Backpack Safety

Backpacks are essential for students to carry books. It is important to know how to properly wear a backpack and for it not to be too heavy. If a backpack is too heavy or worn improperly, it can cause back, … Continued

Exercises for Seniors

It is important to exercise during every stage of life in order to stay healthy. As you get older, muscle and bone loss becomes more common. There are a variety of exercises that are important in your golden years. The … Continued

Why Helmets are Important

Whether you’re 6 or 60, a beginner or pro, it is important to wear a helmet. A helmet can protect you from serious injury to the brain or head. Damage to your brain can be permanent, so it is always … Continued

What is Osteoporosis?

What exactly is osteoporosis? According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoporosis is when a bone becomes frailer because the bone tissue breaks down more rapidly than it is replaced. People with osteoporosis are more likely to break or fracture a bone … Continued

How to Prevent a Hip Fracture

A hip fracture is considered to be a serious injury and mostly occurs in people over the age of 65. According to OrthoInfo, a hip fracture is when the thighbone breaks right below the hip joint. Serious hip fractures can … Continued

What Causes Knee Problems?

Do you suffer from knee pain? People of all ages can experience knee pain, and knee problems are not uncommon. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the “knee is the joint where the bones … Continued

3 Tips to Strengthen Your Shoulder Muscles

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, your shoulder is your body’s most flexible joint. Anything from heavy lifting to sports may cause injuries to the shoulder muscles. There are many exercises that help strengthen the shoulder muscles: Photo … Continued

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Your bones play various roles in the body. Not only do they support muscles and provide structure, but they also store calcium and protect organs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is important to consume enough calcium and … Continued

The Importance of Calcium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that calcium is needed for healthy bones, teeth, nerves, and muscles. Since the body cannot produce calcium, it must be absorbed through food. Good sources of calcium can be found in dairy … Continued

Face Opponents, Not Injuries This Tennis Season

  Upcoming tennis tournaments like Wimbledon have plenty of people thinking about the sport. You may have spotted a couple players squaring off on the court at your local pool or apartment complex. While tennis is not a contact sport, … Continued

How Broken Bones Heal

The human body is a work of wonder. It’s amazing that when you encounter a fracture and a cast is placed to confine your injured bone(s), your body starts to heal itself. Health reveals how this occurs in a simple three-step … Continued

FAQs about Scoliosis

Did you know June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month? During this time of year, a special emphasis is placed on bringing awareness to the common condition. This June, Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics would like to make you aware of the answers … Continued

Horse Tendons and their Relation to Humans

When a senior citizen encounters an injury, “I’m old” is a widely accepted explanation. Was this reason good enough for researchers in England? “Nay,” they said, as horse tendons, which are very similar to human ones, were collected and tested … Continued

How a Smartphone Could Send You to the Doctor

Countless people trust smartphones to meet needs ranging anywhere from calorie counting to checking the weather, always knowing, “There’s an app for that”. However, while “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” certain apps may not. Apple image via … Continued

D-1 Athletes May Be Lacking in Vitamin D

More than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, reveals a study shared at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Why does this matter? Vitamin D is … Continued

Yoga Safety Tips

Benjamin Franklin’s famous axiom, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Many folks are taking this philosophy when it comes to physical fitness. It’s common for sports teams to do a warm-up routine or stretch at the … Continued

10 Ways New Moms Can Prevent Injury and Back Pain

Becoming a mom is one of, if not the most eventful day in a woman’s life. It is commonly said that “everything” changes once the baby arrives. The early stages of parenthood come with a share of trials and tribulations. … Continued

Dr. Michael Hussey Gives Luggage Safety Tips on KARK

Holiday travel can mean long lines and hurried sprints through sprawling terminals. It also can mean neck, wrist, back and shoulder pain, and even injury, from carrying and lifting heavy luggage. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety … Continued

Meet Dr. Kirk Reynolds

Dr. Kirk Reynolds’ practice focuses on arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle, as well as advanced shoulder reconstruction, including total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He has served as a resource for various media outlets in … Continued

How to Treat Tennis Elbow

The term “tennis elbow” is used to describe localized pain over the bony prominence, called the lateral epicondyle, on the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is caused by repetitive stress on the muscles connected to the lateral epicondyle, which … Continued

ASO is on Facebook

Are you following Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics on social media? On our Facebook and Twitter pages, we share lots of great health tips for you and your family. You can also read what patients are saying about their experiences with our … Continued