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Foot and Ankle: Reasons to Visit an Ankle Specialist

Foot and Ankle: Reasons to Visit an Ankle Specialist

by Stephanie Meadows
Every day, the average person utilizes this structure to walk between 8,000 to 10,000 steps. The repeated pounding and side-to-side motion performed in sports, exercise, and regular daily movement provides an understanding of why this part of the body is the most common site of injuries. From basketball to dance to simply walking around, feet and ankles are subjected to the rigorous demands that the body and legs place on them.

Is Your Job Causing Shoulder Pain

Is Your Job Causing Shoulder Pain

by Shearly (SU)
Your shoulder consists of several joints that connect to various tendons and muscles. The complexity of your shoulder is what enables you to do so much with your arms. It’s also the reason why many people suffer from shoulder pain and injuries.

Are My Headaches Caused by Shoulder Pain?

Are My Headaches Caused by Shoulder Pain?

by Shearly (SU)
If you’ve ever suffered from the debilitating effects of headaches accompanied by neck and shoulder pain, you know firsthand just how important it is to identify the cause of the problem and do everything you can to remedy or prevent it.

 Is an Artificial Joint Right for You?

Is an Artificial Joint Right for You?

by Stephanie Meadows
According to research, the term “replacement” is a little misleading, as when someone undergoes joint replacement surgery, the ends of the bones are removed or resurfaced and are replaced with an artificial joint. By definition, an artificial joint is a prosthesis or prosthetic joint, made of either plastic, ceramic or metal, which is implanted to replace a natural joint.

Get Better Joint Replacement Results by Following These Steps

Get Better Joint Replacement Results by Following These Steps

by Shearly (SU)
Joints can be damaged by arthritis and other diseases, injuries, or other causes. Arthritis or simply years of use can cause the joint to wear down until the protective cartilage is all gone. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Diseases and damage inside a joint can limit blood flow, causing problems in the bones, as we need our blood to be healthy and in order for new healthy tissue and bone to grow and repair itself.

About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.