Monday, 11 May 2015
How much do you really know about ankle sprains? Although they are relatively common injuries, many patients have a limited understanding of what actually happens during an ankle sprain. However, understanding these injuries, as well as prevention and treatment methods, can be invaluable information. Take a moment to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about ankle sprains from the experts at Rothman Institute. This way, you can take the necessary steps to minimize your risk of such injuries, and, if you or someone you love ever does experience a sprain, you’ll know exactly what to do next.
Friday, 08 May 2015
Are you, or is someone you love, among the 25 million Americans who are affected by a form of joint arthritis? If so, you are probably well aware that arthritis in joints can be a painful, even debilitating experience. The good news is that expert help is available for patients at every stage of their journey with arthritis, from initial diagnosis through treatments like joint replacement for the most extreme cases. At Rothman Institute, you will find specialized doctors, surgeons, and physical therapists to help you at every step of the way.
Monday, 04 May 2015
What should I expect during my recovery from bilateral total knee replacement? This is a common question asked to our knee specialists at Rothman Institute. If you are asking this question, you are probably concerned with how to prepare for a smooth recovery period. It is important to be prepared for recovery before you go into your knee replacement procedure, so our knee replacement team wants to provide you with a step-by-step guide to bilateral total knee replacement recovery.
Friday, 01 May 2015
Are you a middle-aged athlete who has been diagnosed with Achilles pain tendonitis? This condition, marked by inflammation and discomfort at the back of the ankle, is a fairly common overuse injury. However, early intervention and management can go a long way in minimizing the pain and further injury this condition can lead to. At Rothman Institute, our Foot and Ankle Team can help you get back on your feet through expert diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Achilles tendonitis.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Toenail fungus is an infection that can be contracted in a variety of ways. While some people have a mild case and barely notice the fungal growth at all, others suffer from intense pain and other symptoms as their infection grows and spreads.
Monday, 27 April 2015
Cartilage could be described as the unsung hero of the musculoskeletal system. In all of the body’s joints, it provides the smooth, gliding surface that cushions what would otherwise be bone-on-bone contact. With every step, twist, jump and bend, we benefit from the fact that cartilage exists in our joints and is doing its job.
Friday, 24 April 2015
If you or someone you love is suffering from degenerative joint disease in Delaware, now is the time to get the facts, and the help, you need. At Rothman Institute, our orthopaedic experts want to help you discover the steps you should take to receive the best treatment for this painful condition. Whether you or your loved one have suffered for years or are just in the beginning stages of degenerative joint disease, there are treatment options available.
Friday, 03 April 2015
If you have been dealing with consistent pain, swelling and stiffness in both of your knees, you’re probably frustrated and wondering whether this is a condition that you’ll suffer with for the rest of your life. We’re here with some good news! Pain doesn’t have to be part of your daily reality.
Friday, 27 March 2015
Orthopedic surgeons often harp on the importance of patient involvement in the post-surgical healing process. When you’re dealing with bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, cartilage and other aspects of the musculoskeletal system, it’s no wonder that a surgeon would want his or her patient to be fully educated and prepared to take on the recovery process with energy and commitment.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
The human spine is strong and complex, able to withstand the impact and stress of a wide variety of movements and weight bearing responsibilities. With each bending, twisting and compressing of the spine, the soft, fluid-filled discs between the vertebrae work to absorb the shock and keep the bones safe.