Shoulder Arthritis: What It Is and How It’s Treated

2017-05-11T10:16:44+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Blog, Orthopaedic|

Your shoulder joints are some of the most mobile joints in your body; so when they become painful, you’ll definitely be reminded of it repeatedly. Because shoulder joints experience a lot of wear and tear over the years, they can easily become unstable. Shoulder arthritis is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. At [...]

Questions You May Be Asking About ACL Reconstruction Surgery

2017-05-07T15:20:15+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Orthopaedic|

If you suffer from an injured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), you’re not alone as there are about 200,000 ACL injuries in America each year. Often, ACL injuries occur in athletes who play football, basketball, soccer and other kinds of high-risk sports. While sometimes the ACL needs to be repaired, in other cases, it requires reconstruction. [...]

A New Hip And Life For Betty

2017-10-09T09:08:10+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic|

Before retiring in 2016, Betty spent 22 years working for the public school system: first, as a bus driver, and later as a secretary. She was in charge of attendance records and took great pride in making sure kids came to school and maintained great attendance records. In her retirement, Betty is finding a great [...]

Treatment Options for Cartilage Injuries

2017-10-10T08:36:43+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog, Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine|

Cartilage is a fine, rubbery connective tissue found cushioning bones throughout the body. Even though it's a tough and flexible material it is subject to injuries and tears. In this article, we'll examine what cartilage is for, how damages occur, plus symptoms of and treatments for cartilage injuries. What is the Purpose or Function of [...]

Steps to Take for Early Prevention of Osteoporosis

2017-10-09T10:04:27+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Blog, DR. CAVAZOS, Orthopaedic|

Osteoporosis is not something that happens overnight. It develops gradually, as we age. The word, "osteoporosis" means "porous bone", and porous bone is weaker bone.  Bones are living tissue made up of calcium and protein. Healthy bone is constantly regenerated as small amounts are absorbed into your body and small amounts are replaced. The problem [...]

New Year Resolutions for Orthopedic Health

2017-01-06T10:26:04+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

It is never too late to make changes to your lifestyle that can have a huge impact on your current health and the kind of health you want to enjoy in later years. Especially those approaching middle-age, any new year resolutions for orthopedic health can mean the difference between being an active individual for years [...]

4 Common Causes for Shoulder Pain and How to Find Relief

2017-10-09T10:11:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, DR. SWENSON, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Millions of people visit the doctor’s office each year for a shoulder sprains and strains, including shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains. So, if shoulder pain and problems are seemingly so common, what is the solution to alleviate these conditions? Shoulder pain can stem from many different things. Frequently the pain is caused by [...]

When Should You Get a Cortisone Shot?

2016-11-22T08:27:06+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic, Pain Management, Sports Medicine|

What is Cortisone? Cortisone is a steroid produced naturally by your adrenal gland. When your body is under stress, your adrenal gland releases cortisone into your bloodstream to help reduce inflammation. The cortisone that doctors inject into a painful joint is a synthetic version of natural cortisone. It's longer-lasting and is not injected into your [...]

All About Hip Pain

2017-10-09T10:16:33+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Blog, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic, Pain Management|

Hip pain is a common complaint that affects millions of Americans - most often the elderly - and can be caused by a variety of problems from bone trouble to muscle and ligament tension. The hip is a ball and socket joint which connects to a number of soft tissues, tendons, and muscles, giving it [...]

Understanding Lumbago: Common Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

2017-10-09T10:24:25+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic, Spine|

back pain People who have a common musculoskeletal disorder known as lumbago are often have a hard time enjoying everyday activities that used to bring them pleasure. What Is lumbago? Basically, this condition refers to a pain that stems from the lower back region. If you have lumbago, you’re not alone as it [...]