Orthopedics

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Tips for Managing Neck and Back Pain

Low back and neck pain is often a result of strained muscles that support the spine. Learn about treatment, prevention and when to call a specialist.

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Why Wearing Shoes at Home Can Reduce Foot Strain

Our feet take a lot of wear and tear, which often goes unnoticed until something starts to hurt.

Illustration of a man experiencing shoulder pain upon awakening

Can the Way You Sleep Cause Pain in Your Shoulders?

If shoulder pain is keeping you up at night, you’re likely frustrated. Fortunately, many options exist for treatment and relief.

An elementary aged school student leaving her home to go back to school, wearing a mask for protection against infectious disease

Heavy Backpack? Here’s How Kids Can Lighten the Load

Overloaded backpacks place stress on muscles and soft tissues, causing fatigue and strain and increasing the risk of neck, shoulder and back injuries. Learn more.

Amy and her three boys

Torn ACL Threatens to Take Busy Mom Out of the Game

When Amy – runner, soccer coach and mom to three boys – experienced a complete tear of her left ACL, the orthopedic experts at UH worked around her busy schedule to get her up and running again.

Ellita Vedder stands in front of a fire engine

Firefighter Returns After Shoulder Injuries

After being treated for a rotator cuff tear and a bicep tear by James Voos, MD, Ellita was able to return to her job as a full-time firefighter.

Meechie Johnson, Jr. on the court

High School Basketball Player’s Journey Through Difficult Injury Ends in Success

Meechie Johnson, Jr., injured his knee during playoffs for the Garfield Heights High School team in his sophomore year. As a top 30 player in the country and the No. 3 point guard, much was at stake.

Professional dancer Lauren Stenroos

Ballet Dancer‘s Long Career Supported By Sports Medicine

Lauren Stenroos’ body is outlasting most. At 33, her professional dancing career with the Cleveland Ballet has surpassed most elite professional dancers.

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