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hip pain

How to Manage Hip Pain Without Surgery

You do not always need to undergo surgery to properly manage hip pain. It is possible to manage your hip pain without surgery if you have the right treatment options. Hip pain does not need to be a part of your life. If your pain has become hard to manage, it might be time to […]

Tennis Elbow

What Causes Tennis Elbow & How to Help Prevent It

One of the most common overuse injuries found in athletes is tennis elbow. It can come from playing tennis, but it doesn’t just come from playing tennis. Tennis elbow is an annoying injury that can be hard to deal with. Let’s look at what this injury is and how you can prevent it from happening […]

stretching at home

How to Stay Limber at Home and Avoid Injury

Staying limber is a great way to help you avoid injury. With the way this year has been, it is a good idea to learn how to stay limber at home.  Plenty of stretching exercises can easily be done at home or anywhere you are. With the right stretching, you can increase your flexibility and […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

What is PRP? Your Guide to Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP or Platelet-rich plasma is a substance used to help promote healing within the body. It is used through an injection into a specific area to aid with healing.  Plasma comes from the blood and provides specific factors or proteins that can help your blood to clot. PRP is created by isolating the plasma from […]

Mountain Climber Exercise

The Best Cardio Training for Joint Pain

Just because you suffer from joint pain does not mean you cannot exercise. It might make some moves harder, but you can still reach your fitness goals, even if you struggle with joint paint.  Whether you have bad knees, a bad back, or even bad shoulders, you can work out if you have the right exercise. Let’s […]

Knee Replacement

How to Know if It is Time for a Knee Replacement

Knee replacements are one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures in the United States. When performed on the appropriate patient the outcomes can be life-changing. I am often asked the question of whether or not it is time for my patient to go forward with the surgery. There are a host of factors to […]

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis: A Helpful Introduction & Overview

Trochanteric bursitis is a condition that causes pain on the outside portion of the hip. Patients generally complain of pain when lying on their side, pushing on the side of their hip or walking. The pain can mild to severe and at some points debilitating. I find that people often have their bursitis overlooked and […]

Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Helpful Tips to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Unfortunately, during the pandemic, it has become more difficult to participate in organized sports in Atlanta whether recreational or competitive. People have changed their routines to incorporate more home workouts and fewer group classes. There are benefits to varying workouts and changing routines that will help prevent injuries in the long run. When things finally […]