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3105, 2021

Meet Lester Owens, DO

Lester A. Owens, DO, PT, FAAPMR, is a board-certified non-operative orthopedic, neuromuscular, and pain management specialist at Bone & Joint.

Dr. Owens treats headaches, neck and back pain, myofascial pain syndrome, herniated disks, neuralgias, spinal pain disorders, and arthritis. He performs BOTOX injections, electro diagnostics, radiofrequency neurotomy, and spinal interventional techniques to diagnose and treat his patients’ conditions.

Dr. Owens, who was a physical therapist before becoming a doctor, uses a variety of non-surgical treatments to help people of all ages reduce pain, increase movement, and improve the quality of their lives. He wants his patients to […]

3105, 2021

Why does my forearm hurt?

Kelly woke up on Saturday morning with a ripping, tearing feeling in her left forearm. She didn’t remember hitting or straining her arm in any way that would cause intense pain

To relieve her discomfort, Kelly moved her arm into different positions. But the sensation continued. Whether she held her hand at her side or put it over her head, the ripping ache did not stop. Later in the day, Kelly realized her arm the pain increased when she typed or drove her car.

According to Dr. Pamela Glennon, one of the hand-and-arm experts at Bone & […]

2904, 2021

Shake up your exercise routine with a few dance moves

Tired of the same old exercise routine?

Not ready to go back to the gym but looking for a new way to work out?

Why not consider dancing?

Whether you are looking for a low-impact workout built for flexibility or a routine that has you jumping to the beat or a little of both, dancing is excellent exercise. Dancing provides:

  • Weight-bearing exercise to build strong bones,
  • Routines that naturally increase joint flexibility,
  • Movement that expands your endurance and improves your cardiovascular health,
  • A core strengthening workout that boosts your balance, and
  • A fun way to stay in […]
2904, 2021

What are bone spurs?

You’re reading your X-ray results, and you see,” Enthesophyte seen at the plantar fascia region.”

Of course, you immediately boot up your computer and search the Internet to find out what an “enthesophyte” is. You find that it’s a type of bone spur.

These small bony calcium growths can occur anywhere in the body but are most common in the feet, spine, fingers, hips, knees, and other joints. Since most bone spurs form in response to osteoarthritis, they are more common in people who are 60 years old or older.

But bone spurs also grow in response to […]

2804, 2021

How do digital devices affect a child’s orthopedic health?

To say life has changed in the last 100 years is an understatement. Today, smartphones can calculate more data in seconds than a room full of computers could crunch in a week.

But too much screen time can harm orthopedic health, especially in children.

Instead of being active, many young people are watching television or playing games on digital devices. This trend is having a harmful effect on health.

Too much screen time increases the risk of childhood obesity.

When children spend hours playing video games or watching television, they are at a higher risk of being overweight. In […]

2903, 2021

How do our thoughts affect our healing?

Whether we have a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty outlook, our thoughts can affect our healing and recovery more than we think.

Consider Kim’s story.

Kim spent hours working out and getting in shape. She was working out or doing yoga every day; Kim hadn’t missed a day in 6 weeks. She was on a roll and feeling great!

Then she tripped and ripped the cartilage in her knee.

In just a few hours, Kim went from feeling good about her workout to sitting on the couch with her leg up and her knee in a brace.

It took longer for […]

2903, 2021

What’s the difference between an ankle sprain and chronic ankle instability?

Have you ever been walking with friends and hit a low spot? You felt your foot curl under, felt the searing pain, and just knew that you had sprained your ankle.

If you’ve not had that experience, you’re one of the lucky ones. Nearly 25,000 people of all ages sprain their ankles in the USA every day.

It’s easy to do. Whether you walk off the side of a curb, step wrong on a rustic trail, or quickly change direction while playing basketball, volleyball, or tag. It’s easy to pull and twist the ligaments in your ankle.

Your […]

2903, 2021

How does sleep affect your bones?

Our bones are constantly being remodeled.

At night, when we’re asleep, the fixer-upper cells in our bones go to work.

Special bone cells called osteocytes regulate the body’s calcium levels, repair microscopic bone cracks, and heal fractures. These project-management cells direct the remodeling process. They signal cells called osteoclasts to remove minerals from the bones when the body’s calcium levels dip too low. They also send messages to bone-building cells called osteoblasts when cracks and breaks need repair.

Much of this activity happens overnight and into the early morning hours when we are supposed to be asleep.

But most […]

2802, 2021

What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc is a condition that occurs when a spinal disc bulges between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine, causing pain and limiting movement.

Most adults have 24 vertebral bones in their spine. Between each of these vertebrae is a spinal disc that acts as a shock absorber. Each disc has a tough, outer elastic surface (annulus fibrosus) that covers a softer middle (nucleus pulposus). These rubbery discs help you bend and arch your back without pain.

When this cushiony cartilage is injured or starts to break down because of age, it can “bulge” outside the […]

2802, 2021

How do I know if my physical therapy is working?

That’s a great question. We are glad you asked.

There are three areas to consider when you are assessing the success of your physical therapy program:

  • Your movement
  • Your working relationship with your therapist
  • Your progress.

You know your body better than anyone else. Your physical therapist is a body movement expert. By combining your knowledge with your therapist’s expertise, you can get your body moving at its best.

Know your starting point, your current range of motion and your movement goals.

During your first appointment, your therapist will look at your medical file or your initial patient questionnaire. […]




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