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2019 Sports Medicine Symposium

Staying in the Zone: A Whole Body Approach to the Endurance Athlete Staying in the Zone: A Whole Body Approach to the Endurance Athlete James Edwards, MD Common…

Arthritis

Americans of all ages—up to 70 million of them—suffer from arthritis. One-in-three adults has arthritis. Children can be affected by arthritis too. With arthritis, your affected joint is…

Arthritis Diagnosis

Every day in the United States, people seek out their doctors’ expertise in helping to explain their joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and fatigue. Often, the culprit is arthritis.…

Anatomy of the Elbow

Most of us take for granted the use of our arms and how critical a role our elbows play in our day-to-day activities. The elbow is one of…

Anatomy of the Foot

You may already know that each of your feet contains 26 bones. But how do your bones connect and move? Actually your foot is an intricate framework of…

Anatomy of a Joint

In the human anatomy, a joint is the juncture of two or more bones. Bones come together inside a joint as part of a special design to help…

Anatomy of the Knee

Did you know that not only is your knee amazingly complex, it’s the largest joint in your body? Unfortunately, it’s not the most stable joint and it’s prone…

Back Care Quiz: Why does my back hurt?

Back pain is one of the more prevalent medical conditions in the United States. Taking good care of your spine and back muscles is a key to preventing…

Back Pain Quiz

How much do you know about your back pain? What can you do to alleviate it? Is it time to see a doctor? Take the quiz and find…

Bone Spurs Are a Thorny Problem

In actuality, a bone spur is less like a thorn and more of a smooth extension of the original bone – an outgrowth that has developed gradually. Bone…

Bunion Surgery

What Is a Bunion? A bunion appears as a pronounced bump on the inner foot, where the big toe attaches to the foot. This bump grows over time,…

Bursitis

If you perform repetitive motions in your work or sport and are experiencing joint pain and swelling, you could have bursitis. Other risk factors for developing bursitis include…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is a passageway in your wrist that surrounds and protects your median nerve, the primary nerve in your wrist. Your median nerve controls movements and…

Clubfoot in Children

Clubfoot is among the most prevalent of the lower extremity deformities. One or two babies per 1,000 live births will have clubfoot. Infants with the condition have a…

Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) of the Spine

Computed tomography (CT or CAT) uses X-rays plus a computer to create detailed images of the anatomy. The result is a CT scan with intricate imaging of bones,…

Epidural Corticosteroid Injection

What Is an Epidural Steroid Injection? An epidural corticosteroid or steroid injection can administer pain relief to your body quickly and efficiently. Pain medicine is injected into the…

Foot Pain and Problems

Your foot is an amazing, intricate structure of bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments that work together to keep you on the move. Because they support your body…

Hand Pain and Problems

Because we rely heavily on our hands to perform everyday tasks, hand pain and dysfunction are both frustrating and disabling. When hand pain, swelling, and/or stiffness get in…

Hip Fracture

As we age, the likelihood that we could fracture our hip rises sharply due to our weakening bones and balance. A hip fracture usually happens in the top…

Knee Injury Quiz

Knee Pain & Injuries Are Common Your knee is amazingly complex. Its many parts work together to keep you mobile, but also make you vulnerable to many injuries…

Kyphosis

People diagnosed with kyphosis typically have the appearance of poor posture. Often, as with Schuerreman’s disease, the rounded appearance of their back is not the result of poor…

Laminectomy

Spinal stenosis is one of the syndromes that compresses your spinal cord and nerves, causing significant low back pain and potentially interfering with your daily activities. Sometimes a…

Low Back Pain

Only headaches bring more people to the doctor than backaches—almost everyone has backache at some point during their lives. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and…

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues

Your doctor will order an MRI when its specific diagnostic 3-D technology will be helpful to create, confirm, or exclude a diagnosis. An MRI is non-invasive—and can help…

Neck Pain

Neck pain most commonly arises in the soft tissues of the neck, including muscles, nerves, cervical discs, and ligaments. Within the soft tissue, pain can be caused by…

Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair

Your shoulder’s rotator cuff is the junction of tendons from four muscles, forming a protective cover around the head of the humerus (upper arm bone). The rotator cuff…

Sciatica

At one time or another during their lives, many people will experience the unpleasant effects of sciatica. People between the ages of 30 and 50 are most commonly…

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is among the most common spinal deformities. If you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis, you’ve learned that your spine has an abnormal lateral curvature, i.e., it curves from…

Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder is your body’s most dynamic joint. But being the most mobile and flexible joint comes with a unique risk: it is more susceptible to dislocation. Shoulder…

Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is frequently the painful result of a tendon being pinched by other shoulder structures, causing swelling of your biceps tendon and/or rotator cuff. Because your rotator…

Spinal Stenosis

What Is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis causes narrowing of the spinal canal, usually due to age-related spine degeneration or traumatic spine injury. Because the canal houses nerves that…

Tennis Elbow

If you play a sport or have a job in which you repeat an arm movement over and over, you have a greater risk of developing tennis elbow,…

X-rays of the Extremities

What Are X-rays? X-rays are the most common and readily available form of diagnostic imaging. When you are X-rayed, the imaging machine sends electromagnetic waves of radiation through…