October 2014 - Orthopaedics Plus

Ask Your Physical Therapist: Posture Behind Some Neck Pain

Statistics indicate neck pain is the third most common reason (10-21 percent per year) that people visit their doctor. There are many reasons why one’s neck may hurt, but for this article I will focus on posture. (more…)

Maximizing Your Mobility – Fall Into Good Habits This Fall

It seems like our article on taking the pain out of spring cleaning ran just a few weeks ago, but alas, it has been six months since March came and went. Many people think Northern Michigan deserves a mulligan on our summer, and I would have to agree.


Obesity Linked To Increased Risk For Orthopaedic Conditions & Surgical Complications

Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, certain tumors and cancers, and psychiatric disorders. However, the role of obesity in orthopaedic conditions and their treatment is less well-publicized. (more…)

8 Tips to Prevent Injury in Kids’ Sports

Fall sports season is in full swing now and many parents’ nights and weekends are spent on the sidelines of their child’s game. Whether they play soccer or lacrosse or even dance, your primary concern as a parent is to keep them safe while they are doing something they love. (more…)

Texting Frequently With Thumbs May Cause Tendonitis

Tendons in the hand can thicken abnormally and develop tendinitis in people who text frequently using their thumbs, says a study published online in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Arthritis to Blame For Fall Injuries

Middle-aged and older adults are two or more times apt to fall and be injured if they have arthritis than are those without arthritis according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Standing While Working Eases Back Pain

The evils of too much sitting include body aches, pains and fatigue, but a new study suggests that 30-minute stints of standing at work may relieve aching backs without harming productivity.