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How Telemedicine Can Keep Your Pain Management On Track Sep 8th, 2020

When you’re managing pain, getting the care you need in a timely, convenient fashion can make all the difference. Telemedicine provides just that, allowing you to get the care you need from wherever you are, via email, web communication, or phone. While telemedicine isn’t a replacement for traditional medical care,...

What You Risk If You Don't Get Your Fractured Hand Treated Aug 10th, 2020

Given how often you use your hands, it’s not surprising that hand injuries are common. Hand fractures, meaning you broke or cracked at least one bone, can derive from falls, car accidents, twisting injuries, sports injuries, and more. Thankfully, these injuries are very treatable. If you attempt to ignore them,...

Can Typing Cause Carpal Tunnel? Jul 15th, 2020

There’s little like the shooting pain and disabling numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially when you’re attempting to work at your computer. It’s relatively common, affecting nearly 3% of the population, and can make it difficult to go about your daily life and work routine—especially if that work involves repetitive...

Surprising Causes of Joint Pain Jun 18th, 2020

Over 50 million people in the U.S. experience chronic joint pain in their lifetime and that number is on the rise. And while arthritis is the leading cause that frequently leads to disability, many other conditions can bring pain to your joints and interfere with your daily life and well-being. ...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Stress Fracture May 26th, 2020

Stress fractures may not be as serious or painful as other broken bones, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. Left untreated, the tiny cracks can lead to potentially serious complications that interfere with your everyday life. And all fractures require expert care for proper healing. Our team of...

Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement (DAA) May 8th, 2020

Hip Replacement Hip pain can come from a multitude of sources, many of them not related to arthritis. But for many unlucky patients the surface of their joints are worn out and the only surgical option for them is hip replacement. This involves removing the arthritic portion of the femoral...

What to Expect When Recovering From Knee Replacement Surgery Apr 9th, 2020

When your knee is damaged beyond repair, knee replacement surgery may be your best option for living life more fully and comfortably while staving off additional injuries. Recovering well from the procedure is arguably as important as the procedure itself.  Our experts at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are skilled...

Hamstring Injuries Mar 24th, 2020

Introduction Hamstring injuries are common in athletes but can also occur during falls or accidents in any individual. Injuries can range from a small inconvenient strain to a complete avulsion of the entire hamstring group. Often times these subtle injuries can be managed without surgery, with patients expecting a full...

Living with Arthritis Mar 11th, 2020

Over 50 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with a form of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That‘s around one in every five adults. If you’re one of them, quality care and lifestyle practices are important for minimizing symptoms, such as chronic pain,...

What is Ischiofemoral Impingement (IFI)? Feb 27th, 2020

Often buttock pain is thought of "coming from the back", but not all buttock pain is related to your spine. Ischiofemoral impingement is a newly recognized source of hip pathology that is literally and "pain in the butt" Ischiofemoral Impingement This is related to structures within the posterior (back portion)...

The Benefits of Postless Hip Arthroscopy Feb 17th, 2020

Postless Hip Arthroscopy If you’re living with chronic hip pain due to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and/or labral tear and non-surgical treatments haven’t sufficed, you may be best off with surgery. While traditionally labral tears and FAI have been treated with surgical hip dislocation and more recently hip arthroscopy, a newer technique...

Your Hips Have a Reason to Hurt Feb 13th, 2020

Hip pain can be a debilitating disease that can lead to significant impact on a patients’ physical and mental health. Long-standing hip pain can cause anxiety and depression in those that linger without a diagnosis. There are various causes of hip pain, many of which have overlapping symptoms and a...

What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain? Jan 1st, 2020

When our bodies are working well, we tend to coast along and take them for granted. But if we experience pain or our mobility is somehow limited, then we pay attention.  One of the most disabling types of pain is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is your most mobile joint, and...

Signs Your Chronic Hip Pain Could Be Hip Impingement Dec 12th, 2019

If you’ve been experiencing pain in your hip or groin when you walk or attempt to participate in your favorite recreational activity, it could be a sign of hip impingement. This means the head of your thigh bone (the ball) doesn’t fit perfectly into your hip socket for one reason...