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Joint & Spine

What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.

Chronic pain sufferers, take heart. Advances in pain management may offer the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. “Chronic pain,” which is a pain that lasts more than six months, not only affects everyday living but also everything from mood to relationships to job performance and affects an estimated 116 million Americans every day. “Chronic pain can …

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4 Ways to Get Hip on Fracture Prevention

Did you know that women account for 70 percent of hip fractures? While you can’t change risk factors like genetics, you can still do plenty of things to protect your bones. Here are four ways to get “hip” on fracture prevention: 1.  LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin D along …

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3 ways to rid yourself of aching arches in your feet

As a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon I can tell you one of the most common complaints I get: aching arches. Arch pain is often caused by low arched feet.  The terminology for low arched feet can be somewhat confusing but common names used to describe them includes: pes planus, overpronator, and flat feet. These …

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Summer Shoe Shopping Tips From an Orthopedic Surgeon

Summer is just around the corner, and everywhere you look bright-colored flip-flops, wedges and sandals are calling your name. But while you’re shopping for that perfect pair of summer shoes, remember that there is more to a great pair of shoes than just color and style. Robert Berry, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon on the medical …

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Hawaiian Resident Finds New Hope For Scoliosis

She’s just 17-years old, but Allie (short for Alexandria) Johnson, born in Maui, lives the life most of us only dream about. Beautiful, athletic, smart, talented, charming, witty. She’s every parent’s dream. Plus, she calls the breathtaking tropical splendor of Maui home. As Mary Poppins said, “Practically perfect in every way.” Alas, there’s that “practically” …

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joint-replacement

Is it time for joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever between traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt …

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