You’re probably experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome if you feel tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in one or both of your hands. Don’t panic. It’s a common condition. Treatments include wrist splinting, medication, and occupational therapy for mild cases. However, more severe cases require carpal tunnel surgery. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure.
Ever wondered about the difference is between a partial and total knee replacement? Read on to learn more about both and what to expect.
Most people know that smoking can complicate surgery by slowing the healing process, but very few truly understand the science behind why smoking, or more accurately ALL nicotine products, are so damaging to surgical outcomes.
You reap benefits from walking, but that’s difficult to do if you don’t have the right walking shoes. Find the perfect pair with these tips.
Health insurance plans vary but they all have one thing in common—a health insurance card. Here’s how to read yours.
Knee replacement surgery is a routine procedure that relieves chronic joint pain. In fact, it’s so common that hundreds of thousands of patients opt for it each year. But even though this surgery has become a standard medical treatment, a full recovery from it still requires time and effort. So, if you ever undergo a knee replacement, follow these steps to get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Medicine has advanced considerably in recent years regarding ankle pain. Doctors can now offer treatments such as physical therapy, ankle braces, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and corticosteroid injections. Yet, sometimes, even these methods won’t completely relieve your discomfort. At that point, it’s time to consider an ankle arthroplasty.
You don’t have to see a sports medicine doctor for every sprain or bruise, but there certainly are plenty of injuries that need expert care. If you don’t seek professional help for them, they will only get worse with time. Learn to distinguish between injuries you can treat at home and when to seek help from a sports medicine doctor.
Fractures can happen at any time. A fracture can cause pain, swelling, discoloration, bleeding, deformity, and inability to bear weight on a damaged limb. Fortunately, our specialists can fix any bone injury, but treatments vary among types of fractures. Learn more about types of fractures.
Blood Flow Restriction Training is an up-and-coming method for increasing muscle strength and endurance. At the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky (OIWK), we use it to help physical therapy patients reclaim their bodies and lives. Learn more.