How to Know if You Tore Your ACL

Dated on: 12/09/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

An ACL injury is usually a sprain or tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament is one of the largest and most important on your knee. A tear usually occurs while playing sports that require jumping, landing or a quick change in direction such as skiing, football, basketball or soccer. ACL tears also occur when an athlete comes in direct contact with another or the knee can no longer hold their weight. So, how do you know if you have a torn ACL? Here are some of the signs you need to look for: 1. A "Pop" Sound Those [ ... ]

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What Is Kyphosis?

Dated on: 12/04/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Kyphosis, also known as hyperkyphosis, is an excessive curvature of the spine. While our backs have a natural curve to them of about 20 to 45 degrees, hyperkyphosis exists when the curve in the back is more than a 50-degree angle. Kyphosis causes the upper portion of the back — the thoracic spine — to become excessively rounded. Patients with kyphosis can develop a hump-like curve to their back and often feel self-conscious about the way they look. When treated early, patients can take steps to reverse their kyphosis symptoms. Kyphosis is more common in elderly adults, especially women over the age of 55. The abnormal [ ... ]

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Everything To Know About Scoliosis

Dated on: 12/04/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

If you look at an X-ray of the average human body from the front or back, you'll see that the spine is straight. From the side, however, it follows a natural S-curve. Spine problems can occur in a variety of configurations, but if you see this same S-curve from the front, you may be looking at someone with scoliosis. Scoliosis primarily occurs in children, just before they reach puberty, but it can also occur in adults. While the condition is not typically associated with any pain, it can become severe enough to influence respiratory and heart-related functioning. Scoliosis affects the [ ... ]

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How to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Dated on: 11/18/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Soccer is the most widely played team sport in the world, and is quickly growing in the U.S. As more kids and adults start to play the sport, soccer-related injuries will likely increase. What Are the Most Common Soccer Injuries? The most common soccer injuries are to the lower extremities such as strains and sprains around the knee or ankle. Other injuries that occur while playing soccer include: Overuse injuries: The most frequent soccer overuse injuries are shin splints, Achilles tendinitis (pain at the back of the ankle) and pain in the knee. Stress fractures: These occur when a bone becomes weak [ ... ]

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How to Treat Sesamoiditis at Home

Dated on: 11/04/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

The sesamoids are special bones in the body. They’re not connected to any other bone at the joint. Instead, they act as pulleys to aid tendon movement. Two of these sesamoids are present under the forefoot near the big toe. Sesamoids in the forefoot help with weight-bearing and lift up the bones of the big toe. But when the tendons around the sesamoids get inflamed, this condition is called sesamoiditis. This ailment is common among baseball players and runners. Let's learn about the symptoms and causes of sesamoiditis, as well as how you can treat this condition at home. Symptoms of Sesamoiditis [ ... ]

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Recovery Tips

Dated on: 10/07/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

When you have a bilateral knee replacement, the recovery phase plays a vital role in helping you resume normal activities quickly. The recovery and rehab process can help you heal faster after surgery and improve the long-term outcome of the surgery. Here we discuss the recovery time for knee replacement and six bilateral knee replacement tips. How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Double Knee Replacement? Double knee replacement recovery time is usually at least 13 weeks. Your commitment to your rehabilitation program and how well you follow your therapist’s instructions will determine how quickly you recover. After [ ... ]

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Why Your Body Aches When It Rains

Dated on: 08/05/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Maybe you've noticed that your bones ache in cold weather. Now you're wondering: "Why do my bones hurt when it's cold?" Well, it's not uncommon for an old joint injury to ache on cold and rainy days. Many physicians have observed that more people feel joint pains on rainy days. So what exactly is responsible for this? Why Does My Body Ache When It Rains? Barometric (or atmospheric) pressure, temperature, humidity, and precipitation can influence joints. This makes it a bit difficult to know the exact factor that makes the weather affect joints when it's rainy, humid or cold. Why [ ... ]

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Why Knee & Joint Pain Increase When It’s Cold

Dated on: 07/29/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

You may have been wondering: "Why do my legs hurt when it is cold?" Joint pains are symptoms of an injury or an underlying health condition. But cold weather does create joint pains, especially when you must spend time outdoors during winter. Let's take a brief look at the reasons for this kind of pain and how you can get it treated. What Is the Cause of Knee Pain in Cold Weather? At the end of the fall or during winter, complaints about joint pain are usually heard more than other seasons of the year. There's inadequate research to prove [ ... ]

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What Is Septic Bursitis?

Dated on: 07/08/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Septic bursitis is a painful type of joint inflammation. This relatively common condition may be mild or severe. Severe bursitis is a very dangerous medical condition, so it's important to understand the symptoms, causes and treatment of this ailment. Septic Bursitis Defined Septic bursitis is a condition that affects the bursae. The bursae are little fluid-filled sacs which function as cushions between muscles, tendons, bones and joints. Over 150 of them provide lubrication through the synovial cells that align with them. This lubrication is what makes our joints move smoothly. When these sacs swell up and get inflamed, the resulting [ ... ]

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