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Workplace Hazards: Top Job Situations That Might Lead to Joint Damage

November 22nd, 2016
Modern workplaces are known for putting workers at risk in different ways, but some injuries go beyond what you can readily perceive. Joint pain is a real problem for countless Americans, and their occupations could be making the situation worse. Here are some of the ways your job might be affecting you and a few potential solutions. Workplace Joint Pain Causes In many cases, joint pain symptoms are the result of MSDs, or musculoskeletal disorders. These conditions can impact areas...

Knee Cartilage: Why Your Knee Needs It

November 21st, 2016
Living an active lifestyle means you're going to get a few bumps and bruises from time to time. Often, the most frequent instances of joint pain occur in the knees. If you've sustained a knee injury or you have arthritis in your knees, you're no stranger to knee pain. Cartilage is the first line of defense in protecting your knees from life's little bumps. What does knee cartilage do? Your knees need cartilage to keep your femur and tibia from...

Jumpers Knee: What It Is and How to Treat It

November 16th, 2016
If you've ever played volleyball, basketball or been a runner, you've probably heard of something called “jumper's knee.” People commonly use the term “jumper's knee” to refer to two distinct conditions: patellar tendonitis and patellofemoral pain syndrome. What is Jumper's Knee? Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a general term for pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap. Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the patellar tendon. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is most often caused by abnormal contact and movement...

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: Symptoms and Treatments

November 14th, 2016
One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain, especially from athletes and middle-aged people. Because the shoulder is made up of many tendons and muscles that allow for a wide range of motion, it is also vulnerable to many issues. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of shoulder pain. What is a Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that controls arm rotation and elevation. Your rotator cuff keeps your arm in your...

Tips for Traveling with Joint Pain

November 9th, 2016
Traveling can be a stressful experience on its own, but if you add joint pain to the equation, it can add up to an excruciating burden. From the cramped spaces on airplanes and trains to standing for long periods of time, it's easy to see how our joints could suffer the consequences. How can you prevent this pain? We have a few tips to help you travel as pain-free as possible this holiday season. Plan Ahead Planning is crucial when...

Denervation: What You Need To Know

October 27th, 2016
Each day, many Americans wake up to chronic joint pain. From pain management to joint replacement, there are many ways people seek relief. At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, one of the procedures we offer to help relieve pain is denervation. What is denervation? Radiofrequency Denervation (RFD), often called “denervation” helps with the pain related to your injured joint by temporarily deadening sensitive nerves causing pain and gradually works to keep you pain-free after your procedure. Along with being a minimally invasive,...

Tennis and Your Joints [Infographic]

October 27th, 2016
As one of the most popular sports across the globe, tennis often results in numerous injuries during a player’s lifetime. According to the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Tennis, 32% of all recreational tennis players playing 1-2 hours per week suffered at least one tennis-related injury during a regular season. A study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine states that tennis injuries occur most in the lower extremities. Over time, these injuries can lead to arthritis and even...

Meet the Specialists: Steven Mirabello, MD

October 19th, 2016
Dr. Steven Mirabello is the Orthopedic Surgeon for the Toronto Blue Jays and  a member of  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Working closely with many professional baseball players and MLB organizations, Dr. Mirabello, having published several papers addressing shoulder care, is especially well-versed in diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and has taken care of many professional athletes including Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, Fran Tarkenton, Bruce Smith and Roger Clemens. Here at ARO, we...

The Dark Side of Pain Management

October 19th, 2016
Nearly one-third of Americans experience chronic pain in some form. This pain results from injury or, in many cases, degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Given that this is a far-reaching problem with no simple solution, what can we do about it? One key piece of the puzzle may be redefining pain management. Currently, we are placing too much emphasis on only “managing” pain, which has led to serious repercussions. In recent years, doctors and pain management clinics have found themselves embroiled...

The Truth About Joint Replacement

October 18th, 2016
Once unbearable joint pain disrupts their lives, many turn to narcotic pain medication and eventually joint replacement surgery in hopes of easing their suffering. When it’s time for joint surgery, you need to know your options. Full joint replacement surgery is not always the best choice, and ultimately, it’s not a permanent solution. It’s important to understand the costs, risks, and projected recovery time involved with total joint replacement surgery. Facts about Joint Replacement Once you understand the facts about...