knee pain

What causes degenerative knee disease (Osteoarthritis)?

We put our knees through a lot, and over time, the joints in our knees can become painful, leading to osteoarthritis of the knee, also known as degenerative arthritis of the knee. The condition involves changes that happen to the cartilage in our knees that protect the bones in our joints from rubbing together. When…

Back Pain: Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis?

In its most simple definition, scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The condition is most often detected in childhood or during a person’s teenage years and while many cases are mild, it can worsen as time goes by. The condition affects roughly 2-3% of the population in the United States and is more common…

Shoulder Arthroplasty

What is Total Shoulder Arthroplasty?

Severe shoulder pain can not only limit a person from doing physical activities they enjoy, it can make doing everyday things, such as getting dressed in the morning, nearly impossible. One way of treating severe shoulder pain that doesn’t respond to physical therapy or medication is through total shoulder arthroplasty, also known as total shoulder…

Lower Back Pain Relief

Exercises for lower back pain

Back problems are one of the most common ailments we see in patients. Persistent and chronic back pain afflicts an incredibly large percentage of the population in the U.S. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all working Americans, some 65 million people, have reported some degree of back pain.    This can be the result of…

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

The Benefits of Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

As with many other medical procedures today, patients who require orthopedic surgery will have the option of traditional or robotic-assisted surgery.    Understandably, some patients are unsure about robotic surgery and have a few questions – Are robots performing the entire procedure? Is it ultimately safe? What are the benefits? Why should I choose robotic…

What to Know About Arthritis

From aching knees and sore elbows to joint cracking and popping, it’s all part of the territory when it comes to arthritis. Some 50 million people in the United States suffer from some level of arthritis, and as anyone who has arthritis knows, it’s not fun and can really put a damper on enjoying life…