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,

How to Relieve Your Knee Pain with Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment

One of the most common knee injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery is a torn meniscus.  Now, you may be wondering exactly what is a meniscus and more importantly what purpose does it serve.

 

There are two C-shaped rubbery discs called menisci located within the knee joint between the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone). 

How to Address Your Fracture and Informative Casting Facts

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. 

Northwest Broward Orthopedics Physical Therapy Staff

What are the Best Official Alternatives to Cupping

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! 

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