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Your Child Has Scoliosis. Now What? Apr 1st, 2021

Your spine is a vital component of your body, of course, and when something isn’t quite right, it’s usually blatantly obvious. Children are constantly growing and changing, so when something seems wrong with their spine, it’s a cause for concern. Many times, scoliosis could be behind your child’s problem. At...

Everything You Need to Know About the Female Athlete Triad Mar 4th, 2021

Exercise, such as involvement in sports, is usually very healthy for women of all ages. In some cases, however, it leads to eating problems that cause issues both on and off the field.  Competition is very intense, and some girls or women get so caught up in it that they...

Whole-Body Benefits of Physical Therapy Feb 3rd, 2021

After an injury, physical therapy is something that helps you to regain your strength and mobility. But that's not the only way this treatment can be used. In fact, physical therapy helps your entire body. At Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, our team not only treats your injuries, we also help to...

Put That Spring Back in Your Step Through Knee Replacements Jan 1st, 2021

You use your knees for almost all of your daily activities — walking, sitting, and standing. So when something goes wrong or you get injured, the impact on your life is hard to overstate.  Conditions such as degenerative arthritis can wear down your knee joint, causing intense pain and sometimes...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 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...

The Many Benefits of Good Posture Dec 1st, 2020

If you have any kind of job that involves long periods of sitting or standing, you know how important holding good posture is. However, it can be very difficult to stand up straight or sit with perfect posture all day long.  Sometimes, you probably let yourself slouch a little or...

Releasing Your Trigger Finger Nov 1st, 2020

Has one of your fingers ever locked in place, or have you been unable to straighten it out? You may be dealing with a condition called trigger finger. This disorder can be painful and make everyday activities very difficult to complete. So what can you do to get your finger...

Tips for Preventing Foot Deformities Oct 1st, 2020

Your feet bear the brunt of your daily activities more than you know. From walking to running, to bike riding — all of these require strong and healthy feet. However, if you aren't careful, you can end up with one of several foot deformities that cause you a lot more...

The Connection Between Diabetes and Sciatica Sep 2nd, 2020

Diabetes is a devastating diagnosis, especially when it comes out of the blue later in life. Whether you’ve had it your whole life or it strikes later, complications are bound to happen. One of those complications is neuropathy, which can mimic other conditions such as sciatica. Unearthing the underlying cause...

Who Needs an Epidural Steroid Injection? Aug 16th, 2020

Suffering from spinal conditions can leave you in a great deal of pain, sometimes debilitating pain, and you might feel like you’ll never get your life back. It starts when conservative treatments bring little to no relief, which oftentimes is the case.  If you’ve been putting up with back discomfort...

5 Types of Fractures Jul 13th, 2020

Fractures may occur for many different reasons at any point in your life. But did you know there are many different types of fractures as well, and that the type can dictate your treatment options? At Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, our doctors are skilled orthopedic surgeons who specialize in all types...

Sports Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jun 23rd, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been an unfortunate game-changer for access to medical care, including sports medicine providers. Among the consequences are the need for using telehealth to meet with your doctor when possible and using social distancing and other measures during in-person appointments. At Peninsula Orthopedic Associates in the...

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...

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...