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What Is Causing My Kneecap Pain?

Is your knee starting to do strange things? Does it make cracking noises when you get up after sitting for a while? Are you having new pains when climbing stairs? Perhaps you have a dull ache in the front of your knee even if you aren’t doing anything. All these symptoms could be new to you, and you want to know: what is causing my kneecap pain?... View Article

When To See A Spine Specialist For Neck Pain

We all have had occasions where we slept weird and then woke up with pains in our neck. Maybe we just overdid it during our last workout, and we were left with an ache in our neck. Most of the time these little bouts of neck pain resolve and go away within a day or two. When your neck continues to bother you after medications and rest, now might be when to see a spine specialist for neck pain.... View Article

How To Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries

It’s hard to do almost anything without moving your shoulder. Getting in and out of a car, washing your hair, or picking up a child all affect your shoulder muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and shoulder muscles that hold the upper arm in the shoulder socket. An injury, overuse, or improper shoulder mechanics can all lead to a rotator cuff injury. Let’s review how to prevent rotator cuff injuries.... View Article

Can Degenerative Disc Disease Be Reversed?

Many things in our body change as we get older. Our hair turns gray, many of us lose our close up vision, and the discs in our spine begin to degenerate. Our spinal discs act as cushions or shock absorbers between the bones in our spine. This is known as DDD. We can dye our hair and get reading glasses, but can degenerative disc disease be reversed?... View Article

Bones at the Birches

Joint Care with Dr. Sunderland: A Guide to Total Joint Replacements, Non-Surgical Care, and Quality of Life Please join board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sunderland as he leads a discussion on hip and knee care! This lecture and discussion series will give you a guide to total joint replacements, non-surgical care, and tips on how to improve your quality of life. Join the community as we address frequently asked joint-related questions in a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere.... View Article

Reducing Your Risk Of Shoulder ReInjury

What do shoulder injuries and kidney stones have in common? First, you absolutely do not want to go through either of these medical problems ever again due to the pain, and second, once you experience either kidney stones or a shoulder injury, you are more at risk to have a recurrence. If you have previously injured your shoulder, reducing your risk of shoulder reinjury should become a priority.... View Article