Shoulder Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Shoulder (glenohumeral joint) osteoarthritis is less common than arthritis affecting the knee or hip, which are weight bearing joints. Shoulder arthritis is classified as being either primary or secondary. What Causes Shoulder Arthritis?  Primary arthritis tends to be seen in adults over the age of 60 as a result of “wear and tear.” Patients under… Read more »

Motorcross Injuries & Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

The snow has already melted off many of the trails down valley, and with that comes motocross for some and mountain biking, hiking, and trail running for others. Motocross is a very strenuous sport. Motocross is gaining in popularity with more dirt tracks being made. Although motocross athletes wear protective gear, injuries are not uncommon.… Read more »

Spontaneous Nerve Pain Still Misunderstood, Treatments Improving Article

It’s hard to imagine suddenly losing sensation or muscle function or having extreme nerve pain occur without reason. Unfortunately, some nerve injuries or nerve abnormalities can happen without warning. Nerve palsies are rare but can be debilitating. Generally, nerves are injured due to a specific incident, such as a fracture or dislocation. However, nerve palsies… Read more »

Cell therapy: A promising alternative to surgery

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma Regenerative medicine is the latest game-changer in orthopedics, utilizing a patient’s own cells to accelerate repair and recovery. Various treatments like platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell therapy (MSC) have shown to be promising non-surgical  options for the some more commonly seen orthopedic issues. Osteoarthritis, tendonitis,… Read more »