Blog Archive

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Dislocated Shoulder? Jan 11th, 2023

Most dislocations cause such extreme shoulder pain that there’s no doubt you need immediate medical care. But you can also have a partial dislocation with minor tissue damage and tolerable pain — an injury that also needs prompt treatment even though you may be tempted to wait for it to...

Getting Back in the Game After an ACL Tear Jan 11th, 2023

ACL tears are serious injuries, often accompanied by damage to the meniscus and other ligaments. Regaining the strength and stability needed to get back in the game requires the best treatment for your injury, followed by an intensive rehabilitation program. Our team at ROC Orthopedics — with locations in Oregon...

When to See a Specialist About Knee Pain Dec 14th, 2022

Severe knee pain and an obvious joint deformity leave no doubt that you need immediate attention from a specialist. But it’s challenging to decide what to do or when to seek orthopedic care for many other knee problems. One thing is certain: Your knees carry so much weight and sustain such repetitive...

Why Exercise Is Essential in Managing Arthritis Pain Dec 14th, 2022

People with arthritis often worry that exercise will make the pain worse or even accelerate the tissue degeneration responsible for their arthritis. But the opposite is true.  Our team at ROC Orthopedics in Oregon City and Tualatin, Oregon, understands your concern but wants you to know that lack of activity increases your pain, stiffens the...

When a Hip Replacement Is Your Best Option Nov 27th, 2022

Your world used to be much larger, but now, you feel imprisoned by a painful hip that severely limits your ability to move freely. Each year in the United States, 450,000 hip replacements are performed to solve this very same issue. And this number is growing thanks, in large part,...

4 Common Causes Of Heel Pain Nov 22nd, 2022

Did you know that every mile you walk puts approximately 60 tons of stress on each one of your feet? They may be able to take a heavy load, but they still have limits. And often, heel pain is how they tell you they’ve had enough. Heel pain is a...