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What Could Your Foot Pain Mean?

What Could Your Foot Pain Mean?

by Stephanie Meadows
The human foot is a strong and complex mechanical structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the foot of the average jogger hits the ground with force equal to two to three times the normal body weight. Therefore, it’s important to take the time and think about how essential our feet are. It seems as if there is a consensus that feet are something people are not particularly fond of, however, it is time to start acknowledging the importance of our feet, and the value they have on our overall quality of life.

 All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement

All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip joint is one the largest joints of the body, and serves in movement as the thigh moves forward and backward. The hip joint also rotates when sitting and with changes of direction while walking. The hip is where the ball of the thigh bone (femur) joins the pelvis at a socket called the acetabulum. There is cartilage covering both the bone of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis in the hip joint. A joint lining tissue, called synovium, surrounds the hip joint. The synovial tissue produces fluid that lubricates the joint and provides nutrients to the cartilage of the joint.

Rehabilitation Specialist Vs Physical Therapist

Rehabilitation Specialist Vs Physical Therapist

by Stephanie Meadows
Recovery from orthopaedic injury normally requires a three-step process, which includes pain relief and inflammation reduction, treatment, and rehabilitation. Physical therapy involves the restoration of function, allowing you to regain your independence in the safest and most effective way possible. Rehabilitation is the process that assists a person in recovering from a serious injury, while physical therapy will help with strength, mobility and fitness.

Hip Replacement and How to Recover

Hip Replacement and How to Recover

by Stephanie Meadows
Most hip replacements in middle-aged patients are due to degenerative arthritis caused by wear-and-tear. The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show. The growing number of cases of arthritis is a major factor in the increase of hip replacement surgeries performed.

New Implant Improves Pain and Function for Big Toe

New Implant Improves Pain and Function for Big Toe

by Bevon Findley (SU)
OACM orthopaedic surgeon is one of the first in Maryland to perform a new surgical procedure that relieves pain and loss of mobility for patients suffering from osteoarthritis in the big toe joint.

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.