Author: teamortho

Tennis Elbow Causes and Symptoms

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons and muscles that attach to the bony area on the outside of the elbow become inflamed. Despite its name, it doesn’t only affect tennis players, although it is one of the most common injuries endured by those athletes......Read More

Early Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis is the process of bones becoming weaker and more fragile as a person ages. And since symptoms are not usually seen until the later stages of life, many people don’t take steps early on to prevent its onset. That’s a mistake! There are a number of things that we can.....Read More

Prevent Summer Sports Injuries

Summer often offers dry, warm weather, and that means that people are more likely to get outside and be active. Unfortunately, a sudden increase in exercise (especially if you’ve taken the winter off), often leads to injuries. That’s why it’s so important to ease into any sort.....Read More

Low Impact Summer Sports

There’s never a good time to sustain an injury, but being injured can be especially hard during the summer when the beautiful, sunny weather is calling to you to get outside and be active. Luckily, there are plenty of low impact outdoor activities that you may be able to.....Read More

Why do my Hips Hurt After a Run?

Hip pain is a common complaint among runners, and that’s because the repetitive motion of running puts a lot of stress on the bones, muscles, and tissues in the hip area. That stress often results in injuries that get worse as the intensity and frequency of runs increase. Here are.....Read More

Keeping Your Neck and Back Healthy at Work

Sitting at a desk all day may not seem like the most physically demanding task, but doing it day after day for multiple hours on end can actually be pretty hard on the body. In fact, people with desk jobs commonly complain of back and neck soreness that results from the sedentary.....Read More

ACL Injury Prevention in Athletes

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) provides stability and support to the knee joint. It connects bone to bone and prevents the lower leg from sliding too far forward as well as preventing excessive motion in the knee. Unfortunately, ACL sprains or tears are one of the most common.....Read More

Common Causes of Foot Pain in Runners

The feet endure the brunt of the stress during a run, and that’s why foot injuries are some of the most common types of injuries in runners. Minor injuries like blisters or missing toenails are most common, but running can also result in more serious conditions that cause a great.....Read More

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common ailment. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, it’s one that affects nearly every person at some point in their life, with the pain ranging from mild to so severe that it’s debilitating. There are a plethora of causes of.....Read More

Exercises to Strengthen Your Ankles

Our ankles are the basis of most of the movements that our bodies make. They are also, unfortunately, one of the most commonly injured body parts. To prevent those injuries, it’s important to keep the ligaments and muscles that surround the ankle healthy and strong. Here are a few.....Read More

What May be Causing Your Knee Pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body and it’s responsible for allowing the leg to bend and straighten. That means that a lot of stress is put on the area on a daily basis and it’s not surprising that it’s one of the most frequently injured parts of the body. In fact, most.....Read More

Common Sports Injuries

Achilles Tendinitis The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. Because that tendon transfers the force of the muscles in the calf to lift the heel, it’s easy for the tendon to become inflamed due to overuse, resulting in.....Read More

New Techniques for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Whether it is chronic or acute, hip pain can be debilitating. Fortunately, advances in arthroscopic hip surgery have made life bearable again for countless hip pain sufferers. This type of procedure can be utilized to counteract an assortment of hip conditions, from injuries of the.....Read More

How You Can Help Prevent Knee ACL Knee Injuries

Over 200,000 people sustain anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries every year, and ACL reconstructions are some of the most common procedures implemented in the United States. More young individuals than ever are afflicted with such injuries, and young athletes who suffer from.....Read More

Fascinating Facts About Your Brain

The brain has about 86 billion neurons which transmit information via electrical and chemical signals. To communicate this information the brain requires 100 trillion connections which are called synapses. In the past 30,000 years the human brain has shrunk by about 10%, which could.....Read More

Yoga Poses to Help with Back Pain

Performing these simple yoga poses to help with common nagging back pain you may have. Stretching slowly and deliberately using non impact moves can help strengthen muscles around damaged or sore vertebrae and provide welcome relief to constant pain. If you have back aches you.....Read More

Fatigue and How To Overcome Lack of Energy

Dealing with fatigue is a burdensome problem that only gets worse the more you try to overcome the condition. Here are some helpful tips to follow if you are overtaken by fatigue. Conditions Causing Fatigue General Pain   Sleep Disorders   Substance.....Read More

Why You Need Calcium for Strong and Healthy Bones

This infographic show how calcium is the a key to strong bones and lifelong bone health. Get healthier bones and joints by eating more foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Tips for preventing bone loss Exercise is essential to build and maintain strong healthy.....Read More

