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When technology hurts

Posted on July 8, 2017

For most of us these days, our smartphone acts as an extension of our hand. And we may spend hours each day looking at a computer screen. All of this technology can be great for productivity, but not so much for our bodies. According to a 2016 Nielson Company report, adults in the United States … »


Snap, crackle, pop…decoding joint noises

Posted on April 4, 2017

If you’re entering middle age, snap, crackle and pop may not just be noises from your Rice Krispies. You may also be hearing them emanating from your knees. Are those noises something serious? Well, the short answer is: Largely depends on the symptoms that accompany it. It’s likely that most people have heard their knees … »


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When your back pain lingers…

Posted on March 6, 2017

Oh, my aching back! We’ve all been there — when it hurts to stand up after a long day at work. What can you do to reduce the ache? Most of the time, you can take basic steps to eliminate or reduce back pain. But occasionally, the pain may not go away, and the underlying … »


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5 ways to keep back pain away

Posted on September 20, 2016

Feeling that familiar twinge of pain in your back? You aren’t alone. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. But there are things you can do to help prevent it. Back pain has many causes. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and is often caused by a … »


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Answering common questions about arthritis

Posted on August 11, 2016

When you were young, you may have heard your grandmother complain about the ache in her hands as “her arthritis acting up.” These days, you may be feeling its effects yourself. How much do you know about the condition? Arthritis is common in the United States — more than 50 million Americans have the condition, … »


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Am I sore or am I injured?

Posted on August 9, 2016

You worked out a couple days ago and are feeling a lingering ache. Did you accidentally pull something during your workout, or is it just normal, to-be-expected soreness? Aches after a workout can feel similar whether they’re caused by an injury or just the workout itself. However, there are a few simple ways to tell … »


No bones about it: Growing up healthy

Posted on July 18, 2016

You want your child to grow up healthy and strong. That starts with a good foundation — strong bones. Building healthy bones probably isn’t at the top of your list of to-dos. But the habits your child establishes in childhood can help prevent fractures and osteoporosis later in life. Bone is a living tissue that is … »


Bone up on osteoporosis

Posted on July 15, 2016

Did you know that 10 million people in the United States currently have osteoporosis and 18 million more are at risk of developing the condition? The good news: You can take steps to protect your bone health. The amount of bone mass in the body typically peaks by your mid 20s. That’s why it’s important … »


Physician Profile: Matthew Higgins, M.D.

Posted on June 3, 2016

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 in similarly strenuous events, Dr. Higgins … »


What should be included in a thorough sports physical?

Posted on April 8, 2016

My child needs a physical – what should be included in a thorough sports physical? The sports physical answers an important question: Does your child have any medical condition that will make him or her more likely to suffer an illness or injury on the playing field? Schedule this exam with your child’s doctor about … »


What you kneed to know: Answering common questions about knee pain

Posted on March 8, 2016

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of pain in your knee when getting out of a chair, you’re not alone. Nearly 30 percent of Americans regularly experience pain in their knees. Knee pain, which occurs in people of all ages, has a variety of causes, including injuries, anatomical problems and arthritis. Some common sources of … »


Easing the pain of osteoarthritis

Posted on February 1, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under … »


Is ankle replacement right for you?

Posted on August 31, 2015

Are your daily activities limited due to ankle pain? Ankle arthritis — most often occurring from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis — is one of the major causes of ankle pain. Many individuals now have advanced surgical options to eliminate or substantially reduce ankle pain. If you have completed at least six months of … »


Innovations in orthopedic surgery: hip arthroscopy

Posted on August 15, 2015

With any surgery, patients hope for a speedy recovery. And with arthroscopies, it’s possible. Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure in which small incisions are made so that a tiny surgical camera, or arthroscope, can be inserted to examine the joint. One or two additional small cuts can be made to allow … »


5 tips to avoid injury during exercise

Posted on June 19, 2015

Avoid getting injured while getting in shape. Before you set foot in the gym, you need to know the dangers that lurk there. Exercise provides numerous benefits to your health and lifestyle, but it can also cause major lifelong injuries if not taken seriously. Injuries can arise through several different means. As Dr. Bill Moore … »


Prevent bone loss with calcium and exercise

Posted on June 11, 2015

Has your grandmother fallen and broken a bone? Have you noticed that your mother’s back is no longer straight when she walks? For generations, women have dealt with osteoporosis — a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. It’s often called the “silent disease” because you may not notice … »


Erlanger Neurology Conference: Can football survive the head trauma epidemic?

Posted on May 26, 2015

In 2006, a 13-year-old star football player, Zachery Lystedt, made an impressive tackle during his last junior high football game. During the play, the back of his head slammed against the ground. Zachery lay on the turf, holding both sides of his head, but he was still conscious. So, after a 15-minute rest on the … »


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