MOA Blog

Rotator Cuff: What Is It And Why Does It Hurt?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 27, 2022 4:29:05 PM

Shoulder pain is a widespread issue. In fact, up to 70% of adults will deal with some type of shoulder pain in their lifetime. One of the most frequent causes of this pain is the rotator cuff. 

If left untreated, rotator cuff pain has the potential to severely hinder your ability to perform daily tasks, as well as your quality of life. Here we discuss how rotator cuff pain occurs and what you should do to combat it.

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Topics: Treatments, shoulder pain, rotator cuff

The Ins And Outs Of Hip Replacements

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 5, 2022 3:28:08 PM

Hip pain can make even the simplest movements, such as sitting, feel like a burden. The hip joint is the largest joint in the body, and bearing all of that force means it will start to deteriorate over time. 

Suppose you have exhausted other options, such as physical therapy. In that case, your doctor may recommend a hip replacement as the best option for you to regain the ability to get back to everyday life and move around pain-free again.

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Topics: Hip Replacement, Treatments, hip pain

Common Sport Injuries

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Sep 7, 2022 3:14:24 PM

Sports injuries are one of the most common ways people experience injury, especially
children. According to Johns Hopkins, more than 775,000 children, ages 14 and younger, are
treated yearly in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries.


There is a lot of confusion regarding sports injuries and what course of action you should
take when you experience these injuries. Below we have listed some of the most common sports
injuries and what you should do if you experience any of these.

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Topics: Treatments, sports injuries

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor for Arthritis Pain?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Aug 11, 2022 1:41:19 PM

Arthritis is a painful and often debilitating condition that can drastically alter a person’s daily routine—but how do you know when the pain is severe enough to visit the doctor? 

Don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. While arthritis is common, you shouldn’t wait to get the help you need. Read on to get our best tips for living with arthritis. 

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Topics: fracture, Treatments

Bone Fractures: Common Types, Causes and Treatment

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 22, 2022 4:51:29 PM

Falls, car accidents, sports injuries, and specific medical conditions can cause a bone fracture. Fracture treatment aims to control pain, promote healing, prevent complications, and restore everyday use of the injured area.

In the United States, fractures account for 16 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries annually. Of the 16 percent, more than 40 percent of the fractures occur at home. Continue reading to learn about the causes and treatments for the most common fractures.

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Topics: fracture, Treatments

When Should I See a Shoulder Specialist For My Rotator Cuff Pain?

Posted by Chad Micucci, M.D.

Dec 22, 2021 10:50:00 AM

The shoulder comprises several bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Any disruption to one or many of the parts of the shoulder could cause serious discomfort, and in some cases, severe pain. 

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Topics: shoulder pain, rotator cuff, shoulder specialist

Is My Shoulder Pain Caused By a Labral Tear?

Posted by Chad Micucci, M.D.

Dec 22, 2021 10:36:18 AM

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? You're not alone. 

Unfortunately, shoulder injuries are quite common––and pain in the shoulder only worsens with continued activity and use. The shoulder comprises several bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It's an integral part of the body and experiences significant use in the workplace, sports, and routine activities. 

Read on to discover potential causes of shoulder pain and if it could be related to a labral tear.

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Topics: shoulder pain, shoulder specialist, labral tear

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor for Knee Pain?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Mar 3, 2021 10:39:27 AM

Knee pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages. Because the knee is so complex, several injuries are common to the joint. These injuries can occur over time, during sporting events or other activities.

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Topics: Knee Replacement, knee pain

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jan 6, 2021 12:20:23 PM

Are you experiencing pain, stiffness, or loss of range in your shoulder? You may have what we call a frozen shoulder. The good news, your shoulder can become unfrozen.

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Topics: shoulder pain

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Dec 9, 2020 12:59:47 PM

Are you experiencing pain in your heel? You may have plantar fasciitis, and you're definitely not the only one. Roughly two million patients are treated for plantar fasciitis each year. 

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Topics: Foot Pain