Archive for category: Common Conditions

Pianists’ Injuries

Our hands are among the most ingenious conceptions. They are complex, paradoxical mechanisms of precision and delicacy, brute force and surliness, creation and destruction. The intricate design in our joints that creates the capacity to make things happen is extremely fragile. With one wrong movement, Beethoven could’ve easily been on a road to joint pain. […]

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Holding Your Child to Avoid Back Injury

When the bouncing bundle of joy arrives home for the first time, the last thing that new mothers are thinking is back pain. Often times the joy of being included in the world of natal care overbears listless concepts like back injury. But, of course, every mother has her “wall,” and with each “wall” comes […]

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip caused by a fracture through the physis of the proximal femur. It affects primarily adolescent males and is closely associated with obesity. With the recent rise in childhood obesity rates, the incidence of SCFE has risen dramatically as well. Prompt recognition and treatment of […]

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Xiaflex Injection for Dupytren’s Contracture

dupytrens movie Dupytren’s Contractures are extremely common but can cause debilitating loss of function.  In the past extensive painful surgery has been needed to treat the condition but recently a new drug has been developed that can treat the condition with a simple injection and manipulation. Click on the movie link below to see the […]

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Cast Care Instructions

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CAST CARE OVERVIEW You have been placed in a cast to protect your bone and reduce pain as you heal. Taking proper care of your cast is very important. If you have questions about your cast, let your doctor know right away. CAST CARE INSTRUCTIONS Keep your cast dry at all times. To bathe with […]

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Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s elbow is one of the most common orthopedic injuries seen in children between the ages of 1-3 years. It is not, as some think, a dislocation of the elbow, or rather a slip of one of the ligaments in the elbow over a bone.  This occurs because children’s ligaments are loose and the bones are […]

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Back to School… Back to Carrying a Heavy Backpack

Avoid buying one-shoulder backpacks for your child. Single strap backpacks force all of the weight onto one shoulder. This causes your child to unnaturally bend to one side in order to evenly distribute the weight. Consequently, your child will develop lower back problems. Choose a backpack with padded, wide straps. Thin straps will dig into […]

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Cervical Radiculopathy

What is cervical radiculopathy? Pain in the neck that radiates to the shoulder and often down the entire arm is often caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. This is known medically as a cervical radiculopathy. The spine is comprised of a column of bones called vertebrae and within the vertebra lays the spinal […]

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