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What Are Our Phones Doing to Our Hands and Fingers?

smartphone finger pain

The advent of the modern touchscreen smartphone in the late 2000s changed how people interacted with technology. People no longer had to fumble around with tiny keys or even use a stylus — their fingers could do the work. It was a groundbreaking innovation that has made our lives easier in many ways, but there’s

How to Treat ACL Tears 


Whether you’re an athlete who plays volleyball, basketball, football, skiing or other sports, you’re someone with an active lifestyle, or you engage in physical activity, you can be at risk for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. When this happens, you will need either surgical or nonsurgical treatment. However, you might wonder what an ACL

Understanding Elbow Contracture

Elbow Contracture

The elbow is often left unnoticed until something goes wrong. We use it throughout the day in nearly every activity, from writing to cooking to driving.  When the elbow is affected by contracture, the range of motion is reduced. This can happen progressively or abruptly, depending on the cause. Contracture can be painful, and in

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis Elbow

You might not think playing tennis could lead to a severe injury, but the truth is that repetitive motion can strain your muscles and tendons and cause pain. Tennis elbow is a common condition that results from this type of overuse. While the name suggests that only tennis players are at risk, anyone who participates

At Home Remedies for Hand and Wrist Tendonitis

surgery for wrist tendonitis

The musculoskeletal system is tough enough to withstand daily activities. But repeated or sudden movements, trauma, or incorrect form will cause issues. Some of these are gradual, while others are more sudden. The latter can happen to the muscles and joints, resulting in a sharp pain that prevents you from performing your regular routine. This

The Top 8 Jobs That Can Cause Tendonitis in the Hand and Wrist

tendonitis in the wrist

The wrist is an intricate structure that allows us to do many things with our hands. It’s made up of multiple bones, tendons, and ligaments that work together to enable you to perform various tasks efficiently. Whether writing, typing, playing sports, or playing the piano, it allows for a wide range of motion and provides

Hip Arthritis And You

Hip Arthritis

Hip Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know You might be suffering from arthritis and not even know it. Arthritis is known as a progressive disorder, which means it develops slowly and can be easily missed until it is pretty far along. “Progressive” means that it starts forming gradually and gets worse over time. At first,

A Patient’s Guide To Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

Introduction Knee arthritis pain has been a part of human life for hundreds of years. In fact, it can even be found in the texts of the founding fathers of Western medicine such as Hippocrates, Celsus, Galen, and others. As ancient as arthritis pain is, it’s still very present in society today. But what is

A Patient’s Guide to Hip Replacement Surgery

Academy Orthopedics are the very best at minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery.

Introduction  Are you researching the possibility of hip replacement surgery? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Academy Orthopedics, we are experts in hip replacement and can show you the important details you need to consider when deciding on a total hip replacement, a minimally invasive total hip replacement, anterior total hip