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 […]

“Pre”habilitation – The Key to Quick Surgery Recovery

Recovering from surgery—especially hip surgery—can be a boring, painful affair. Between the pills, the drowsiness, and the doctor-ordered rest, it’s only natural to feel a little powerless when recovering from an operation. But what if there was something you could do beforehand that would shorten your recovery period, reduce pain, and get you up and […]

Recovering at Home – The Dos and Don’ts after Surgery

The decision to undertake corrective surgery can be a big one. Between scheduling time off and arranging for at-home care, there’s pain to plan for and other hardships to consider. As scary as surgery can be, for some orthopaedic injuries it remains one of the best solutions.  And while the doctors, nurses, and diligent hospital […]

Why Your Joints Ache in the Cold and What You Can Do About It

Much like outer-space, not everything is known about the human body’s inner-space. Like any ecosystem, the human body responds to changes and external factors in occasionally unpredictable ways. Catching a flu in the rain, knee pain before a storm, popping ears and tornadoes touching down—the body’s responses to weather range from scientifically accurate to folk-wisdom […]

Ho Ho—Oh no! This holiday season, beware of these common injuries

With all the merry and bright of the holiday season, the potential for injury also increases. Whether you’re stringing lights, topping your tree with that heirloom angel, preparing a festive meal, traveling to see your family, or heading out into a wintry mix complete with slick roads, we want to keep your holidays as happy […]

Lumbar Fusions at Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons

Lumbar fusion surgery is a valuable tool in the field of orthopaedic care and is sometimes the only way to prevent disease or injury from causing life-altering pain for patients. In a lumbar fusion procedure, your surgeon uses bone grafts or implant hardware to kick-start your body’s natural bone healing processes, forming a fixed link between […]

What to Look for in a Knee Surgeon

Knee injuries range from sudden trauma like a broken bone or torn ligament to chronic issues resulting from arthritis or other long-term conditions. No matter the reason for your pain, finding the right doctor to correct the issue is instrumental to your recovery. If your doctor determines that surgery is appropriate, the next step is […]

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before a Hip or Knee Replacement

Hip or knee surgery isn’t something to take lightly. Shared decision making — a process where you discuss various treatment options with your physician — manages your expectations and prepares you for an upcoming procedure. During your initial consultation and follow-up appointments with an orthopedic surgeon, you can ask as many questions as like. Here […]