Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

Physical Therapy Can Help Alleviate Jaw or Face Pain

If you suffer from jaw or face pain, you may be one of the 10 million Americans the National Institutes of Health estimates are affected by TMJ dysfunction. Many people that suffer from TMJ dysfunction think they have issues with their ear, others are under a great deal of stress. The good news is, there  

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery – Be Awake and Leave with Just One Stitch

You are sleeping, and you wake up yet again with tingling, numbness and pain in your hands and  

9 Options to Relieve the Pain of Thumb Arthritis

Thumb arthritis pain can be debilitating, making ordinary tasks difficult to complete. If you suffer from thumb arthritis, pain is the most common symptom. Other symptoms include: Pain when you grip, grasp or pinch an object, or use your thumb to apply force. Swelling, stiffness and tenderness. Decreased strength in your hand and thumb. Decreased  

Meniscus Tear in the Knee—To Repair or Trim?

Meniscus tears are very common causes of knee pain. You may feel your knee lock or give away for no apparent reason or you may just have chronic knee pain. You may have a meniscus tear. Damage to your meniscus can happen from a trauma during activity, like a sudden pivot on the basketball court  

Easing the Pain in Your Neck

New cervical disc replacement offers relief When your neck hurts, really hurts, it has a way of affecting your entire life. “The pain was constant.” “A sharp pain.” “A stinging, burn.” “My arm went numb.” “I couldn’t turn my head when driving.” “I couldn’t sleep.” These are just a few of the symptoms people report  

Will Hand Splinting Be a Sport in The Next Winter Games?

You may not think hand splinting is an athletic event, but in Northern Kentucky—there is world class competition. Each year, St. Elizabeth Healthcare invites physical therapy and occupational therapy students from local universities to square off to learn more about the importance of splinting. In this year’s competition, Mount St. Joseph University’s physical therapy program,  

8 Reasons to Stay Awake During Hand Surgery

You may be thinking that you wouldn’t want to be awake during any surgery, but the benefits will surprise you. In fact, maybe you will rethink putting off that carpal tunnel surgery you have been dreading. Over the past several years, we have seen significant advancements in hand and wrist surgeries, including on technique called  

Relieve Pain in Your Big Toe

You don’t realize how important your big toe is until you are suffering from the pain of toe arthritis. Toe arthritis is caused by inflammation in your toe joint and is most often found in the big toe. Toe arthritis can be caused by a loss of joint cartilage (osteoarthritis) or from a past trauma  

Couch to 5K: Tips to train for a 5K

It’s that time of year in Northern Kentucky, training for the Flying Pig Marathon. You may be thinking, that you can’t even get off the couch, let alone run a marathon— there is a program just for you. The couch to 5K is a running program designed with you in mind. It can transform anyone  

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a term used to describe a surgery which uses small incisions to insert tools and a camera (scope) to look inside a joint to diagnose or treat a problem. The scope is like a miniature television camera. The images are sent to a large screen in front of the doctor so they