The Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Blog

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October 15, 2021
Separated Shoulder: What It Is & How to Fix It

People with persistent or severe shoulder pain may have a separated shoulder condition. This happens when the ligaments that connect the collarbone to the shoulder blade are stretched or torn. The injury can be mild, requiring mainly painkillers and some TLC, or severe, requiring surgery. The shoulder experts at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates can diagnose your […]

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September 16, 2021
Top 5 Physical Therapy Tools to Aid Your Recovery

One of the biggest tools for recovery from orthopaedic issues is physical therapy. Whether to treat an injury or disorder, or whether to speed recovery after surgery, physical therapy can greatly improve healing for patients. At Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we have a team of physical therapists who focus on particular parts of the body, so […]

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August 12, 2021
Tendonitis: How to Recognize It, How We Can Treat It

A sore shoulder, a sore elbow, a sore knee — they all could have a common ailment. It’s called tendonitis, and it can affect the overused or injured joints of patients of any age. It’s most common in athletes and those with active lifestyles — those who use these joints often and with great effort.  The […]

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July 13, 2021
Bowlegs: Causes, Symptoms & Relief

You may have heard the term “bowlegged” or “bowlegs,” but what does it mean? Bowlegs are a deformity mainly in the knees that causes the legs to bow outward. It’s common in infants because of their positioning in the womb, but as they grow, develop, and begin to walk, their legs should straighten naturally. For […]

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June 24, 2021
Hip Bursitis 101: What It Is and How to Treat It

Hip bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the small sacs that cushion the hip joint. It can be painful enough to limit mobility, including walking upstairs or getting out of a deep chair. The good news is, there are several treatment options available for hip bursitis. The experts at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates […]

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April 21, 2021
Compartment Syndrome: What It Is and How to Fix It

Compartment syndrome refers to the swelling of muscles in groups surrounded by tissue called the fascia. These muscle groups can cause severe complications if they swell too much because the fascia doesn’t stretch, so it contains the swelling and puts pressure on the muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. There are two types of compartment syndrome: […]

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March 18, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 101: How to Prevent It, How to Treat It

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common ailment caused by pressure on the medial nerve that runs down the arm, through the wrist, and into the hand. The syndrome is named for the medial nerve’s passageway through the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by repetitive motions done while the wrist is bent, such as […]

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February 12, 2021
Arthritis in the Spine: How to Get Relief for Back Pain

There are two main categories of spinal arthritis: inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis. The first is caused by chronic autoimmune disorders, while the second is related to the deterioration of the joints that happens as a person gets older.  At Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we understand both types of arthritis and have treatment options to address them.  […]

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January 27, 2021
Treatment For Muscle Injuries

Acute soreness in your muscles after any workout is a relatively normal phenomenon. It typically occurs with lactic acid build-up and is felt hours to a day after physical activity. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) results after strenuous physical activity and presents as muscle soreness one to three days after exercise. This is a result […]

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January 21, 2021
Taking Care of Your Knees at Every Age

The knee is the largest joint in the body, making it vulnerable to many problems. Being aware of these problems and how to prevent them can help keep your knees healthy throughout your life, says Frederick Song, MD, an orthopedist on staff at University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP). Overuse injuries: In young athletes, overuse […]

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