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Category Archives: Orthopedics

Orthopedics | May 2, 2016

How to Choose the Right Orthopedic Doctor

  It’s important to feel confident about your choice of doctor. This is especially true when seeking treatment after a car accident. Choosing an orthopedic doctor is a critical decision because you’re working with a specialist plays a key role in your recovery. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right Atlanta orthopedic doctor.

Accidents, Orthopedics | Jun 14, 2017

How Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors Can Help You After A Car Accident

Car accidents are one of the terrifying and physically devastating experiences that can happen. In just a few seconds a car accident can turn a seemingly quiet drive into an experience that leaves you, and other passengers hurt or in critical shape. Although no one wants to be the victim of a car accident, it’s […]

Ankle Pain, Orthopedics | Jun 20, 2017

Treating Heel Pain On Your Own and With Orthopedic Care

Thousands of residents throughout Atlanta experience heel pain on a regular basis. Caused by age, prior injuries, heel spurs, and degenerative disorders – heel pain has the potential to completely alter one’s routine because of how painful it can be to perform essential activities, including walking.

Health and Wellness, Orthopedics | Jun 30, 2017

4 Reasons To Choose Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment

If you have never received orthopedic treatment before, there are a variety of health benefits associated with our practice. At AICA Orthopedics, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors help reduce stress and correct injuries caused by repetitive movement, overuse, and blunt trauma using non-invasive treatment solutions. If you suffer from chronic pain or injured yourself in an […]

Orthopedics | Jul 10, 2017

Health Benefits of Orthopedic Treatment For Atlanta’s Seniors

Orthopedic Treatment serves as an excellent source for seniors who are interested in maintaining healthy, active lifestyles. It’s important for seniors to understand common concerns that affect their health as they grow older. Personal diet, family history, and physical activity are all important concepts that influence how well seniors feel and can follow through with […]

Orthopedics | Jul 13, 2017

What To Expect When Visiting An Atlanta Orthopedic Doctor

If you were recently involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you have injuries you are not aware of. Common car accident injuries like Whiplash may not produce noticeable symptoms for several weeks to a few months after the incident takes place. You may walk away from your accident feeling fine and wake up weeks […]

Orthopedics | Jul 14, 2017

The Causes of Hip Dysplasia and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Hip dysplasia affects thousands of residents throughout the greater Atlanta community, predominantly those under the age of 50. Initially considered to be a childhood disease, hip dysplasia is one of the most under diagnosed conditions because of how it develops and the kind of symptoms it produces. Patients who suffer from hip dysplasia often do […]

Back Pain, Orthopedics | Jul 18, 2017

Maintaining A Healthy Back

Chronic back pain is the primary source of disability for those under 45 years old living in the United States. To better understand why back pain is so prominent among Americans, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are discussing the anatomy of the spine and what you can do to experience complete back pain relief.

Knee Pain, Orthopedics | Aug 11, 2017

Orthopedic Treatment For Runner’s Knee

Patients often visit our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors with concerns regarding the health of their knees. People who have been physically active their whole lives and train on a regular basis suddenly notice a growing soreness in one or both of their knees. For them, this situation seems like an anomaly and a nightmare. For our […]

Orthopedics | Aug 14, 2017

Treating Painful Bone Spurs With Atlanta Orthopedic

Bones spurs or osteophytes are growths that cause significant pain and inflammation because of how they affect the nerves, ligaments, and joints. Spurs often develop in the spine, hands, wrists, hips, and knees and although anyone can be affected by bone spurs, most patients who require Orthopedic Treatment are over the age of 60.

