Twist and Shout: Keeping Hip Pain at Bay
Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Reconstructive Surgeon

Long-distance runners, professional athletes and aging dancers aren’t the only ones who may suffer from hip pain. For many of us, aching hips can affect sleep, mobility and quality of life. Fortunately, there are treatments available that may relieve or eliminate hip pain.

Avoiding Joint Damage
Getting in Shape without Injuries
Mark W. Maffet, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Knee and Shoulder Procedures

The beginning of a new year typically brings all sorts of resolutions – often with “start an exercise program” or “try a new sport” at the top of the list. Just be careful not to have “recover from a sports injury” replace your best intentions.

Strike Out Throwing Injuries
Timothy S. Sitter, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine

Throwing a baseball subjects the elbow and shoulder joints to intense speed and force, placing players at great risk of injury. While many sports’ rules and standards are designed to protect the health of athletes, one study involving several Major League Baseball pitchers reveals that one of baseball’s regulations – pitching mound height – may actually threaten players’ safety.

Herniated Disk? Treatment Provides Relief
Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Diseases and Deformities of the Spine

A herniated disk sounds like an excruciating injury, something that happens after falling from a roof or getting kicked by a horse. Painful as it is, the condition is typically caused by long-term overuse or repetitive injury – simple movements like lifting, bending, reaching and twisting – not a single fall or impact.