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Causes of Frozen Shoulder

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

by Stephanie Meadows
The shoulder is an extremely complex ball and socket joint, and happens to have the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. However, this large range of motion can cause the shoulder to become unstable, leading to joint problems and the site of multiple injuries.

Why You Should Go to an Orthopedist for Ultra-Sound Guided Injections

Why You Should Go to an Orthopedist for Ultra-Sound Guided Injections

by Stephanie Meadows
Ultrasound guided injections have been widely used as an effective tool for the precision treatment of musculoskeletal pain management in recent years. With greater accuracy and safety, these injections are used both as a form of diagnostic testing, and for treatment purposes of a variety of injuries.

Shin Splints: When to See Your Orthopedic Surgeon

Shin Splints: When to See Your Orthopedic Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
The lower leg is made up of two bones, the fibula and the tibia. The tibia is the larger of the two bones, and often known as the shinbone. The small, thin bone that runs alongside the tibia from the knee to the ankle is the fibula. The tibia and fibula are responsible for connecting several muscles that move the foot. The main muscle that bends the foot upward connects on the front (anterior) of the tibia, is called the anterior tibialis.

Hip Dislocation 101

Hip Dislocation 101

by Stephanie Meadows
A dislocation is an injury to a joint in which the bones are forced out of their natural position by trauma. In a hip dislocation, the head of the thighbone (femur) is forced out of its socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. Having a dislocated hip is often very painful, and requires medical attention right away.

How Ultrasound Guided Injections Help Knee Arthritis

How Ultrasound Guided Injections Help Knee Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
Chronic pain affects more than 100 million American adults, according to the Institute of Medicine. When chronic pain takes hold of your joints, especially in the knees, it prevents you from living the life you deserve. Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong in your body. Although pain can protect us by telling us to rest after an injury, or to stop overusing that part of the body, the experience of being in a state of uncontrolled pain is frightening, and can have a profound effect on your quality of life.