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7 Signs of Knee Arthritis

Do you suspect that you or a loved one has knee arthritis? Within this article, you can find common arthritis symptoms, such as joint pain. Joint pain should never be ignored. However, before we dive into the seven signs of knee arthritis, it’s important to understand the three main types. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most [...]

A Surprisingly Common Knee Condition Affecting Young Athletes

Many people have never heard of Osgood-Schlatter disease, even though it affects about 21% of adolescent athletes. This condition is common in physically active children between the ages of 8 -15. Although, it also occurs in less active children and teenagers who are experiencing a growth spurt. During this time, muscles, bones, and tendons rapidly [...]

Tiger Woods Stunning Comeback after Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Tiger Woods brings home his 5th jacket from The Masters this past Sunday. This will be his 15th major golf tournament victory. His previous championship was over 10 years ago in 2008 when he triumphed at the U.S. Open. Two years ago in 2017, Tiger Woods had undergone his fourth back procedure. At this time, [...]

Why Does My Back Crack?

Does your back crack when you roll over in bed? Do you stretch to the side and hear a chorus of cracks and pops up and down your spine? Have you ever wondered why that is? So have doctors. There is not a singular consensus on one cause for this. Although, there are a few [...]

How to Maintain a Healthy Spine

Every day there are millions of people who end up suffering from many nagging types of back pain. On top of being painful, this can have a negative effect on your overall daily life. For instance, it can cause you to miss work or prevent you from participating in social activities. Additionally, it could keep [...]

Tips to Avoid Neck Pain On An Airplane

When you travel on an airplane, it's typical to develop neck pain, especially if you sit in an uncomfortable position or sit for a long period of time. If you have experienced neck or back pain during or after flying, here are some tips you can use during your next travel: Carry over-the-counter medication If [...]

9 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you are living with diabetes, one of the best things you can do is to keep your blood sugar levels under control. If not properly managed, diabetes can result in severe complications such as poor blood flow and nerve damage. Which can ultimately lead to diabetic ulcers in the feet which can worsen over [...]

Can you lay on your back after surgery?

Yes, you can lay on your back after surgery. To reduce pain after a spinal procedure it is typical for a patient to lay on their side or, believe it or not, on their back. Although, it is suggested to keep your knees bent and a pillow tucked between your legs while sleeping in either [...]

Spine & Orthopedic Center Welcomes Sports Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Riley, IV

Spine & Orthopedic Center (SOC) is proud to welcome, Thomas D. Riley, IV, M.D., to its elite team of physicians. Dr. Riley is accepting new patients at SOC's offices in Plantation, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, and Boca Raton. Dr. Thomas Riley believes in the importance of developing a true partnership with his patients, ensuring they [...]

Why do I have shoulder pain from golfing?

There are several reasons you could be experiencing shoulder pain from golfing or playing a sport in general. This can only be diagnosed by a professional. Although typically, when someone is dealing with shoulder pain from playing golf it is due […]