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Resuming Athletics After Time Away Jul 29th, 2020

As youth are getting back into their sports many are feeling the effects of the extended break, here are a few tips to help you and your athletes safely resume the sports you enjoy! A gradual increase to reacclimate the heart, lungs, and body to increased activity Don’t try to...

Beverly reclaimed her life from chronic sciatic pain Jul 28th, 2020

Beverly is an avid gardener and loves walking her dog so she powered through the sciatic pain she developed following back surgery in 2012. She tried injections and other solutions to help ease her pain but got no lasting relief until Dr. Aarti Singla, MD, MBA suggested HF10.During her HF10...

How Spinal Stimulators Can Help with Chronic Back and Leg Pain? Jul 23rd, 2020

Millions of Americans live with chronic back pain. This condition can become debilitating and negatively impact your quality of life. Many people look for a more permanent solution than pain pills and physical therapy.  Spinal cord stimulation provides an alternative to medication and therapy. Here’s what the doctors at Wellington...

Interventional Pain Management: How Can Nerve Blocks Help? Jul 22nd, 2020

Chronic pain can have a seriously negative impact on your quality of life. A 2018 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 50 million Americans have chronic pain, equal to one in every five people. Of those, 20 million had “high-impact chronic pain,” which is pain...

Can Regular Sports Medicine Sessions Improve Your Performance? Jul 20th, 2020

Every athlete wants to learn how to improve their performance. If you want to be better, faster, and stronger, you’re not alone. Other than more training sessions, you may be wondering if there are other ways to jump ahead. Regular sports medicine sessions can help you achieve the performance results...

How Exercise Helps Relieve Arthritis Pain Jun 15th, 2020

If you have arthritis, you may wince at the notion of exercising. After all, your joints are already stiff and sore; how can you imagine adding exercise to the mix? But, it turns out that there are many reasons you should exercise, even with arthritis. Exercise has a wide variety...

Symptoms of a Torn Meniscus May 14th, 2020

Knee injuries are more than just a bummer. They can put an end to your athletic activity or cause pain every time you try to be active. The meniscus is one part of the knee that tends to be particularly prone to injury. Most often, when you injure your meniscus,...

Tips to Avoid Common Springtime Sports Injuries Apr 9th, 2020

Few things are more enjoyable than getting back out to play sports after a long, cold winter. But, returning to being active can increase your risks of getting injured. Many sports injuries, however, can be prevented if you take the right precautions. Don’t risk ruining a summer of play by...

Top 5 Effective Ways to Treat Hammertoe Feb 1st, 2020

If you have an abnormal bend in one of your toes, chances are likely that you have a condition known as hammertoe. This condition usually affects one of the three middle toes. In the beginning, your affected toe may still have some flexibility. If left untreated, the condition in your...

How Pregnancy or Diabetes Can Cause Carpal Tunnel Jan 1st, 2020

Your carpal tunnel is a passageway in your wrist that’s surrounded by tendons and bones. The median nerve travels through the carpal tunnel, and it’s this nerve that’s responsible for the feelings and sensations in your hand. Overuse and strain can cause your carpal tunnel to narrow and put pressure...

Hip Replacement Surgery Has Come a Long Way: New Approach Means Less Pain and a Quicker Recovery Dec 1st, 2019

One of the drawbacks of traditional joint replacement surgery is the size of the surgical field necessary to access the deteriorated tissue and place the prosthetic. The amount of disturbance to soft tissue around the joint not only extends your recovery, but it also robs the joint of important support...

Is My Ankle Sprained or Fractured? How to Tell the Difference Nov 1st, 2019

Whether you play sports often, or even just walk on a slippery surface, chances are you could end up with a sprained or fractured ankle. Particularly, athletes who participate in sports activities have a heightened risk of sustaining ankle injuries, as we know well at Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine....

Enhancing Your Body’s Healing With Regenerative Medicine Oct 1st, 2019

When you read about regenerative medicine, you may feel like you’re reading some kind of science fiction. This cutting edge branch of medicine explores how to harness your body’s own healing properties in order to apply them to specific injuries, conditions, or wounds. When you get a paper cut, your...

Best Treatment Options For a Meniscus Tear Sep 1st, 2019

Your knee joints are critical to your health. If you’re normally active or play sports but start feeling pain in your knee, you’ll want to know what’s going on. The pain may worsen when you turn a certain way or when you flex and bend your knee. You may hear...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming a Bigger Problem Aug 6th, 2019

Ankle sprains are common injuries, accounting for about 10% of emergency room visits. Perhaps it’s the common nature of ankle sprains that make many people think they’re just minor injuries.  However, that’s not the case. Without proper treatment, an ankle sprain can come back to haunt you, even years later....

Living with Arthritis Jul 10th, 2019

Millions of Americans live with arthritis every day. This common, painful condition causes swelling and stiffness in your joints and tends to worsen as you get older. Fortunately, it’s not something you just have to accept as part of your daily life. Our team of therapy experts at Wellington Orthopaedics...

5 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Jun 20th, 2019

Your job or your hobbies may cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in your hands, wrists, and forearms. It can also cause weakness and a sensation like an electric shock, especially when you’re holding a steering wheel, phone, or carrying heavy...

When is a Nerve Block the Best Solution to Your Chronic Pain? May 20th, 2019

Chronic pain is not a word you want to hear when it pertains to you and your health. The very definition of chronic pain is that it is continual and has been bothering you for many months at a time. Too often, people feel that they just have to suck...

From Tennis Elbow to Runners Knee: How to Prevent Repetitive Use Sports Injuries Apr 16th, 2019

Staying active through sports is one of the best ways to maintain great health, but these same activities may be straining certain areas of your body beyond their natural abilities. Repetitive-use injuries are fairly common among athletes of all kinds, but the good news is that there’s plenty you can...

Many Benefits of PRP in Healing Orthopedic Injuries Mar 5th, 2019

Years ago, orthopaedic injuries often involved invasive procedures, complicated surgeries with lengthy hospital stays, and a long road to recovery. Today, technology and medical science make it possible to undergo a variety of orthopaedic procedures using minimally invasive techniques, so you can get back to your active lifestyle more quickly...

Returning to Sports After Rotator Cuff Surgery Feb 11th, 2019

Every time you swing a golf club, a tennis racket, or deliver one of those mean fast balls, your rotator cuff is hard at work behind the scenes providing you with the necessary range of motion, stability, and strength. If you’ve overworked this tough band of connective tissue and require...