How Mako Robotic Technology Can Improve Knee Surgeries

Innovation in surgical technology is constantly improving surgery outcomes. Dr. Johnson of the Holland Bone and Joint Center is one of the only West Michigan physicians certified on the new Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology for knee replacements. Your knee replacement begins with a CT scan of your knee joint used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique … Read More

How To Prevent Hiker’s Knee

Hiker’s Knee, or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, is a fairly common overuse symptom that is especially painful when walking downhill, hence the name. The issue can be caused by weak quadriceps or by not properly stretching or training. It can sometimes leads to serious knee problems if not taken care of properly There many are ways to properly prepare for the … Read More

The Muscle and Joint Benefits of Yoga

Yoga may not seem like much from a distance, but this age old practice relaxes and loosens muscles, which helps eliminate joint pain and body aches while also increasing balance and flexibility. Some of the most beneficial poses for relieving joint pain, more specifically arthritis, are the Child’s Pose, Cow Pose, Supine Twisting, Downward-Facing Dog, and the Crescent Lunge. The … Read More

When Is It Time For A Total Hip Replacement?

Many people wait longer than they should to begin talking to a professional about a hip replacement. When is the right time? The best answer: When it begins to affect your daily life. If hip pain affects your mobility and impacts your quality of life, it’s time to see a specialist. The sooner you obtain a proper prognosis, the sooner … Read More

How ImPACT® Impacts Your Life

ImPACT ® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. This test is the most widely used and validated computerized concussion evaluation system in the medical industry, particularly in Sports Medicine. If you or a loved one receives a possible concussion, don’t wait to seek help. Concussions are a serious and sometimes life-threatening injury that are commonly seen in young … Read More

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder, is the painful inflammation of the capsule where the humorous, or upper arm bone, fits into the ball-and-socket type joint of your shoulder.  When the capsule, or connective tissue at the end of the humorous becomes inflamed, it causes adhesions that contribute to stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.  It is particularly … Read More

Sports Injury Spotlight: ACL Injuries

Unfortunately, knee injuries are common in athletes playing high demand sports: activities like football, soccer, or basketball. They most consistently occur when athletes land a jump incorrectly, rapidly change direction, or suddenly start and stop when running. One knee injury seen quite is a sprain or tear in the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. There are three bones that meet … Read More

Health Highlight: Yoga

You’ve heard about the craze: hot yoga studios, yoga retreats, celebrities turned yoginis, citywide early morning classes. It seems like everyone has jumped on the yoga train and for good reason: the exercise can improve health, heal aches, and keep sickness away. Not ready to break out the mat yet? Consider a few additional benefits from practicing yoga: Building muscle: … Read More

Sports Injury Spotlight: Arm, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries

If you love a round of golf or the swing of a tennis racket, you may be more prone to arm, elbow, and wrist injuries. But it isn’t just these athletes who may experience symptoms: any athlete is at risk for an arm injury. That’s why it’s important to learn more about preventing and treating such injuries. There are several … Read More

Fall Fitness Tips

Once the weather shifts below the 60 degree mark and the crunch of leaves under our feet becomes more and more apparent, it signifies that fall is officially here. So long to hot summer days spent under the sun! The chilliness seems to push everyone indoors, promising warmth and comfort from the outdoor chill. While a warm fireplace, hot chocolate, and … Read More