Walking vs. Running – Which One Is Right For You?

2019-03-26T12:17:06-04:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, Get Moving, Running|

If you've been thinking about starting an exercise program, congratulations! Recognizing that physical fitness is an important part of maintaining good health is definitely a step in the right direction.  Although there are many forms of exercise, people often zero in on walking or running because neither requires practice before becoming "good at it" like [...]

Regular Exercise Benefits Your Whole Body

2019-01-18T10:49:15-04:00February 15th, 2019|Blog, Get Moving|

Regular exercise has a variety of benefits for your whole self. It works on your mind, body, and general health. During the winter months, many people skip exercising in favor of low energy indoor activities, such as dining and watching movies, but keeping a year round exercise routine in place benefits you in many ways. [...]

What You Need to Know About Your Hip Flexors

2018-10-26T08:21:08-04:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Your hip flexors are an important part of what makes your body move around but most people have no idea what they are or what they do. Here you'll find answers to those questions and recommendations on how to keep your hip flexors strong. What is a hip flexor? Your hip flexor is not one [...]

How Can I Tell If My Joint Pain is Arthritis?

2017-10-09T09:15:20-04:00March 6th, 2017|Blog, DR. BADDAR, Get Moving, Joint Replacement|

Your joints ache much of the time, you're approaching that "certain age", and you find yourself wondering lately, "How can I tell if my symptoms are caused by arthritis?" You're not alone, and according to the Arthritis Foundation, that is a very common question! It seems a lot of people think they might have arthritis, [...]

New Year Resolutions for Orthopedic Health

2017-01-06T10:26:04-04:00January 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

2017-10-09T10:11:24-04:00December 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?

2016-11-22T08:27:06-04:00November 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 [...]

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Low Impact Exercises

2016-11-01T11:09:44-04:00September 22nd, 2016|Blog, Get Moving|

Some people think the only type of activities that have great value are high-impact exercises such as running, soccer and cardio exercises classes.  Although these are all great ways to help an individual become physically fit, there are many reasons why low impact exercises are important and as such, are an essential component of any [...]

Most Common Sports Related Injuries

2016-11-01T11:10:21-04:00September 6th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Sports Medicine|

Many people play sports in some way or another, whether they are just paying for fun in their backyard or competitively on a team. Exercising by playing sports can be very beneficial to your health, but sometimes injuries can happen, no matter how much we may try to prevent them. The severity of these injuries [...]

Common Orthopaedic injuries in men and women

2016-10-12T13:28:49-04:00August 24th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Orthopaedic|

Shot of two young runners training together on the road Everyone is susceptible to bone and joint problems, but a new study suggests that your gender influences your degree of risk for certain orthopaedic conditions. Because of their physical differences, males and females have different orthopaedic injuries. For example, they have different structural [...]