 6 percent of the general adult population. Having CTS can be frustrating, but there are a number of...

Ice vs Heat: What's Better for Pain Relief?

Posted on November 28, 2018

Slight to moderate pain doesn't always require a trip to the doctor's office. In certain situations, using a cold pack or heating pad at home can help you feel better, faster. The trick is finding the right treatment for your needs - and knowing how to use that treatment without causing yourself...

When Should You See a Doctor for Neck Pain?

Posted on October 30, 2018

Your spine is important and, when you're experiencing chronic neck pain, it can be scary. How do you know when neck pain crosses the line from being "a pain in the neck" to something more serious? 

Check out this quick reference guide for common causes of neck pain and when it's time to see a...