Joint pain is one of the leading causes for a visit to an orthopedist. Joints in the upper and lower extremities can become painful and swollen. The pain can hinder an individual’s ability to carry out even the simplest tasks such as walking, dressing, grooming, driving, or basic household activities. Depending upon your diagnosis after a radiological assessment,
Breaking a bone can be a very traumatic incident. However, fractures are extremely common resulting in millions of emergent visits to orthopedic physicians annually for care. Perhaps you were active in the past and incurred multiple fractures from either participating in sports, climbing the monkey bars on a school playground, bike riding, skateboarding, or roller skating.
Are you one of the estimated 25 million viewers who have tuned into the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics? If so, undoubtedly you have noticed the round discolorations on the upper back of several of the Olympic athletes, including Michael Phelps.
These suction cup appearing patterns harken visions of the earliest Olympians being on the losing end of an epic battle with a Kraken!