Understanding Bone Fractures: The Basics

Article featured on WebMD What Are Fractures? A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. Fractures are common; the average person has two during a lifetime. They occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. Your risk of fracture depends, in part, on your age. Broken bones […]

Is My Hand Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Something Else?

Article featured on Spine-Health. We all wake up sometimes with a numb and tingly hand. But ongoing hand pain and numbness can be a disabling problem that requires diagnosis and treatment. Here are 3 of the main causes of hand pain and numbness—and tips for how you can tell them apart.   Carpal tunnel syndrome […]

Growing Pains – Are They Real?

It’s the middle of the night and your child wakes up complaining of leg pain for the third time this week. As a parent, you worry that it might not just be the result of sports practice earlier that day. Is it something much, much worse that you could be overlooking? “Relax,” says Elise Berlan, MD. […]

What Is Degenerative Arthritis?

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday Arthritis is an umbrella term for diseases that affect a person’s joints. Degenerative arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis, is a form of arthritis that develops due to aging or overuse. Degenerative arthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the United States, where more than 32.5 million adults are living with the condition. […]

Why Does My Elbow Hurt?

Article featured on WebMD Your elbow lets you throw, lift, swing, and hug, for starters. You can do all this because it’s not a simple joint. And that means there are a lot of ways things can go wrong.Your elbow’s a joint formed where three bones come together — your upper arm bone, called the humerus, and […]

How to Protect Your Spine When You Have Osteoporosis

Article featured on Spine-Health In some cases of osteoporosis, one or more vertebral bones can become so weak that they cannot fully support their load and develop tiny cracks. This type of fracture, called a vertebral compression fracture, can be painful and sometimes leads to worsening symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, weakness, or spinal deformity (kyphosis). […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Article featured on OrthoInfo Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. It most often starts in the small joints of the hands and feet, and usually affects the same joints on both sides of the body. More than 90% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop symptoms in the […]

Six Common Winter Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Article featured on Froedtert & Medial College of Wisconsin.  Winter is approaching! Find out how to avoid common injuries. Cold, snow and ice are part of living in Wisconsin in the winter, so it can be challenging to stay healthy at this time of year. Emergency departments often see people suffering from winter-related injuries, some of which are […]

Patellar Tendinitis: Causes and Symptoms

Article featured on Mayo Clinic Overview Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee so that you can kick, run and jump. Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper’s knee, is most […]

Spine Structure and Function

Article featured on the Cleveland Clinic Key parts of your spine include vertebrae (bones), disks, nerves and the spinal cord. The spine supports your body and helps you walk, twist and move. The disks that cushion vertebrae may compress with age or injury, leading to a herniated disk. Exercises can strengthen the core muscles that […]