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My Knee Keeps Popping — Is It a Meniscus Tear? Nov 1st, 2022

Knee pain is a common complaint, mostly caused by or associated with the wear and tear of daily activities. If you’re an athlete, your chances of experiencing knee injuries escalate — especially when it comes to meniscus tears. It’s one of the most common knee injuries. You can also develop...

4 Careers That Can Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Oct 6th, 2022

Suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome can cause mild to severe burning, tingling, and aching in your fingers, hands, and even your arms and shoulders. If these sensations sound familiar, don’t hesitate to schedule a visit with our expert team at Crescent City Orthopedics.  We can evaluate your symptoms and customize...

3 Minimally Invasive Treatments for Elbow Pain Sep 1st, 2022

You probably don’t realize how much your elbows are in constant motion until you have an injury or experience pain. It can be debilitating, interrupting your everyday activities and quality of life.  If you have elbow pain, our team at Crescent City Orthopedics can help. We offer three types of minimally invasive treatments that can...

How Arthroscopic Surgery for Your Rotator Cuff Works Aug 8th, 2022

Conservative methods like practicing the RICE steps (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), taking medication, or participating in physical therapy are the first steps to take if you have a rotator cuff injury. Still, sometimes they don’t always give you the results you need. If nonsurgical methods fail to alleviate your...

Protecting Your Joints with Therapy and Exercise Jul 1st, 2022

You’ve probably heard how exercise can benefit your heart, mind, and overall well-being, but do you know what it can do for your joints? As a team of medical experts at Crescent City Orthopedics, we highly recommend exercise and therapy for your joint health — to help them stay strong and flexible and...

Stopping Your Frozen Shoulder Pain with Surgery Jun 1st, 2022

If you have what’s known as “frozen shoulder” — or in medical terms — adhesive capsulitis, your shoulder probably feels stiff, in pain, and progressively losing its range of motion. Did you know that you can actually sustain an injury and not even realize its impact on your shoulder? That’s...

How Your Profession Can Put You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May 1st, 2022

You might’ve heard that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by too much typing and texting. But is that true? To understand what causes it — you need to know more about it. Our professional teams at Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Chalmette, and Covington, Louisiana, have the expertise to uncover...

What to Expect After Arthroscopy Apr 1st, 2022

With arthroscopy providing numerous benefits for diagnosing and repairing your damaged joints, this surgical technique is a popular choice. Gone are the days of your surgeon having to perform traditional surgery to repair joint damage. At Crescent City Orthopedics, our team specializes in minimally-invasive arthroscopy, which allows your surgeon to see inside your injured...

Will a Meniscus Tear Heal on Its Own? Mar 1st, 2022

Your knee is a reasonably strong joint that can handle a lot of weight, twists, turns, and impact. However, it can’t always withstand the pressure. Whether you hurt your knee as an athlete while playing high-impact sports or turn your knee the wrong way during your everyday activities, these actions...

5 Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Feb 1st, 2022

Carpal tunnel affects about 3-6% of the adult population, causing issues that can range from mild to severe. Our team of surgeons and Advanced Practice Providers at Crescent City Orthopedics have the expertise to diagnose and treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. We can give you the help you need at...

Effective Treatments for Shoulder Bursitis Jan 1st, 2022

Shoulder pain can impair your everyday movements, like washing your hair or reaching for items high up in a cabinet. But, what’s the root cause of your pain? Your bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions the friction between your bones and soft tissues in your shoulder. If it becomes...

How to Manage Arthritis Through the Winter Dec 1st, 2021

The winter months can wreak havoc on your body, especially if you have arthritis. With cold weather settling in, we know that this season can affect your joint pain. Our team at Crescent City Orthopedics has compassion for what you’re going through. We also have the expertise to help you...

4 Common and Painful Shoulder Conditions Nov 1st, 2021

You can hurt your shoulder in many ways, and each one can cause pain that affects your quality of life. Shoulder pain isn’t uncommon. It’s known to affect 18-26% of adults at some point in their lifetime.  At Crescent City Orthopedics, we’re a team of orthopedic surgeons who have the...

Can Typing All Day Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Oct 1st, 2021

Do you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, such as numbness or tingling in your fingers? If so, you might be surprised to learn its causes. Our team of orthopedic surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics understands the many factors that contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. Let’s first explain what it...

Is Arthroscopy Better Than Traditional Surgery? Sep 1st, 2021

If you have an injured joint, our team of orthopedic surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics offers arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that can repair your injury, help you heal quickly, and offer many other benefits. Conditions that arthroscopy can treat We use arthroscopy to treat: Inflammation Arthroscopy can treat inflamed...

Understanding What Happens When You Have a Bone Impingement Aug 2nd, 2021

A bone impingement, also called femoro acetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when you have an odd-shaped joint or a deformity in the top of your thigh bone, in the front of your hip socket, or both. You can be born with this condition or acquire it as you develop throughout your...

