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Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?

If you work at a computer (or have a job that involves repetitive motion) and are experiencing wrist pain, you’ve likely wondered if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are both uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you need your hands for practically everything you do. While it’s estimated that only a small percentage of … Continue reading Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?

10 Questions You Have About PRP Therapy

Our orthopaedic surgeons love doing surgery, but even we agree that it’s best to stay out of the operating room whenever possible! One non-surgical treatment option for joint pain and injuries that’s gotten a lot of buzz lately is PRP, or platelet rich plasma injections. While doctors worldwide have used it successfully since the late … Continue reading 10 Questions You Have About PRP Therapy

Why Kids Need Breaks from Sports: The Epidemic Hurting Young Athletes

When our kids are hurting, we hurt too. And while we can’t control all the bumps and boo boos our little ones will endure, we can make thoughtful efforts to prevent injury. The New York Post recently highlighted a common mistake parents are making when it comes to youth sports and what you can do … Continue reading Why Kids Need Breaks from Sports: The Epidemic Hurting Young Athletes

5 Questions Doctors Have About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

When it comes to platelet rich plasma (PRP), it seems everyone has questions. While PRP therapy has been used for years, it’s still a new technique in the orthopedic world—and many still wonder if it has a place in modern orthopedic treatment. The Ortho Biologics Institute (TOBI) holds an annual meeting focused on PRP and … Continue reading 5 Questions Doctors Have About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)

I’m cool with sitting on the bench in a cast all season. Said no athlete, ever. Sometimes injury is unavoidable, thanks to the perfect combination of circumstances or an opposing player’s blunders. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Many athletes have settled into bad habits that can easily lead to a season-ending injury. … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Keep Getting Injured (And What to Do to Reduce Sports Injury Risk)