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Your Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It starts out as a pesky problem — but, all too soon, carpal tunnel syndrome is interfering with everything you do, even robbing you of sleep. Here are some solutions for this common nerve entrapment issue.
Sep 1st, 2023

Am I at Risk for Sciatica?

If you’ve had sciatica before, you know it’s one condition you’d rather avoid. If you haven’t, trust us. In either case, prevention starts with understanding your risks, and we cover a few of the more common with sciatica.
Aug 1st, 2023

Signs That the Pain in Your Hip Might Be Tendonitis

Your hips have good support teams, which include tendons, muscles, and ligaments. When these tissues function well, so do your hips. When they don’t, you’re often left with hip pain and mobility issues.
Aug 1st, 2023

3 Signs Your Achilles Tendon May Be in Trouble

The ability to move through your world would be difficult without a healthy Achilles tendon. When something is amiss in this important connective tissue, you want to recognize the signs right away so you can get help.
Jul 3rd, 2023

When Hip Replacement Can Make Sense

While preserving major joints like your hips is always a good idea, replacement can sometimes be the better course of action. Here, we take a look at when hip replacement might make the most sense for your unique circumstances.
Jun 7th, 2023

Does Frozen Shoulder Go Away on Its Own?

You ignored the increasing stiffness in your shoulder. Now, you’re struggling to accomplish even the simplest of tasks thanks, to a joint that’s locked up. It’s called frozen shoulder, and here’s how you can regain use of this important joint.
Jun 7th, 2023

Benefits of Hip Preservation Versus Hip Replacement

We may have moved to a more disposable world, but your joints shouldn’t be included in this shift. Thanks to innovative surgical techniques, there are ways we can preserve your hip joint, helping you to avoid replacement.
May 4th, 2023

6 Simple Tips for Managing Arthritis

You’re tired of feeling like a prisoner to your arthritis, and we hear you. Since May is Arthritis Awareness Month, we want to present a few tips for keeping your joint pain and inflammation at bay.
May 2nd, 2023

Signs You Have a Fracture in Your Foot

Your feet contain one-quarter of your body’s entire bone count. Not only are these bones numerous, they’re also small and delicate, making them more vulnerable to fractures. Here’s how to tell if you have a foot fracture.
Apr 4th, 2023

Dull, Aching Pain In Your Hip? Here's What It Could Mean

You’ve developed a dull ache in one or both of your hips that’s become a mostly constant companion, sometimes flaring with certain activities or positions. Here, we take a look at what might be behind the problem.
Mar 13th, 2023

5 Amazing Benefits of Physical Therapy

When it comes to musculoskeletal issues of any kind, there’s no problem in which physical therapy can’t play a positive role. To give you an idea, we present five of the many benefits of physical therapy.
Mar 13th, 2023

Tips for Protecting Your Spine During Sports

You dive for that pickleball shot or take a tumble on the slopes and you feel a tightness along your spine, reminding you to take care of your back and neck. Here are some tips that will help protect your spine.
Feb 20th, 2023

Signs of Hip Dysplasia and How We Treat It

While hip dysplasia is something that you’re born with, oftentimes it’s not until adulthood that the structural issue becomes problematic. Here’s a look at some of the signs of hip dysplasia and why treatment is important.
Feb 15th, 2023

Recovering From Hip Arthroscopy: What to Expect

You’re undergoing a hip arthroscopy to regain the ability to move freely again — and you’d like to know when that will be. While there’s no definite recovery timeline after a hip arthroscopy, there are some rules of thumb.
Jan 10th, 2023

How to Slow Down the Progression of Your Osteoarthritis

It starts out as an ache after you’ve been active. All too soon, the discomfort becomes more constant and begins to have a serious effect on your life. While there’s no cure for osteoarthritis, there are ways to slow the disease.
Jan 2nd, 2023

When to Consider Arthroscopy for Your Wrist Pain

You’re struggling with pain in your wrist and you want the fastest road to relief. In some cases, this goal is best served through wrist arthroscopy, which is both an excellent diagnostic and treatment tool.
Dec 1st, 2022

Why Does My Hip Hurt While I Sleep?

