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You might think that carpal tunnel syndrome is a new condition of the Information Age, borne from long hours of computer keyboarding. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is nothing new.
Linda Bure of Austin, Minnesota, knew it was time to take care of her aching knee when she noticed her dog started to gain weight due to her inability to take him for a daily walk.
As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.
After caring for her terminally ill husband while dealing with constant pain in her right shoulder, Patricia Hanson knew it was time to take care of herself and made an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon.
At age 15, Temeka Wirkkala had been a rising star athlete at her high school in Red Wing, Minnesota. During a basketball game, Wirkkala went up for a shot, and her opponent took her to the ground. Upon landing, Wirkkala’s leg ended up behind her back.
I am often asked this question by patients suffering from the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. My response is, “Yes, it is possible if the condition is diagnosed early, and the symptoms aren’t severe.”
People often say they have a bad knee, and there is not much they can do about it. Their parents had arthritis and lived with it, so it is something they will have to live with, too. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done so you don’t have to just live with knee joint pain.
Ginger Marien set aside the pain in her right knee and focused on the most important aspect of her life: caring for her husband.
Many hand surgery procedures can now be performed in the clinic under local anesthesia using a technique called WALANT, which stands for wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet.
There is a wide variety of nonsurgical treatment options for mild and moderate arthritis, but once the damage is severe enough, it may be time to consider total joint replacement.
Falls can happen to people of all ages and for a great variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the older we get, the more brittle our bones can become, so the severity of injury from even a simple fall can be more debilitating. Here are a few common questions about falls and fall prevention.
Using ankle braces to prevent ankle injuries is becoming more common, and I’m often asked by coaches, parents and athletes if wearing an ankle brace is worthwhile.