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Why You Shouldn't Play Through a Hamstring Tear

Hamstring tears involve significant injury to the muscles that help your legs function, and delaying treatment can quickly lead to a much more serious injury. Here’s why quick treatment is so crucial and how we can treat your tear.
Mar 9th, 2023

5 Common Myths About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects millions of people, but fortunately, some treatments can help. The problem: Many people delay treatment because of misunderstandings about their symptoms. This post dispels five of those myths.
Jan 10th, 2023

What to Do About Snapping Hip Syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome isn’t as well known as some other hip problems, but it’s quite common — and it can be very painful. Here’s how snapping hip syndrome happens and what you should do if you have it.
Dec 9th, 2022

What to Expect After Surgery for Your Hip Fracture

Hip fractures require surgery to repair, and afterward, you can expect full recovery to take several months. If surgical repair is in your future, here’s what you can expect during your recovery and rehabilitation.
Nov 1st, 2022

Signs That Your Hip Pain Could Be Hip Impingement

Hip impingement may not be a well-known cause of hip pain, but it’s pretty common. In fact, it’s probably one of the most common sources of hip pain. Here’s how it happens and what symptoms you should watch out for.
Oct 11th, 2022

Treatment Options to Relieve Your Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common medical problem for both women and men, and although it may be more common among older people, OA can affect young people, too. Fortunately, you have lots of treatment options. Read on to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2022

Foods to Avoid if You Have Gout

Gout used to be thought of as a “rich person’s disease” because it was associated with foods only the rich could afford. Today, we can all afford these foods — and we can all develop gout. Here’s how to adjust your diet to prevent painful flare-ups.
Aug 2nd, 2022

What's Causing My Chronic Hip Pain?

We use our hips for many activities — walking, climbing stairs, even sitting down. It’s no surprise, then, that chronic hip pain can take a big toll on your life. Here are eight possible reasons why your hips are sore and stiff.
Jul 1st, 2022

Is PRP Right for Me?

PRP offers plenty of benefits for patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including sports injuries and arthritis. Tapping into your body’s natural healing processes, there’s a lot to like about PRP. Here’s how to tell if it’s right for you.
Jun 1st, 2022

When Should I Use RICE Therapy?

RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation — four actions that can play a crucial role in injury management. But it’s not an ideal choice for all types of injuries. Here’s how to tell if RICE is appropriate for you.
May 9th, 2022

The Benefits of a Rehabilitation Program After Surgery

Orthopedic surgery helps millions of people stay active — and after surgery, rehabilitation helps them heal. Here are five ways a postoperative rehab program can help you feel better faster after your orthopedic procedure.
Apr 12th, 2022

My Hip Hurts When I Sleep on My Side

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your emotional and physical health. If you have chronic hip pain, getting your much-needed Zs can be difficult. Here’s how sore hips interfere with sleep and what you can do about it.
Mar 14th, 2022

Nutrition and Diet Tips Before Surgery

Everybody wants to enjoy the best possible results following orthopedic surgery, including a complete and speedy recovery. Studies show just a few simple changes to your diet before and after surgery can help a lot. Here’s how.
Feb 9th, 2022

4 Conditions That Are Treated with Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy uses minimally invasive techniques to treat many orthopedic issues without the need for large incisions — which could mean faster recovery for you. Here are four conditions when arthroscopy is often the best choice.
Jan 18th, 2022

3 Types of Hip Impingement

Hip impingement is a common cause of hip pain, and without treatment, it can lead to problems like labral tears and hip arthritis. Here’s why hip impingement happens — and how our team treats it so that you can get rid of pain and stiffness.
Dec 13th, 2021

Where Does PRP Come From?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gets a lot of press for its cosmetic applications. (Ever heard of the vampire facial?) But PRP has a long history of successfully treating orthopedic issues, too. Here’s where it comes from and how it works.
Nov 3rd, 2021

4 Signs of a Hamstring Tear

Hamstring injuries are widespread, especially among athletes and older Americans. The key to a quick recovery is to get treatment right away — and that begins by knowing the symptoms. Here are four signs to look for.
Oct 4th, 2021

What to Do About Osteoarthritis Pain

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, some days, it can seem like the pain and stiffness will never go away. The good news: There are medical treatments and self-care options that can help. Here, we review a few that could help.
Sep 1st, 2021

Homecare for a Sports Injury and When to See a Doctor

Sports injuries are common — but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a doctor’s care. Here’s how to tell when it’s OK to use self-care and when it makes more sense to schedule an office visit right away.
Aug 11th, 2021

Will I Need to Change My Lifestyle After Hip Surgery?

Hip surgery plays an important part in relieving chronic pain and helping men and women get back to the activities they love. If you’re worried about what to expect after your surgery, this post can help calm those concerns.
Jul 1st, 2021

Strength Beats Stretch

Stretching may feel great — but research shows too much stretching may be a cause of pain and symptoms in the hip. Strength training offers a solution. Here’s what the research shows.
Jun 21st, 2021

How to Prevent a Hamstring Injury

Hamstring injuries are common among athletes, and they can affect non-athletes, too. Here’s what you can do to help prevent this common injury so that you can stay active and healthy.
May 1st, 2021

Is Your Lifestyle Worsening Your Arthritis?

