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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
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
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