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Surprising Ways Arthritis Can Impact Your Health

The common connection among all types of arthritis is that your joints are involved. Regardless of the kind of arthritis you have, you’re likely to be surprised by how it affects other elements of your overall health in addition to your joints.
Jun 1st, 2023

Signs You’re Not Working Out with Proper Form

Exercise is good for nearly everyone. But, to avoid injury, it’s crucial to make sure you’re using proper form when you exercise. Here, we offer some advice to help you recognize when your form needs improvement.
May 1st, 2023

Why Your Posture Matters

Good posture is important — and not just for appearances. Practicing good posture helps keep your spine and body healthy and can mean less pain over time. Sitting, standing, or moving your posture matters.
Apr 12th, 2023

6 Mistakes You’re Making That Contribute to Knee Problems

Your knees allow you to move in ways that may never give you a second thought, like bending when you sit down, taking a leisurely stroll, or even standing while you cook dinner. But when your knees hurt, you start to notice how important they are!
Mar 5th, 2023

Is Arthritis Inevitable?

If you live long enough, will you eventually develop arthritis? Sometimes, it can seem like joint pain, swelling, and stiffness are inevitable. The answer is more complicated than a simple yes or no.
Feb 7th, 2023

My Child Has Scoliosis. Now What?

Finding out that your child has any kind of medical issue can be scary. When it involves the spine, it may feel especially frightening. Here’s what you need to know if your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis.
Jan 18th, 2023

The Three Most Common Types of Spinal Surgery

If you have back pain, you may wonder what kinds of surgeries are most common. In this post, we discuss three of the most frequently performed spinal surgeries and what they correct.
Dec 5th, 2022

I Think My Gait Is Changing - What Should I Do?

Your gait is how you walk, and it’s a bit like breathing: You don’t really think about it; you just do it. However, when your gait changes, you notice. And it can be unsettling. Here’s what you should do.
Nov 1st, 2022

Tips for Managing Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel pain can disrupt your routine, making day-to-day tasks and work extremely difficult. But, if you can manage the pain, you can get back to doing the things you need—and want—to do! Here are our best tips.
Aug 9th, 2022

Life After Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries are common, but that doesn’t mean having one is easy! In this post, we talk about what you should expect if you’ve injured your rotator cuff. Life may be difficult for some time, but there are good treatments.
Jul 6th, 2022

What You Should Know About Spinal Surgery

Many problems that cause back pain can be successfully treated without surgery, but if your doctor has advised you to have spinal surgery, you may be wondering if you should be worried. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 1st, 2022

A Closer Look at the Different Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is an enormous category of joint conditions, impacting millions of adults and children in the United States. In this post, we discuss arthritis as a diagnosis and describe a few of the more common types of joint issues.
May 1st, 2022

Am I Eligible for Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy continues to show great promise in advancing patient care. Our doctors offer stem cell therapy in cases when it’s likely to improve healing. In this post, we consider who is most likely to benefit from this cutting-edge therapy.
Apr 1st, 2022

What To Expect When Your Loved One Has Their Knee Replaced

Having a joint replaced is a big deal! If you’re going to be helping a loved one following knee replacement surgery, knowing what to expect can help. Here are our best tips as you lend assistance and support to your loved one.
Mar 1st, 2022

What Problems Does the RICE Method Help?

You probably know about the RICE protocol — rest, ice, compression, elevation — but do you know when to use it? In this post, we describe the kinds of injuries RICE can help.
Feb 1st, 2022

4 Things That May Be Causing Your Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of your spinal canal, can cause uncomfortable symptoms. If you have this condition, you may have questions, especially about why. What causes your spinal canal to be too narrow?
Jan 1st, 2022

Understanding the Anatomy of Your Shoulder

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? The shoulder joint is remarkably complex, allowing the widest range of motion of any joint in your body. That complexity and range of motion result in many potential problems.
Dec 1st, 2021

Four Types of Spinal Surgery

Surgery on your spine can be scary, but it can also bring relief. If you’re dealing with an issue and think spinal surgery could be in your future, this post is for you. It describes four common types of spinal surgery and why people have them.
Nov 1st, 2021

What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis can be a childhood issue that only needs to be monitored, or it can be a painful, life-limiting problem. In this post, we consider the different types of scoliosis and what you should know about them.
Oct 3rd, 2021

The Many Ways Sports Can Take a Toll on Your Body

Playing sports offers a multitude of physical and mental benefits, but you need to be aware of the potential toll sports can have on your body. Avoiding injury means being able to keep on doing the things you enjoy.
Sep 1st, 2021

Three Things to Look for in a Spinal Surgeon

Having a condition that requires spinal surgery is stressful, and you may be wondering how to know if your surgeon is the best person for the job. In this post we suggest three things you should look for in a spinal surgeon.
Aug 4th, 2021

Why Is Your Spine Vulnerable to Injury?