Hip Pain, Orthopedics | Aug 16, 2017

Common Causes of Hip Pain and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Hip pain affects thousands of residents throughout the greater Atlanta region and develops from a variety of causes. Although anyone can experience hip pain, it most often affects those who are under 15 years old, as well as those who are over the age of 45. If you experience chronic hip pain or recently injured […]

Orthopedics | Aug 23, 2017

Consider Orthopedic Treatment Before Knee Surgery

There are over one million knee and hip replacement surgeries that take place throughout the United States each year. Although the majority of these surgeries are successful and patients can leave their experience in better condition, it is always uncertain whether your full capabilities will return over time.

Hand Pain, Orthopedics | Sep 1, 2017

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Hand Pain and Injuries

Your hands are complex systems that allow you to perform a variety of actions that range from turning a doorknob to picking up objects. Because of how often your hands are used on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that so many people experience hand pain during their lifetime. Hand pain derives from a wide […]

Orthopedics | Sep 4, 2017

How Orthopedic Treatment Can Support Runners Training For A Race

Regardless of whether you’re an elite athlete or just starting to build a base of endurance, running is one of the most rewarding, approachable exercises. For those who are interested in completing their first 5K road race or others who are competing for a spot in the Boston Marathon, getting injured before a race can […]

Orthopedics | Sep 6, 2017

Suffer From Kyphosis? Let Orthopedics Help!

Is it difficult to maintain an even posture? Do you experience pain when trying to stand up straight? A hunched back is a common symptom of a condition referred to as kyphosis, which is responsible for distorting your spine and causing it to curve outward. Patients who experience kyphosis suffer from constant pain, numbness, and tingling […]

Hip Pain, Orthopedics | Dec 18, 2017

Why You May Experience More Joint Pain During The Winter

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability, affecting over 40 million people throughout the United States. On top of this, close to 25 million children have arthritis, while over 20 million people have osteoarthritis. During the cold winter season, temperature, air pressure, and a general lack of exercise can cause patients to […]

Hand Pain, Orthopedics | Dec 20, 2017

Causes of Chronic Hand Pain and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Your hands consist of sensitive tendons and joints that are exposed to stress each and every day. Performing common tasks like typing on a keyboard or turning a doorknob can gradually deteriorate tissue and cause chronic hand pain. Although such pain can derive from all kinds of sources that range from injuries to degenerative conditions, […]

Orthopedics | Dec 27, 2017

How Can I Treat My Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis refers to articular cartilage that becomes worn down and creates an environment that makes joint motion painful. Although this condition occurs in various ways, most patients develop it as a result of aging, physical activity, genetics, blunt trauma, and leading a sedentary lifestyle. If you manage Osteoarthritis and are interested in treatment, contact our Atlanta […]

Orthopedics | Jan 3, 2018

Arthritis Prevention

Arthritis does occur for natural reasons that include age, genetics, and gender. However, there are a variety of healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to reduce the chances of developing painful joints over time. Even more valuable is that many of these activities can help protect your long-term health from other types […]

Orthopedics, Specialties | Jan 17, 2018

Orthopedic Care for Atlanta’s Veterans

At AICA Orthopedics, we provide holistic rehabilitative Orthopedic care for the community’s veterans that focuses on pain relief and improving mobility. Many retired military veterans are constantly seeking medical support to address chronic pain, joint dysfunction, and scar tissue caused by combat or training. Rather than rely on prescription medications that contain adverse side effects […]

Orthopedics, Specialties | Jan 19, 2018

Bone Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy provides both positive and negative effects on bone health. Because of this, it is imperative to understand how bones are impacted during this time and what preventative steps should be taken to avoid potential health complications for the mother and child alike.

Orthopedics | Jan 24, 2018

Orthopedic Care For Bone Fractures In Children

Children are prone to injuries due to the types of activities they partake in and their carefree attitudes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over four million children throughout the United States are sent to an emergency room for bone fractures each year. Orthopedic care for bone fracture in […]

Back Pain, Orthopedics | Feb 2, 2018

Back Surgery Recovery

Back pain is prevalent among Americans because of the types of stress and strain most people are confronted with on a daily basis. The modern work space sees millions of Americans sitting down, hunched forward for long periods, while others experience back pain as a result of prior injuries or aging. Most cases of back […]

Back Pain, Orthopedics | Feb 21, 2018

Questions To Ask Before Spine Surgery

If you are considering surgery to treat a recent injury or a preexisting condition, there are specific questions you should ask your doctor before following through with a procedure. Consider the following questions before making a final decision on whether surgery is the most appropriate option.

