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I Was Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do?

I Was Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do?

Workplace injury laws place responsibilities on workers, employers, and medical practitioners. Designed to help protect and insure workers, these laws require you to report your injuries and file claims in a timely manner.
Jun 20th, 2024
Can Physical Therapy Treat My Child's Ankle Sprain?

Can Physical Therapy Treat My Child's Ankle Sprain?

Ankle sprains are a common orthopedic injury for people of all ages, including children. Recovery from a sprain depends largely on the severity of the original injury, and physical therapy is usually a part of treatment.
May 10th, 2024
Can Trigger Finger Go Away On Its Own?

Can Trigger Finger Go Away On Its Own?

A disorder of the tendons in your hand and their ability to move freely, the colorfully named trigger finger may affect any finger or thumb. It can sometimes leave a patient looking like they’re pulling the trigger on an invisible pistol.
Apr 2nd, 2024

How Soon Can I Run After an ACL Injury?

Sports that involve sudden stops, jumps, and fast changes of direction raise the risk of damage to a ligament that stretches diagonally across the middle of the knee. Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament can sideline you for months.
Mar 1st, 2024

The Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches

Is your neck pain causing your headache? Or is it your headache causing problems in your neck? There’s no easy answer since it could be either of these, or it might also be two separate issues.
Feb 1st, 2024
 3 Ways PRP Therapy Can Help Relieve Shoulder Pain

 3 Ways PRP Therapy Can Help Relieve Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body and one of the most complex. The bones, muscles, and other support tissues give these joints amazing mobility and strength, though they can often prove difficult to treat when things go wrong.
Jan 16th, 2024
 Eat This Not That: Pain Management Edition

Eat This Not That: Pain Management Edition

When you suffer from chronic pain, everything you can do to help ease pain is welcome. This can even extend to the foods you eat. Consider this your Eat This, Not That, Pain Management Edition
Nov 2nd, 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Rehabbing a Strained Muscle

Muscle strains range from minor overstretching to partial or full tearing of tissue. Your rehab period depends on the extent of your injury. Here’s what you can expect for the most common strained muscle injuries.
Oct 1st, 2023
3 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Cast Clean

3 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Cast Clean

Casts are a necessary treatment device when your child has a broken bone or other condition that requires immobilization of a body part to aid healing. Kids being kids, it’s sometimes a challenge to keep the cast clean.
Sep 1st, 2023
Daily Stretches to Do If You Have Chronic Pain

Daily Stretches to Do If You Have Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be a complex medical issue. Sometimes it stems from degenerative diseases like arthritis while other times it’s a result of malfunctioning nerves. In most cases, stretching and physical activity can help you cope.
Aug 1st, 2023
A Closer Look at Steroid Injections

A Closer Look at Steroid Injections

Pain often stems from inflammation in the body, so any treatment that effectively reverses swollen tissue can help make life more comfortable. Steroid injections provide pinpoint control over anti-inflammatory activity. Let’s take a closer look.
Jul 1st, 2023
Tips for Helping Your Child Avoid Falls

Tips for Helping Your Child Avoid Falls

The easiest pain to deal with is the pain that you avoid. The same is true for your children, but they don’t have the same life experience to sidestep obstacles that you’d recognize. Here are some tips for helping your child avoid falls.
May 1st, 2023
When Is Surgery Your Best Option for a Meniscus Tear?

When Is Surgery Your Best Option for a Meniscus Tear?

Two pieces of cartilage cushion the bones of your legs where they come together at the knees. Twisting or rotating your knee under a full load of body can tear one of these pads, called a meniscus. In some cases, you’ll require surgery to heal.
Apr 1st, 2023
7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy for Joint Pain

7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy for Joint Pain

Joint pain occurs from both acute injuries and degenerative conditions like arthritis. Though in pain, controlled movement of the joint may be a crucial part of your recovery. Physical therapy offers a range of benefits to relieve your discomfort.
Mar 1st, 2023
5 Signs It May Be Time to Consider a Hip Replacement

5 Signs It May Be Time to Consider a Hip Replacement

While joint replacement surgery can be life changing, it’s still a major event that requires careful planning. Timing a hip replacement demands the balance of a range of factors, usually decided in discussions between patient and surgeon.
Jan 13th, 2023
I've Been Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do Now?

I've Been Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do Now?

No one looks forward to being hurt on the job. In Florida, most employers purchase worker’s compensation insurance coverage to protect their employees in the event of an accident. A claim can cover lost wages and medical care.
Dec 1st, 2022
How Can I Help Prepare My Child for an MRI?

