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The Questions Patients Most Often Ask – Is it Going to Hurt?

 Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Physician, I am asked a lot of questions everyday by patients. A lot!  That is a good thing, because I have the answers they need to help them make the best decision about their treatment.  There is a question that I am asked every day, multiple times… Read more »

The Questions Patients Most Often Ask

 Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Physician, I am asked a lot of questions everyday by patients. A lot!  That is a good thing, because I have the answers they need to help them make the best decision about their treatment.  Here is a question that I am asked every day, multiple times… Read more »

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

by Mark W. McFarland, DO Pain in the shoulder and neck and numbness in the fingers can be caused by several conditions, but all have nerve or blood flow issues in common. One condition that can cause these symptoms is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).  The thoracic outlet is the area in your upper body from… Read more »

Plantar Fibroma

by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD The human body, while amazing in structure and function, is prone to getting little lumps, cysts and other small, usually benign growths, especially as we age.  As an orthopaedist, I see patients every day who have these, which we treat conservatively and they eventually resolve.  One of these musculoskeletal… Read more »

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In my practice, I see people who present with a bone fracture that has occurred because of an injury or for no known reason.  Most often, these people have osteoporosis, which makes bones less dense and brittle, or they may have a tumor which has eroded the bone, making it… Read more »

Arthritis of the Hand

Robert J. Snyder, MD Arthritis can strike anywhere in the body that there is a joint.  However, one of the most challenging places for arthritis to settle is in the joints of the hand and fingers.  We use our hands constantly while we are awake and rely on them to do such varied activities as… Read more »

How Does Physical Therapy Help Arthritis Patients?

Tom Toothaker, DPT Given that approximately 60 million people in the United States are affected by a form of arthritis, it is no wonder that these people will be looking for relief from the pain and stiffness arthritis causes in joints.  In more advanced cases, arthritis causes disability and can keep people from leading full… Read more »

Nerve Root Blocks

Raj N. Sureja, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I regularly see patients who have pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in their arm or leg, which seems to follow a distinct neural path, caused by a problem originating near the spine.  Most often, these patients have been treated by a physician for the pain,… Read more »

Why is Pain Felt Intensely by Some People and Less so for Others?

Raj N. Sureja, MD Every day in my medical practice, I encounter patients who experience pain on an on-going basis.  Their pain may be caused by an injury that happened to them, a diagnosed disease or for a completely unknown reason, called idiopathic pain.  For most people, the pain that they feel is recognized but… Read more »