Orthopedics | Mar 12, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Adult Acquired Flatfoot

Adult acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a painful condition that can affect men and women over time. The posterior tibial tendon helps provide stability to the arch and inverts the foot. Tendonitis occurs from repetitive actions such as walking or when carrying the majority of your body weight on one specific side. […]

Hip Pain, Orthopedics | Mar 28, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Hip Impingement

Chronic hip pain is caused by a variety of factors and may not be linked to arthritis. Hip impingement, also referred to as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), causes a tremendous amount of groin pain that typically appears during physical activity, as well as when following through with basic actions such as putting clothes on, walking up […]

Orthopedics | Mar 30, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Osteoporosis

More than 44 million people throughout the United States suffer from Osteoporosis, a chronic disease that causes the bones to deteriorate and fracture over time. Such fractures are responsible for approximately 430,000 hospital visits, 2.5 million office sessions, and 180,000 nursing home admissions per year. Unfortunately, osteoporosis can develop without exhibiting noticeable symptoms and tend […]

Orthopedics, Surgery | Apr 9, 2018

Articular Cartilage Restoration

The smooth, white tissue that covers the end of bones that connect together is known as articular cartilage. Such cartilage allow your joints to move seamlessly, while also supporting the bones ability to glide over each other without creating tension. Patients can damage their articular cartilage through repetition of movement or stress that gradually develops […]

Orthopedics, Specialties | Apr 18, 2018

The Value of Orthopedic Bracing

Braces and splints provide a world of value for patients who suffer from chronic or acute conditions. Orthopedic bracing is primarily used to address various injuries and such devices are supported with scientific research that proves their value for injury prevention and recovery. If you have never used some type of orthopedic brace to treat […]

Orthopedics | May 7, 2018

Don’t Wait For Tendon Pain To Go Away On Its Own – Seek Orthopedic Treatment

If you are an outdoor enthusiast who actively runs, plays tennis, or regularly participates in some type of sport, you most likely experience tendon pain from time to time. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Over 10 million Americans experience tendon pain each year and most cases gradually worsen with time. Even those who aren’t athletic may […]

Orthopedics, Specialties | May 14, 2018

Non-Invasive Orthopedic Treatment

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors strive to make sure that all of our patients are well informed and educated on their conditions or injuries, as well as their treatment options. Most conditions or injuries that are treated at AICA Orthopedics do not require surgical intervention. In fact, we utilize a variety of non-invasive treatment solutions that […]

Legal, Orthopedics | May 23, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment and Workman’s Comp In Atlanta

There are a variety of injuries that can occur at any moment at work. From repetitive actions that apply excessive amounts of stress to your joints to sudden accident injuries, it’s important to seek immediate orthopedic treatment when pain suddenly appears. To ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, you will want to work […]

Orthopedics | Jun 20, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For A Meniscus Tear

A meniscus tear is one of the most common injuries treated at AICA Orthopedics because of how much pressure and stress your knees are confronted with on a daily basis. For those who have damaged or torn their meniscus, being able to apply weight to the affected area is difficult to impossible to perform. Usually […]

Orthopedics | Oct 15, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment Helps Athletes Stay On The Field

It only takes a split second for an accident to change your life as you know it. It is important to know what to do after sustaining an injury to prevent you from damage that could last the rest of your life.

Orthopedics | Oct 24, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Fall and Winter Athletes

It’s fall again and with the season comes our favorite fall sports. If you are playing on the school team or just playing on the weekend with friends and family it can be a lot of fun – but also can lead to an orthopedic injury.

