Wound Healing Awareness Month and Diabetic Foot Ulcerations 

Wound Healing Awareness Month (WHAM!) and Diabetic Foot Ulcerations Written by: Lauren Schuermann Medically reviewed by: Dr. Ralph J. Napolitano Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFAS Wham! — the English pop duo with famous songs such as “Wake me up before you go, go?” No, WHAM! is the acronym for Wound Healing Awareness Month developed by the American […]

Can You Walk with a Fractured Kneecap?

Can You Walk with a Fractured Kneecap? (Patellar Fracture) Written by: Jacob Tiell   What Is a Patella Fracture? A patella fracture is what many people know as a broken knee cap. This injury is relatively common and usually caused by a direct blow (i.e., a motor vehicle crash (MVC) where your knee is driven […]

Gluteus Medius Tear 

Gluteus Medius Tear Written by: Ben Piller What Is the Gluteus Medius? The gluteus medius is one of your three gluteal muscles. It is located along the side of your hip and sits underneath your main gluteal muscle, the gluteus maximus. The gluteus medius is one of the most important muscles in keeping your pelvis […]

Avascular Necrosis of the Shoulder

Avascular Necrosis of the Shoulder Written by: Lauren Schuermann Medically reviewed by: Dr. Ralph J. Napolitano Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFAS What Exactly Is Avascular Necrosis of the Shoulder? A lack of blood flow to a region causes severe damage to the tissues around it. For example, when an occlusion occurs in the heart’s coronary arteries, blood […]

Reasons Your Hands Hurt at Night

Reasons Your Hands Hurt at Night Written by: Erin Pellot OMS-II Why Do My Hands Hurt at Night? Have you ever awakened to stiff or tingling hands in the middle of the night and wondered what brought on the uncomfortable sensation? Although there are many possible causes for hand pain, a couple are known to […]

Can Bad Shoes Cause Knee Pain? 

Can Bad Shoes Cause Knee Pain? Written by: Matias Malkamaki Medically reviewed by: Dr. Nicholas A. Cheney, DO, FAOAO Joint pain is a common problem for people, especially as they grow older. While many factors play into the development of knee, ankle, and foot pain, one easily modifiable type is the shoes we wear. If you […]

Hip Avulsion Fractures 

Hip Avulsion Fractures Written by: Amber Sauder Hip pain that occurs with sports injuries can typically fall into the categories of sprains and strains. These types of injuries can resolve with rest and conservative treatment. Unfortunately, some injuries that cause hip pain are more serious and require advanced care from an orthopedic provider. Our bones […]

Meniscus Tear Treatment in Columbus, OH

MENISCUS TEAR Written by: Ben Piller   What Is the Meniscus? The meniscus is a “wedge-shaped” piece of rubbery cartilage that fits between the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone). There are two menisci in every knee as part of the normal anatomy of the human body. These are referred to as the […]

Causes of Hip Pain in Females

Causes of Hip Pain in Females by Jamie Sheehan, B.S., OMSII Medically reviewed by: Dr. Ying H. Chen, D.O., FACOS Conditions That Can Cause Hip Pain There are several causes of hip pain in females that stem from different conditions. Some of the different conditions that cause pain in the hip in female patients are explained below. […]

Broken Shoulder Blade | Scapula Fracture

Broken Shoulder Blade (Scapula Fracture) Written by: Jacob Tiell​   What Is a Scapular Fracture? A scapular fracture is a broken shoulder blade. While not very common, these shoulder blade fractures typically occur due to high-energy blunt trauma through a motor vehicle crash (MVC), falling from a great height, contact sports such as football, etc. […]