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The Football Concussion Crisis

The Football Concussion Crisis

by Stephanie Meadows
Lately, there seems to be increased public interest in the potential risks of concussions. Since athletes participating in contact sports are exposed to the risk of repeated blows to the head, there is a legitimate concern about their risk of developing delayed neurological dysfunction, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative diseases.

The Great Ice Vs Heat Debate

The Great Ice Vs Heat Debate

by Stephanie Meadows
You are having a pretty good day, and just as you feel that you are checking things off that crazy to-do list, more things just keep adding up. You have been running around like a chicken with your head cut off, and as luck would have it, you sprained your ankle, now there is pain and swelling. You try to ignore it, but there is something that needs to be done to stop the swelling. This is where the great debate of ice versus heat comes into play. Both of them will help reduce pain, but there are certain types of injuries for which each should be used.

 A How-to Guide on the Proper Way to Use Crutches

A How-to Guide on the Proper Way to Use Crutches

by Stephanie Meadows
You’ve recently injured your foot or leg. You were probably given a pair of crutches by a doctor or friend with little or no explanation on how to fit or use them. Now, you have been left with a sore back, tired arms, and the struggle of walking. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about it, as the doctor tells you that you need to remain in a non-weight bearing state while you heal. It might be a real bummer to spend your time not being able to walk normally, but you have to in order to keep your recovery on track.

How to Stretch Properly, The DO’s and DON’T’s

How to Stretch Properly, The DO’s and DON’T’s

by Stephanie Meadows
Unfortunately, many people avoid stretching, execute it poorly or don’t do enough of it. The body relies on being stretched. We understand the benefits of feeling physically and mentally fit, as well as the importance of quality life.

A Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Back into Exercise

A Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Back into Exercise

by Stephanie Meadows
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. This quote rings true about our daily lives. Life is all about perspective and how you look at each and every situation. Although, this mantra certainly applies to one thing in particular, exercise and fitness. Are you a couch potato? If the answer to this question is yes, it is not too late to change your lifestyle.

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About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.