The anatomy of your spine allows you to move in amazing ways. That impressive range of motion comes at a cost though. Your spine is vulnerable to injury. Here’s why.
Jul 15th, 2021

Myths and Facts About Juvenile Arthritis

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and we’re getting ready by offering some information about this disease. In this post we explore some common myths about juvenile arthritis, and the facts you need to know.
Jun 23rd, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Play Through a Stress Fracture

You’ve developed an ache and a bit of swelling. It hurts even when you’re resting. Should you continue participating in your favorite activity? If you have a stress fracture, the answer is no.
May 13th, 2021

Four Types of Arthritis

Arthritis isn’t one single condition. Instead, it’s a broad term used to describe many different conditions that affect the joints. Here are four of the most common types of arthritis.
Apr 7th, 2021

Life After Hip Replacement Surgery: What to Expect

If you’re having hip replacement surgery, you may feel nervous about how your life will change. In this post we describe what you should expect during recovery and in the months and years following your procedure.
Mar 8th, 2021

Scoliosis: Why Spine and Posture Monitoring Is Important

Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in your spine. It’s most often diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, though it’s possible to develop it later in life. Regardless of when you’re diagnosed, your doctor should monitor your spine and posture.
Feb 9th, 2021

How to Prevent a Ligament Tear

Ligament injuries are painful and sometimes slow to heal, and they can certainly disrupt your life. As the old saying goes, “The best medicine is prevention.” Follow our tips to avoid ligament tears.
Jan 7th, 2021

Stem Cell Therapy for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a painful condition that can occur in any of the tendons in your body. It can also be slow to heal, sometimes taking months. However, a cutting-edge therapy that harnesses your own body’s healing powers may help.
Dec 2nd, 2020

Why Stress Management Matters When You Have Arthritis

Being diagnosed with a chronic condition like arthritis doesn’t exempt you from stress, unfortunately. In fact, a chronic disease brings its own set of stressors. Here’s what you need to know about stress management and arthritis.
Nov 5th, 2020

Effective Treatment for Scoliosis

If your child has scoliosis, you may be wondering what the treatment options are. Or, if you have scoliosis yourself, you may be wondering if there are treatments you don’t know about. This post discusses current treatment choices.
Oct 6th, 2020

5 Symptoms of a Concussion

Did you know that a concussion is actually a form of brain injury? It’s true. Getting care for a concussion is important, but you may not always know when you’ve got a concussion. This post describes five symptoms to watch for.
Sep 16th, 2020

Spinal Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

If you’re facing spinal surgery, you probably have lots of questions. One important aspect of having surgery that many people don’t prepare adequately for is recovery. This post is designed to help you know what to expect and how to prepare.
Aug 14th, 2020

Arthritis Before 50: What You Need to Know

Many people have the misconception that arthritis is a disease that only affects older people. In fact, there are many different types of arthritis, and people of all ages can develop joint problems.
Jul 27th, 2020

Reduce Knee Pain: 4 Lifestyle Habits to Embrace

Strong, mobile knees mean freedom. When your knees function properly, you can walk, bend, move, and live your life comfortably. Here are four habits that can help keep your knees healthy.
Jun 18th, 2020

The Role of Stem Cells in Faster Recovery

Stem cell therapy seems like something out of science fiction, but it’s available now. It’s a cutting-edge technique that’s leading to faster recovery for orthopedics patients. Here’s what you need to know.
Apr 22nd, 2020

Signs of Cervical Stenosis

If you’re having pain in your neck, you probably want to know why. There are lots of reasons your neck might hurt, and one of them is cervical stenosis. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Mar 17th, 2020

When Your Knee Is More of a Liability Than an Asset

The number of Americans with severe joint pain is increasing every year. If you live with chronic knee pain, you know how disruptive it can be -- from missing family time to living with pain when you’re working. With us, you have treatment options.
Feb 10th, 2020

5 Things You're Doing Every Day That Can Wreck Your Back

Based on current data, your bound to experience back pain at some point in your life. Though injuries can cause back pain, your daily habits may be placing excess strain on your back that can lead to structural changes in your back and chronic pain.
Jan 9th, 2020

How Do I know What Type of Arthritis I Have?

Are you struggling with joint pain? Suspect it might be arthritis? With over 100 types of arthritis, you will need a physician’s help in getting the proper diagnosis and treatment. Read on to learn about the most common types of arthritis.
Dec 1st, 2019

What You Need to Know About Regenerative Medicine

Advancements in healthcare technology mean more treatment options, like regenerative medicine, for many chronic conditions and injuries. But is regenerative medicine safe? Learn more about this therapy.
Nov 11th, 2019

Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Spinal Stenosis

The older you get, the more you hear of spinal stenosis — a friend has chronic back pain, or a family member had surgery. Is it inevitable? Find out why this condition affects so many and what you can do to decrease your risk.
Oct 23rd, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Hip Replacement Surgery

If you’re frustrated by pain and limited mobility in your hip joint, it might be time to consider hip replacement surgery. Find out what’s involved in regaining function and comfort with this proven surgical procedure.
Sep 3rd, 2019

Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Playing sports keeps your body healthy and engaged at any age but also comes with risk of injury. If you or a loved one are involved in sports, you’re smart to learn about what sports injuries are common as well as how to avoid them.
Jun 1st, 2019

I'm Over 50 — Is Chronic Pain Normal?

If you’re over 50 and experiencing chronic pain, it could come from one or a combination of factors. Dr. Keppler and his team can help you determine whether this is a normal part of aging or something more serious.
May 3rd, 2019

5 Tips to Protect Your Knees During Exercise

Your knees are capable of remarkable dexterity and power, but when they’re injured, normal life comes to a halt. Being smart about how you exercise can help keep your knees injury-free and able to support you through the rest of your life.
Feb 4th, 2019

Scoliosis Can Hit Well Past Your Teen Years

You may think scoliosis is a condition that affects only teenagers, but approximately 70% of adults over 60 have signs of this spinal deformity. Take a moment to learn how Dr. Keppler can diagnose and treat scoliosis symptoms in people of all ages.
Jan 18th, 2019

Why It’s Critical to Catch Scoliosis Early

About 80 percent of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, which means the cause is unknown. This could mean that your child may develop scoliosis regardless of their health and family history. Early diagnosis can stop scoliosis from worsening.
Jul 3rd, 2019