You’re not sleeping as well as you used to, in large part because your hip hurts. Here, we explore some of the more common reasons why people experience hip pain at night and what we can do to help solve the problem.
Dec 1st, 2022

5 Common Hip Injuries Among Active People

You lead an active life and your health is largely better off for it. Unfortunately, athletes and active people are more prone to injury, and we discuss five of the more common hip injuries here.
Nov 9th, 2022

5 Signs You'd Benefit From Knee Replacement

While your knees may be the largest joints in your body, they’re also among the first to break down. Luckily, knee replacement is highly effective and successful, and here are some signs you may benefit from this procedure.
Nov 8th, 2022

How to Lower Your Risk for Hip Fractures After 60

Each year in the United States, 300,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized with hip fractures. We want to do our part to lower these numbers by presenting a few tips that can help you avoid this serious injury.
Oct 1st, 2022

Foods That Naturally Support Joint Health

Whether you’re already seeing the signs of arthritis in your joints or you want to take some preventive steps, there are many ways to promote good joint health through your diet.
Sep 1st, 2022

Is Replacement the Only Solution for a Damaged Hip?

You have damage in one or both of your hips, but you’re not keen on the idea of replacing the entire joint. While hip replacement does have its place, there are also ways to preserve the large joint.
Aug 1st, 2022

How Hip Arthroscopy Can Correct Your Hip Impingement

You’ve been diagnosed with a hip impingement, and you’d like to find the path of least resistance for resolving the issue. Allow us to introduce you to hip arthroscopy, which excels in preserving this important joint.
Jul 1st, 2022

The 5 Most Common Injuries in Runners

Running is a fantastic way to stay healthy, which is why about 50 million people in the United States considered themselves runners in 2020. Unfortunately, running also increases your risks for injuries.
Jul 1st, 2022

Diet Tips to Prevent Gout

When you’ve experienced a gout flare-up, you want to do everything in your power to prevent another one. In most cases, that starts with your diet, which can greatly influence gout. Here are some tips.
May 3rd, 2022

Am I At Risk of Developing Osteoarthritis in My Hips?

To call your hips critical for mobility would be an understatement, which is why you want to avoid conditions like hip osteoarthritis. Here, we review your risk factors for this condition, some of which are in your power to change.
May 3rd, 2022

Combat Arthritis With Physical Therapy

The prevalence of arthritis in the United States is large — about 1 in 4 adults are diagnosed with the condition. While arthritis may be incurable, physical therapy can make a huge difference in restoring pain-free movement.
Mar 6th, 2022

Sprained Your Ankle? Use the RICE Protocol

In the United States, more than 23,000 people sprain an ankle each day, some worse than others. No matter the severity, your first actions are important and should include the RICE protocol.
Feb 9th, 2022

Hip Labral Reconstruction Versus Labral Repair

You’ve got a problematic hip due to a labral tear, and you want to understand your options. Thanks to advances in the use of arthroscopy, we can now repair and reconstruct this important connective tissue.
Feb 9th, 2022

Recognizing and Treating a Labral Tear in the Hip

Your mobility is affected by a problem in your hips, and you want to narrow down the possibilities to figure out what you’re up against. Here, we take a closer look at the common signs of a labral tear in your hip.
Dec 9th, 2021

Four Effective Arthritis Treatments

At least one in four adults in the United States has joint pain due to arthritis, which means millions of people are seeking the same relief. Here, we explore four great options for treating arthritis.
Dec 9th, 2021

Is Working From Home a Pain in Your Neck?

