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Back Pain | Aug 3, 2018

How Parents Can Help Protect Their Children From Overuse Injuries

Participation in youth sports continues to rise each year. If your child enjoys competitive sports, you may be caught up in the hectic schedule that comes with such an active lifestyle. Driving your children to and from practice, investing in private lessons, and purchasing equipment throughout the year; competitive sports demand a lot out of […]

Whiplash | Aug 6, 2018

The Orthopedic Approach To Treating Whiplash Injuries

Car accidents regularly result in a whiplash injury. Although many people believe whiplash is a minor injury that will heal on its own, that is not always true. With the potential to be much more than a sore neck, early treatment of a whiplash injury is pivotal to healing properly.

Accident Recovery, Concussions | Aug 8, 2018

Car Accidents and Concussions In Atlanta

Not only can impact or whiplash from a fall or sports injury cause a concussion, but also a car accident. If you have been in a recent car accident, it is important to know the signs of a concussion and how it can be treated.

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Aug 10, 2018

The Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Injuries caused by car accidents vary as much as the types of crashes that occur. Your car’s position at the point of impact, how you were hit, and whether your seat belt was one (please, always wear a seat belt!) are all factors in how your body will react to the impact from a collision.

Back Pain | Aug 13, 2018

At-Home Treatment Solutions For Back Pain

Lower back pain is sometimes so severe, it needs substantial action like surgery or intensive physical therapy for pain relief. Other times, simple home remedies provide relief. At the first sign of back pain, you should always consult your Atlanta orthopedic doctor to make sure this isn’t a symptom of a greater problem.

Accident Recovery | Aug 15, 2018

Prevent Common Car Accident Injuries

Summer is finally upon us which means many of you are packing your cars for your favorite vacation spot. Before you head off on your trip, you should know summer and early fall are the most dangerous seasons to be on the road.

Back Pain | Aug 17, 2018

How Smoking Contributes To Back Pain

You’ve heard it a million times: if you quit smoking immediately, you substantially reduce your risk of developing serious health issues like heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. The Atlanta orthopedic doctors at AICA Orthopedics want to repeat this important message. Not only does smoking cause the health conditions we’ve already shared, but it can also […]

Ankle Pain | Sep 3, 2018

Exercises That Help Strengthen Your Ankles and Prevent Injuries

As we age, many of us become less active and our lifestyles change. The muscles in our core, lower back and extremities lose strength over time. Your Atlanta orthopedic doctors cannot stress enough the importance of including consistent core and lower back exercise into your strength program.

Uncategorized | Sep 10, 2018

Weightlifting and Teenagers? Not A Good Idea For Long-Term Health

Does weight lifting stunt growth in kids under 18 (what does the science say)? It does not. If done safely and with proper form, weightlifting is healthy and does not harm growth at all.

Accident Prevention | Sep 17, 2018

Preventing Foot Injuries Is Easier Than You Think

There are many different opinions about barefoot walking since the activity has both benefits and risks. The most commonly agreed upon benefit to barefoot walking is that, in theory, we are walking in a “natural” walking pattern or gait.

Back Pain | Sep 19, 2018

The Benefits of Spinal Fusion For Those Who Suffer From Back Pain

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic back pain, you understand how debilitating the pain can be. Every element of daily life is affected. Not only is your ability to lift, walk or bend impacted, but even the simplest tasks can be painful and sometimes intolerable. Many who have experienced this have considered […]

Health and Wellness | Sep 24, 2018

Fun Ways To Stay Healthy and Fit At Any Age

It does not matter how old you are, exercise is essential to good health. We’re not saying you need to be competing in triathlons in your 80s, but daily, moderate physical activity is crucial.

Accident Recovery | Oct 8, 2018

Atlanta Car Accident Injury Treatment

Auto accidents rarely spare people from sustaining injuries. Even if the accident is a small fender bender, our muscles and bones are easily damaged by both direct traumas from a blow or a sudden stop.

Health and Wellness | Oct 10, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment Helps Relieve All Types of Injuries

Athletes and sedentary people alike are both subject to chronic pain conditions. These can be caused by untreated injuries or inactivity in general.

Orthopedics | Oct 15, 2018

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment Helps Athletes Stay On The Field

It only takes a split second for an accident to change your life as you know it. It is important to know what to do after sustaining an injury to prevent you from damage that could last the rest of your life.

