Category: Orthopedics

Three Ways to Avoid Musculoskeletal Problems for Life

Dr. Bob Snyder

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a busy Orthopaedic physician who has practiced for many years, I have treated numerous patients in my career, of all ages, genders, from all socioeconomic backgrounds and with different careers. I think it gives me a unique perspective on the issue of how to avoid some of the most common… Read more »

What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part II

Dr .Joel Stewart

Joel D. Stewart, MD In Part I of this series, I discussed medical conditions and issues that weren’t orthopaedic in origin which could cause foot and ankle swelling, and I also alerted you to some of the usually experienced reasons for temporary foot and ankle edema. Today, my focus will be on the most common… Read more »

What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part I

Joel D. Stewart, MD As an orthopaedic physician who specializes in the treatment of the foot and ankle, I see many patients who come to me with swollen feet and/or ankles.  I can treat those patients for whom there is a musculoskeletal reason for the swelling, but some patients have other clinical reasons for their… Read more »

Five Prescription Drugs That May Cause Musculoskeletal Pain

Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD Most physicians weigh the risks and benefits of prescribing medications for their patients before doing so, planning that the overall benefit of the drug will far outweigh any possible side effects.  Of course, the patient has a responsibility to report any adverse effects that the drug may have to the physician… Read more »

What is Electromedicine/Electrotherapy? Part I

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In 2022, it seems that modern medicine is inundated with devices, treatments and therapies that utilize the power of carefully modulated electric current.  You can find these in Physical Therapy or physician offices, there are devices for use in surgery and some devices that are even available to be surgically implanted… Read more »

Common Causes of Chronic Foot Arch Pain 

Dr .Joel Stewart

Joel D. Stewart, MD  Pain in the arch of the foot is a common reason for which patients seek treatment from an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist, especially when they have tried home remedies, OTC pain relievers and drug store orthotics with no relief.  In this article, I’ll discuss a few of the most common… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Flat Back Syndrome

Frederick Wintermantel, LPTA I work with the Spine Specialists at Orthopaedic and Spine Center as a Physical Therapy provider, so I see patients with a wide variety of spinal conditions, injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation needs.  Flat Back Syndrome is a condition that typically arises from another spinal issue, and it involves the lumbar spine losing… Read more »

Flat Back Syndrome

Mark McFarland, MD

Mark W. McFarland, DO In my practice as a Spine physician, I see a variety of injuries and illnesses in my office every day which pertain to the spine, back and neck.  An interesting condition that I sometimes treat is that of a patient whose spine has lost its natural curvature in the lumbar region,… Read more »

Will Insurance Deny my Hip Replacement Surgery if I’m a Smoker? (A Web Chat Question)

Moderated by Boyd W. Haynes III, MD That’s a fantastic question.  Currently, insurance companies do not take smoking status into consideration when choosing to approve or deny joint replacement surgeries.  However, we have a lot of scientific research that proves that smoking is quite detrimental to bone growth, blood circulation, bone and soft tissue healing… Read more »