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3 Tips for Finding Relief From Arthritis Pain

The pain from the degenerative joint disease of osteoarthritis may be addressed with medications, injections, and, sometimes, surgery. But you can do a lot on your own to find relief from pain. Read on to learn three major ways.

Mar 1st, 2019
Why A Hip Replacement May Be the Best Option

While it’s hard to improve upon Mother Nature, there can come a time when you need to find a better option. Here’s a look at how hip replacement can help you live pain-free again.

Dec 11th, 2018
The Most Common Pickleball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Pickleball is rapidly gaining in popularity and, just like any sport, competing in pickleball puts you at risk for a few common injuries. Before you get out on the court, you’ll need to know the best ways to prevent pickleball injuries.

Sep 13th, 2018
Returning to Sports After Shoulder Surgery

A shoulder injury definitely puts a wrench in your athletic pursuits. And, coming back too soon can delay healing even further. Take a moment to learn what precautions you need to take when returning to sports after injuring your shoulder.

Jul 25th, 2018
8 Tips for Preventing Tennis Injuries

Here at STAR Ortho, our goal is to help you enjoy the sport you love, safely. If tennis is your game of choice, these eight tips will serve you well for years to come by helping to prevent injuries and keeping you out on the court.

Jun 26th, 2018
5 Tips to Avoid Weekend Warrior Injuries

There’s little more frustrating than having a preventable injury sideline you from your weekend activities. The experts at STAR Ortho recommend the following to help avoid common weekend warrior injuries on the court, the field, or before the finish line.

May 8th, 2018
10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hip Replacement Surgery

Replacing a severely damaged hip joint can significantly improve your quality of life. Surgery is only part of the hurdle though, and knowing what to expect before and after the procedure goes a long way in aiding your recovery.

Apr 24th, 2018
Treating Arthritis Pain With PRP

PRP therapy, which stands for platelet rich plasma therapy, uses concentrated portions of your own blood to stimulate natural healing and regeneration of degraded tissue. For sufferers of arthritis, PRP therapy can improve function, reduce pain, and decrea

Mar 28th, 2018
What Treatments Should I Try Before ACL Surgery?

A sprained or torn ACL won’t repair itself, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need knee surgery. Read on to find out how you may be able to benefit from conservative treatments and avoid ACL reconstruction surgery.

Feb 26th, 2018
Return to Activity

A successful unicondylar (partial) knee replacement can be defined in a multitude of ways.

Aug 28th, 2016
Who is a candidate for Total Knee Replacement?

Total knee replacement (TKR), also referred to as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is a surgical procedure where worn, diseased, or damaged surfaces of a knee are removed and replaced with artificial surfaces.

Aug 28th, 2016
Young, Talented, Jobless

As local business owners, we are constantly faced with the need to find new employee talent, since turnover remains a challenge.

Aug 28th, 2016
Tip of the Week

At STAR orthopaedics, we frequently see injuries in weekend warriors that can be directly related to inadequate warm-up or cool down.

Aug 28th, 2016
Torn Cartilage in the Knee

Torn cartilage in the knee, or Meniscal tears, are among the most common knee injuries and the most common reason for knee surgery.

Aug 28th, 2016

Snapping hip is a condition in which you feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your hip when you walk, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around.

Aug 28th, 2016
Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the outer side of the elbow caused by overuse and improper biomechanics.

Aug 28th, 2016

Sciatica is a condition in which a protruding, or herniated disk, in the spinal column presses on the nerve roots in the lumbar spine.

Aug 28th, 2016
Shin Splints

Shin splints (or, medial tibial stress syndrome) is an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your shinbone.

Aug 28th, 2016
Pes Bursitis

Pes bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa sac located between the shinbone and three tendons of the hamstring muscle on the inside of the knee.

Aug 28th, 2016

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has become commonly talked about for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, especially chronic ones.

Aug 28th, 2016
Public Service Announcement

Hello. I’m Dr. Raj Sinha, a hip and knee replacement specialist at STAR Orthopaedics in La Quinta. Recently, there has been a great deal of media interest in recalled hip and knee replacement devices.

Aug 28th, 2016
Meniscal Tears Tip

Meniscal tears, or torn knee cartilages, can occur in anyone, at any age.

Aug 28th, 2016

Osgood-Schlatter disease is an overuse injury that occurs in the knee area of growing adolescents.

Aug 28th, 2016
Mallet Finger or Baseball Finger

Mallet Finger or Baseball Finger A mallet finger, or baseball finger, is caused when the tendon on top of the finger is damaged by a ball or other object striking the tip of the finger head on.

Aug 28th, 2016
MCL Injuries

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) connects the thighbone to the shinbone on the inside of the knee joint.

Aug 28th, 2016
Little Leaguer Elbow

Little Leaguer’s Elbow, or Medial Apophysitis, occurs when repetitive throwing creates an excessively strong pull on the tendons and ligaments of the elbow.

Aug 28th, 2016
Huffington Post

Osteoarthritis affects 1 in 3 Americans, but gets short shrift when being considered among today’s “sexy” diseases.

Aug 27th, 2016
Hamstring Muscle Injuries

Hamstring muscle injuries — such as a “pulled hamstring” — occur frequently in athletes who participate in sports that require sprinting.

Aug 27th, 2016
Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder, making it very difficult to move.

Aug 27th, 2016
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate Dietary supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are popular among patients who suffer from painful osteoarthritis.

Aug 27th, 2016
Do Elephants Get Arthritis?

That is not meant as a facetious or obnoxious question, considering the topic of this article: obesity and joint pain.

Aug 27th, 2016

Groin pain is the most common symptom for patients with advanced hip arthritis.

Aug 27th, 2016
Four Vices

Four Vices In a previous editorial, I railed against the ObamaCare legislation for having missed the point of what is needed to actually improve the nation’s health.

Aug 27th, 2016
Childhood Obesity Tip of the Week

Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children and teenagers diagnosed as overweight or obese in the US.

Aug 27th, 2016
ACL injuries

This is Dr. Sinha from STAR Orthopaedics. I am often asked if it is necessary to repair a torn ACL ligament. The short answer is: it depends.

Aug 27th, 2016