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How to Help Your Child Prevent an ACL Injury Jun 26th, 2020

If your child loves sports, that’s a plus in many ways. They get healthy exercise, learn team-building, and strike up friendships, to name a few. But there’s also an increased risk for injury.  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries among young athletes are reaching epidemic proportions, and girls are especially...

5 Ways to Manage Back Pain in the Office May 13th, 2020

You spend a large part of your life in your office, whether it’s in your home or at your employer’s workplace. Much of that time is likely spent sitting in a chair looking at your monitor and typing on your keyboard. Spending long amounts of time in this static position...

Improve Your Performance Through Sports Medicine Apr 6th, 2020

If you love to keep active in sports, you recognize the ever-present risk of injury. The more avid, competitive player that you are, the more vulnerable you are to muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone injuries, all of which can sideline you and hinder peak performance.  The majority of medical cases...

Here's How Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat Your ACL Issues Mar 1st, 2020

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, helps stabilize your knee by holding the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shinbone) together. It’s prone to injury, especially in men and women who play sports with sudden direction changes or stops like basketball, soccer, and tennis. The most common ACL injuries are sprains,...

Top Signs You May Have a Nerve Injury Feb 10th, 2020

Did you wake up one morning and find that you were stumbling to the bathroom because you couldn’t feel much sensation in your feet? You may have nerve damage.  More than 20 million people in the US suffer from nerve damage. It can be mild or become very painful and...

Sidelined After an Athletic Injury? How Sports Medicine Gets You Back in the Game Faster Jan 15th, 2020

No matter what level of athlete you may be, your goal is to spend as much time as possible engaged in your sport of choice, not sitting on the sidelines. So when an injury occurs, forcing you into an unwanted timeout, you’re understandably anxious to get back in the game...

My Arms and Hands Are Tingling, What Could It Be? Dec 2nd, 2019

If your arms, hands, or wrists are hurting, or if you feel numbness or tingling, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. This common condition affects people of all ages. It can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.  But, if your condition is bad enough, you may need surgery....

Why You Should Always See a Doctor After a Car Crash Nov 11th, 2019

You’ve just been in a car accident. You’re shaken up, disoriented, maybe even a little fearful of legal repercussions. However, you don’t think anything is wrong with your body. You may even be thinking of skipping a trip to the doctor’s office. This would be a huge mistake. You should...

How Your Shoes Affect Your Risk of Knee Pain Oct 21st, 2019

Think of the task you ask of your knees: Be flexible but stable; bend but don’t break; and while you’re at it, support your entire body weight with every step. Healthy knee joints are critical to the alignment and stability of your whole body, and a body out of alignment...

How to Avoid Wrist Pain While Working an Office Job Sep 4th, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of the typical American worker? A century or even 50 years ago, it would probably be a factory worker or farmer using physical labor to earn their pay. Today, you probably picture a professional sitting in the middle of a cubicle using mental...

What Can I Do About Chronic Back Pain? Aug 9th, 2019

Back pain is a common source of discomfort, and it’s one of the leading causes of disability around the world. In the United States, there are at least 100 million people suffering from back pain. Chronic back pain isn’t a disorder. Rather, it’s a symptom that can be caused by...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective? Jul 3rd, 2019

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can speed up your body’s healing process. It’s used to treat a variety of soft tissue injuries and conditions like arthritis. At the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Daniel Fox and our team of orthopedic specialists can...

How Pain Management Can Relieve Your Symptoms and Brighten Your Life May 13th, 2019

The numbers surrounding chronic pain are eye-opening — approximately 50 million people in the United States cope with chronic pain, and millions more are affected by acute pain. Of these staggering numbers, musculoskeletal issues rank among the top causes of pain, from degenerative arthritis to sports injuries. At The Center...

Your Injection Options for Joint Pain Apr 16th, 2019

Your joints are meant to move, and move they do, whether it’s helping you ace your opponent on the tennis court or simply work in your yard. Problems in your joints, whether in your knees, shoulders, or any other of your major joints, can cast a wide net over your...

Returning to Sports After Shoulder Surgery: Here’s What You Need to Know Mar 1st, 2019

Shoulder injuries take you out of the game, and surgery may mean an even longer time on the bench. If you try to push your luck and hasten recovery, your risk reinjuring yourself. Take the right steps to promote healing so you can safely and effectively return to play after...

What Is a Partial Knee Replacement and How Long Does It Last? Feb 6th, 2019

There’s an old expression that cautions against throwing the baby out with the bathwater, which is a great way to describe what we’re trying to avoid with a partial knee replacement. Often, damage in the knee is confined to one area, so rather than replacing the entire joint, we replace...

Stem Cell Therapy: A Game-changer in Treating Knee Arthritis Jan 11th, 2019

Odds are, you’ve heard about stem cell therapy, which is being lauded as a potential game-changer in many medical circles. And this is especially true in the world of orthopedics and sports medicine, where joints are our speciality. At the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, PA, we understand the...

9 Must-Haves After Rotator Cuff Surgery Dec 14th, 2018

Having surgery, even minimally invasive surgery, presents challenges. Rotator cuff surgery limits your ability to use your arm, and you may be surprised at the impact just that limitation has on your life. These nine must-haves after surgery will help you enjoy a smooth recovery. 1. An understanding of your...

How PRP Injections Promote Post-Surgical Healing Nov 30th, 2018

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been in the news recently, with sports stars using treatments to speed recovery from injuries and celebrities combining it with cosmetic procedures to maintain their beauty. PRP therapy is a low-risk treatment that uses a surprising component to work its magic — your own blood....