Does Arthritis Get Progressively Worse? Jul 7th, 2021

Almost 54 million Americans have arthritis, and the problem continues to grow. Although you can’t reverse this condition that causes joint inflammation and pain, you can slow its progression and manage your symptoms. At Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Chalmette, or Covington, Louisiana, we’re a team of arthritis specialists who...

5 Signs of Shoulder Bursitis or Tendonitis Jun 13th, 2021

The pain of shoulder bursitis can be temperamental, getting worse at night or when you lie down on it. It can also flare up when you keep your shoulder still for too long.  At Crescent City Orthopedics, our team of shoulder bursitis specialists can diagnose and treat your condition to...

Will My ACL Tear Heal on Its Own? May 5th, 2021

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) helps keep your knee joint stabilized. If it gets torn or compromised, you most likely feel drastic pain when the injury occurs.  Ways that you can damage your ACL include pivoting swiftly while your feet are planted, stopping suddenly, jumping or landing awkwardly, or getting...

The Link Between Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Apr 1st, 2021

Oddly enough, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and pregnancy go together. Out of the approximate 4% of the population that develops this condition, 31-62% are pregnant. The symptoms usually occur after your 30-week gestation period. Our team of orthopedic surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Louisiana, has the expertise to...

Do You Have a Frozen Shoulder? Mar 17th, 2021

Frozen shoulder is common — especially in men and women over the age of 40. Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can inhibit your movement, affecting the productivity of performing simple chores or stopping you from enjoying your active hobbies.  Your shoulder joint has tendons, ligaments, and bones contained in...

How Weight Loss Can Help Your Arthritis Feb 8th, 2021

Out of the 54 million Americans that have arthritis, 39 million are overweight or obese. Carrying extra weight on your body can take a toll on your joints. Our team at Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Louisiana, understands your pain and has the expertise to guide you on alleviating arthritis...

4 Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear Jan 20th, 2021

On a yearly average, about 2 million Americans see their doctor for a rotator cuff tear. It’s a common problem that weakens the use of your shoulder and can severely affect your ability to participate in your favorite activities. At Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Louisiana, we’re a team of...

Diagnosing a Labrum Tear Dec 1st, 2020

Do you have pain in your shoulder joint, and does it feel unstable when you move it? You could have a labrum tear. To be sure, our team of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists at Crescent City Orthopedics in Metairie, Louisiana, can give you an accurate diagnosis and customize...

5 Possible Reasons You Developed Carpal Tunnel Nov 2nd, 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when the median nerve in your hand gets compressed and causes you to feel weakness, tingling, or numbness, affecting your middle finger, index finger, thumb, and a portion of your ring finger. This condition occurs in about 4-10 million people in the United States and usually...

Understand Your Treatment Options For Shoulder Bursitis Oct 5th, 2020

If you have pain in your shoulder, you might have shoulder bursitis. This condition occurs when the sac that surrounds the joint in your shoulder becomes inflamed. You can be more susceptible to bursitis if you work in professions, such as construction or painting, when you overuse your shoulder. You...

Do You Have These Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear? Sep 16th, 2020

A rotator cuff tear affects, on average, 2 million Americans every year. It can cause various symptoms, but how can you be sure you have one? At Crescent City Orthopedics, our team of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists has the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat your rotator...

Signs Your Meniscus Is in Trouble Aug 18th, 2020

Your joints are places in your body where bones meet, such as your shoulders, your elbows, your hips, and your knees. Whereas your bones are rigid, your joints flex, allowing you to move. Many issues can arise with joints, many of which involve the cartilage, ligaments, and tendons that hold...

What Does Shoulder Instability Mean? Jul 29th, 2020

The places in your body where your bones meet are called joints. You have many joints in your body, such as your wrists, knees, hips, and shoulders. Your shoulder joint is a ball and socket type of joint that allows for a vast range of motion, but it can also...

Understanding When Your Knees Are More of a Liability Than an Asset Jun 26th, 2020

Your knees are essential joints in your body, making it possible for you to sit, stand, jump, and walk. However, when you have chronic knee pain, it is sometimes impossible to do most things that you need and want to do. Knee pain is a widespread condition affecting people of...

4 Common Causes of Elbow Pain May 21st, 2020

 Elbow pain can slow you down, making even the simplest movements difficult or impossible. Often the result of overuse, elbow pain can be caused by several conditions that cause damage or inflammation of the tendons, ligaments, and bones of this joint. A proper medical examination is the only way to...

ACL Injury: What's Next? Apr 24th, 2020

Your body needs to run like a finely tuned machine, with all parts in working order to function well in life and sports. Your joints are especially important because they are the parts of your body that allow you to move. Your joints are supported by strong bands of tissue...