Almost overnight, a large chunk of the workforce went from daily commuters to remote employees working from home. If working from home has become a literal pain in the neck, here are some tips.
Nov 9th, 2021

When to See a Specialist About Hip Pain

To call your hip joints integral to your ability to get around is very much an understatement. If you’re hobbled by hip pain, the effect on your life can be considerable, which makes seeking help a good idea.
Nov 9th, 2021

All About Ganglion Cysts

A ganglion cyst may not be a condition that crops up in everyday language, but it can develop with surprising regularity in your body. Here’s a brief overview of these typically harmless cysts.
Oct 11th, 2021

A Foot Sprain vs a Fracture: How to Tell the Difference

Your foot hurts and you’re wondering whether it’s a sprain or a fracture. While two completely different diagnoses, these problems share many of the same symptoms, which can make telling them apart difficult.
Oct 11th, 2021

Six Effective Treatments for Chronic Neck Pain

The old adage about something being a “pain in the neck” becomes well-understood when you’re suffering from chronic neck pain. Thankfully, there are many different treatment options for neck pain, and we review six here.
Sep 8th, 2021

Physical Therapy for Arthritis: What to Expect

When you have arthritis, the thought of exercising may not be a welcome one. Yet movement may be the key to improving your quality of life and reducing your pain, especially under the guidance of a physical therapist.
Sep 8th, 2021

How Is Spondylosis Treated?

You’re experiencing pain in your neck or lower back that gradually increases over time. While there are many potential causes, it likely falls under spondylosis. Here’s a look at how we can bring you relief.
Aug 10th, 2021

Can Regenerative Medicine Help a Meniscus Tear?

Of the many problems that can crop up in your knees, meniscus tears are the most common — about 500,000 per year in the United States. Here, we explore how regenerative medicine can play a role in restoring function to this joint.
Aug 10th, 2021

Five Conditions That Cause Chronic Foot Pain

You long to jump out of bed in the morning and get through the day without a problem. Instead, you’re met with pain in your feet that limits your life considerably. Here’s a look at five common causes of foot pain.
Jul 9th, 2021

Five Conditions That May Lead to Joint Replacement

Each year in the United States, there are 1million joint replacement surgeries, and this number is expected to rise to 4 million by the year 2030. Here’s a look at when you may become part of these numbers.
Jul 8th, 2021

What Does Arthroscopy Treat?

There’s a good reason (several, really) why arthroscopy is called one of the greatest advances in orthopaedic surgery in the 20th century. Here we explore some of its many applications in resolving hip issues.
Jun 21st, 2021

How Does Gout Affect the Feet?

Gout is a type of arthritis that can cause a great deal of pain in your big toe, though it can affect other areas of your feet and ankles, too. Here’s a look at gout and how we can help you improve the condition.
Jun 21st, 2021

Can Anything Be Done for a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve anywhere in your body can cause pain and discomfort, but when it affects your hip(s), your mobility is jeopardized, as well. Here’s a look at how we can help you overcome hip pain caused by a pinched nerve.
May 6th, 2021

Can Physical Therapy Help My Hip Pain?

When you have pain in your hips, the last thing you may want to think about is exercise. When that exercise is part of a targeted physical therapy program, however, your hips will reward you with pain-free movement.
May 5th, 2021

What Is Dysplasia?

One often thinks of hip problems as the domain of older people. Dysplasia, however, is a problem that often strikes right out of the gate, leading to lifelong issues with mobility, instability, and pain.
Apr 5th, 2021

Healing From Hand Surgery: What to Expect

Most people aren’t aware of just how much they rely on their hands until one of them is incapacitated, which is certainly the case after hand surgery. Here’s what you should expect after hand surgery and a few tips to ease your recovery.
Apr 1st, 2021

6 Signs of Hip Arthritis

Arthritis in any of your joints can be debilitating, but arthritis in your hips can be especially uncomfortable given the role these joints play in supporting and moving your body. Here’s a look at some of the signs of hip arthritis.
Mar 7th, 2021

Who Needs Hand Surgery?