Regular medical care plays an important role in managing arthritis’ painful symptoms, but there are lots of things you can do to reduce your symptoms, too. Here’s how your lifestyle habits could be making your symptoms a lot worse.
Apr 1st, 2021

5 Signs of a Labral Tear

Hip labral tears can cause a lot of long-term problems if not treated promptly. Knowing what signs to look for is the first step in making sure you get the care you need as soon as possible. Here are five symptoms you should be aware of.
Mar 1st, 2021

How to Keep Your Knees Healthy Long-term

Knee pain becomes a lot more common as we get older, but that doesn’t mean it’s a “normal” part of aging. With a little planning and TLC, you can prevent knee pain symptoms and enjoy healthy, functioning knees no matter what your age. Here’s how.
Feb 1st, 2021

Tips for Athletes Living With Hip Impingement

Hip impingement is a common cause of hip pain, and if you’re an athlete, it can interfere with the activities you love. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to relieve your symptoms. Here are six options to consider.
Dec 1st, 2020

Here's How You Can Avoid Tearing Your Hamstring Again

Hamstring tears can happen to anyone, and unfortunately, having one tear means you may be more likely to have another one. Here’s how you can reduce your risks of future hamstring tears, so you can continue to enjoy your active lifestyle.
Nov 1st, 2020

Who's Most at Risk For Hip Pain?

Hip pain can affect anyone of any age, but some people may be more prone to painful symptoms than others. Here’s how to tell if hip pain might be in your future — and if you have symptoms, what to do to prevent them from getting worse.
Oct 7th, 2020

PRP Therapy for Tendon Injuries

Tendon injuries are surprisingly common, even among non-athletes. PRP therapy has emerged as a safe, effective treatment for chronic and acute tendon injuries, promoting natural healing without drugs. Here’s how it works.
Sep 14th, 2020

Can Dancers Develop Hip Pain?

Dancing is a beautiful art form, and the best dancers make it look effortless. However, dancing takes great skill and power, and it can take a toll on a dancer's body. Learn about hip pain for dancers.
Aug 10th, 2020

What Causes Snapping Hip Sounds?

You may have recently started hearing a snapping sound in your hip when you walk, run, or stand up. You may wonder what it is, and what is causing it. Read on to learn about snapping hip syndrome.
Jun 24th, 2020

Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

As an athlete, you push your body hard in order to be competitive and reach your athletic goals. You don’t want to be sidelined by a painful and debilitating injury. Learn the most common sports injuries and how to best prevent them.
May 13th, 2020

Seven Signs of a Gluteus Medius Tear

Your gluteus medius is one of several muscles that control the movements of your hips. A gluteus medius tear can be quite painful and debilitating. Learn the signs of this injury and the treatments that are available.
Apr 21st, 2020

Could Yoga Be Bad For Hip Pain?

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that combines breathing and mental relaxation with special poses for stretching and strengthening your body. While it has many benefits, if you are not careful in your yoga practice, it could contribute to hip pain.
Feb 1st, 2020

Is Surgery Inevitable for My Hamstring Tear?

Your hamstring muscles, which are on the back of your upper legs, help you bend your knees and lift your legs. If you get a hamstring tear, it can be painful. But is surgery necessary to get back in the game? Read on to find out.
Jan 1st, 2020

Bad Habits That Could Be Making Your Knee Pain Worse

Lots of things can make your knee pain worse — including some bad habits that you might not even realize could impact your joints! Read more to learn about some of the habits that might be causing your knee pain.
Nov 1st, 2019

Why It’s So Important to Stay Active With Arthritis

When your arthritis acts up, you might be tempted to not move much. But staying active is the best thing you can do to reduce pain and stiffness. Here’s how exercise can help you if you suffer from arthritis.
Oct 1st, 2019

Signs Your Chronic Hip Pain Could Be Hip Impingement

Do you have hip pain that has been constant for two months or longer? If so, you may have what’s called hip impingement, which may require surgery. Read on to find out what it is and what could be the cause.
Aug 7th, 2019

5 Ways to Prevent a Hamstring Tear

Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries in an active lifestyle. Not only do they hurt, they can keep you out of the action for months. Here are five tips on how you can reduce the risk of hamstring tears.
Jun 18th, 2019

Common Causes of Hip Impingement

Ever feel a painful pinching or catching feeling when you take a step? That might be a hip impingement. Learn about common causes of hip impingement and if you’re at risk for it.
May 24th, 2019

What Does a Labral Tear in the Hip Feel Like?

Many people mistake the pain of a labral tear for a groin pull, as both injuries can cause the same type of deep groin or hip pain. Find out what makes a labral tear different, and how the right diagnosis can help you get proper treatment.
Apr 24th, 2019

Understanding the 3 Types of Femoroacetabular Impingement

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs when bony growths develop along or around the ball and/or socket of your hip joint. Here’s what you should know about the three types of FAI, and how early treatment can help save your joint.
Mar 27th, 2019

What to Expect When Recovering From Hip Arthroscopy

Wondering how long it will take to recover from hip arthroscopy? It depends. Every case is unique. But we can provide general guidelines regarding what you can expect during recovery and how you can help speed healing after hip arthroscopy.
Feb 11th, 2019