Orthopedic Institute Blog

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...

Five Benefits Of An Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic

Posted on June 19, 2018

Injuries and illnesses don't always occur during business hours - but heading to the ER can be expensive and time-consuming. That's why walk-in clinics are so great! Where else can you get high-quality care, with less wait, without an appointment? That being said, not all walk-in clinics offer...

Osteoporosis In Men: The "Silent Disease" Affects You, Too

Posted on May 29, 2018

Think osteoporosis only happens to women? Think again. This "silent" disease affects men, too. According to the CDC, osteoporosis affects about 1 in 20 men over age 65. Osteoporosis can weaken bones to the point that a break can occur more easily. Broken hips are especially serious, causing...

Shoulder Pain Relief: What You Need To Know

Posted on April 02, 2018

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex areas in your body. It allows you to move your arms 360 degrees, and also provides the stability needed for all the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments in your shoulders and arms to work together.  All this range of motion increases the likelihood...

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 Goldammer and Tony Bosch had excellent experiences with OI when they decided to pursue anterior...