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How Your Weight Affects Your Joints Nov 1st, 2019

Did you know that every five pounds of extra body weight increases the pressure on your joints by 25 pounds? Many of our patients at Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates come in for help with knee pain, and that isn’t the only joint affected when you’re overweight. Excess weight also strains your...

What’s Behind Your Shoulder Pain? Oct 1st, 2019

Shoulder pain is the third most common problem treated by physicians, with 18-26% of all adults suffering from shoulder pain on any given day. And though the pain is bad enough, shoulder problems often take athletes out of the game and require time away from work. Many of our patients...

Your Shoes Could Be Contributing to Your Knee Pain Sep 1st, 2019

There’s no doubt that the shoes you wear can contribute to knee injuries and pain. Your shoes influence foot movement, which determines the amount of pressure placed on your knees. Before long, ongoing stress causes a new knee problem or makes an existing problem worse. When you have knee pain...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Aug 14th, 2019

You’ve already experienced the pain of a sprained ankle, so you don’t want to go through the same experience over and over. But that’s what you’ll face if you develop chronic ankle instability. At Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates, we have years of experience helping our patients prevent chronic instability with customized...

5 Factors That Could Be Contributing to Your Sciatica Jul 17th, 2019

Though sciatica begins at the bottom of your spine, the problem doesn’t stay in your back. Instead, it causes a sharp, electric-shock pain that shoots down one of your legs. Though the severity of pain varies from one patient to the next, most describe it as debilitating. As specialists in...

Living with Arthritis Jun 21st, 2019

The most recent statistics show that about 23% of all adults in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis. At least 43% of them have limited their activities because of their pain and stiffness. There’s no doubt that it’s hard to live with arthritis, and we aren’t here to...

How to Avoid Putting Yourself at Risk for Carpal Tunnel May 8th, 2019

About 5% of working adults develop carpal tunnel syndrome, and women are 10 times more likely to face the problem than men. Many of them could prevent carpal tunnel syndrome by taking simple steps to avoid the activities that pinch the nerve. At Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates we want to help...

Top 7 Most Common Symptoms and Causes of Knee Pain Apr 24th, 2019

Knee pain is one of the most common pain conditions affecting adults, with nearly 40% of Americans surveyed saying they had disabling knee pain. The most common sources of knee pain are repetitive stress, injury, and age-related degeneration. At Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates, we specialize in helping patients of all ages...

Tips and Tricks for Preventing Tendonitis Mar 14th, 2019

Preventing tendonitis is far better than letting the inflammation develop and facing months of treatment, or worse, suffering a complete rupture when the tendon becomes severely damaged.   Here at Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates, we’re dedicated to providing preventive care, so we’re glad to offer this information about tendonitis and how...

Why Arthritis Sufferers Need to Exercise Feb 1st, 2019

If your joints are increasingly stiff and painful due to arthritis, exercise may be the last thing on your mind as you grit your teeth and labor through the day. Yet exercise is one of the best things you can do to maintain the health of your beleaguered joints. Your...

What is decompression surgery and how can it help my back pain? Jan 14th, 2019

Ongoing back pain has such a substantial impact on your ability to walk, stand, and generally get through the day that it’s the most common cause of disability in adults younger than 45. That’s right; it isn’t just a problem you might face as you get older. The first twinge...

Ergonomic Solutions to Reduce Your Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dec 14th, 2018

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often considered to be an adult problem, but be aware that it’s increasingly diagnosed at younger ages as a result of the popularity of electronic media. The good news is that you can prevent the problem, and the team at Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates is here to...

What are the surgical options if epidural treatment fails to remedy my sciatica? Nov 19th, 2018

Sciatica is unique compared to other lower back problems because it causes back pain as well as severe pain, tingling, and other sensations down the length of your leg. When this type of pain persists despite epidural treatment, it may be time to explore your surgical options. The team at...

What to Expect From Rotator Cuff Surgery: All Your Questions Answered Oct 31st, 2018

If you need your rotator cuff repaired due to an injury, overuse, or the natural degeneration caused by aging, surgery can help get rid of your pain and restore some or all of your range of motion. Surgery may involve anything from shaving off bone spurs that are pinching nerves...

Check Out Our New Website: We've Got Lots of Helpful Info Sep 27th, 2018

At Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, our mission is not only to help you find relief from pain and injury but also to arm with you with scientifically verified information that helps you understand and take control of your orthopedic health.Our website is filled with helpful Q&As to...