Entries by nmortho

Recovering from an ankle sprain

Article featured on Harvard Health Publishing All it takes is a simple misstep, and suddenly you have a sprained ankle. An ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in people of all ages, athletes and couch potatoes alike. The injury occurs when one or more of the ligaments in the ankle are […]

4 Reasons You May Have Back Pain on Only One Side

Article featured on Penn Medicine The pain may come on suddenly, as a sharp stitch on the left side of your back. Or it may throb to life on your right side, growing slowly worse each day. No matter its exact location, though, one thing is sure: Back pain isn’t fun—but it’s a familiar foe. […]

7 causes of shin pain

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Angela M. Bell, MD, FACP — Written by Anna Smith on July 23, 2020 People may typically associate shin pain with shin splints. However, other issues can also cause shin pain. Medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints, is the inflammation of the tendons, muscles, and bone tissue around the tibia. People […]

Why good posture matters

Article featured on Harvard Health Publishing “Stand up straight.” That’s timeless advice we’ve probably all heard at one time or another. It’s worth heeding. Good posture is important to balance: by standing up straight, you center your weight over your feet. This also helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries […]

Do I Need Surgery for a Rotator Cuff Problem?

Article featured on WebMD, Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on May 16, 2021 Some rotator cuff problems are easily treated at home. But if yours is severe, or lingers for more than a few months, you may need surgery. What Causes Rotator Cuff Problems Your rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in your shoulder. It helps […]

Have Joint Pain? Follow These Tips for A Safe Summer

Article featured on Arkansas Surgical Hospital Summer is on the way, and everyone is looking forward to getting outside and being more active. If you suffer from joint pain due to arthritis or injuries, it’s essential to follow a few safety tips to ensure you don’t aggravate your joints. Exercising with arthritis is vital to […]

7 Health Benefits of Swimming

Article featured on verywellfit, Medically reviewed by Vanessa Nzeh, MD Swimming is the fourth most popular form of exercise in the United States with over 27 million people participating over the age of six. But there are also many barriers to participating in swimming. For instance, many people don’t learn to swim until later in life and some […]

Symptoms and causes of weak hip flexors and how to treat them

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Gregory Minnis, DPT — Written by Lois Zoppi on February 27, 2021 Weak hip flexors can cause the surrounding muscles to overcompensate, which can cause pain and difficulty walking. Treatment for weak hip flexors includes physical therapy and exercises. The hip flexors are muscles that connect the lower back to the hips, […]

What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?

Article from MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Daniel Bubnis, M.S., NASM-CPT, NASE Level II-CSS — Written by Bethany Cadman Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. Keeping the feet strong can help alleviate this soreness and improve overall health and flexibility. Regularly exercising and stretching the feet and ankles can help ensure that the muscles are […]