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Your doctor just told you that a condition called “impingement syndrome” is the reason behind your persistent shoulder pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Now
The tough, rubbery discs that stabilize and support your spine are prone to injury and damage as you grow older. Two of the most common
Tendonitis, also spelled tendinitis, is an injury caused by inflammation and damage to tendons. In the body, tendons are tough flexible pieces of cartilage that
Orthopaedic surgeon Keith Girton, M.D. is passionate about helping patients find lasting relief from chronic pain. Working for BEST Health System in Cincinnati, Dr. Girton,
The reason for this is the body’s muscles are highly interconnected. Tight muscles in one place can pull on muscles in another area, creating a chain reaction that leads to pain and mechanical issues. This is why lower back stretches are an important and commonly recommended part of treatment for back pain.
movement changes or direct trauma to the knee through collision. This is why ACL tears are so common among football players, basketball players, and soccer players.
Bursitis may not be as commonly known as arthritis, but it is just as difficult and debilitating to live with. This condition is similar to
For serious pain or any symptoms that last longer than a few days to a week, patients should always seek professional medical treatment. Working with a doctor is the best way to ensure that you receive a correct diagnosis and receive the right type and level of care for your specific injury.
Spinal narrowing, or spinal stenosis, is a term that describes the loss of space in the spinal column. In particular, spinal narrowing often results in
There are many approaches to annular tear surgery, but the overriding goal is to relieve pain and other symptoms related to this condition. For many,
A collapsed disc is most commonly associated with an age-related condition called degenerative disc disease. This is a very common condition, affecting well over half the population over the age of 60 according to research.