Snapping Hip Syndrome–What is it and why does it happen?

What is snapping hip syndrome?

Snapping hip is a condition in which you feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your hip when you walk, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around.

The snapping sensation occurs when a muscle or tendon (the strong tissue that connects muscle to bone) moves over a bony protrusion in your hip.

What Is a Rotator Cuff Injury and How Do You Treat It?

Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and their tendons. These allow you to move your arm away from your body. A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults.  Each year, almost 2 million people in the United States visit their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem!

Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can cause pain and stiffness in any joint in the body, and is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle.There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, many of which affect the foot and ankle. All types can make it difficult to walk and perform activities you enjoy.Although there is no cure for arthritis,

Symptoms and Common Types of Arthritis in Your Knee

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but it is particularly common in the knee. (OrthoInfo, 2019)Knee arthritis can make it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.

How to Prevent Falls in Your Home

 

Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age. However, as people get older, the number of falls and the severity of injury resulting from falls increases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 and older.

Winter Sports Injuries and Safety Tips

Although we don’t receive any snow here down in sunny South Florida, winter sports are still popular for many teens and adults during the winter months. The most common winter sports include skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and sledding. Do you travel to the mountains to partake in any of these sports? If you do, leave us a comment down below!

orthopedic doctor with close up image of stethoscope

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon

So you’ve heard of an orthopeadic surgeon, but you’re not really sure what they do or what they treat. We break it all down for you below in our latest blog post:

Orthopaedic Surgeons

We all know someone who has been stopped in his or her tracks by bone,

Illustration of arthroscopy for knee injury

What is Arthroscopy and Why is it Used?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.”

 

By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera,

Learning about Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pain is a frustrating thing to deal with, especially if you don’t know why it’s happening. Arthritis is a common type of pain that afflicts humans of all ages. The most common type of arthritis is Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis but there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis. Almost 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition and about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

Steroid injections

Helpful Information on How to Reduce Joint Pain with Injections

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,

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