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Hitting the Funny Bone Isn’t Funny

May 22, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

There is nothing hilarious about whacking your funny bone. In fact, the funny bone is not a bone. It is called that because of the funny – as in hard to describe – feeling you get when that part of the elbow is hit. What you are actually hitting is the ulnar nerve that runs from your neck to your hand. This nerve innervates muscles in the forearm and hand. The end of the nerve has two branches. The little finger and half the ring finger are innervated by these branches.

Three Things You Need to Know About Hip Impingement

May 16, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

That pain in your hip may be signaling a problem with your hip joint that, left unattended, could lead to damage. Hip impingement, also known as Femoroacetabular impingement, is a condition in which the bones of the hip joint do not move smoothly, and the range of motion is impaired.

Orthobiologics 101

May 02, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

No one wants to experience physical pain, yet for most people, it is invariably a part of life. For some, it is a chronic state of being that affects their quality of life on several levels. Fortunately, there are treatments available to address many conditions with chronic pain, and some of these treatments use orthobiologics.

Treating Damaged Knee Cartilage

Apr 24, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

High impact sports can be murder on knee joints. Among all the joints in your body, the knee joint supports the most weight. Add to that the stress and pressure of high impact sports, and you have ripe conditions for knee injury.

3 Things You Should Know About Shoulder Pain

Apr 17, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Karen had been busy all afternoon making a special dinner. Everything was just about ready and now it was time to set the table. She opened the cabinet and reached up to get two of the fancy china plates reserved for only the most elegant affairs. That was when she felt the pain in her shoulder and the sensation that someone was trying to hold her arm down.

Four Causes of Ankle Pain

Apr 01, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

If you are staying on your toes as you navigate the complexities of life, you may want to thank your ankles. This underrated part of your body allows you to get around easily. There are 26 bones, 33 joints and 100 muscles in your foot and ankle together. By itself, the ankle has three main bones, two joints and lots of muscles to give it strength. And when any of those bones, joints or muscles are injured, you feel the pain. Read on for four of the principal causes of ankle pain.

Is Back Surgery Really Necessary?

Mar 26, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Back pain is one of the most prevalent maladies in the USA. In fact, nearly 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. Disabling pain usually attacks the lower back, where the majority of discomfort is located. Those with chronic pain want and need relief, but is back surgery really necessary?

Keep Your Hips Healthy

Mar 15, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Every year, tens of thousands of people undergo hip replacement surgery. One of the major reasons is the wearing down of the hip joint. This is most often due to the effects of osteoarthritis; however, other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumors and avascular necrosis – a condition that causes loss of bone due to insufficient blood supply – can also lead to problems with the hip joint. Keeping your hips in healthy condition can help you avoid this surgery.

The Top Four Sports Injuries

Mar 05, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Weekend warriors, professional athletes and kids from elementary to high school all have something in common. They are at risk for certain sports-related injuries. Being active is important to your overall well-being. Not only does it keep you in shape, it also helps keep your brain functioning well. As exciting and energizing as these activities can be, there can be a cost in the form of an injury. Different activities lend themselves to certain predictable injuries.

Considerations For Your Back If You Work From Home

Feb 27, 2019

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

If you work from home, congratulations. You are part of the 5.2% (according to the recent data from the US Census) of workers in the US enjoying this working situation. The rise in people working from home can be attributed to improved internet connectivity and the demand for flexible working environments.

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Hitting the Funny Bone Isn’t Funny

There is nothing hilarious about whacking your funny bone. In fact, the funny bone is not a bone. It is called that because of the funny – as in hard to describe – feeling you get when that part of the elbow is hit. What you are actually hitting is the ulnar nerve that runs from your neck to your hand. This nerve innervates muscles in the forearm and hand. The end of the nerve has two branches. The little finger and half the ring finger are innervated by these branches.

Three Things You Need to Know About Hip Impingement

That pain in your hip may be signaling a problem with your hip joint that, left unattended, could lead to damage. Hip impingement, also known as Femoroacetabular impingement, is a condition in which the bones of the hip joint do not move smoothly, and the range of motion is impaired.

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