Hip Pain | Oct 17, 2018

Common Causes of Hip Pain For Residents In Atlanta

It is hard when you struggle with chronic hip pain as it can affect so many aspects of your life. Your hip bone is what allows you to walk, stand, run, and even dance. When you can’t do the things that you love and need to do, it can make a normal lifestyle next to […]

Accident Recovery | Oct 22, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Bone Fractures and Other Car Accident Injuries

There are numerous ways to sustain an injury, auto accidents being one of them. Depending on the severity of the accident, it is not uncommon for those involved to end up with fractured or broken bones.

Accident Prevention | Oct 24, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Fall and Winter Athletes

It’s fall again and with the season comes our favorite fall sports. If you are playing on the school team or just playing on the weekend with friends and family it can be a lot of fun – but also can lead to an orthopedic injury.

Hand Pain | Oct 26, 2018

Determining Whether Your Finger Is Bent or Broken

Of all the parts of our bodies, fingers are some of the most vulnerable to injury. Most of our day we are using our hands for most every task. Our fingers are very fragile during these activities. Be it a sports-related injury or an accident during your normal daily routine, injured fingers is a common […]

Orthopedic Clinics | Oct 29, 2018

Atlanta Orthopedics

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are providers of comprehensive orthopedic care and are joined by a team of numerous other health care professionals including physical therapists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, and physician assistants, all of whom have exceptional patient care at the forefront of their mind. When visiting our orthopedic doctors, you can anticipate extensive experience, […]

Accident Recovery, Whiplash | Oct 31, 2018

Car Accidents and Injuries In Atlanta

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are ready to help you if you have been injured in a car accident. The most frequent injury during an automobile accident is whiplash, which occurs mostly in rear-end collisions. What you may not know is that you can get whiplash during other activities like work, sports, or other trauma.

Shoulder Pain | Nov 7, 2018

Approaching Shoulder Surgery

Chances are if you have an impending shoulder surgery, the day of your procedure is at the forefront of your mind. Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors have most likely given you several pre-operative instructions for you to follow. It is imperative that these instructions are followed to the letter. It is equally important for you to […]

Health and Wellness | Nov 9, 2018

Maintain Healthy Bones With Orthopedic Support

Maintaining proper bone health is important to everyone. Our bones not only provide protection to our vital organs, create a framework that supports our bodies, they also store calcium and marrow which is where our blood cells are made. Most people don’t think about their bone health until they are at risk of losing their […]

Whiplash | Nov 12, 2018

Atlanta Whiplash Treatment

Even being involved in just a minor fender bender can cause injury and trauma to your neck. Although most people recover from car accident injuries, some will remain symptomatic for years later.

Whiplash | Nov 14, 2018

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Whiplash Injury

Whiplash, or neck strain, is the result of the neck being jerked suddenly from a quick stop or sudden turn. This sudden force on the neck can cause tears and injuries to the muscles and tendons within the neck. Some symptoms you may experience with this injury are a pain with head and neck movement, […]

Injury Recovery, Uncategorized | Nov 16, 2018

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Musculoskeletal Injuries

It is common to experience musculoskeletal injuries following an automobile accident. These types of injuries affect the discs, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and ligaments and ultimately affect the movement and function of the body, keeping you from continuing your normal lifestyle.

Fractures | Nov 19, 2018

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Broken Bones

Yearly, nearly six million people find themselves with a fracture or a broken bone. As far as orthopedic injuries are concerned, those are by far the most common. Bones do flex a bit to accommodate high impact activities, but if we overextend or exert, a crack in the bone can easily occur. Car accidents, gunshot […]

Elbow Injuries | Nov 21, 2018

Is Surgery The Right Option For Shoulder Injuries?

It is true that no one enjoys surgical intervention, however, there are many times when it is the best option to provide you relief from pain and discomfort and return proper function more readily than waiting for your injury to heal naturally. The hard part is determining when this is the best option.

Elbow Injuries | Nov 23, 2018

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common but painful condition that occurs from repetitious movement with your elbow joint. This is not just caused by playing tennis but can be from a job where you twist and move in the same manner daily (like using a wrench) or even from gardening on the weekends.

Knee Pain | Nov 26, 2018

Tips From AICA Orthopedics On How To Exercise Without Knee Pain

Your well-being is dependent on functioning knees more than you may know. Think about it. If you have pain in your knees, even simple tasks such as walking or using the stairs can become tedious. People who exercise regularly are unable to do activities like run, weight train, or dance if they are experiencing knee […]

Elbow Injuries | Nov 28, 2018

Atlanta’s Athletes Choose Orthopedic Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Imagine that you are the starting pitcher for your baseball or softball team. Like any MVP, your team is going to rely on you to perform the best game after game, and with playoffs approaching, your coach as increased the pressure and workload on you to ensure a successful finish to the season.

