Your Bone Health
Does Joint Pain Have To Rule My Life?
"Your Bone Health" Featured Question - Winter 2015
In this joint pain video, Nurse Barb interviews Dr. Rodney Wong, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at El Camino Hospital, and speaks with orthopedic patients to provide viewers with a greater understanding for the current state of treatment.
I felt a “pop” in my knee and now it keeps “giving way”.
"Your Bone Health" Featured Question - Fall 2015
When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus.
Is it okay for my growing middle schooler to play competitive sports all year round?
"Your Bone Health" Featured Question - Summer 2015
In recent years, doctors have begun to see a significant increase in overuse injuries in children. In most cases, these injuries are associated with sports-related activity. Although the physical and emotional benefits of athletic activity are significant, too much activity can lead to injury.
It feels like my shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket
"Your Bone Health" Featured Question - Spring 2015
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such as hanging curtains and gardening.
Why should I be concerned about osteoporisis?
"Your Bone Health" Featured Question - Winter 2014
Osteoporosis is a major health problem, affecting more than 44 million Americans and contributing to an estimated 2 million bone fractures per year.
How Can I Prevent Golfer's Elbow?
"Your Bone Health" Featured Question - Fall 2014
Most golf injuries are the result of overuse. By repeating the same golf swing motion over and over again, significant stress is placed on the same muscles, tendons, and joints. Over time, this can cause injury.
Golfers most often experience hand tenderness or numbness, and may also have shoulder, back, and knee pain. Golfer's elbow and wrist injuries, such as tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, may also occur.