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Diagnosing and Treating Scoliosis Orange County Orthopedic Clinic - Diagnosing and Treating Scoliosis

Diagnosing and Treating Scoliosis

Often appearing during childhood, scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it's a condition that affects about 2-3 percent of the population in the United States. Most cases of scoliosis are mild and will require little or no treatment. It's only when the abnormal development of the spine presses on nearby nerve roots or contributes...

Managing and Preventing Runners Knee Orange County Orthopedic Clinic - Managing & Preventing Runner’s Knee

Managing & Preventing Runner’s Knee

Runner's knee, which is also called patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a type of pain that develops around the front of your kneecap. The pain often begins after an intense period of physical activity. As you continue playing and living an active lifestyle, you may find that the pain persists during light activity such as walking. Over time, the condition can worsen to the point that your knee always hurts. Who Gets...

Causes of Osteoporosis Orange County Orthopedic Clinic - Causes of Osteoporosis

Causes of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a chronic loss of bone mass. It becomes more common with age, affecting up to 30 percent of post-menopausal women. Men can also develop osteoporosis as they age. This condition can become serious, but you may not know that you have it until you fall and fracture a bone. Our doctors offer orthopedic care for injuries that result from osteoporosis. Symptoms of Osteoporosis In the early stages of osteoporosis, there...