Whiplash | Dec 3, 2018

How Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors Approach Whiplash Injury

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, our Atlanta Orthopedic doctors are ready to help. One of the most common injuries we see post-accident is whiplash, although sports and work related injuries may also result in this type of injury.

Accident Recovery | Dec 5, 2018

How Atlanta’s Best Orthopedic Doctors Approach Accident Injuries

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors have extensive experience and training in dealing with injuries and provide support for automobile accidents victims every day. If you are someone you are associated with is in the midst of a legal battle as a result of an injury, we know how hard this process can be.

Back Pain | Dec 7, 2018

How Orthotics Can Help Reduce Back Pain and Other Health Benefits

When you have irregular walking patterns, it may be recommended to you to utilize orthotics. They help make normal daily functions of walking, standing, or running more comfortable and efficient by changing the angles of which your foot strikes minimally.

Accident Recovery | Jan 2, 2019

How Progressive Strengthening Can Help You Recovery Faster From Injuries

Often during rehabilitation, progressive strengthening is used to increase muscle function, tone, strength, and size. Other names for progressive strengthening is “progressive resistance”, “overload principle”, and “exercise progression”.

Injury Recovery | Jan 4, 2019

Choosing A Certified Hand Therapist In Atlanta

If you require hand therapy, it is important to go to a therapist that has advanced certification and qualifying skills as this is a specialized area of rehabilitation. Certified Hand Therapists or CHT’s are occupational or physical therapists that have additional education, training, and testing that earned them those specific credentials. These CHT’s focus on […]

Health and Wellness | Jan 7, 2019

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Gout

Gout is a condition that presents most often in the big toe but can affect other joints. It is responsible for sudden severe joint pain.

Elbow Injuries | Jan 9, 2019

Elbow Injury Treatment In Atlanta

Injury to the elbow occurs when the tendons, muscles, ligaments, or bones within the joint are damaged. Some examples of these injuries are;

ACL Injuries | Jan 11, 2019

Approaching An ACL Injury With Atlanta’s Orthopedic Experts

When you sustain a tear to your ACL, the first symptom you may experience is a popping feeling or sound coming from your knee. Following this, you will experience debilitating pain that prevents you from continuing your athletic pursuits, swelling that occurs shortly after the injury, and instability and poor flexibility of the affected knee, […]

Shoulder Pain | Jan 14, 2019

Atlanta Shoulder Pain and Injury Treatment

If you experience intense shoulder pain doesn’t go away, you may have sustained some type of injury. It could be a torn tendon, strained muscle, or other soft tissue damage. Some of these injuries could include labral tears, rotator cuff tears, SLAP tears, or PEC tears. A Labral tear occurs with damage to the cartilage within […]

Health and Wellness | Jan 16, 2019

Helpful Tips For A Pain-Free Workout

For those that exercise regularly, they are compelled by the challenge of the workout. When they push themselves, their routines stay new and exciting; as physical growth is obtained, we can learn what our bodies can do. The most important thing, however, is safety first. Regardless of whether you are new to the workout game […]

Knee Pain | Jan 18, 2019

How To Strengthen Your Knee Joints After Surgery

Knee joint surgery is changing and those who have had arthritic or damaged knees and receiving a new metal model are able to get back to their youthful lifestyles. These metal models are allowing those to not only get back their lives but giving them the ability to even try new things they may not […]

Health and Wellness | Jan 21, 2019

How To Retire With Great Personal Health

As many of us work for a good portion of our life, retirement is something we all dream of! No more alarms and that 9-5 grind, you are free to explore the world on your own time and live the life you always dreamed of. Whatever your dreams may be, your health is something you […]

Hip Pain, Joint Pain | Jan 23, 2019

What To Expect After A Hip Replacement

A hip replacement can be nerve racking but also leaving you feeling hopeful for what’s to come. Our Atlanta orthopedics doctors are here to answer every question you may have every step of the way. Although each person will recover differently, we can give you as much information as we can in regards to you […]

Health and Wellness | Jan 25, 2019

How To Keep Your Skin Healthy During The Cold Winter Months

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors want to help you keep your skin healthy too these cold winter days by providing some skincare routines to help you not suffer from the effects of dryness, cold, and wind. The first key to healthy skin is maintaining hydration. Make a habit of drinking your water by setting a reminder […]