Orthopedics | Nov 16, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Musculoskeletal Injuries

It is common to experience musculoskeletal injuries following an automobile accident. These types of injuries affect the discs, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and ligaments and ultimately affect the movement and function of the body, keeping you from continuing your normal lifestyle.

Orthopedics | Nov 19, 2018

Orthopedic Care For Broken Bones

Yearly, nearly six million people find themselves with a fracture or a broken bone. As far as orthopedic injuries are concerned, those are by far the most common. Bones do flex a bit to accommodate high impact activities, but if we overextend or exert, a crack in the bone can easily occur. Car accidents, gunshot […]

Orthopedics | May 1, 2019

Common Injuries Seen At Our Atlanta Orthopedic Urgent Care Center

If you have fallen victim to an orthopedic injury, you may find our Atlanta orthopedic clinic helpful as well as convenient. However, if you have suffered an open fracture which is when the bone has broken through the skin, a trip to regular emergency room at a local hospital would be a better option as […]

Orthopedics, Surgery | Jun 3, 2019

Common Questions For Orthopedic Surgeons

Q: Is there a right time for surgery? A: When setting expectations around surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will know when is best based upon the amount of pain you are in and how your injury or pain is affecting your overall life. With all of that in mind, the surgeon will make the decision when […]

Orthopedics | Jul 8, 2019

What Do Orthopedic Surgeons Do?

Bone and muscle pain can adversely affect many different people from many different walks of life. Those affected by musculoskeletal conditions often miss out on things they enjoy due to the pain or mobility issues due to their conditions. However, there is hope, and teaming up with a skilled orthopedic surgeon from Atlanta Orthopedics can […]

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Chiropractic, Orthopedics, Spine Care | Oct 18, 2019

What Kind of Doctor Helps with Spinal Issues?

If you’ve got a problem with your spine, you may be surprised at the type of doctor you’re sent to for consultation and treatment. Unlike some parts of the body, there isn’t one specific spine doctor out there.   Instead, there are a number of different specialists who can treat spinal conditions. The type of […]

How An Orthopedic Specialist Can Help You | AICA Orthopedics

Orthopedics | Oct 21, 2019

How An Orthopedic Specialist Can Help You

When injuries occur, no one wants to think the injury is severe and believe with a little rest; the pain will go away. Sometimes, this may work out, but for those who have more severe injuries, waiting to receive medical attention may cause more harm than good. So, the next time you help a friend […]

Orthopedic Surgeons and Your Personal Injury Case | AICA Orthopedics

Legal, Orthopedics, Surgery | Nov 1, 2019

Orthopedic Surgeons and Your Personal Injury Case

If involved in a personal injury case, and damage has been caused to the musculoskeletal system, an orthopedic surgeon is called upon to assess your injuries to determine the intensity of the injury. If the injury or injuries are severe, the orthopedic doctor will perform surgery so the patient can make a full recovery.

Orthopedic Care for Gestational Diabetes | AICA Orthopedics

Health and Wellness, Orthopedics | Nov 29, 2019

Orthopedic Care for Gestational Diabetes

An expectant mother who receives a diagnosis of diabetes while pregnant is considered to have Gestational diabetes. This condition occurs in about seven percent of pregnancies and is usually detected in the second half of the pregnancy. Many women find that this condition resolves itself following delivery; however, if not managed throughout the pregnancy, complications […]

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Orthopedics | Dec 2, 2019

Why AICA Orthopedics?

Following an auto accident, if injuries were sustained, seeking treatment for your orthopedic injuries should be a high priority. When looking for a car injury doctor, AICA Orthopedics can diagnose and treat any orthopedic injury and work to get you back to your pre-accident self.

Foot with a bunion requiring an orthopedic Atlanta doctor

Orthopedics | Dec 4, 2019

Are Your Shoes Giving You Bunions?

