New Knee, New You – Traveling After Replacement Surgery

The hard part is already over—you’ve made the decision to have knee replacement surgery and now you’re on the mend. While your new knee promises great things for your future, recovering from the surgery can be arduous and even painful. Even so, you’re not the type to let a little discomfort keep you down. But […]

Understanding ACL Tears – Are They Really That Bad?

Few injuries are as infamous as the dreaded ACL tear. The boogeyman of the professional athlete and average Joe alike, ACL tears haunt our fitness aspirations and cause doubts in even the most astute care routines. Half-myth, half-rumor—it can be hard to know the true nature of an ACL tear. But beyond the injury’s reputation […]

Not-So-Jolly Joint Pain

The holiday season can be tougher if you suffer from joint pain. And with all the shopping and travel, the cooking, cleaning, and socializing, you’ll no doubt need to be in top form if you’re going to make it through. As the nights stretch longer and the weather chills, joint pain often takes on a […]

Endzone to Endzone Without Injury – Avoiding the Most Common Football Injuries

High school, college, professional, pee wee—America’s love of football has no age limit.  Whether you’re cheering for a new generation from the stands or actively striving for that championship ring, our national pastime can come at a painful cost. While the heavy hitters and professionals are at the greatest risk, even Thanksgiving quarterbacks playing in […]

Back to School Without Back Pain – Avoiding Common Backpack Injuries

As a parent of young students or an adult enrolled in additional education, you know that hitting the books can sometimes feel like hitting the gym. Hauling the necessary texts from class to class can sometimes cost you more than the price of tuition or those new study supplies. The common backpack has its advantages, […]

Making a Smarter Splash – How to Avoid Common Swimming Injuries

If you’re trying to stay in shape or just have some summertime fun, swimming can be the perfect pastime—especially if you suffer from joint or muscle pains. Famous for being low-impact and accessible for all ages, swimming can play a vital role in cardiovascular, muscular, and respiratory health. But despite its relative ease when compared […]

Exercising with Arthritis – 4 Joint-Approved Ways to Stay in Shape

We’re seldom more creative than when we’re inventing excuses to avoid our weekly exercise routine. From impending appointments we “just can’t miss,” to the quality of the weather outside (even if you’re going to the gym), we can be masters of wriggling out from the activity we know we need. Of all the reasons we […]

How Hidden Orthopaedic Injuries Can Impact Your Golf Game

Something feels off on the links. Your swing has soured, and you’re just not…up to par. But is it all really in your head? Or could it be a genuine medical problem amplified over time? Even the pros at Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons know that our golf game can be affected by injuries and ailments as […]