Live Life Well Health Fair

Come out to see our very own Dr. Chen speak at the Live Life Well Health Fair at Village on the Park Onion Creek. The Health Fair will be held on September 29th, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm. Dr. Chen will "take the stage" at 1:30 pm and will be speaking about Trends in Joint Replacement.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

When most people hear the term “physical therapy” they probably think of a patient recovering from an accident or operation. While physical therapy is definitely used to help accident victims and people recovering from injuries or surgeries, there’s another class of individuals that can benefit from physical therapy: People who suffer from chronic pain. That’s right! Stimulating the muscles with targeted exercises and therapeutic methods can improve pain.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday August 25, 2016
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Hip Replacement Surgery on the Horizon? Here’s What to Expect

Few people look forward to undergoing a major surgery. People suffering from hip pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis do, however, look forward to relief from debilitating hip pain, improved mobility, and a better quality of life. If your orthopedic doctor is recommending a standard hip replacement surgery, here’s what you can expect.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday August 11, 2016
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Sprained Ankle? When in Doubt Have it Checked Out!

At one time or another, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “I’m carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.” That’s a burden, for sure. But think about the weight your ankles must carry each and every day! On a good day, that’s a heavy load to bear. If you’re typical, though, your ankles will experience their share of not-so-good days. Ankle sprains are common among people of all ages and activity levels.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Monday August 1, 2016
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Austin Veterans Day Golf Tournament

This golf tournament offers an opportunity to share the love of the game and most importantly, to become champions of the crucial mission of Operation: Warrior’s Path and honor those who have given so much to this country - our veterans. So come out to support a good cause. The tournament will be held on November 3rd, 2016 at River Place Country Club: 4207 River Place Blvd. Austin, TX 78730.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Tuesday July 26, 2016
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Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players

Even if you don’t know the difference between a lob and a volley and equate love with hugs and kisses rather than keeping score, you can still develop tennis elbow. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) occurs when the tendons that attach the forearm bone to the outer portion of the elbow become weakened, due to overuse or trauma, placing extra stress on the arm, forearm, and hand muscles.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday July 14, 2016
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Common Causes of a Common Complaint: Back Pain

One of the most common reasons patients call to schedule appointments at Greater Austin Orthopaedics is back pain. We call back pain whose cause hasn’t been diagnosed “general back pain.” Fortunately, most general back pain dissipates in less than a month. For those experiencing the pain, though, that is a very long month indeed. If your pain is moderate to severe, it’s best to let our specialists evaluate and diagnose the cause to speed your recovery.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Wednesday July 6, 2016
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Heating Pad or Ice Pack: Which Should You Reach For?

There are approximately 640 muscles, 206 bones, 900-plus ligaments, and 4,000-plus tendons in the human body. Even if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, you’re bound to sprain, strain, bump, or bruise some of them from time to time. When you experience pain that’s bothersome but doesn’t quite meet the threshold for making an appointment with your orthopedic doctor, you probably head to your medicine chest and take an aspirin or acetaminophen tablet. If the pain continues you may seek relief from a heating pad or an ice pack. Before you administer hot or cold therapy, make sure you’re using the right one. Otherwise, you could do more harm than good.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Friday June 17, 2016
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: You’ve Heard of It, but What is It?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, orthopedic surgeons perform about 260,000 surgeries each year to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Almost half of carpal tunnel syndrome cases develop as a result of work-related activities. You’re probably familiar with the name carpal tunnel syndrome, but unless you or a close friend, relative, or coworker has developed this condition you may not know much about it.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday June 2, 2016
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