• sports-related-injuries
    Sports-related injuries at the walk-in clinic
    January 21, 2018
    Back, Bone & Joint Health, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Stay Well
    Jed Mescon recently sat down with the team at UT Erlanger Orthopaedic Walk-in Clinic to talk about the two most common sports-related injuries: plantar fasciitis and shin splits.   Patients who come into the walk-in clinic with either of these injuries are advised to: Get an x-ray and examination at...
  • joint pain
    What’s behind joint pain?
    January 12, 2018
    Back, Bone & Joint Health, Orthopaedics
    Maybe you’ve gotten used to that persistent creaking sensation in your knees. Or maybe the ache in your hips is new to you. But no matter what kind of joint pain you’re experiencing, you may be wondering why you’re experiencing it. Pain in the joints is extremely common — with...
  • outdoor fall prevention
    A different challenge: Fall prevention outdoors
    January 10, 2018
    Back, Bone & Joint Health, Orthopaedics, Stay Well
    A few months back, we wrote about the dangers of falls among seniors — and how to reduce the risk of falling. But did you know that simply being outdoors increases the risk of falls? In fact, a study published last year found that 48 percent of falls among older...
  • fall prevention
    Finding balance—What to know about fall prevention
    October 6, 2017
    Ask an Expert, Men's Health, Orthopaedics, Stay Well, Women's Health
    When we’re younger, falling down is seen as a natural part of development. When we’re a little older, falls might be seen as funny. But for seniors, falls are no laughing matter. As we age, falls become more likely, for a number of reasons. During the aging process, we typically...
  • Ironman triathlon
    Be your own IRONMAN
    September 22, 2016
    Fitness & Wellness, Men's Health, Orthopaedics, Stay Well, Women's Health
    This weekend, IRONMAN Chattanooga will play host to hundreds of athletes competing for 40 qualifying slots in the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The race will begin with a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River, followed by a 116-mile bike course heading south of town through North...
  • Physician Profile: Dr. Doty
    June 14, 2016
    Orthopaedics, Stay Well
    At Erlanger, we take pride in practicing what we teach. Jesse Doty, M.D., fellowship-trained foot and ankle board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics, takes that philosophy to heart. In addition to striving to provide advanced and compassionate care to his patients, he also helps to train the next...
  • Physician Profile: Matthew Higgins, M.D.
    June 3, 2016
    Back, Bone & Joint Health, Orthopaedics, Stay Well
    When Matthew Higgins, M.D., fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics, is not treating patients or spending time with his wife and three children, he spends much of his free time competing in endurance mountain bike races. And while most of the patients he sees aren't looking to participate...
  • Physician Profile: Richard Alvarez, M.D
    May 26, 2016
    Orthopaedics
    For Richard Alvarez, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics, practicing what he teaches means changing people's lives. And when it comes to changing people's lives, one case in particular has stuck with him. “I’ll never forget the mom of a patient I had,” he says. “He was a...
  • Physician Profile: Dr. Mark Freeman
    May 18, 2016
    Orthopaedics
    When Mark Freeman, M.D., Medical Director and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at UT Erlanger Orthopaedics and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Erlanger Health System, was deciding on his career path, he says he ultimately chose medicine because it gave him “a unique opportunity to combine engineering, research...