What does an orthopedic surgeon do?

What does an Orthopedic Surgeon do? I’m an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, although I frequently travel all throughout Colorado, from Pueblo up to Denver. It takes about 9 to 10 years of training to become an orthopedic surgeon which includes four years of medical school, and five years of orthopedic surgery residency. So with all that training, what does an orthopedic surgeon do? Orthopedic surgeons are experts of the musculoskeletal system or in other words bones, joints, muscles,...

Does Piriformis Syndrome Go Away?

Does Piriformis Syndrome Go Away?   The short answer is yes, piriformis syndrome can go away, but only if you get the appropriate treatment. Piriformis syndrome can cause symptoms of sciatica, meaning that it can cause pain that travels all the way down the back of your leg. Often this pain is wrongly attributed to the lower back, and can cause months of discomfort if it isn’t properly recognized. Practicing out in Colorado Springs, Piriformis syndrome is something that I see and treat all the...

I Need to see a Doctor without Insurance, what do I do?

I Need to see a Doctor without Insurance, What do I do?Not having health insurance can make seeing a doctor very difficult. Many offices do not want to take patients that can pay only in cash, and as a patient it can be very frustrating to not know how much the doctor is going to charge you! The problem is that most doctors offices are built for insurance billing only, and don’t know how to adequately handle someone who wants to know what they are paying up front, and who wants to pay in cash....

Tendonitis Treatment

Tendonitis Treatment There are a lot of different types of tendonitis, but the treatments for them aren’t so different. Sometimes just some simple stretching, or strengthening key muscles will do. In more severe cases, you may need a steroid injection. Rarely, if everything else fails, you may need surgery. Whether you have knee tendonitis, ankle tendonitis, foot tendonitis, or hand tendonitis, rest assured that with the appropriate treatment you can get better. The goal is to get you back to...

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