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Possible Causes of Your Hand Pain (And What We Can Do About It) Feb 7th, 2020

From gripping heavy objects to threading a needle, your hands give you the capability of performing many functions. Though your hand is quite complex, it’s also very delicate, comprised of thin bones, tendons, and blood vessels that sit just under your skin, making your hand vulnerable to injury and pain....

Suboxone: The Path Forward From Addiction Jan 13th, 2020

Have you used opioids for chronic pain and now find yourself concerned about your dependence? It can be incredibly difficult to break free from opioid use and find other forms of pain management that work. Don’t despair — you can have both freedom from opioid use and from pain with...

Your Shoulder Pain Could Actually Be a Neck Problem Dec 1st, 2019

Have you been experiencing chronic pain in your shoulder? You may be thinking it’s because of a shoulder injury, but in some cases, the real culprit could be in your neck. Our bodies don’t always “report” our pain in ways that make sense, and neck and shoulder pain frequently overlap....

Will Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Alleviate Your Back Pain? Nov 1st, 2019

If you have persistent back pain that hasn’t resolved with other medical interventions, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. At Orthopedic & Wellness Center in Frederick and Waldorf, Maryland, our dedicated surgeon Ojedapo Ojeyemi, MD, only recommends open surgery if it absolutely cannot be avoided. Using...

How to Spot a Herniated Disc Oct 1st, 2019

Back pain has countless possible causes, so it shouldn’t surprise you that around 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point during their lives. Herniated discs are a prevalent cause of back pain, but how can you tell if a herniated disc is the root cause of your pain?...

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Sciatica Pain Sep 3rd, 2019

It’s estimated that around 40% of people will experience sciatica at some point during their lifetime. If you have chronic lower back pain or disc degeneration or compression, you might be more susceptible to sciatica. For most people, sciatica is temporary and resolves quickly. If you end up with recurring...

How PRP Injections Help With Joint Pain Aug 13th, 2019

Joint pain can have a variety of causes, such as overuse, an injury, or medical conditions like arthritis. Whether it’s mild or severe, joint pain can interfere with your day and restrict movement. At Orthopedic & Wellness Center, Drs. Ojedapo Ojeyemi and Matthew Roh specialize in treating joint pain with...

What to Expect When Returning to Sports After an ACL Injury Jul 24th, 2019

Knee injuries are tough under the best of circumstances, but an injury to your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) requires a higher standard of care to avoid serious long-term consequences. In other words, if you’re an athlete who’s champing at the bit to get back into the game after an ACL...

Simple Tips to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Jun 13th, 2019

We use our hands every day, so it’s easy to take them for granted. But many of our everyday tasks put stress on our hands and wrists. Over time, this can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition that causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands. The physicians...

WHAT CAUSES DROP FOOT (FOOT DROP) AND STEPPAGE GAIT (FOOTDROP GAIT)? Dec 13th, 2017

Blog Snapshot: Drop foot is a condition that is characterized by an inability to manipulate the toes or ankles of a foot. This condition can prevent a person from raising their foot at the ankle, pointing their toes, or moving their ankle inward and outward. The specialists at Orthopedic &...

WHAT IS CHIARI MALFORMATION AND IS IT HEREDITARY? Nov 2nd, 2017

Blog Snapshot: Chiari malformation is a relatively common condition that causes brain tissue to extend downward into the spinal canal.  This condition falls under two major categories. Chiari malformation type I occurs during fetal development, causing symptoms later in life. Chiari malformation type II is present at birth. The specialists...

BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS MAY INCREASE RISK OF CHRONIC PAIN IN ADOLESCENTS Nov 2nd, 2017

Blog Snapshot: According to a recent study, behavioral health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, are considered early risk factors for chronic pain in adolescents. The research study was published in The Journal of Pain, and it looked into the associations between mental disorders and chronic pain in children, teens, and young...