Whether competing on a high school, collegiate or professional level, the vast majority of athletes will suffer an orthopedic injury at some point in their career. Recovery times can vary based on the severity of the injury sustained, but there are some universal truths that can be applied to aid in recovery, both mentally and physically, and get you back to the sports and activities that you love.
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The incidence of ankle arthritis has increased over the last several decades. In this article, foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Bryan W. Lapinski, outlines the common causes of ankle arthritis and the operative and non-operative treatments that are available.
Did you know that all children begin life with flat feet? As we mature, the arch of the foot develops; however, approximately 20-30% of people never develop the arch and continue to have flat feet throughout their lives. In this article, foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Bryan W. Lapinski outlines the treatment options for adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD).
With many of us working from home and spending increased time on our keyboards, there are a number of common hand issues that can arise. This article from hand, wrist & elbow specialist, Dr. Jane Siegel, outlines some simple stretches and preventative measures you can take to protect your hands.
The holidays are always a fun time to catch up with family and friends; however, in patients with arthritis, this can also be burdensome. Check out Dr. William E. Carpenter's guide to surviving the holidays with arthritis.
Joint replacement, hip and knee specialist, Dr. Justin Langan answers common questions about outpatient hip or knee replacement.
Dr. Robert A. Vaughan covers the most common soccer injuries, how to avoid them, and what to do if you sustain an injury.
Dr. Christopher Ashley was recently featured in the AdMIRable Review, a journal of the Medical Impairment Rating Registry, a program he has been a member of since it began in 2005.
From ACL reconstruction her sophomore year, to broken bones requiring multiple plates and screws in her forearm her junior year, Abby trusted Dr. White, a specially trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at TOA in Murfreesboro, to help get her back on the court.
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common conditions that Dr. Robert Thompson sees in his practice. In this article, he discusses the basics of this condition and the treatment options available.
As a joint replacement specialist and orthopedic surgeon, I often treat fall-related injuries and fractures (hip, wrist, shoulder, and spine) in the elderly. In this article and video, Dr. Philip A.G. Karpos outlines his top tips for preventing falls.
In this article by Dr. Bartley McGehee, he outlines the common injuries faced by weekend warriors, how to prevent them and what to do if you do sustain an orthopedic injury.
Check out Jerry Spiva's story from orthopedic injury to recovery. You'll be inspired by Jerry's commitment to getting back to the sports that he loves and accomplishing his goals.
Dr. Damon H. Petty outlines his top 10 tips for throwing sport athletes.
TOA physician, Dr. Christian N. Anderson was recently awarded a patent for a meniscus repair device. We sat down with him to discuss the process of inventing a new medical device, developing a working prototype and obtaining a patent.
Pat McFarland is an accomplished marathon runner and patient of foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Chase Corn. This is his success story.
Hopefully you will never need this advice, but if you or someone you know does, it will be handy (pun intended) to have somewhere in the back of your mind.
Use caution during the Halloween season, and take steps to prevent hand injuries when carving.
Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is an extremely common cause of elbow pain. Check out this article for the scoop on tennis elbow.
It is so important to be acclimated to the heat and well hydrated when you exercise. In this article, Dr. Michael Jordan outlines the risks, symptoms and treatments for heat exhaustion.
From athletes to non-athletes, from young adults to the elderly and everyone in between, it seems that shoulder pain affects all of us. In this article, Dr. Jeffrey P. Lawrence discusses what you need to know about shoulder pain and how to treat it.
Dr. Blake Garside answers the common question, ice or heat?
What's the difference between the anterior vs. the posterior approaches when it comes to hip replacement? Dr. W. Cooper Beazley explains.