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What Can I Do About Sciatica?

What is sciatica? The sciatic nerve starts at your lower back and runs down through your leg. If you’re experiencing sciatica, this is the area where you will feel the most pain. Sciatic pain can be intense, and your lower back can take a major…

Join Us for a Free Joint Pain Seminar!

If you are suffering from joint pain in your hip or knee, Dr. Kevin Darr’s free seminar on Thursday, October 3 will be a great way for you to learn more about new ways to treat joint pain in a friendly and informal environment. Dr….

Dr. Kevin Darr Named One Of 2019’s Best Doctors

Dr. Kevin Darr was featured in New Orleans Magazine‘s annual Best Doctors list! A nationwide leader in orthopedic medicine, Dr. Kevin Darr is currently studying alternative treatments for orthopedic conditions. He is passionate about bringing access to cellular therapy across Louisiana through his numerous IRB…

Exercises for Optimal Joint Health

Exercise is important for all of us. Whether you are in perfect shape or have painful joints, it is important to tailor your workout routine to your body’s needs. Exercise is meant to nurture your body, not hurt your body. That said, if you have…

Protecting Your Joints in Summer

For more people, summer is the most active time of the year. It can be hard to resist heading outside to do any number of activities, from mowing the lawn to strolling in the park. Summer is also the season of golf, beach volleyball, swimming,…

The Power of PRP

Have you harnessed the power of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma? This substance comes from your own body and it can be used in many different ways. Orthopedists use it as a part of stem cell treatments that are designed to help restore torn cartilage or…

The Facts About Osteoarthritis

How much do you know about osteoarthritis? You might even have the condition and still, have plenty of questions about it. Although the main cause of osteoarthritis – overuse – is commonly known, as is the fact that it occurs when the cartilage in the…

Common Injuries in Summer

Summer is the number one time of the year for knee, hip, and ankle injuries. It’s not uncommon for people to spend time playing sports outside that they are fairly unprepared for. For example, if you’ve spent your winter sitting on the couch in front…

When Do You Need Surgery?

If you have a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis or even an issue with the tissue in arms, legs, or back, then you’ve probably been led to believe that surgery is your only option. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You might benefit from a…

Tips for a Successful Replacement Surgery Recovery

Replacement surgery is a serious life-changing procedure that can improve your life, but it can also require a long recovery and rehabilitation. Your doctor’s recommendations should be followed precisely to ensure a positive outcome. Here are just some of the tips to help improve your…

Preparing for Replacement Surgery

If you have decided to take the ‘step’ towards getting your hip or knees replaced, congratulations! However, surgery is a serious undertaking that can take a toll on you if you don’t do it right. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your…

Common Injuries in Winter Climates and How to Avoid Them

When you’re in colder climates, winter conditions can bring risks to your body if you’re not careful. They tend to be ice- and snow-related, including falling or slipping, muscle strain, or winter activity accidents. As you age, your risk of injury tends to increase, and…

Robots in the Surgery Room?

Medical technology has advanced to such an extent that there is so much we can do in the operating room, with greater precision, better outcomes, and quality results. A lot of this is due to the improvements in tools and equipment we use in surgery….

What to do when your osteoarthritis flares up

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects your tissue, cartilage, and your bones and joints. The damage is not reversible without some type of surgery, such as total joint replacements. Sometimes depending on your situation, you may experience a ‘flare-up’, when your condition suddenly becomes…

When Should You See an Orthopedic Doctor?

An orthopedic specialist is a medical professional who primarily deals with conditions involving your muscles, joints, and bones. Of course, orthopaedic doctors are not the only physicians trained to help you with your musculoskeletal needs, as other specialists including neurologists, physical therapists, rehabilitation doctors, and…

What Can Your Fat Do for You?

Regenerative medicine comes in many forms, and one of the most exciting advancements in regenerative medicine is using different parts of your body to treat a number of conditions, one of which is fat cells. Read on to find out more! Adipose tissue, or fat,…

Finding Balance in 2019 with ARP Therapy

As 2019 is underway, you may have made a number of resolutions. Is maximizing your exercise and athletic performance one of them? Have you been riddled with an injury in the past and nervous about what treatment, or surgery, will be coming down the path?…

Is a Partial Knee Replacement Right for Me?

Most knee joint problems are due to the cartilage wearing away in the knee. Cartilage helps absorb the shock as a result of movement in joints. Without it, bones would be scraping against each other, causing inflammation, pain, and stiffness. Movement is severely restricted as…

Do You Need a Knee Replacement?

One of the more common complaints of getting older is that joints don’t work as well as they used to. When this occurs in the knee, this can spell serious trouble: pain, becoming chair-bound, and losing the ability to take care of yourself. This loss…

What Is the ARDMS?

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring the different boards and organizations that certify doctors to provide the services and therapies that help you heal and recover. This week we’ll discuss the ARDMS. The ARDMS stands for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography,…