Bone & Joint Center Blog

Reduce Stress to Improve Your Health

The clean slate of a new year is a great time to make New Year’s resolutions. In our busy times, finding a way to reduce stress often tops the list. Chronic stress can have a negative impact on overall health in a number of ways—and it can affect a person’s joint health, too. The good […]

Winter Workouts to Keep You Moving

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t continue exercising. The snow may present some challenges to your normal regimen, but there are several alternative workouts you can try to keep you moving in the winter. Cross-country skiing is a great workout, exercising all of your major muscle groups. This aerobic activity is still […]

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 […]

Sports Medicine Isn’t Just for Athletes

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 this blog post we’ll take a deeper look at the burden of joint disease, the […]

Time (and Your Doctor) Will Tell

Hip and knee implants are far superior than those of even 10 years ago. New materials translate to longer artificial joint life which, in theory, opens the door to earlier replacements. What’s more, minimally-invasive, anterior approach hip replacements and the 3D precision of Mako® robot assisted knee replacements are yielding excellent patient outcomes. Patients experience […]

Debunking Joint Replacement Myths

If you are suffering from joint pain every day and are considering joint replacement, you may have begun exploring different surgical options. While it’s perfectly understandable that you would want to get word-of-mouth advice from friends and family, this often leads to misconceptions that may skew your perception of the process. Let’s take a look […]

Treat Shin Splints to Avoid Stress Fractures

The words “stress fracture” strike fear into all runners and athletes. It can mean no running for up to four to six weeks, but there are ways to prevent stress fractures. It is about listening to your body and recognizing the signs. Stress fractures are small cracks that have not yet gone completely through the […]

How Posture Affects Natural Hip Movement

“Stand up straight.”  Most of us 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 ailments. Here, we’ll take a closer look […]

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 are many ways […]

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