Back Pain | Jan 28, 2019

How Parents Can Help Lighten Children’s Backpack Burden

Being a parent in today’s society is no easy task. Balancing the kid’s activities, ensuring they are eating properly, getting enough sleep, and for those parents of teens, monitoring their kids screen time. With so much on a parent’s plate,  it’s easy to overlook a critical element in their child’s life- their backpack. Some are […]

Back Pain | Jan 30, 2019

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Back Pain

If you find yourself suffering from back pain, know you are not alone and reside in a cohort with 65 million other Americans. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work and due to improper lifting techniques- one of the most common work related injuries.

Ankle Pain | Feb 1, 2019

How Our Orthopedic Doctors Can Treat Ankle Pain

One minute you’re walking around and the next you find yourself losing your footing and within seconds feel pain in your ankle. Some may experience this type of injury by losing your balance while walking while others may injure themselves during exercise or while playing a sport but regardless of how the injury occurs, the […]

Accident Recovery | Feb 4, 2019

Seek Orthopedic Treatment After A Car Accident

If you are wondering if you need orthopedic care after an auto injury, we are here to tell you yes!

Health and Wellness | Feb 6, 2019

Little less sugar, makes for a healthier you!

When shopping in the grocery store, remain diligent in checking labels as most packed foods contain an exuberant amount of sugar and sweeteners and were not just talking about those sweet snacks. Many Americans are consuming nearly 90 grams of sugar daily, which is three times more than the recommended amount! That’s 150 pounds of […]

Uncategorized | Feb 8, 2019

What is spinal health, and how can you achieve it?

Think of an old gate and how sometimes it needs a little extra push to open. What happens when that gate doesn’t receive the care it needs?

Accident Recovery | Feb 13, 2019

Orthopedic Treatment For Soft Tissue Damage and Car Accident Injuries

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, chances are you may suffer from soft tissue damage which involves the muscles, ligaments and tendons as well as the nerves. Due to these injuries, rehabilitation as well as  a pain management plan should be created to help alleviate the pain from the injuries. There […]

Accident Recovery | Feb 15, 2019

Atlanta Car Accident Injury Treatment

No one plans to be involved in an auto accident, and even fewer wish to suffer an injury because of it. Unfortunately, even a small accident can result in injury and cause trauma to your musculoskeletal system. The key to the best recovery is to reach out as soon as one can after an accident […]

Accident Recovery | Mar 1, 2019

How To Manage A Car Accident While On Vacation

When you’re planning a vacation, the ultimate goal is to escape from your day to day routine and experience serenity and the last thing on your mind is the unexpected accidents that can occur while you are disconnecting from reality.

Accident Recovery | Mar 4, 2019

Atlanta Car Accident Treatment and Support

Car accidents are attributed to nearly 2.35 million injuries with an estimated 37,000 deaths each year. After an accident it can leave some with not only painful injuries but high anxiety about the accident itself and the aftermath of what is to come. Our Atlanta orthopedics team can not only provide medical care but also […]

Work Injuries | Mar 6, 2019

The Difference Between Personal Injury Lawsuits and Workers Compensation Claims

No one plans on an injury or accidents but they happen and when they do the first thought is how you will afford not only the medical bills but the time off you will need to recover from the injury. There are different types of lawsuits one can file after an injury. One is a […]

Accident Recovery | Mar 8, 2019

Common Car Accident Injuries Treated By Orthopedic Doctors

When accidents occur, our bodies produce a large amount of adrenaline and because of that, the impact of the crash may not become apparent right away. Adrenaline is a pain killer for the body and that pain one would feel is masked by the trauma of the accident and therefore the pain isn’t felt until […]

Joint Pain | Mar 11, 2019

Can Bad Weather Affect Your Joints?

This has been the million dollar question for some time now but does the weather affect your joints? Some researchers have said that there has been absolutely no evidence that supports this cause however others have found a ten degree drop correlates with a rise in arthritis flare-ups as well as barometric pressure drops. No […]

Uncategorized | Mar 13, 2019

Work Injuries Treated By Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors

Is your career physically demanding? If yes, than you need to be aware that you are at a higher risk than others for sustaining orthopedic injuries. Accidents can occur at any time and always seem to occur at the worst of times. Orthopedic injuries are ones that occur to the knees, spine, ankles and feet, […]

Accident Recovery | Mar 15, 2019

How Degenerative Diseases Can Be Triggered by Motor Vehicle Accidents

After an accident, immediately seek medical treatment. Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are here for you to heal what is currently in need of care, as well as providing you with the treatment to prevent degenerative diseases from occurring.

