Are You Ready for a Marathon?

Article featured on Summit Orthopedics If you are a runner, running a marathon may be on your bucket list. We share some advice for you to consider before you commit to your first marathon. In the summertime race events are plentiful. Runners can include the whole family in a day of fitness fun by signing […]

Dr. Kenneth Hegewald, DPM FACFAS has joined the OSM Team!

We are happy to announce the newest edition to our team – Dr. Kenneth Hegewald, DPM FACFAS! Dr. Hegewald is a board-certified, fellowship trained podiatric foot and ankle surgeon.  He completed his undergraduate education at Carroll College in Helena, MT and podiatric medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa. He then went on to […]

Causes of Elbow or Arm Pain

Article features on News Medical Life Sciences There are various possible causes of elbow pain or arm pain. These include injury to the arm, compression of the nerves that serve the arm, arthritis, and various other health conditions. Injury A sprain can occur when a movement of the arm has caused damage to the connective […]

Why are arthritis symptoms worse at night?

Article featured on Medical News Today Many people notice that their arthritis symptoms get worse at night. When this occurs, it can be hard for people to sleep, leaving them exhausted in the morning and potentially contributing to daytime pain or fatigue. It is common for pain to get worse at night. A 2020 study found that […]

Swollen Knee Causes and Treatments

Article featured on the Mayo Clinic Overview A swollen knee occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around your knee joint. Your doctor might refer to this condition as an effusion (ih-FYU-zhen) in your knee joint. Some people call this condition “water on the knee.” A swollen knee may be the result of trauma, overuse […]

Common Heel Pain

This article is featured on Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. It is a common cause of heel pain and is sometimes called a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the correct term to use when there is active inflammation. Plantar fasciosis is […]

What a Dislocated Elbow Means

Article featured on the Cleveland Clinic. The elbow is composed of three bones. A dislocation happens when any of these bones become separated or knocked out of place. If you think you have dislocated your elbow, you should get immediate medical help. What is a dislocated elbow? A dislocated elbow occurs when any of the […]

Managing Neck and Lower Back Pain

Article featured on Cone Health According to Dahari Brooks, MD, neck and lower back pain is often caused by muscle strain, degenerative disc disease or arthritis. “If the pain comes on suddenly and out of the blue, you may have pulled a muscle and can begin with at home treatments,” shares Dr. Brooks. If you […]

Is It Time for a Pain Management Reboot?

Article featured on WebMD   Now that we are entering a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic where access to vaccines is high, infection rates are declining, and there is greater access to health-related services, this might be a time to reevaluate your pain management plan and consider what changes can make a positive impact. Let’s start by taking […]

Cervical Disc Surgery: Disc Replacement or Fusion?

Article featured on WebMD, medically reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD The vast majority of people — more than 90% — with pain from cervical disc disease will get better on their own over time with simple, conservative treatments. Surgery, however, may help if other treatments fail or if symptoms worsen to the point that weakness in […]