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Neck Pain in the Digital World

Neck Pain in the Digital World

by Stephanie Meadows
As we continue to spend more and more time using smart-devices and computers, more and more patients come in to Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland with localized neck pain. With appropriate testing, we can determine if these symptoms are related to degeneration of the discs or due to arthritis of the facet joints. A focused, team approach can be put into action to help improve and better control your symptoms.

Common Orthopedic Subspecialties

Common Orthopedic Subspecialties

by Stephanie Meadows
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that is specifically devoted to the care of the musculoskeletal system, meaning the anatomy of the human body, specifically muscles, bones, ligaments, nerves, joints, tendons, and connective tissues. Much of an orthopedic surgeon's practice involves treating a variety of injuries medically with medication or surgery; or physically, through the use physical therapy, and durable medical equipment (DME), such as the application of braces, casts, or splints.

How Physical Medicine Helps Patients with Physical Impairments or Disabilities

How Physical Medicine Helps Patients with Physical Impairments or Disabilities

by Stephanie Meadows
Physiatry, known as physical or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore function and mobility for patients. The main goal of physiatry is helping patients with disabilities or impairments such as damage to the spinal cord, nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons, live a higher quality of life.

Shoulder Pain: Will I Need Surgery?

Shoulder Pain: Will I Need Surgery?

by Stephanie Meadows
Having shoulder pain is a very common condition and problem, as it affects one in every three people. Many people who are suffering with shoulder pain tend to have issues mostly with their rotator cuff, which is the group of four muscles that make up and support the shoulder joint. After an extensive evaluation of diagnostic tests (X-rays, MRI, physical exam, and a physical therapy evaluation), your orthopedic surgeon will give you a diagnosis, and the prescribe necessary treatment for your injury or condition. In some cases, rest, medication, and physical therapy can be enough to get the shoulder healthy and mobile, but surgery can be a final solution to fixing the shoulder and relieving shoulder pain.

Preventing Frozen Shoulder

Preventing Frozen Shoulder

by Stephanie Meadows
Does your shoulder hurt or feel pinched when you reach overhead or lift directly to your side? Does your shoulder ache when you try to lean on it, or while sleeping? Does your shoulder hurt or stiffen up or become sore during or after you do repetitive activities such as lifting, swimming, throwing a ball, or swinging a tennis racquet or golf club?

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.