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The Real Deal about ACL Tears – What You Need to Know

Of all the common orthopaedic injuries, ACL tears share a reputation most frequently enjoyed by monsters of urban legend. It’s the “big bad” of sporting stories, the career ender, the injury of a lifetime that will never fully heal. Or is it? It can be shockingly easy to think of ACL tears as a lasting […]


A Pain in the Wrist – How Posture and Ergonomics Can Help

Offices come in all shapes and sizes. Especially now, in the “work from home” era, an office can be wherever you decide to get a little work done. From the couch to the coffee table, the breakfast nook to the bed, where and how we sit can affect a lot more than just our productivity […]


Sticks & Stones: Kids with Broken Bones – What to Do and How to Help

Halloween may look quite a bit different this year, but—as is ever the case—children can still get up to mischief. From climbing trees to playing sports, skateboarding to simple rough-housing, children don’t require a leg up when it comes to breaking a leg. Like the seasons themselves, broken bones are nearly guaranteed. Watching for signs […]


Plantar Fasciitis 101 – More than Morning Heel Pain

Each year, over 3 million Americans report symptoms of plantar fasciitis (plan-tur fas-e-I-tis)—a common orthopaedic injury recognizable by biting heel pain that peaks in the morning. Once referred to as “policeman’s heel,” plantar fasciitis has numerous causes and risk factors and can lead to chronic pain if left untreated. The good news is that plantar […]


Workout Recovery – Cool Down Dos & Don’ts

This time of year, working out in the summer heat requires longer, more mindful cooldowns. Allowing time for recovery can regulate your heartrate, stabilize your breathing, and help your body transition between states of activity. But when it comes to cooling down, there are countless schools of thought, endless rumors, and word-of-mouth practices. Figuring out […]


Are Your Flip-flops Ortho-Friendly? – How your Favorite Sandals May Cause Health Issues

Everybody’s got their favorite pair—those worn out, well-trampled flip-flops or sandals. They’re the star of the summer season, going with us to the beach and beyond. Unlike more substantive footwear, however, flip-flops and sandals can pose real dangers despite their fun attitude and festive purposes. When worn for a light stroll or extensive walk, a […]


Hiking for Health – Improve your Mood, Blood Pressure, and More

The great American wilderness is world-renowned for its rejuvenating properties. Generations of Americans have taken to woodland trails for rest and relaxation. Indeed, the numerous health benefits of hiking make even a small excursion worth considering.  But if you suffer from orthopaedic injuries or other chronic illnesses, is hiking a safe form of exercise for […]


Helping you get back to your best life as safely as possible

The team at Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons is excited to announce that beginning Monday, May 4, we will be back to our normal business hours (Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm & Fridays 8am – 12pm). As we expand our hours and extend our full range of services to patients, we are committed to continuing to […]