While no one eagerly raises their hand for surgery, there are times when it’s the best path forward for restoring function. Here’s a look at some of the more common situations when hand surgery may be necessary.
Feb 24th, 2021

Common Causes of Hip Impingement

If you’re hobbled by hip pain, an impingement may be to blame. Here’s a look at what happens when you develop a hip impingement, and how we can resolve the issue and give you back the ability to move without pain.
Feb 24th, 2021

Why Every Athlete Needs a Sports Medicine Expert on Their Team

If you ask an athlete what frightens them most, the odds are good that a “sidelining injury” tops the list. If an active lifestyle is important to your physical and mental health, explore how sports medicine can help keep you in the game.
Feb 24th, 2021

Signs That Your Hip Pain Could Be Hip Impingement

Problems in your hip can cast a wide net over your ability to function normally, as certain movements cause you to wince in pain. To narrow down the possibilities, here’s a look at when hip impingement might be to blame.
Feb 24th, 2021

When Hip Pain Requires Arthroscopy

Pain in any of the major joints that are critical to your mobility is cause for concern, which is certainly true of your hips. Here’s a look at when your hip pain may benefit from arthroscopy.
Feb 24th, 2021

4 Bad Habits that Could Be Worsening Your Knee Pain

Your knees are the largest joints in your body and among the most susceptible to pain. In fact, 25% of adults will struggle with knee pain at some point in their lives. Here’s a look at some habits that may be contributing to your achy knees.
Feb 24th, 2021

5 Common Shoulder Conditions

As joints go, your shoulders allow the most range of motion, which also makes them vulnerable to damage. Here’s a look at five of the more common shoulder conditions and how we can help you wave goodbye to the problem.
Feb 7th, 2021

How Physical Therapy Can Speed Up Your Recovery

Gone are the days when hip surgery meant plenty of downtime and a slow recovery. Thanks to advanced surgical techniques and a better understanding of healing, we get you up and moving as quickly as possible through physical therapy.
Jan 11th, 2021

How You're Making Your Hip Pain Worse?

When it comes to hip pain, gritting your teeth and soldiering through can not only lead to more pain, it can exacerbate the underlying problem. Here’s a look at how you may be making your hip pain worse.
Jan 5th, 2021

When Does a Hip Fracture Require Surgery?

Your hips are two of the largest joints in your body, and the role they play in your mobility is substantial. When you fracture this joint, the goal is to get you back up and moving again, which may require surgery.
Dec 29th, 2020

Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Approximately 23,000 people sprain an ankle each day in the United States, making it a very common problem. To avoid becoming part of these alarming statistics, here are a few tips to safeguard the health of your ankles.
Dec 16th, 2020

Take These Steps to Delay Hip Replacement

When a major joint like your hip is in trouble, you may be told that a hip replacement is your best option. We believe that hip preservation is an effective approach that restores your ability to use your joint while avoiding more major surgery.
Nov 30th, 2020

What Does a Labral Tear in the Hip Feel Like?

There are many things that can go wrong in your hips and understanding the symptoms is a great first step in getting the help you need. Here we review what a labral tear feels like and how Dr. White can help.
Sep 11th, 2020

Protect Your Knees While Skiing This Winter

Hang around skiers long enough and you’ll hear stories about “blowing out a knee.” But skiing is one of the greatest benefits of living in Colorado, and there are some effective ways to protect your knees, keeping you from having your own war story.
Dec 12th, 2019

Dr. Hatzidakis and Dr. Sears

The Shoulder Service at Western Orthopaedics, lead by Dr. Hatzidakis and Dr. Sears, are collaborating with national leaders on two multi center clinical research trials. 
Aug 29th, 2018

Dr. Sears presents at the annual AAOS 2018 meeting

Dr. Sears presented his paper entitled "Outcomes Following Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Extraarticular or simple Articular Humerus Fractures in Patients over 75 Years of Age" at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting, March 6-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Feb 11th, 2018