Orthopedic Institute Blog

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...

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...

5 Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement

Posted on October 23, 2018

Many people managing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis and other general joint health issues struggle with whether or not they should seek hip replacement surgery. They have pain, but it can be hard to decide if the pain is significant enough to warrant a hip replacement.

Check...

Top 5 Knee Injuries for Kids and Teens

Posted on September 25, 2018

Whether your child participates in after-school sports or just loves the monkey bars, some of the most common injuries they will have are knee related. Most children will recover from a knee injury within a few days, but it's important to know what the most common knee injuries are and when to...

What is DRG Stimulation and How Can It Help Your Pain?

Posted on September 21, 2018

Chronic pain in the lower body is a relatively common problem, especially among patients with neuropathic pain, or pain caused by damage to the nervous system. DRG Stimulation is a revolutionary form of pain management that can target and prevent pain signals from being transmitted. 

Learn more...

10 Causes of Leg Cramps

Posted on September 18, 2018

Leg cramps are a pain, literally! It may not always obvious what causes them, but the pain associated with leg cramps makes them nearly impossible to ignore. The Orthopedic Institute team has compiled a list of 10 common causes of leg cramps to help you understand and avoid this pesky problem. 

Discussing "Avocado Hand" With Dr. David Jones

Posted on September 11, 2018

To say the avocado is “having a moment” is bit of an understatement.  What's brunch these days without a little bit of smashed avocado on a piece of toast? The fleshy fruit rich in healthy fats is more popular than ever, but in addition to surging prices, avocado fans may have one more thing to...

How The Way You Sleep Affects Your Orthopedic Health

Posted on August 13, 2018

It's no secret that drifting off to dreamland (and enjoying the right amount of quality sleep) is essential to overall health. But the position you sleep in, the mattress you sleep on and pillow you sleep with - make a big difference. Whether you're a back, side or stomach sleeper ... how you...

Home Remedies For Joint Pain Relief That Truly Work

Posted on August 10, 2018

Joints form connections between bones to help our body parts move. They're made up of connective tissue and cartilage, and when they become injured or inflamed ... ouch! If you are experiencing serious or ongoing pain in your joints, it's important to see your doctor for a medical opinion and,...

3 Exercises To Strengthen Your Shoulders & Spine

Posted on June 28, 2018

Our arms and shoulders assist us with almost all of our daily activities, so it's easy to see why strong shoulder muscles are so important! Weak shoulders can increase your risk for injury at the gym or going about your day lifting kids, household items, grocery bags and more. Poor posture can...