What Is a Bunion? A bunion is a bone deformity that can occur most commonly in the base of the big toe. It generally appears in the form of a bump on the joint that is formed where the bones of the big toe and the bones of the foot meet.   These visible bumps […]

Who To See Following An Accident | AICA Orthopedics

Accident FAQS, Chiropractic, Orthopedics | Dec 4, 2019

Who To See Following An Accident

If injured in an auto accident, seeking treatment is a must but who do you see? If you suffer injuries should you make an appointment with an Atlanta orthopedic doctor or a chiropractor? As each injury is unique, the answer to that question may vary.

Orthopedic Specialists giving platelet rich plasma injection to knee

Joint Pain, Orthopedics | Dec 6, 2019

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma? Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) refers to a “version” of an individual’s blood platelets that have been enhanced to contain many more growth factors than naturally occur in blood platelets. This spike in growth factors is present when a person’s blood is drawn, and the platelets are separated out from the […]

How to Find an Orthopedic Doctor After an Accident

Accidents, Orthopedics | Jan 16, 2020

How to Find an Orthopedic Doctor After a Car Accident

If you have been in a car accident, you want to know that you are receiving the very best care from an experienced, knowledgeable orthopedic doctor. You must find the right doctor to treat your specific injuries. But how can you find the right doctor and avoid all the wrong ones? Follow these tips to […]

How Do You Know If You Should See a Neurologist or an Orthopedic Doctor? | AICA Orthopedics

Neurology, Orthopedics | Jan 28, 2020

How Do You Know If You Should See a Neurologist or an Orthopedic Doctor?

When deciding where to turn after an injury, some may wonder about the difference between an orthopedic doctor and neurologist. Which one should they see and why?

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own

Neurology, Orthopedics | Aug 3, 2020

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own?

Have you ever been seated with your legs crossed for too long and noticed your foot has ‘fallen asleep’? That tingling, numb sensation is a classic example of a pinched nerve. It is rather common to experience a mild example of a pinched nerve like this and usually repositioning your body is all it takes […]

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Sleep Better

Chiropractic, Orthopedics | Aug 12, 2020

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Sleep Better?

Sleep disorders are a broad category, made up of issues both falling and staying asleep, and an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with at least one form of a sleep disorder. Trouble sleeping is not just an inconvenience, but can also be dangerous and cause a host of more serious issues. Before letting […]

Why Do I Have Tailbone Pain

Chronic Pain, Orthopedics | Aug 28, 2020

Why Do I Have Tailbone Pain?

Tailbone pain can be extremely frustrating because it can affect you when you sit down, stand up, or even turn your body the wrong way. What may seem like a mild discomfort after sitting on bleachers for a long sports game can turn into a nightmare when you start experiencing that pain while going about […]

6 Hand Exercises for Arthritis

Orthopedics | Oct 22, 2020

6 Hand Exercises for Arthritis

If you have been diagnosed with arthritis, then you know how hand pain can really take a toll on your daily life. Whether you are typing on a computer, stirring your favorite dish in the kitchen, or knitting a scarf, arthritis pain can make these tasks incredibly uncomfortable or even impossible to complete. When arthritis […]

What Are Orthopedic Injuries

Injuries, Orthopedics | Dec 21, 2020

What Are Orthopedic Injuries?

If you have been in a car accident or otherwise referred to doctor who specializes in orthopedics, you may be wondering exactly what that means and why it may help you. As a branch of medicine, orthopedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons and how they work together. An […]

Is There A Difference Between An Orthopedic Doctor and An Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedics | Jan 6, 2021

Is There A Difference Between An Orthopedic Doctor and An Orthopedic Surgeon?

Do you know that you can go to different specialists for your orthopedic problems? If you are referred to an orthopedic clinic, you may see either an orthopedic doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. To many people, this sounds like it’s the same thing. After all, can’t doctors perform surgery? However, there is a distinction between […]

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