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Back Pain and Sleeping Positions

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for one’s health. However, back pain can make finding a comfortable sleeping position challenging. Below are some common conditions that cause back pain as well as the best way to get...

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What Is a Steroid Injection?

Steroid injections are a useful tool for both the diagnosis of back, neck, leg, and arm pain as well as the treatment of pain. There are several different types of steroid injections, including epidural injections, facet joint injections...

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Treating Your Lower Back Pain

A low back muscle strain occurs when the muscle fibers are abnormally stretched or torn. A lumbar sprain occurs when the ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments. Differentiating a...

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Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • The pain in your knee prevents you from...
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Lessen Your Stress for Joint Health

High levels of stress can cause headaches, disturb sleep, and lead to high blood pressure and depression. Coping with stress properly becomes even more important if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans living with arthritis.

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Tips for Planning for Your Recovery

Planning for your return home prior to surgery can help assure a smoother recovery. The following are some things to keep in mind when returning home from a joint replacement:

  • Bring in help. Sometimes, patients will need to stay at...
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Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Keep You on the Sidelines

An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. It is a common injury among athletes, particularly in football, basketball, and soccer, as these sports require...

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Tips for Avoiding ACL Tears

One of the most common knee injuries among athletes is a torn ACL. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joint. The fibrous bands attach bone to bone and help to limit excessive movement...

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Overtraining: When Less Is More

Not allowing your body adequate time to rest and recover from exercising will only make it harder to reach your fitness goals. Typically associated with little rest and excessive repetition, overtraining can result in injury or illness.

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Don’t Let Golfer’s Elbow Keep You off the Green

Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow (both are forms of elbow tendonitis) but occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside. There will be inflammation along the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm...

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