Understanding and Preventing Common Knee Injuries

The knee is an integral joint in terms of movement, but this joint absorbs much impact while it supports the weight of the body. Depending on the type of activities that you engage in, the level of impact absorbed by your knee may vary. The knee joint connects the kneecap (the.....Read More

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Understand shoulder pain and how to treat common injuries including shoulder tendinitis, frozen shoulders, and rotator cuff tears. Frozen shoulder You have immediate pain with any movement of your shoulder. Limited range of motion and stiffness as your range of motion.....Read More

Common Youth Sports Injuries

This infographic details children's injury conditions resulting from sports including knee, leg, torso and arm injuries. The document below shows how 12 million young people get injured annually. download now Infographic detailing injuries from sports including knee, leg, torso.....Read More

Understanding Kobe Bryant’s Shoulder Injury

Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant is a young man in the world of everyday people. At 36 the NBA star is at the start of his life. However, in basketball terms, he’s over the hill and experiencing injuries at an alarming pace. Although basketball doesn’t tend to generate the amount.....Read More

Back Injury Prevention For Athletes and Sports Participants

The back is one of the major and most important parts of the body. It comprises many muscles and bones that enable people to stand, lift objects, walk, and generally move. The spine is made of vertebrae, which are tiny bones positioned atop each other. These bones are separated by.....Read More

Relieving Knee Pain With Orthopedic Surgery

Knee injuries are serious, but can be treated in a variety of ways. The common ways that a knee problem can cause pain are: Meniscus Injuries Tendon Injuries Ligament Injuries We only use surgery as a last resort, and will always try non invasive methods including physical.....Read More

Proper Treatment for Wrist Fractures & Sprains

Of all the joints in the human body, the wrist is by far the most intricate. This joint comprises an assortment of ligaments and bones. There are 10 bones in the wrist, and the ligaments serve to connect these bones, as well as to provide support for them. Young Athletes and Wrist.....Read More

Alternative Treatments for Back Pain

When a patient comes to us with back pain, they may worry that surgery will be the only answer to their problem. However, we prefer to delay surgery as long as possible. This is because there are many less invasive treatment options that are available that may be a better.....Read More

Men’s Health Resource Guide

June is Men's Health month and we have a helpful resource guide to show you how to make good decisions to stay as healthy as possible. Eating Healthy Staying Active Getting Regular Medical Checkups See the full guide for helpful reminders on how men can have a healthy and.....Read More

Non-Surgical Treatments for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are a common medical problem, and they usually affect the joints and back. The ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists are all at risk for repetitive stress injuries or the trauma of an immediate impact. It isn’t just athletes who are taking advantage of.....Read More

Herniated Disc Treatment for Bulging and Slipped Discs

Your back is a complex structure of bones, muscles, ligaments, and discs. Most people know what bones and muscles are, but discs can present a bit of a challenge. When you think of your spine, think of the 33 bones, called vertebrae, stacked neatly on top of each other. Between.....Read More

Treatments for Sciatica to Permanently Ease Your Back Pain

The lower back can cause you all sorts of trouble, but most people don’t know that problems in that region can lead to pain in your leg. Sciatica is named after the longest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. It starts off in the lower back, or lumbar region, of the spine, and.....Read More

Cervical Spondylosis Treatments for Severe Neck Pain

Spondylosis is a catch-all term for the effects of aging on the bones of your neck. This condition can occur in other areas of your body, such as your lumbar region or lower back, but it most commonly occurs in the neck, or cervical region. It is generally a breakdown of the joints.....Read More

Common Problems of the Hand and Wrist

The hand and wrist are a complex series of bones, tendons, and ligaments that allow you the dexterity to do anything from writing on paper to turning a screwdriver. This system is not without its problems, and since it has so many moving parts, it can often breakdown in ways that.....Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Following these 7 steps will help you have a better visit with your surgeon and an improved medical outcome. Going to the doctor may not be the number one thing on your list of fun experiences, but following these 7 guidelines will make it monumentally more valuable for you and.....Read More

Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment Answers

Nerve impingement occurring in cervical area or the neck is known as cervical radiculopathy. Bone spurs, disc herniation, injury and disk degeneration are some of the probable causes of such impingement. Treatment for this condition is usually conservative. Techniques like physical.....Read More

How Much Water is Used to Make Your Food?

