A Comprehensive Look at Tendinitis:  Part II – Symptoms and Diagnosis

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Tendinitis is an inflamed tendon.  Tenosynovitis is a condition where the tendon sheath, but not the tendon, becomes inflamed.  The two conditions are not mutually exclusive, and may occur simultaneously. The main symptom of Tendinitis is pain in the affected tendon that increases when the tendon is flexed or contracted. … Read more »

A Comprehensive Look at Tendinitis:  Part I – A Definition and Common Causes

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD One of the most common problems for which I see patients is Tendinitis, Tendonitis, or Tendonopathy.  Derived from tendon (Greek for to stretch) – a thick, fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bone and itis – a Greek derivative meaning inflammation, an inflamed tendon can be quite painful and limit… Read more »

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common compressive neuropathies seen in America.   It is three times more likely in women than in men and usually presents between the ages of 30-60.   Most often, the dominant hand is affected first and usually is the most painful. Although it… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis:  Prevention and Treatment of this Common, Painful Condition

  Robert J. Snyder, MD The plantar fascia is a thick, ribbon-like structure that runs from the bottom aspect of the heel towards the bases of the toes.  The plantar fascia is part of the structure that helps maintain the arch within the foot.  Often the patient who has a tightness of the plantar fascia… Read more »

Hamstring Strains

Robert J. Snyder, MD A hamstring strain (or pulled hamstring) is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh. One of the muscles gets extended, overloaded and partially or completely tears. Most hamstring injuries respond well to non-invasive, non-surgical treatment . The hamstring is comprised of three muscles… Read more »

How Do I Know if the Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management Program is Right for Me?

Cal Robinson, PsyD, MSCP Physical pain can be caused by many things, but thankfully, most of the pain we feel resolves quickly.   We may take an aspirin, go for a walk, do yoga, go to sleep, or pet our dog/cat and we usually feel better after a while.  Those who suffer from chronic pain find… Read more »

Posterior Cervical Decompression or Microdiscectomy

Mark W. McFarland, DO As an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, I perform surgery on patients each week for spine conditions that can’t be treated conservatively or that didn’t respond when treated non-surgically.  In surgery, the spine can be accessed from either the front (anterior), the side (lateral) or the back (posterior) of the body.  Each access… Read more »

OSC Closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day

Orthopaedic & Spine Center and the OSC Physical Therapy Center will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the national Memorial Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 AM.  As always, one of our skilled and caring Orthopaedic physicians will be on call over the holiday weekend, just in… Read more »