Bone & Joint Center Blog

Signs of a Concussion and When It’s Safe to Return to Activity

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — Did you know that one in five high school athletes will suffer from a concussion during their sports season? Or that high school athletes who have previously been diagnosed with a concussion are three times more likely to have it happen again in the same season? Or that 33 percent [...]

Identify and Prevent Running Injuries

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — Running offers many benefits to support physical, mental, and emotional health. That’s why athletes of all ages and levels enjoy running as an excellent way to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. But there are safety concerns, too. Runners are vulnerable to common injuries, and may be exposed to safety […]

Baseball Season, Go Easy On Your Rotator Cuff

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — The snap of the glove and crack of the bat tell us that baseball season is upon us. While America’s favorite pastime gives us a lot to enjoy, it also provides more opportunity for shoulder injuries. The repetitive throwing motions involved in baseball place these athletes at increased risk for […]

Patellofemoral Knee Pain

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — It’s often referred to as “runner’s knee,” since it’s a condition that athletes who participate in certain sports may develop. However, patellofemoral knee pain can also affect individuals who’ve never laced up a pair of running shoes. Here, we’ll discuss the characteristics of patellofemoral knee pain, what causes it, how […]

Piriformis Syndrome

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — If you are an athlete or someone who sits for long periods, you may be at risk for developing piriformis syndrome. The good news is that with expert guidance, piriformis syndrome can be both treated and prevented to help you remain active with less pain. What is piriformis syndrome? Piriformis […]

How Posture Affects Natural Hip Movement

Author: Derick M. Johnson, DO — “Stand up straight.”  Most of us I have heard those three words at some point in our lives, and it turns out that whoever said them had our best interests at heart. Maintaining good posture has many health benefits, since poor posture can create a ripple effect of preventable […]

What is the right age for hip replacement?

Author: Derick M. Johnson, DO — According to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), participating surgeons performed 92,780 primary total hip replacements and 7,253 revisions in the U.S. in 2016.  The average age of patients who underwent these procedures? 67 years old.  Does that mean this is the right age for hip replacement? It depends.  […]

Sports medicine? But I’m not an athlete!

Author: Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD Have you ever fallen and twisted your ankle? Lifted something the wrong way and strained your lower back? Felt the ache of “tennis elbow” from too much time under the hood? Or headed to the emergency room for what was likely a broken bone?  Examples such as these prove that you […]

Motion is Lotion

Author: Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD If you experience joint or back pain, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. But experts agree that consistent movement is one of the most beneficial things you can do for joint disease. In celebration of Bone and Joint Action Week—sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative […]

10 Physical Therapy Facts Everyone Should Know

Physical therapy (PT), otherwise known as physiotherapy, is defined as the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, as well as exercise. Let’s dive in and learn some less commonly known facts about physical therapy. 1 – Let’s begin with the definition of pain. According to the International Association for […]

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