How Can I Help Prepare My Child for an MRI?

Having a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan isn’t an everyday experience. The machine may seem more movie set than medical equipment, with a soundtrack of loud mechanical noises. It can be a frightening experience for a child.
Oct 3rd, 2022
Why PRP Is Becoming So Popular

Why PRP Is Becoming So Popular

In the wake of the opioid crisis, patients and doctors alike search for pain management and healing solutions that don’t rely on side effect-laden medications. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is safe and all-natural, providing a popular alternative.
Sep 1st, 2022

Four Tips for Running Again After an Injury

After a serious injury, you should work closely with an orthopedic doctor to carefully plan a return to running. While limiting activity too much can compromise strength, endurance, and flexibility, getting back to your regular regimen too soon can...
Aug 13th, 2020

When Should You See a Doctor for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Numbness, weakness, and tingling in the hands often signify carpal tunnel syndrome. Explore these symptoms and the importance of seeking prompt care. Carpal tunnel syndrome results in pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness caused by the compression of...
Jul 24th, 2020

Rehabilitation Exercises After a Hip Replacement

After a hip replacement, you should perform rehabilitation exercises to promote healing and muscle strength. Below is a list of activities that can be beneficial for your recovery after a hip replacement. Quad Sets The quadriceps are muscles that...
Jun 14th, 2020

Is 360 Orthopedics Open During COVID-19?

It is our goal to keep you informed as to changes and updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic locally as it affects our business, staff, and patients. 360 Orthopedics is considered a medically essential service and to that end, we continue to serve our...
Mar 26th, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: What We Are Doing To Keep Staff & Patients Safe

The Coronavirus is making people understandably anxious and fearful. As an essential medical service, we would like you to know what 360 Orthopedics is doing to keep our staff and patients safe while we treat patients requiring orthopedic treatment...
Mar 26th, 2020

PLAYGROUNDS FOR SENIORS: A Not-So-New Concept

As we write this, the world is social distancing to avoid COVID 19 and helping to”flatten the curve”. There will be good news on the horizon in the future when we are able to communicate again in person and the news below is of particular interest for...
Mar 23rd, 2020

Coronavirus – The Fear Factor

These are the best of times. These are the worst of times. Now that we have your attention and with apologies to Charles Dickens, that’s how it feels lately. The recent Coronavirus pandemic has brought everyone and everything to a screeching halt,...
Mar 13th, 2020

360 ORTHOPEDICS Surgeon Named Chief of Surgery

360 ORTHOPEDICS is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey A. Silverstein, MD as Chief of Surgery at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Dr Silverstein is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction.
Mar 3rd, 2020

Strengthening Bones And Muscles With … Dancing???

Did you know dancing is one of the most fun activities you can do that has multiple health benefits? Consider this … dancing: • Strengthens bones and tones muscles • Improves balance, coordination, and agility • Increases memory function...
Mar 3rd, 2020

Orthopedic Group Supports Two Upcoming Non-Profit Events

Sarasota, FL, February 20, 2019 360-ORTHOPEDICS will once again partner with two local non-profit organizations in raising money and awareness for each group. 360 Orthopedic supports several local non-profit organizations throughout the year...
Feb 20th, 2020

Stretches to Help With Shoulder Pain

According to a study by the NCBI, 18-26% of adults experience shoulder pain or stiffness. Stretching your shoulders and back can help relieve joint pain. Your shoulders do a lot of work each day, whether you’re lifting, carrying, or pulling items.
Feb 7th, 2020

Three Tips For Getting Dressed After a Back Injury

Having a back injury can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. Learn ways to help you get dressed more easily so you can put this worry aside as you heal. Dealing with a back injury can be frustrating and inconvenient, and getting dressed is one of the...
Feb 7th, 2020

Are Your Injuries In A Pickle?

We’re talking about the sports obsession of Pickleball. The sport, a combination of ping-pong, badminton, and tennis, has caught on in a big way, particularly in Florida where retirees seek to remain active. Pickleball experienced a surge in popularity...
Jan 21st, 2020

Marching Band Is A Sport?

Technically no, however consider this: Reuters Health compared the “challenges and demands” of a marching band “geek” to those of a football athlete. Typically high school marching bands begin practice in summer prior to the school year and their...
Dec 11th, 2019

PRP Regenerative Therapy – Truth or Myth to Healing?

