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Keeping Women's Knees and Hips Healthy at all Stages of Life

Keeping Women's Knees and Hips Healthy at all Stages of Life

by Shearly (SU)
Any woman who has experienced a knee or hip injury understands the ill effects on mobility and the hindrance on daily living. Women at all stages of life are susceptible to injury from athletics, overuse and aging. M. Brian Polsky, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics:

Foot and Ankle: Reasons to Visit an Ankle Specialist

Foot and Ankle: Reasons to Visit an Ankle Specialist

by Stephanie Meadows
Every day, the average person utilizes this structure to walk between 8,000 to 10,000 steps. The repeated pounding and side-to-side motion performed in sports, exercise, and regular daily movement provides an understanding of why this part of the body is the most common site of injuries. From basketball to dance to simply walking around, feet and ankles are subjected to the rigorous demands that the body and legs place on them.

Hydration is the Key for Healthy Joints

Hydration is the Key for Healthy Joints

by Stephanie Meadows
Are you drinking enough water? Studies show that the answer is probably no. Some 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated and drink below the recommended amount, which is an average of eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.

Running into Foot Pain: Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy

by OAC Admin
Our feet have the power to make running either a comfortable or miserable experience. Foot problems can also lead to pain and injury of the knees, hips, and lower back if you don’t take the proper precautions.

OACM Foot and Ankle Surgeon Treats Achilles Tendon Injuries with Surgery and Conservative Care

OACM Foot and Ankle Surgeon Treats Achilles Tendon Injuries with Surgery and Conservative Care

by Bevon Findley (SU)
As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon is critical for walking, running, dancing, and sports. This tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel, and it can be prone to injury. An Achilles rupture is a sudden event that sounds like a pop and causes acute, severe pain. People who have a rupture often say that it feels like someone has kicked or cut their lower leg or heel. Ruptures usually happen in people from about age 30 to 50, more commonly in men.

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.