Lateral Epicondylitis – A Common Elbow Condition Caused by More Than Tennis

While you may not be familiar with the term lateral epicondylitis, you’ve likely heard of “tennis elbow” to describe a painful condition that affects the elbow, wrist, hand and lower arm. Unfortunately, avoiding a tennis match won’t keep you safe …

The Location of Your Headache Can Help Treat It

HeadacheAny headache is a bad headache, but a slight adjustment may fix it. With Over 150 different kinds of headaches known, these annoyances have numerous ways to interrupt your day and make it difficult or nearly impossible to concentrate.

“Tension …

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

Carpal 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 …

The Most Common Running Injuries Our Sports Medicine Doctor Sees

As training heats up for the Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon, it’s important for runners, both new and seasoned, to understand the potential injuries associated with this sport and how best to prevent and treat them. Unlike contact sports, …

Joint Replacement: What to Expect & How to Prepare

joint-replacement-surgery-assistanceThis year, more than one million Americans will get their knees or hips replaced. Joint replacement surgery is becoming an increasingly popular way for those people affected by joint pain and limited mobility to get their lives back. But as …

The Dark Chocolate Debate: Is It Actually Healthier?

chocolate-health-debateEvery year, my parents visit during Thanksgiving, and each year we hit the nearest Costco for black Friday sales and large amounts of almond butter. As we went to check out this year, with our cart nearly overflowing, my dad …

Options for Non-Invasive Joint Care

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 …