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Steroid Injection Therapy vs Non-Steroid Injection Therapy

Steroid Injection Therapy vs Non-Steroid Injection Therapy

When you think of the word steroid, there may be a lot of misinformation floating around in your mind. If your doctor asks if you would be comfortable with steroid injection therapy, or non-steroid injection therapy, your brain probably thinks it will have to do with the “steroids” used by athletes. Steroid injections can be an effective tool for treating joint pain or joint conditions, so we’re going to discuss what it actually is. In today’s article, let’s look at steroid injection therapy, non-steroid injection therapy, how both of them work and what they are, and how they compare to each other. 

Kid & Teen Fractures: Everything You Need to Know

Kid & Teen Fractures: Everything You Need to Know

As many as 40 percent of girls and 50 percent of boys experience a fracture during their childhood. It’s also true that the 11-15 age range is more likely to experience fractures because this range is during a pubertal growth spurt and the number of minerals needed to keep the bones strong can’t keep up with how fast the bones are growing. Needless to say, if your child or teen is experiencing a fracture, they are not alone, and this is a very common occurrence.

Everything You Need to Know About Ankle Fracture Surgery

Everything You Need to Know About Ankle Fracture Surgery

Have you ever fractured your ankle or do you think you might have recently? Ankle fractures, also known as broken ankles, happen when one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken or compromised. These fractures, or breaks, can happen in many different ways, and sometimes, based on severity, they might need surgery.

Everything You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulder

Everything You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulder

Have you ever experienced stiffness? What about stiffness in your shoulder area, that makes it hard to move your arm, lay on your side, or to extend your body? This might be a case of frozen shoulder, but what is frozen shoulder? Here’s everything you need to know about this condition, its symptoms, treatment options, recovery and more.

All About Bunions

All About Bunions

We’re going to take a look at what bunions are, how they are formed, risk factors for patients with bunions, conservative (non-surgical treatment) for bunions and surgical treatment for bunions.

All About Toenail Fungus

All About Toenail Fungus

While toenail fungus is not the most glorious topic for us to cover, it is such an important one. Toenail Fungus, otherwise known as onychomycosis, is more common than you might realize and gets even more common as with aging. While nail fungus can appear under fingernails, it is more common to appear underneath the toenails. 

Interview with Dr. Arlene Lazaro (Physiatrist)

Interview with Dr. Arlene Lazaro (Physiatrist)

We’d like you to meet Dr. Arlene Lazaro, the newest member of the Integrated Orthopedics physician team. We sat down with Dr. Lazaro (a Physiatrist) to learn more about why she loves what she does.

A Guide to Diabetic Foot Care

A Guide to Diabetic Foot Care

The foot care needs of an individual with diabetes are often more complex than someone without diabetes. A trained foot and ankle specialist is an important part of the healthcare team for the diabetic patient. While anyone can experience general foot conditions, including someone with diabetes, patients with diabetes are at increased risk for the conditions below.

The Most Common Foot and Ankle Problems a Podiatrist Treats

The Most Common Foot and Ankle Problems a Podiatrist Treats

Beyond performing surgery, podiatrists, who are foot and ankle surgeons, take care of so much more than you may realize. Routine or general podiatric care is all about keeping a patient’s feet, ankles, and lower legs healthy. Today we are going to be discussing general and routine podiatry care.

Most Common Types of Joint Pain

Most Common Types of Joint Pain

There are many factors that affect joint pain. Environment, genetics, diet, injury, and age all play a role. For the purposes of this article, we will be focusing on the most common types of joint pain that occur in the United States and manifests mostly as arthritis, what is most likely to cause it, and what can be done to treat it.

Total Ankle Replacement

Total Ankle Replacement

Total ankle replacement has come a long way since its beginnings and is a common surgical procedure, often also known as also total ankle arthroplasty. This procedure is usually done by foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons to treat ankle arthritis, injury, or both. In this surgery, the ankle joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. Total ankle replacement surgery should provide pain relief while preserving or improving the overall ankle movement.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy For Orthopedics

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy For Orthopedics

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that the physicians at Integrated Orthopedics are trained in using to treat conditions such as arthritis, tendon injuries, and rotator cuff tears. Today, we’re going to discuss what Platelet-rich-plasma therapy (PRP) and stem cell therapy are, and how regenerative medicine can help you.

The History of Knee Replacement and Current Advances in Total Knee Replacement

The History of Knee Replacement and Current Advances in Total Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Surgery has come a long way since its beginning. The number of procedures done a year is also constantly increasing, with over three million knee replacement procedures anticipated to be performed by 2030. 

Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery: Recover Faster at Home with Your New Knee or Hip

Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery: Recover Faster at Home with Your New Knee or Hip

Advancements in orthopedic surgery, notably total hip and knee replacements, have come a long way. Rather than laying in a hospital bed for weeks, patients can now recover in the comfort of their home and most often begin walking within hours of surgery.

All About Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

All About Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

If you’re one of the millions who are suffering knee or hip pain due to arthritis or an injury, you are probably looking at your options. Mako SmartRobotics robotic-arm assisted surgery is a revolution in joint replacement surgery for precision, recovery and outcomes. Learn more about it.

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