Bone & Joint Center Blog

Childhood Obesity & Future Joint Pains

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — Although chubby cheeks and round bellies may seem cute on children, there are hazards for kids who consistently carry too much weight. Pediatric obesity can lead to an array of health problems—both in childhood and in the future. Since October 19th is World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day (PB&J Day), […]

Keeping Joints Healthy As You Age

Author: Bone & Joint Center Staff  — As the years add up, so can the aches and pains that we feel in our joints. The wear and tear of various physical activities over the years and the normal changes of aging can both contribute to joint issues. The good news is that there are certain […]

Tips for Backpack Safety

Author: Courney Erickson-Adams, MD — Have you lifted your child’s backpack lately? Not the canvas shell that’s hanging on the hook at night—but the fully-loaded version that your child carries around all day that may be putting their health at risk. Although backpacks may seem to be a benign way to get homework and supplies […]

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

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?

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.  […]


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