Daily Health Tips – Dr. Wade McKenna

Fall Is In the Air

With the changing season, many of us have football on the brain. Football and fall(s) seem to go hand-in-hand. And with football, injuries unfortunately do take place. As with any sport, the risk of injury is prevalent, but there are precautions and treatments if injury happens.

 

Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. Here at McKenna Orthopedics, the goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it’s Little League, recreational play or a high school, college or professional sport.

 

Because of the frequent use, wear-and-tear and risk of a fall or accident associated with sports activities, athletes are often susceptible to orthopedic injuries, including a stress fracture, chronic pain, or a tearing or stretching or internal structures. Different activities place different areas at a higher risk for damage, so it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself while playing sports. Treatment for these conditions may involve surgery, orthotics, physical therapy and rest.

 

We offer a variety of treatments if you or your athlete is suffering from an injury. Contact us today to learn more about our treatments.

Your Best Wrist Forward

Your Best Wrist Forward

 

Recently we have delved into the various functions of the body including the shoulder and the knee. The wrist, though a smaller part of the body, is intricate and in need of care and attention. The wrist is made up of several small bones, eight to be exact, known as carpals. Those bones support a tubal structure that runs through your wrist. That tube is called the carpal tunnel, and it has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is extremely common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Typing, tennis, knitting can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain that involves bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of wrist or hand pain are sprains and strains, tendonitis, arthritis, gout and pseudo-gout.

If you suffer from chronic or acute wrist or hand pain due to arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or injury, then you may benefit from physical therapy, traditional orthopedic care, non-surgical stem cell injections or even stem cell-enhanced surgery.

At McKenna Orthopedics, we specialize in treating wrist discomfort, carpal tunnel syndrome, stem cell injections and surgery.

At McKenna Orthopedics we are augmenting BMAC with a proprietary, pliable tissue allograft (transplant) derived from human stem cells (donated from the amniotic tissue from a live birth), which functions as a biologic structural matrix to accelerate and enhance tissue healing and repair. It contains 108 different growth factors including more than 10 times the amount of WNT-4 and more than 60 times the amount of prostaglandin as competing products.

Prostaglandin inhibits inflammation, which occurs after injury and marks the beginning of the healing process. The faster we can tame this inflammation, the sooner the body can move on to the next phase of healing, regeneration.

To get in touch with Dr. McKenna, contact us at info@drwademckenna.com.