Reduce Pain And Improve Mobility With Custom-Made Orthotics


Orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoe and provide support to your feet. While you can try over-the-counter inserts, these don't usually provide the right support you need to feel better. Whether your feet hurt when you are standing, or you have back pain because of poor gait mechanics, orthotics can help. Your orthopedist will talk to you about the symptoms you have and take a medical history to determine the cause of your pain and poor mobility.

30 November 2019

3 Hand Deformities Causing A Bent Ring And Little Finger


There are several types of hand deformities that can affect any finger or primarily affect the ring and little fingers. Since these problems can appear similar, it can be difficult to differentiate between different types of hand deformities. Dupuytren's Contracture Dupuytren's contracture is a condition that often occurs slowly. Although, theoretically, any finger could be affected, the most common fingers that are affected are the ring and little fingers. The problem begins with hardened lumps under the skin and eventually, a thick, fibrous band of tissue can develop that causes the finger to contract and remain in the bent position.

20 August 2019

Reasons To See An Orthopedist For Pain


Have you been experiencing a lot of joint pain? Has your doctor referred you out to an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation? If so, they are specifically qualified and trained in issues of the joints and skeletal system. They will get to the root cause of the pain and do the proper testing and evaluation to make an affirmative diagnosis. Here are a few reasons why you may be referred to an orthopedist for your joint pain and discomfort.

11 October 2018

3 Things You Need To Know About Rotator Cuff Injuries


The shoulder is one the major joints in the body. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, you may find it difficult to engage in routine daily tasks. Minor aches and pains in the shoulder can be indicative of a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is comprised of a series of muscles and tendons the provide support to the shoulder joint. Learning more about rotator cuff injuries will help you assess your injury and determine the best course of action to take in seeking treatment.

30 March 2018

Low Back Pain: Should You See An Orthopedist?


It is not uncommon, in today's world where people are far less active and spend more time sitting than ever before, for people to suffer from low back pain. This type of pain can have all kinds of causes from poor posture to more serious underlying skeletal conditions. And, while a good rule of thumb is to see an orthopedist any time you are suffering from unexplained low back pain, there are definitely some special situations in which you should absolutely see an orthopedist as soon as possible.

26 July 2017

How to Successfully Wear a Cast


After you have suffered an injury, your orthopedist may decide that it is best for you to wear a cast for a period of time. If this is the case, you will need to make sure that you take good care of your cast to make sure that you know how to wear a cast properly so that you can recover as soon as possible. Look for Warning Signs You will want to inform your doctor about whether you notice any warning signs of swelling underneath the cast.

31 March 2017

Men With Secondary Osteoporosis: Why Should It Concern You?


If your orthopedic doctor diagnoses you with male secondary osteoporosis, you may think that all you need to do is increase your calcium intake to strengthen your bones. Although you should get more calcium in your diet, it may not be enough to protect your weakened bones from osteoporotic fractures. Osteoporotic fractures can be painful when they occur, as well as have lifelong effects on your overall health. Here are valuable things to know about secondary osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.

29 November 2016