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
A meniscus tear is a common sports knee injury. If you’ve injured your knee and are concerned that you may have torn the meniscus, it’s time to make an appointment with your orthopedist. At the office of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, we treat a wide range of injuries and conditions affecting the knee and are well equipped to diagnose and provide appropriate care for a torn meniscus.
One of the most important of the five senses is the sense of touch, and our hands make that possible. Without the use of fingers or hands, the ability to perform everyday tasks is greatly diminished. Like all other parts of the body, the hand is subject to injury. The bones in the hand are subject to fracture or breaks. At the offices of Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, we offer the latest methods of care to treat hand fractures, working to restore it to full function and mobility for patients.