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

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

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

Where is my Orthopedic Surgery Performed

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM

From sports injuries to joint replacements, our professional team of orthopedic surgeons at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates (MOA) treat a variety of conditions. “Where is my orthopedic surgery performed,” is a common question we get from most of our patients. Our surgeries are performed at the Orthopedic Center at Mon Health Medical Center and the Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery. Mon Health has the largest group of experienced orthopedic specialists and surgeons in West Virginia, as their team performs more than 4,000 procedures a year. 

Read on to learn more about where you will be receiving medical care as well as our partnership with Mon Health Medical Center

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, surgery preparation, Treatments