Sometimes, back pain resolves itself. However, more often, back pain becomes persistent and gets worse. You need to see an orthopedist if your back pain does not get better with home treatment. Your primary care doctor may not be the best physician for persistent or worsening back pain. There are many underlying conditions that can […]
Is Your Body Ready for Total Joint Replacement?
If you are suffering from arthritis or joint pain, or if you have been having difficulty moving your joint, you may be in need of a total joint replacement. While it is possible to only replace the damaged part of the joint, severe damage – such as with arthritis – usually warrants removing the joint […]
Carpal Tunnel Surgery Recovery Tips
The purpose of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve pressure on the median nerve, which is compressed in the wrist and causing debilitating pain, weakness, and numbness. This nerve normally rests comfortably inside a tunnel through the wrist called the carpal tunnel, but the compression causes carpal tunnel syndrome – so the pressure may be […]
5 Everyday Habits that Destroy Your Joints
If you have knee, hip, or shoulder pain, or painful arthritis in your hands, it’s a good idea to consider what you may be doing on a daily basis that is making your condition worse. Let’s talk about a few of the most common reasons behind joint pain, and where you can go here in […]
How Long Does a Total Joint Replacement Last?
Total joint replacement surgery is one of the biggest leaps in modern medicine. Thanks to the incredible advances in surgical technology and techniques, it has become one of the most popular and consistently successful surgeries performed in the field of orthopedics. Millions of people who have suffered from debilitating arthritis in the hip, knee, and […]
Why the North Country Orthopaedic Group is the Best Choice for You and Your Family
At North Country Orthopaedic Group, we have set the benchmark for orthopedic surgery and nonsurgical care in Northern New York since our inception in 1959. Because the field of orthopedics is constantly changing and growing, we strive to keep abreast of the latest developments to continually stay true to our mission. We are committed to […]
Common Sports Injuries in the Winter
When wintertime comes, people dust off their sleds, skis, and skates, and enjoy the crisp air while engaging in their favorite activities on the ice and snow. This season brings joy and adventure amid the winter chill. But winter sports bring the possible risk of accident or injury. These especially tend to happen due to […]
Do Sports Medicine Physicians Only Treat Athletes?
The term sports doctor sounds like a physician who works exclusively through sports clinics or is dedicated to serving professional and collegiate athletes. Although this medical field was initially developed for that purpose, sports medicine physicians today also serve fitness buffs, active retirees, and beyond. Sports medicine physicians can work with any individual who is […]
An Overview of Total Joint Replacement
If you’re like most people, you might think of joint replacement as a modern medical miracle when, in fact, it has been performed by orthopedic surgeons since the early 20th century. What is significant, however, is the advancements that have been made in total joint replacement technology in recent decades, enabling millions of people who […]
When to Visit an Orthopedic Surgeon
Most people who develop a musculoskeletal issue tend to wait it out and just treat their injury at home. While this may be sufficient for very mild injuries, most do warrant the assessment of an orthopedic specialist to ensure that the injury heals properly and that complications are prevented. For chronic or progressive musculoskeletal conditions […]