How much water does it take to make your food? In the interest of having a sound body and mind, what we use to fuel ourselves has a direct impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Understanding the quality of food we eat and where it comes from has a direct health impact. The.....Read More

Shoulder Injuries: Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff injuries are unfortunately very prevalent for people with active lifestyles. Common problems related to rotator cuff injuries are partial rotator cuff tears, tendinosis, calcific tendonitis, and full thickness tears. Shoulder injuries can be caused by general.....Read More

Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

Knee pain connected to an autoimmune disease is uncomfortable and can seriously restrict your daily activities. Your knee is the largest joint in your body and bears most of your standing body weight. The knee is a tough and sometimes problematic joint. When you're feeling knee.....Read More

Knee Replacement Success Statistics

Having a knee replacement operation is a big decision, and one that we will work to avoid if possible. Knee replacement was the 14th most common procedure in the last period, and over 4.5 million americans are currently living with one or more brand new knees. Luckily the success.....Read More

Why You Need to Protect Your Knees

Keep your life in motion with healthy knees. Job related osteoarthritis costs up to 13.2 billion dollars per year in lost productivity and worker downtime. Knee injuries and chronic conditions have many treatment options, from physical therapy, medication, and minimally invasive.....Read More

Potential Health Benefits From Walking

Walking has significant benefits even if you only walk for only 20 minutes per day. Walking regularly can extend your life by several years and walking 1 hour per day 5 days a week can consume 1500 calories per day and helped people loose 25 lbs. Prostate cancer patients who walk 90.....Read More

5 Most Common Bone Fractures for Kids

Here are the 5 most common bones kids have. The include the humerus, ulna, radius, tibia and fibula. Arms and lower legs are the most frequently injured parts of childrens' bodies. The most common causes of bone fractures in young people is: monkey bars, trampolines, scooters,.....Read More

How To Treat and Care for Common Knee Problems

Knee problems affect millions of Americans every year, advances in surgical techniques are decreasing the continuation of knee afflictions. Athletes with torn ligaments in the past were usually advised to end their careers. With the advancement of ACL, MCL, and arthroscopic.....Read More

Understanding Surgery Facility Accreditation

Your surgeon can operate in a hospital operating room or in an independent surgery facility, usually called an Ambulatory Surgery Center. You can check if the facilities are accredited by an independent national organization such as the AAAASF, JCAHO, Medicare, or AAAHC......Read More

Interview with Southbay Magazine

This is an interview Southbay Magazine with the doctors of our practice outlining our growing practice and commitment to the health of our community. “Simple problems usually can be fixed with simple solutions.” What is most rewarding about your work? As we are all active.....Read More

Group Perception of Their Healthcare Options

This is a graphical representation of the groups of people who are utilize healthcare at different points of their lives and how this has historically changed. There are general perspectives on healthcare and these are closely defined by your age. These are broken into the 4.....Read More

How Wearing High Heels Hurts Your Body

High Heels are one of a womans favorite fashion items, but they can come at a cost of harming your body. A woman's body will attempt to compensate for the off-kilter balance heels cause by flexing the hips and spine forward. To maintain balance, the calf, hip, and back muscles.....Read More

Why Dehydration Makes You Sick

Drinking enough water is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and reduce your risk of minor medical problems. Adverse effects from not drinking enough water include fatigue, digestive issues, headaches, skin conditions, bladder and kidney problems. The body.....Read More

Treatment and Surgery Options for Joint Injuries

Brad inured his knee playing baseball on the senior Torrance league when he collapsed in pain and had to be carted of the field. When he tried to stand, he felt pain and instability of his knee joint. He decided to ice it overnight and see an orthopedic surgeon in the morning if it.....Read More

Understanding Medical Terminology

This graphic shows common medical terms broken down with prefixes and postfixes. Understanding medical terminology that is unfamiliar to you may be daunting, but this chart explains the root words that doctors use. Here are some of the common terms Osteo - Pertains to the bone Bio -.....Read More

Blueprint for Healthy Eating and Maximum Health

Healthy eating is one of the easiest ways to transform your overall health and prevent a myriad of medical problems. 96% of children don't eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables 20% of children believe pasta comes from animals 27% of kids think yoghurt comes from.....Read More

Sports and Spine Featured in Our Southbay Magazine

Meet the surgeons and staff at Sports and Spine Orthopaedics in Torrance and El Segundo. Hospital Affiliations Torrance Memorial Medical Center Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Up-to-date non-surgical and surgical orthopaedic care, physical therapy, digital X-ray,.....Read More