Monthly Archives: March 2018

Accident Prevention, Education | Mar 2, 2018

Avoid A Car Accident During Spring Break

Spring break vacation is coming up for students throughout the greater Atlanta region and for a few weeks, our streets will be more congested than usual. College students will be heading out for vacation while families leave town to visit friends and relatives. Unfortunately, spring break represents one of the most dangerous times of the […]

Neurology | Mar 5, 2018

Atlanta Physical Therapy For Multiple Sclerosis

Over 400,000 people throughout the United States have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with 200 new cases emerging each week, according to The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. MS is classified as an immune-mediated condition that causes the body’s immune system to attack the central nervous system through the process of demyelination. When this occurs, the insulation that protects […]

Shoulder Pain | Mar 7, 2018

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Your shoulders serve as the most versatile and engaging joints that exist throughout the body. The spherical end of the upper arm connects to a small divot located within the shoulder blade and obtains anterior air from the collarbone. Although these bones are designed to absorb the stress and pressure each shoulder experiences on a […]

Back Pain | Mar 9, 2018

Low-Impact Exercises For Back Pain Relief

Back pain can be extremely debilitating, even if you have not sustained a specific injury like a fracture or tear. Most forms of back pain are caused by an irritated or swollen muscle that is worn or stretched out. To address mild forms of recurring back pain, there are a few low-impact exercises patients can […]

Conditions, Orthopedics | Mar 12, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Adult Acquired Flatfoot

Adult acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a painful condition that can affect men and women over time. The posterior tibial tendon helps provide stability to the arch and inverts the foot. Tendonitis occurs from repetitive actions such as walking or when carrying the majority of your body weight on one specific side. […]

Injuries | Mar 14, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Ankle Sprains

Patients experience ankle sprains when the strong ligaments that support the ankle are pushed beyond their capacity and break. Anyone can sustain an ankle sprain regardless of gender or age and tend to occur as a result of rolling a foot or accidentally twisting awkwardly. The pain associated with this condition varies from person to […]

Shoulder Pain | Mar 16, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Chronic Shoulder Pain

Significant shoulder arthritis or chronic pain can prevent you from following through with the most basic day to day activities like opening a car door or getting dressed. If you are unable to meet the expectations and obligations of your routine because of shoulder pain, some type of in depth injury or condition may exist. […]

Injuries | Mar 19, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For ACL Injuries

Approximately 200,000 people throughout the United States experience an ACL injury each year, while 95,000 people sustain complete ruptures. Those who participate in high-activity sports like basketball, football, and downhill skiing tend to experience ACL tears at a higher rate than others. The ACL serves to connect the tibia (shinbone) to the femur (thighbone) and […]

Elbow Injuries | Mar 21, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Elbow Fractures

Patients who seek out orthopedic treatment for elbow fractures tend to sustain such injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents, blunt trauma, or when twisting their arm beyond its limitations. Often, patients who experience an elbow fracture also suffer from a sprain, strain, or dislocation simultaneously. If a fracture does exist and if […]

Ankle Pain | Mar 23, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon exists near the back of the ankle joint and is responsible for connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. As the largest tendon that exists in the body, the Achilles allows you to perform a variety of basic physical activities such as walking, running, or jumping. Achilles tendinitis refers to the […]

Injuries | Mar 26, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Collarbone Fractures

Collarbone fractures, also referred to as clavicle fractures, are one of the most common conditions treated by our Atlanta orthopedic doctors since they can happen to anyone regardless of age, family history, or demographics. The collarbone or clavicle is located between the shoulder blade and the rib cage. It is responsible for connecting each arm […]

Hip Pain, Orthopedics | Mar 28, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Hip Impingement

Chronic hip pain is caused by a variety of factors and may not be linked to arthritis. Hip impingement, also referred to as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), causes a tremendous amount of groin pain that typically appears during physical activity, as well as when following through with basic actions such as putting clothes on, walking up […]

Conditions, Orthopedics | Mar 30, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Osteoporosis

More than 44 million people throughout the United States suffer from Osteoporosis, a chronic disease that causes the bones to deteriorate and fracture over time. Such fractures are responsible for approximately 430,000 hospital visits, 2.5 million office sessions, and 180,000 nursing home admissions per year. Unfortunately, osteoporosis can develop without exhibiting noticeable symptoms and tend […]