Patient Self Diagnosis

Patient Self Diagnosis: Good or Bad?

Have you ever had a friend or family member ask you your thoughts about a symptom they had, or even just googled a symptom for a self diagnosis?  At Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic, a few of our own practitioners came together to discuss their perceptions regarding the worldwide web, how congested it can become with false information, and how it could lead to patients feeling confused and anxious before their appointments.  (more…)

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

On Tuesday September 18th is the annual, “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day.” This holiday occurs on the 3rd Tuesday in September. We all have family and friends that we go the extra mile to make them happy. Whether it’s bringing them flower or taking them out for lunch. We enjoy taking the time and providing what they like or need to brighten up their day. One aspect of our life that may be over looked is our health. According to the American Cancer Society, many Americans wait until it is a medical emergency. By staying up to date on your health and regularly seeing a health care professional you can take steps to prevent emergencies from happening. (more…)

How to Pick the Right Athletic Shoes

So many athletic shoes, so little time!

Athletic shoes, all-terrain shoes, cross-trainers; what is the difference?  Each trip to the store is overwhelming with all the new types of sneakers out there, and all you want to know is how to pick what is best for you!  Here are some helpful tips to think about when trying to pick out the right athletic shoes for you! (more…)

Warts: Where Did That Come From?

Warts! That wasn't there a week ago!

What is a wart?  Essentially, warts are noncancerous growths on the surface of the skin.  An old wives’ tale says that playing with frogs will cause a wart.  Luckily, we can put that claim to rest since science has proven that theory false.  In actuality, they are most often caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) (more…)

Modified Yoga Poses for Hand/Thumb & Knee OA

Yoga is an Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline involving specific body postures including breathing techniques to achieve health and relaxation benefits. However, when certain joints are injured it can be a struggle to accomplish the various poses without inducing pain.     (more…)

Ankle dislocation and tibia fractures, Oh MY!

We've seen some basketball players sustain tibia fractures the past couple years. The most recent being Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward. While performing a pass in the air during the season opener for the Celtics Hayward landing on his left leg with a twisting motion. This resulted in a fracture dislocation of the ankle. (more…)

Osteoporosis and Treatment

When it comes to the topic of osteoporosis, this is a disease state that can truly be a “silent” disorder with many only being diagnosed after a fracture. (more…)