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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Lift up your hand. Turn it over so you can see your palm. Look at the region where your hand and wrist meet. Right around that region is your carpal tunnel; an inch-wide, narrow passage made up of bones and… read more

Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

You have one point left in your racquetball game, score and you win. Your opponent hits a poor shot and serves the ball on a platter for you. You hustle to your position, stop abruptly to smash the ball, but… read more

What are the Little League Guidelines for Youth Baseball Players?

Little League season has arrived. Between work, your little leaguer’s baseball practice and tournaments, you might feel overwhelmed. We know you don’t want us to add to your stresses, but that’s exactly what this article is going to do. Follow… read more

After-Surgery Care

Surgery isn’t fun for anyone, and for many, the after-surgery period can be a long, tedious time riddled with limited mobility, pain, doctor’s appointments, medication, and other hassles that can impact your quality of life while healing. Regardless of your… read more

Prairie Ortho: 3D Printing of Prosthetics

Technology is always changing and advancing in our ever-changing world, so much so that we now have the ability to create prosthetic limbs via 3D printing. By utilizing 3D printing, more individuals will have access to affordable and quality-made prosthetics…. read more

What is Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger, a painful condition caused when the thumb or finger locks up when bent due to inflamed tendons, is a common ailment among a wide array of individuals. The condition itself is caused by prolonged repetitive movements or use… read more

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Do you think you might have plantar fasciitis? What is it, exactly? Plantar fasciitis is an orthopedic condition that causes heel pain and discomfort. The plantar fascia is a thin ligament that connects the front of the foot to the… read more

How to Prepare for Surgery

Heading into surgery can be unsettling and nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. Proper planning and preparation can help calm your nerves and result in the best outcome possible so you can focus on healing. Follow these tips to… read more

Thumb Sprains

Injuries to our fingers, thumbs included, are pretty common. “Jammed” fingers and thumbs occur quite frequently in the athletic world. Just ask any basketball player, volleyball player, or soccer goalkeeper and they’ll tell you that jammed fingers and thumbs occur… read more

Common Overuse Injuries in Children Involving the Knee and Foot

In our last blog, we touched on overuse injuries in young athletes. Today we thought we’d go a bit more in depth, and review some of the most common overuse injuries that are typically seen in our office. Sever’s Disease… read more