Shrugging Off a Shoulder Dislocation

Ever see the movie Lethal Weapon?  It’s classic: Martin Riggs, played by Mel Gibson has an altercation with a bad guy and blasts his shoulder out of joint.  Being the tough guy he is, he grunts and slams his shoulder up against the car and, miraculously, puts...

Relieving the Pain of Vertical Compression Fractures

As our population continues to get older, there are all kinds of physical symptoms that present themselves. One common condition that is prevalent in people who get older is osteoporosis.  This is a condition where your bones actually start to thin out. A vertical...

Tennis Elbow: To Brace or Not to Brace?

You might be experiencing pain in your elbow area. Contrary to public opinion, the diagnosis of tennis elbow likely didn’t surface while you were playing tennis.  Tennis elbow is technically called lateral epicondylosis.  This is where the bony part on the...

Walking on a Brand New Ankle

We all like we have had friends or family members have a knee or hip replacement at some point in the past. These are very common procedures. We are now starting to see orthopedists performing more ankle replacements then ever before. A total ankle arthroplasty (TAA)...

Back to School Backpack Tips

September is here and school is back in session.  The kids are out of the house and back in school.  As a dad of three kids in school, we’ve experienced our fair share of days where their backpacks were jammed full of all kinds of stuff. As a parent, it is...

Restitching a Torn Rotator Cuff

If you have ever played sports for any length of time, been on a construction site or simply roughhousing with your friends, there is always a chance for a shoulder injury. The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body and is made up of a network of tendons,...

Keep Your Head: Recovering from a Concussion

The more media coverage we have with sporting events in fights, the more we hear about concussions. Interestingly, every individual recovers in a different fashion from this type of head trauma. There are a number of different factors that will play a role in how your...