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Talking to Your Doctor About Tendonitis

Talking to Your Doctor About Tendonitis

by Natalie (SU)
You may have heard about conditions such as arthritis or tendonitis, but perhaps you don’t know exactly what they mean. Tendinitis is the inflammation, or irritation of a tendon. Tendons are what is known as connective tissue. They are extremely strong, cord-like, thick fibers that attach your muscles to your bones. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of tendonitis, it’s important to understand what might be going on so you can speak with your doctor about it.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

by Yenny (SU)
Because of the nature of their work, professional athletes traditionally have had the benefit of the latest and most innovative medical care available to treat injuries. Getting them back on the field as safely and quickly as possible after injury is of primary concern to team owners, coaches, players, and even fans. Well, now some of these same procedures are available to you. Stem cell therapy is a safe and effective means to treat a number of orthopedic problems, and results in improved healing and decreased recovery time. In many cases it can prevent the need for surgery.

Could you be at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Could you be at Risk for Osteoporosis?

by Yenny (SU)
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to gradually thin and weaken. Osteoporosis (means porous bones) is responsible for about 2 million fractures each year. Although all bones can be affected by this disease, it is usually the spine, hips, and wrists that are most likely to fracture. Osteoporosis can be particularly dangerous for the elderly, because the long immobility needed for the healing process can result in fatal consequences like pneumonia or blood clots. All of this begs the question, could you be at risk for osteoporosis?

The Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy

The Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy

by Yenny (SU)
Arthroscopic hip surgery is a minimally invasive hip surgery that uses a small camera which allows the doctor to look inside the hip joint and fix small tears in structures. Many of the procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The benefits of hip arthroscopy are many, including a lower risk of complications, a shorter recovery period, less scarring, and reduced discomfort while healing.

he Complete Guide to Tendonitis

he Complete Guide to Tendonitis

by Shearly (SU)
At Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, we are experts in all areas of orthopedics and sports medicine, including tendon injuries. That’s why we created this complete guide to tendonitis for our valued patients. What is tendonitis? Tendonitis is the inflammation, or swelling, caused by damage or irritation of a tendon. Tendonitis is a form of tendinopathy, or disease of the tendon. Tendonitis is usually acute, meaning that it develops suddenly. Tendonitis is identified by the particular tendon affected. For example, Achilles tendonitis, refers to the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connect the heel bone and calf muscles.