Blog Archive

PRP: Your Secret Weapon Against Pain Oct 1st, 2022

Are you among the 20% or more of American adults dealing with chronic pain? If so, you understand how pain negatively affects your quality of life, making it a challenge to work, participate in regular activities, and even get a good night’s rest.  At Ortho 1 Medical Group, our providers offer the best in chronic...

Things You're Doing That Are Putting Your Ankles At Risk Sep 1st, 2022

Your ankles may seem small, but these complex joints play a starring role in your ability to stand, walk, run, turn, and move on your feet. Three main bones,tendons and ligaments, and cartilage help keep your motions smooth and pain free. A problem with any one of these components can...

How to Avoid Knee Pain Aug 1st, 2022

Did you know nearly 25% of American adults struggle with knee pain? At Ortho 1 Medical Group with offices in Chula Vista and La Jolla, California, we specialize in diagnosing and treating knee pain triggered by many causes.  But our knee specialists know you’d rather avoid knee pain than cope with it. That’s why we’ve gathered our...

Tips for Protecting Your Shoulder Health Jul 1st, 2022

Whether you’re a serious athlete or weekend warrior, a shoulder injury can keep you sidelined for months. The expert providers at Ortho 1 Medical Group in Chula Vista and La Jolla, California, specialize in diagnosing and treating many types of shoulder injuries and conditions.  We also know that avoiding injury in the first place...

Stiffness in Your Finger? It Could Be Trigger Finger Jun 1st, 2022

Struggling with stiffness or straightening one of your fingers? Do your fingers pop, snap, or click when you try to bend or straighten them? You might have a common condition called trigger finger.  The good news is that trigger finger is a treatable condition. At Ortho 1 Medical Group in Chula Vista and...

Returning to Sports After Shoulder Surgery: What You Need to Know May 1st, 2022

Sidelined from sports because of a shoulder injury? It’s frustrating to sit on the bench after surgery. But going back too soon or not understanding what to expect when you return can get you back on the bench fast.  At Ortho 1 Medical Group, with offices in Chula Vista and La...

How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work Apr 7th, 2022

When you work in an office or at a desk, you may think your job is risk-free. Think again. While it’s true that desk jobs don’t typically require heavy lifting or other motions that put your body at risk, there’s one injury office workers are more likely to experience: carpal tunnel...

What to Expect when Recovering From Knee Replacement Surgery Mar 1st, 2022

If you suspect or have been told you need knee replacement surgery, you’re in good company. Hundreds of thousands of Americans receive knee replacements every year because of osteoarthritis and other knee diseases or injuries.  The good news is that knee replacements dramatically reduce your pain and increase your mobility....

How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery Feb 8th, 2022

If your shoulder pain is severe enough to cause disability, you may be considering options to repair the damage. At Ortho 1 Medical Group, our orthopedic specialists offer comprehensive evaluations of your shoulder joint to see if you qualify for shoulder replacement surgery. Our surgeons Norman Kane, MD, Kristopher Downing,...