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The Road to a Frozen Shoulder May 15th, 2020

You don't realize how much you actually use your shoulder until you suddenly can't. Whether it's from overuse or an injury, a frozen shoulder can throw a wrench in your summer plans. The skilled surgeons at Peninsula Orthopedic Associates are able to give you a treatment plan that best fits...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 13th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Early Signs of Hip Trouble Apr 20th, 2020

Hip discomfort can have many causes, including strained muscles, over-exercising, or the level of support your body gets from your mattress. You might notice that the pain comes and goes. However, if the pain or discomfort only worsens, you might have the beginnings of hip trouble. The certified orthopedic surgeons...

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy Mar 9th, 2020

Whether you’re injured and looking for treatment options or recovering from orthopedic surgery, physical therapy is a great option for optimal healing and recovery. And while healing is the primary goal, of course, physical therapy brings a range of other benefits that you may not even realize.   The certified...

Why Regenerative Medicine Could Be a Great Alternative for You Feb 18th, 2020

Dealing with pain related to injury can be exhausting, especially when you’ve tried treatment after treatment with no relief. You might even have all but given up on getting your life back.  Don't lose hope! There may be an option for you after all. Regenerative medicine could be just the...

Injury or Just Soreness? Knowing When Your Shoulder Pain Requires Medical Intervention Jan 10th, 2020

Your shoulders play a key role in much of what you do. Brushing your teeth, getting dressed, reaching overhead — all of these can become very difficult when your shoulder is out of commission. But what do you do? How do you know if your discomfort is just soreness or...

The Best Solutions for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain Dec 4th, 2019

Do you have intense heel pain? You may have plantar fasciitis. This condition can curtail your ability to perform everyday activities, from walking to playing sports. Plantar fasciitis can cramp your style, literally and figuratively. The doctors at Peninsula Orthopedic Associates are experts in diagnosing and treating foot problems. In...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Nov 1st, 2019

Most people have taken an awkward step or rolled their ankle in a fall at some point in their lives. A sprained ankle is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments around the joint stretch or tear when you accidentally twist or roll your ankle.  Up to 20% of...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Oct 1st, 2019

Minor aches and pains are a part of life no matter how old you are. But it seems that they get worse and more frequent with each passing birthday. It’s not your imagination — age is definitely a factor.  The natural wear and tear that happens over time is bound...

How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel in an Office Job Sep 3rd, 2019

Working an office job can mean your afternoons are a blur of waiting for the final hours to tick by, so you can get off the clock. Working an office job also means you are more likely than the general population to experience a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome....

When is an Epidural Steroid Injection the Right Choice for Your Back Pain? Aug 2nd, 2019

Millions of Americans experience chronic back pain. Chronic back pain can make performing simple tasks difficult and make it hard to enjoy life. Corticosteroid injections are sometimes part of plans to manage chronic back pain. However, these injections aren’t appropriate for everyone. As with any medication, the benefits and side...

Returning to Sports After a Meniscus Tear Jul 25th, 2019

Whether you play sports competitively or recreationally, every time you suit up to play, you’re at risk for various injuries, including a meniscal tear. You can definitely recover from it, and even have a good chance of returning to the court or field, but only if you take proper precautions...

What Can I Do About My Bunions? Jun 20th, 2019

You may not have any pain from your bunion when it first forms, but you’re reminded it’s there every time you consider going barefoot or wearing sandals in public. If it hurts, your big toe may feel painful or swollen or you may develop irritated skin over the protrusion.  ...

Am I Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Jun 20th, 2019

The elderly once held a monopoly in the hip replacement game, but that no longer holds true. Severe osteoarthritis accounts for most hip replacements, and it doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age. Injury and overuse are the other two primary conditions that lead to hip replacement. Osteoarthritis, injury, or...

Why PRP Therapy is a Boon for Babyboomers With Aging Joints May 21st, 2019

When you live a healthy lifestyle, and partially thanks to heredity, all the parts of your body work together seamlessly to serve you well over the course of your lifetime. Your joints provide you with a wide range of motion and mobility so you can play sports, dance, or simply...