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Simple Tips to Help Manage Your Chronic Pain

Published December 19, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Simple Tips to Help Manage Your Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has different definitions, depending on who you ask. Some say it is pain that lasts more than 3 months and some say it’s pain that lasts more than 12 months. A definition that does not put a timeline on chronic pain is pain that lasts lo ...


Warming Up for Cold Weather Workouts

Published December 08, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Warming Up for Cold Weather Workouts

Cold weather is here and it’s more important than ever to warm up thoroughly before getting into your workout. When it’s cold outside, your muscles lose heat and contract, which makes everything in your body a lot tighter. Your joints get stiff and t ...


Common Ankle Injuries – Not Just for Athletes

Published November 28, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Common Ankle Injuries – Not Just for Athletes

While ankle injuries are common in sports, you don’t have to be an athlete to twist your ankle. The most common ankle injury is a sprain, but there are other injuries that can occur as well.The ankle is where three bones meet: the fibula, tibia and t ...


5 Ways to Minimize Joint Pain in Cold Weather

Published November 10, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

5 Ways to Minimize Joint Pain in Cold Weather

Many people deal with worsening joint pain in cold weather, while what causes this is unclear. Try the following tips to decrease joint pain during the winter months.Exercise – Cold weather can make any of us more sedentary, which leads to joint pain ...


Dr. Petrera Among Internationally Respected Faculty Presenters/Instructor at the ICJR’s 6th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Conference in Houston, Texas

Published October 25, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Dr. Petrera was recently honored by being asked to join a highly respected team of renowned surgeons from around the world as an invited faculty member for the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction’s 6th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip ...


Common Causes of Hip Pain: When Should You Seek Treatment?

Published October 18, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Common Causes of Hip Pain: When Should You Seek Treatment?

Due to the structure of the hip, pain in this area can have many different causes. The location of the pain may give you some clues as to what is causing the discomfort in the hip. For example, if you’re having pain in the inside of your hip or in th ...


At the Tip of Your Finger

Published October 10, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

At the Tip of Your Finger

Injuries to the fingertip are really very common and can happen almost anywhere – from using a hammer or saw to pinching your hand in a door or smashing it while moving something heavy. These everyday injuries can result in damage to part of the fing ...


Cross-Training for Children

Published September 12, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Cross-Training for Children

Cross-training is when an athlete participates in training activities that are different from those of their main sport. This well-rounded exercise regimen is important because it builds strength and flexibility in muscles that the athlete might not ...


Is This Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Published August 16, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Is This Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Do you have numbness, tingling and pain in your hands and arms? If so, you could have carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve (one of the major nerves in your hand) is squeezed or compressed as it travels through a ...


Injury Prevention: Tennis

Published August 02, 2017 by Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Injury Prevention: Tennis

Playing tennis is a great way to get outside and exercise for people of all ages. Like with any sport, however, there is a risk of injury when playing tennis. Shoulders, wrists and elbows are easy targets for injury from overuse.Tennis elbow is commo ...


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