Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What Everyone with Wrist Pain Should Know

wrist-painCarpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, tingling and numbness in the hands, wrists and arm that will wake up the soundest of sleepers in the middle of the night. They might find relief running hot water over their wrists or taking …

Your Spouse is Getting a Joint Replacement – Here’s What You Need to Know

patient-walkingJoint replacement surgery can be just as scary for you as it can be for your spouse.

A lot of preparation is needed before undergoing the actual surgery. Heidi Solem, Altru’s Joint Replacement Center Coordinator, works firsthand with recovering patients …

Non-Invasive Healing Techniques Play Pivotal Role in Managing Joint Pain

neckTotal joint replacement isn’t the only answer to joint pain. Less invasive options exist—we offer them. Altru Advanced Orthopedics cares about helping patients find solutions for joint pain because quality of life matters to us. That’s why our approach hinges …

The Right Way to Care for a Joint Injury at Home

ankle-painIt’s a tell-tale sign of age or rather a tell-tale sound of age—that cracking noise your knees make when you’re crouching down to pick up something or even when you’re just trying to sit in a chair. Most of the …

Navigating the Pumpkin Spice Trend: Good Picks, Healthy Recipes & What to Avoid

pslOver the past few years, you may have noticed that pumpkin spice products have taken over menus and shelves. Pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin beer, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin nutrition bars, pumpkin hummus…the list goes on and on (and gets …