Posts Categorized: Orthopedics

Could You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Marked by numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of your wrist, and the syndrome can be related to the anatomy of the wrist, repetitive... Read more »

What is This Painful Bump on My Wrist?

Ranging in size, ganglion cysts are categorized as non cancerous lumps that generally tend to develop along the tendons or joints in the wrists or hands, and can also be found in the ankles and feet. Ganglion cysts are usually round or oval-shaped and are filled with a jelly-like fluid. Ganglion cysts can be painful... Read more »

How To Prevent Shin Splints

Common in runners, dancers, military recruits and other athletes, shin splints are a condition marked by pain along the shin bone (tibia), or the large bone in the front of your lower leg. Shin splints are referred to in a clinical setting as medial tibial stress syndrome, and they can also occur in athletes who... Read more »

Difference Dislocated and Separated Shoulder

Though they are two separate and distinctly different injuries, shoulder dislocations and shoulder separations are easily confused. One refers to a bone popping out of a shoulder socket, while the other refers to tearing of ligaments connecting parts of the shoulder. Here are the basic differences between dislocation and separation, including how to treat and... Read more »

Why Do I Experience Pain While Running?

Running is a common form of exercise for many people, and like many other exercises that put strain on the lower body, it’s accompanied by risk of injury. Many running injuries occur when people push themselves too hard, but the way the body moves is also a factor in many cases. With the right prevention... Read more »

Ways to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Soccer is a popular game all over the world, but due to the stress it places on muscles, joints and bones, it can be the source of a number of sports injuries. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 230,000 athletes were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to soccer in... Read more »

Things You Should Know About Stress Fractures

5 Tips for Safe Hiking Often caused by overuse and repetitive force, stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They’re most common in the weight-bearing bones of the legs and feet, and while anyone can have a stress fracture, people who place more pressure on these areas regularly (such as track-and-field athletes, for instance) are at higher risk. There... Read more »

Treating Ankle Arthritis with Total Ankle Replacement

Also called total ankle replacement, a surgical procedure called total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is used to treat ankle arthritis. Without treatment, this form of arthritis can lead to loss of cartilage, pain and possibly deformity. The goal of TAA is to improve ankle motion and create less pain during regular activities. Here are some basic... Read more »

Shoulder Injuries Commonly Caused by Workouts

Shoulders are a ball-and-socket joint similar to the hip, allowing the arms a greater range of motion. The shoulder socket’s shape (similar to a golf tee—flat on top), however, allows the ball of the upper arm bone to slip out of it easily, and this is why the shoulder gets dislocated more often than any... Read more »