If you’re experiencing tingling, numbness or weakness in the hand, thumb or first three fingers, this could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. With this, you might also experience pain between the wrist and the elbow. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an inflammation of the tendons within the carpal tunnel (on the palm side of … Continue reading How to relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome
The hip is one of the hardest working joints in the human body, tasked with supporting the weight of our upper torso and giving us the ability to walk and move. So when things go wrong, the consequences can be serious. The Hip Preservation Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas provides advanced treatment of hip … Continue reading Hip preservation specialists can repair joints without major surgery
When it comes to what can hurt our joints, illusions abound. So we asked Torrance Walker, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, to help clear up the confusion surrounding five common misconceptions. Climbing stairs can harm your knees. FALSE. “In fact, climbing … Continue reading Is cracking your knuckles bad for you? 5 Joint myths busted
Do you ever wake up in the morning with a stiff neck and hear popping or cracking noises? Whether you slept like a rock in a contorted position or uncomfortably tossed and turned all night, waking up with neck pain can be debilitating to everyday life. As an orthopedic specialist, patients will often visit my … Continue reading What causes cricks in the neck?
Can the weather really cause joint pain? It’s no wives’ tale — people with arthritis really may be able to tell when the weather is going to change. “Barometric pressure, which is the weight of the air surrounding us, often drops significantly before a cold front or storm moves in,” said Duncan McKellar, MD, an orthopedic … Continue reading Weather and joint pain: It’s no wives’ tale
When patients come into my office, it’s usually because their level of pain has become unmanageable. Sometimes, injuries to joints might be hindering their normal mobility, preventing them from the activities they love. They’re sick of joint pain, and “toughing it out” is no longer an option. But before we consider joint replacement, we examine … Continue reading Knee pain? It may be time to consider joint replacement
When a high profile athlete suffers an injury, the world takes notice. Especially when it is Northen Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy, who opted to sit out of the 144th British Open due to an ankle injury. McIlroy wearing a boot and crutches posted the photo on his Instagram explaining, “Total rupture of left ATFL … Continue reading Rory McIlroy misses The Open due to ankle injury – ATFL explained
The spine plays a major role in our human structure, keeping us upright and connecting parts of our skeleton. If there are problems with your spine, it can be very painful and may need medical attention. If you suffer from scoliosis this means you have a curve of your spine. Scoliosis is not the same … Continue reading Ahead of the curve: Offering relief from scoliosis pain
Pain in the shoulder or elbow isn’t just for pitchers and quarterbacks. If you’re a golfer or tennis player gearing up for the spring and summer, you may already know that. But even if you aren’t, persistent or recurring pain in the shoulder or elbow joints is something that affects many Americans due to overuse … Continue reading Don’t shrug off shoulder and elbow pain
Now that the Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East title, fans are hopeful that their star running back DeMarco Murray is primed for a deep playoff run. So how might his surgically-repaired left hand hold up in the coming weeks? Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma services at Baylor University Medical Center at … Continue reading How might DeMarco Murray’s broken hand hold up?