Motherhood is a beautiful journey filled with joy and love, but it can also come with its fair share of physical challenges. One such challenge is commonly referred to as “Mommy Wrist” or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. This condition can cause discomfort and pain in the wrist and thumb area, making everyday tasks like lifting your baby or even holding a bottle a painful experience. In this blog, we’ll explore the causes, symptoms, and practical solutions to help moms dealing with this common issue.
Maintaining strong and healthy bones is essential for overall well-being, but osteoporosis can pose a significant threat to bone health. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to fractures and injuries. While it primarily affects older adults, it’s crucial to understand that proactive steps can be taken at any age to protect and fortify bone health. In this blog, we’ll demystify osteoporosis, its causes, risk factors, and practical tips to prevent and manage this condition, empowering you to take control of your bone health.
Total knee replacement is a common and effective surgical procedure for patients with end-stage knee osteoarthritis. While the procedure can significantly improve knee function and quality of life, some patients may not achieve the desired outcomes. Recent research highlights the importance of two critical factors that play a key role in the success of total knee replacements: staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Wearing a backpack is a common practice for students. However, improper backpack use can lead to various issues such as back pain, muscle strain, and postural problems. At the Orthopaedic Institute of West Kentucky, we understand the importance of maintaining good posture and preventing unnecessary strain on the body. In this blog post, we will provide you with essential tips on how to properly wear a backpack to ensure a healthy and comfortable carrying experience.
Summer is a season filled with outdoor activities, from walking on the beach to hiking in the mountains. However, it’s also a time when your feet are more vulnerable to injuries and issues. Follow these five essential summer foot care tips from our Foot & Ankle Center to help you keep your feet healthy and pain-free this summer.
Nothing can hamper life like chronic pain—so it pays to figure out the cause. And suppose that pain originates in your back and travels down an arm or leg. In that case, you might want to contact a spine specialist about treatment for a herniated disc.
You may feel like taking a hot shower after an intense workout. But some experts suggest trying ice-cold water first. Athletes have been practicing cold water immersion treatment for a while. Still lately, it has gained popularity on social media platforms. So, let’s discuss: What is cold water immersion treatment? And should you try it?
Physicians at the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky constantly strive to expand their medical knowledge, acquire cutting-edge technology, and provide the best care. And Dr. Shiraz Patel has made the latest effort to meet those goals by bringing a robotic surgical assistant (ROSA) to our practice.
If you’re an active person, you probably dream about keeping a massage therapist on a retainer. It would be so nice to have a professional work on your muscles whenever they feel sore. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that luxury. So instead, we can turn to massage guns for percussive therapy.
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine may seem intimidating if you’ve never been in one before. It’s big and loud and doesn’t provide you with a lot of space during your scan. So, the thought of lying in one may make you feel claustrophobic. As a result, you could feel scared or nervous if your doctor has scheduled a scan for you. But don’t be. Here’s what to expect during an MRI.