When you have injured your knee, it’s important to find an orthopedic practice that offers skilled, reliable, and compassionate care to treat your injury and restore your comfort as well as function. At the office of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, we provide a wide range of orthopedic services including the treatment of knee problems and injuries, including a torn meniscus.
If you’re one of millions who regularly engage in the same activity — whether it’s at work at home or at play — you may be at risk for a condition known as repetitive stress injury (RSI), a common orthopedic health problem that millions of people every day. RSI can happen anywhere in the body where the same joints and muscle groups are used to perform the same motion too often, too quickly and for too long. Body parts most often affected are the wrists/hands, forearms/elbows and neck/shoulders.
Many forms of arthritis that affect the joints, muscles and/or bones can cause problems in your back as well. While any part of the back can be affected, the lower back is the most common site of spinal arthritis and back pain, because it bears more of the body's weight.
The sciatic nerve is the body’s longest nerve and one of the most important ones. It begins at the spinal cord, runs through the hips and buttocks, and then branches down each leg. When this nerve becomes irritated, it can have a direct effect on your ability to control and feel your legs — a condition known as sciatica.
At the office of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, we provide the care you need for scoliosis and many other conditions.
Scoliosis is a back condition that can be treated. While the causes of this condition are unknown, we do know that it typically affects more girls than boys, and usually develops right before puberty. With scoliosis, the spine curves instead of growing straight. Usually the curve is minor; however it can worsen over time. That’s why it’s very important to see your doctor and get it checked out. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most apparent signs of scoliosis typically include:
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
- Uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other