MOA Blog

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

Sports Injuries Related to Football

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 25, 2020 3:11:55 PM

According to the National Institute of Health, of the 1.5 million young men who participate in American football, 1.2 million football-related injuries occur each year. 

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Topics: Football

Preparing for Fall Sports

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Aug 5, 2020 10:59:34 AM

Sports can help inspire student-athletes to excel on and off the field, court, or turf. Remember to have fun and avoid injuries by preparing in the weeks ahead leading up to your fall sports season beginning. 

Here are some tips athletes can follow to prepare for upcoming seasons:

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Topics: Sports related injuries

How to Train for a Marathon Without Getting an Injury

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 29, 2020 11:44:59 AM

Believe it or not, over the last 10 to 15 years, it is estimated that 90 percent of those who train for marathons become injured - yikes! 

There are a variety of common injuries a runner can get from training for and participating in races. It would be great if all athletes could run pain-free, but that’s not the way it works, unfortunately. We are here to help you run smarter by minimizing the risk of pain as much as possible.

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Topics: running injuries

Common Basketball Injuries That Occur When Playing

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Do you play pick-up games of basketball at your neighborhood recreation center? How about playing for your school's team? Whatever your motives are for playing the popular sport, you're susceptible to getting injured while shooting free-throws or blocking your opponent.

Continue below to read more about common injuries, prevention tips and how our professional staff at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates (MOA) can help you get back on the court. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries, Treatments, Basketball

How to Incorporate Physical Fitness Into Your Routine Safely

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 27, 2019 9:07:05 AM

Attempting to maintain a physically active lifestyle does not just have to be about going to the gym. Responsibilities begin to pile up, priorities are rearranged and personal physical fitness seems to get pushed to the back of the to-do list. Well, not anymore! We have conjured up a list of nine tips to help you incorporate physical fitness into your busy daily routine safely. 

Read more below to start your fitness journey and become one step closer to a healthier lifestyle. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries, physical fitness, safety

Baker’s Cyst: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Are you having pain behind your knee that is limiting your mobility? You may have a Baker’s Cyst, which typically stems from problems with your knee joint or underlying knee damage. Recognizing the signs of a Baker’s Cyst will benefit you in the long-run. It can help resolve the underlying knee issues the cyst developed from. 

Read more below to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a Baker's Cyst and how our orthopedic doctors can help you. 

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Topics: Treatments, knee pain, Baker's Cyst

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 16, 2019 12:12:12 PM

Shoulder injuries are prevalent, especially in athletes who use repetitive motions in their sport such as think swimmers, tennis players, pitchers, and weightlifters. While common in athletes, injuries can occur during everyday activities too. 

A countless number of people live with shoulder pain every day. If you are one of those people experiencing weakness or have trouble lifting above shoulder level, you should consult one of our surgeons.

Continue reading below to learn about shoulder pain, and when to see a doctor. 

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, Treatments, shoulder pain

Common Running Injuries and Treatments in Morgantown

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM

You’re running on a beautiful, sunny day through the West Virginia roads and you feel pain in your foot. You think to yourself, “is this a running injury or just a few aches?” 

At Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, we believe you shouldn’t have to guess about your health. You should be able to detect the signs of an injury so that you can have it checked out by an orthopedic specialist. Continue reading to learn about the most common running injuries we see, and how to detect them, as well as how MOA can treat your running injuries. 

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Topics: running injuries, hip pain, knee pain

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, Inc. Announces New Location in Bridgeport, West Virginia

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 17, 2019 10:33:29 AM

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, Inc. (MOA) announces new location opening in Bridgeport, West Virginia in August 2019. Continue reading to learn more about this new location.

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, Bridgeport Office