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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?

Physiatrist vs Orthopedist

Physiatrist vs Orthopedist

by Stephanie Meadows
Understanding which medical professional, you should seek out can be a difficult decision, with so many sub-specialties in medicine. When you’re dealing with an injury involving bones, muscles, or joints (the musculoskeletal system), there are multiple doctors who may be suitable to help with these issues. While they may seem like similar fields, it is important to know the differences between a physiatrist and an orthopedist, so that you can make the right decision for your particular needs.

Common Fall Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Fall Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by Stephanie Meadows
As summer comes to an end, it means going back to school and back to playing fall sports. Unfortunately, with the beginning of a new season of sports, also comes the baggage of an increased risk for sports-related injuries. According to reach and a survey done by SafeKids.org, about 1.35 million kids make trips to the emergency room to receive treatment for sports injuries every year.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

by Stephanie Meadows
You may think that tennis elbow is an injury that only occurs with tennis players, but this isn’t always the case. While Tennis elbow is common in tennis players, it boils down to being an overuse injury. These types of injuries can occur from activities that work the same muscle group, such as gardening, painting, or using a screwdriver…and of course, swinging a tennis racquet.

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.

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.