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Joint Health: Avoiding Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint Health: Avoiding Joint Replacement Surgery

by Rismary Cabrera
Have you ever experienced so much pain and stiffness that you have trouble with your mobility? Well, that could be due to your joints wearing down. Joints can be damaged by arthritis, degenerative conditions, or injuries. Arthritis or simply years of use may cause a lot of wear and tear on your joints, leading to a lifetime of pain, stiffness, and swelling. Bones are alive, and they need blood to be healthy, grow, and repair themselves. Diseases and damage inside a joint can limit blood flow, causing multiple problems, and if not treated properly, surgery may be required.

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

by Stephanie Meadows
When you or a loved one are sick or injured, deciding where to get care is the last thing you want to be worrying about, as it can be a stressful experience. Understanding your options now will make decision time easier when you need immediate care. Your primary doctor is the best place to start when you're sick or hurt. They know your health history, including any underlying conditions you may have. When you visit your doctor for an illness or injury, they can make informed choices about your treatment and necessary tests. However, what if you get sick or injured when your doctor's office is closed, or you cannot schedule an appointment for several weeks?

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.

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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.