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Foot Pain: Have You Injured Your Achilles Tendon?

Foot Pain: Have You Injured Your Achilles Tendon?

by Stephanie Meadows
Injuring your Achilles tendon can happen to anyone, whether you are an athlete, or just an active person going about your everyday life. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body, located at the back of your ankle, which attaches your calf muscles to the heel bone. It is a springy band of tissue, giving us the ability to flex and point your toes toward the floor and raise up on your tiptoes.

Physical Medicine vs Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine vs Physical Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
When you are in chronic pain after suffering an accident or injury that may have caused long-term disability, and are in need of extensive treatment, there are a variety of specialists you can choose from to help you recover. While some people may be able to recuperate on their own, it’s often required by physicians to get professional help, either from a physiatrist or physical therapist. Both professions are closely related, but there are distinct differences. Here is a guide to help you distinguish between the two, and give you more information about available treatment options.

What is Laser Therapy?

What is Laser Therapy?

by Stephanie Meadows
Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within and surrounding the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation, often caused by conditions such as arthritis. For joint related pain or injury, most orthopedic surgeons will explore a wealth of non-surgical treatment options before making the diagnosis that surgery may be necessary.

How Physical Therapy can Help MS Patients

How Physical Therapy can Help MS Patients

by Stephanie Meadows
According to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, it is estimated that more than 400,000 people have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis is categorized as an autoimmune condition, where the body mistakenly attacks its own immune system, damaging the myelin sheath, which is the protective covering over nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

How Physical Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients

How Physical Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients

by Stephanie Meadows
Cancer is a devastating diagnosis that no one wants to hear, and it can change the whole landscape of a person’s life in an instant. Well, breast cancer is one of the deadliest and most common types of cancer affecting women today. Statistics have shown that at least one in eight women will get a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

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.