Treating Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are common. In fact, they account for up to 25% of sports injuries. You don’t need to be an athlete, however, to sprain an ankle. It can happen just participating in everyday activities or even wearing the wrong shoes. A simple roll of the ankle in a heeled shoe or walking on uneven ground can be enough to sprain an ankle.
Knee Replacement – Getting A New Knee
Did you know that there are close to a million knee replacements done in the US every year? A knee replacement has become a common procedure and it almost always reduces joint pain and improves the quality of life. In fact, most people who undergo a knee replacement are happy with their new knee and many wish they had done it sooner.
Signs You May Have A Broken Collarbone
Collarbone fractures commonly happen due to sports injuries or falling on an outstretched arm. Get help right away if you suspect a fractured collarbone. Without an evaluation or treatment, the injury may lead to chronic pain or even shoulder problems.
The Benefits of Travel
Jess Meyer, PA-C saved his vacation time and took a month off to travel around Europe and the Eastern European countries with his family. He shares his adventures and ultimately the lessons learned this feature article.
Elbow Nerve Entrapment
Bending your elbow compresses the ulnar nerve inside the cubital tunnel. The nerve can get inflamed or irritated after constant bending and pinching or after getting hurt. Over time, this can lead to pain or numbness that is often felt in your ring and little fingers.
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel
Statistics show that over 250,000 Americans have carpal tunnel release procedures each year to correct the painful, sometimes debilitating condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Risk of Fracture Can Increase with Antidepressants
Did you know selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants can increase the risk of bone fracture? The risk is particularly higher for people aged 50 and above.
Telehealth and Virtual Visits
Sometimes it's easier to just stay home! All of the doctors and providers at Advantage Orthopedic and Sports Medicine are available for virtual visits. You can use your phone, tablet or computer to have a telehealth visit from the comfort of your own home or from work.
Welcome Dr. Taylor Bunka
Welcome Dr. Taylor Bunka, our newest Foot and Ankle specialist at Advantage Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Dr. Bunka joined Advantage after completing her medical degree and she specializes in taking care of the foot and ankle.