What Triggers Shoulder Tendonitis? Mar 11th, 2020

Your shoulder is an important joint in your body that can be under a lot of stress and strain. Shoulder tendonitis is an intense pain in your shoulder caused by inflammation of the tendons that are part of that joint. Injuries can cause it, but the over-repetition of a certain...

The RICE Regimen for Injuries is More Effective Than You Think Feb 1st, 2020

A healthy and strong body allows you to do all the things you need and want to do. If you’re an athlete, you expect a lot of your muscles and joints and are continually pushing yourself to perform at higher and higher levels. An injury can be excruciating and derail...

The Top Causes of Groin Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Groin pain is a common problem among athletes of many sports. But this type of pain isn’t limited to athletes. Anyone of any age can suffer groin pain.  Your groin is the area below your belly button, where your legs meet your torso. It contains organs, hip joints, and the...

Why Prompt Care for Fractures Is Key Dec 1st, 2019

Fracture is another word for a break. If you have a fracture, one of your bones has a crack or break in it due to a force that’s greater than the bone can resist. Fractures are common and happen for any number of reasons, such as when you fall, are...

Do You Know the Signs of a Labrum Tear? Nov 1st, 2019

Sometimes you can trace your shoulder pain to something you did, other times you can't. At a certain point though, it doesn’t matter what caused it; as long as the pain goes away. At Crescent City Orthopedics & Physical Therapy we specialize in treating your labrum tear, as well as...

Most Common Sports Injuries (and How to Prevent Them) Oct 1st, 2019

Participating in sports is a fun activity that helps keep you healthy. Whether you’re on a team or just enjoying weekend leisure, playing sports is a great part of your life. Unfortunately, sports injuries are a common risk. Certain injuries are more common than others, especially based upon the sports...

Getting Active Again After an ACL Injury Sep 1st, 2019

The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is an important ligament in your knee. This joint is fairly easy to damage if you’re an athlete or active in high-impact sports. In fact, there are about 100,000 to 200,000 cases of ACL tears reported each year in the United States.   While fairly...

Bad Habits That Could Be Contributing to Your Knee Pain Aug 16th, 2019

Your knees are pretty miraculous tools. They keep you upright, allow you to play the sports you love, and enable you to frolic with your pup, engage in gardening therapy, and tear it up on the dance floor. As with so many parts of your body, when things are working...

Living With Arthritis: What's Normal and What's Not Jul 22nd, 2019

There are more than 100 types of arthritis and they all come with the disease’s signature aches and pains in your joints. While the causes of most arthritis cases are unknown, the symptoms are strikingly similar. If you live with arthritis, you know that pain and stiffness are to be...

Workplace Tips to Fight Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Jun 18th, 2019

If your job requires you to move your arms and hands in the same repeated pattern, you’re at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Over time, the repetitive movement squeezes your median nerve, which runs through a narrow tube called the carpal tunnel in your hand and arm. Inflammation in that...

Everyday Activities That May Be Hurting Your Joints May 21st, 2019

If you’re having joint pain, you might be blaming it on an old injury or even worrying about the onset of arthritis. But your pain could actually be caused by certain habits or everyday activities that you don’t even think about. Taking care of your joints and minimizing the wear...

Why Hip Replacement Surgery Has an Incredibly High Satisfaction Rate Apr 16th, 2019

It’s not surprising that hip replacement has the potential for enormous post-procedure satisfaction. You need only look at the reasons why the surgery is done to see that you can look forward to relief from chronic pain as well as a return to something approaching normal mobility. Yet these benefits...

Hyaluronic Acid Injections: How They May Alleviate Your Arthritis Pain Mar 11th, 2019

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is largely a wear-and-tear condition. Though it may be brought on or accelerated by injury, deterioration of a joint may simply happen due to age. With advanced osteoarthritis, the cartilage that covers the ends of your bones wears away. When this happens, lubricating...

Your Daily Routine May Be Putting You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Feb 1st, 2019

If you suffer the burning, numbness, and tingling in the palm of your hand that is carpal tunnel syndrome, you know how frustrating and disturbing it can be. Carpal tunnel interferes with your ability to do daily chores and work tasks. Things as simple as buttoning a shirt, holding a...

Experiencing Joint Pain? You May Be a Candidate for Arthroscopic Joint Surgery Jan 16th, 2019

Nothing can bring life to a halt quite like joint pain. Whether it’s in your knees, your shoulders, or anywhere else where you rely on your joints for movement, support, and range of motion, joint pain can have a widespread impact on your active life. At Crescent City Orthopedics, our...

3 Tips to Speed Your Recovery from Rotator Cuff Surgery Dec 20th, 2018

The odds are your rotator cuff problems didn’t develop overnight, which is why you need to be patient after rotator cuff surgery. That said, there are a few things you can do to pave the way for a faster, and healthier, recovery. Here at Crescent City Orthopedics, we want to...