Accident Recovery | Mar 18, 2019

When To Seek Orthopedic Treatment After an Auto Accident

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors highly recommend seeking care immediately following an auto accident.

Hip Pain | Mar 20, 2019

Regenerative Medicine and Your Hip Pain

Are you someone who has chronic hip pain and thinking surgery is the only option? Have you tried just about everything and nothing seems to avail? Regenerative may be the trick! This cutting edge treatment plan will amplify your body’s capability to heal in a natural way.

Hip Pain | Mar 22, 2019

Hip Pain Management Without Surgery

Picking up objects off the ground or even climbing the stairs can be a daunting tasks for those who suffer from hip pain. No one should have to suffer with pain, so when the pain becomes unmanageable, please seek help from a physician like our Atlanta orthopedic doctors who can help you manage your pain. […]

Hip Pain | Mar 25, 2019

Benefits to Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Significant advances in medical and science technology have allowed for an entirely new hip joint to be placed by a small and simple incision. This may seem like something of the future but these advances have made it possible in today’s medical world! When performed by a well-trained and experienced surgeon, the benefits of undergoing […]

Joint Pain | Mar 27, 2019

Nutrition for Your Joints

Did you know, by the age of 30, new bone formation begins to slow down resulting in thinning of bone and stiffness in the joints? Our bones are living tissues that are constantly changing their structure and composition. As our bodies grow, old bone is constantly being reabsorbed and new bones are being created. By […]

Weather's Effects On Auto Accidents | AICA Orthopedics

Accidents | Apr 1, 2019

Weather’s Effects On Auto Accidents

Weather in Atlanta can greatly affect the road conditions which can make traveling anything but an easy task. Being cautious should be nothing new for any driver traveling the roads, and a high level of alertness should be heightened as weather intensifies. The U.S. Department of Transportation say there are more than 5 million crashes […]

Accident Prevention | Apr 3, 2019

Ways To Avoid Springtime Accidents

Spring weather often brings heavy rain in the Atlanta region and with an estimated 6 million car accidents in the United States a year with pesky rain playing a factor, it’s safe to say that the saying, “ in like a lion, out like a lamb,” isn’t always true.

Accidents | Apr 5, 2019

Common Causes For Crashes

In the Greater Atlanta area, we have busy lives, running errands, driving to work, bringing kids to school and their activities and the one thing we don’t have time for is an accident. Unfortunately, car accidents are something that occur every day.

Uncategorized | Apr 8, 2019

Recovering After An Auto Accident

No one plans on being in an accident, especially one where they become injured, but unfortunately this is the fate of approximately 7,000 people a day. Depending on the severity of the accident, the injuries sustained can vary from something minor like a scrape or a bruise or could result in something more serious. Accidental […]

Back Pain Relief Remedies | AICA Orthopedics

Back Pain | Apr 10, 2019

Back Pain Relief Remedies

Back pain has this awful way of creeping up on people and if you haven’t experienced it yet, you may in the future. If you have experienced it, you aren’t the only one! Unfortunately, half of all working Americans have reported back pain to their doctor!

How A Chiropractor Can Help Following An Auto Accident | AICA Orthopedics

Accident Recovery | Apr 12, 2019

How A Chiropractor Can Help Following An Auto Accident

The instant after the accident, and the moment everything finally stops moving, you look around and check yourself for injuries. You see no visible wounds and you feel nothing so you think, you’re okay. You get out of the vehicle and assess the damage, file necessary reports, and then all the sudden, you feel an […]

Importance of Range Of Motion For Chronic Knee Pain Sufferers | AICA Orthopedics

Chronic Pain, Knee Pain | Apr 15, 2019

Importance of Range Of Motion For Chronic Knee Pain Sufferers

Experiencing a pain in the knee can hinder your ability to actively participate in typical daily functions. Regardless if the pain is just a minor flare up or if you suffer from chronic knee pain, there are things you can do to help improve your quality of life.

What You Need To Know About Back Surgery | AICA Orthopedics

Back Pain | Apr 17, 2019

What You Need To Know About Back Surgery

Have you suffered from chronic back pain, scoliosis, stenosis, bulging disc long enough? Are you thinking about surgery? Read what our Atlanta orthopedic doctors want you to know about back surgery.