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a revolutionary and conservative approach to natural healing. You may have heard about PRP from professional athletes who have used this regenerative therapy to get “back in the game” sooner than with traditional methods.
Nov 25th, 2019

YOUR BEST FRIEND: Your Dog AND Your Orthopedist?

Did you know dogs are good for your overall health? Petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower your blood pressure and walking a dog is great for your heart and musculoskeletal system, helping to strengthen muscles and bones. In addition, a walk keeps your...
Oct 21st, 2019

Orthpedic Docs Raise Money For Breast Cancer

Real Men Wear Pink Two physicians from the rebranded 360 ORTHOPEDICS (formerly Sarasota Orthopedic Associates), have been chosen to participate in the REAL MEN WEAR PINK events to raise awareness and donations for this important cause that runs until...
Oct 10th, 2019

The Poor Misunderstood Baker’s Cyst – Not From Baking!

Baker’s cysts, or more correctly popliteal cysts, are fluid filled structures, located in the back part of the knee. While relatively common and frequently detected on routine knee examination or by feeling a lump behind the knee, they are not...
Sep 9th, 2019

Can You ‘git Up’? Take The Challenge!

“Move it or lose it” – “Motion is lotion” – “Keep moving” – “Git up and go” If you’re a patient with us at 360-ORTHOPEDICS, you’ll hear these words of advice to keep your joints and muscles at their peak performance. Why?
Sep 3rd, 2019

Orthopedic Group Prescribes New Name and Logo

360 ORTHOPEDICS – A Reflection of Growth & Integrity Sarasota, FL, July 24, 2019– After 40 years known as Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, the group has rebranded as 360 Orthopedics. The original name dates back 40 years and is a reflection of when the...
Aug 6th, 2019

The Awesome Facts Behind Our Breakthrough Change

If you haven’t heard the news already, Sarasota Orthopedic Associates has undergone a big change … our name. We continue to offer the same up-to-date technology and treatment with the same skilled physicians at the same three locations.
Aug 5th, 2019

Why Is Back Pain So Common

Up to 80% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Why is it so common and is there anything that can be done about it? It has to do with the shape of the spine, specifically the part of the spine in the lower back...
Jun 6th, 2019

The Monster Of All Headaches

Did you know there are 11 types of headaches, each with varying causes and symptoms, and all are painful in fluctuating degrees? Fortunately, most headaches are common and short lived, however one type of headache may prove to be life altering.
May 6th, 2019

Help For The Ladies: How To Manage Your Orthopedic Pain

Does gender affect orthopedic injuries and conditions? The simple answer is: you bet it does. Consider the differences and where women are at higher risk and experience conditions exclusive or largely related to gender.
Apr 8th, 2019

Orthopedic Group Wins Multiple Honors

360-ORTHOPEDICS is a proud to announce they have received muliple awards from the Heraled Tribune Readers’ Choice poll of 2019. The group took 1st place in Sarasota and Venice for the following categories.
Feb 25th, 2019

A PHYSIATRIST: Taking a Look at the Big Picture

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians known as physiatrists (fizz-EYE-ah-trist) are medical doctors who have graduated from medical school and have completed 4 years of residency training. The specialty is a very small one beginning...
Feb 18th, 2019

TUESDAY TRIVIA ORTHOPEDIC POP QUIZ – How Much Do You Know?

Let’s have some fun today and see if you can answer these questions. Answers below…no peeking! Does cracking your knuckles increase your risk of arthritis? Should you put ice or heat on an injury? What’s the #1 condition experienced by seniors?
Feb 12th, 2019

The Super Seven

Our previous blog post talked about foods and drinks to NOT put into your body. Now let’s talk about the 7 foods that are nutritious AND taste good to help preserve your musculoskeletal system. Salmon is often referred to as a “super food”, packing a...
Jan 29th, 2019

Five Bad To The Bone Food/drink Habits

We often talk about how important exercise is to keep your joints lubricated. At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates our favorite mottos are “move it or lose it” and “motion is lotion”. But what about our bones and musculoskeletal system?
Jan 16th, 2019

Up Close And Personal

Our newest physician, Dr Adam Mandel, is an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at 360-ORTHOPEDICS. He took some time to sit with us and answer a few questions to get to know him on a more personal level. Take a look at our conversation:...
Dec 6th, 2018

When Should My Child See an Orthopedist?

It can be hard to know whether a child needs orthopedic treatment or is just experiencing growth development. Symptoms can be signs of underlying causes. While many orthopedic problems that arise in childhood are temporary, it can be hard to know when...
Nov 5th, 2018

Preventing Sports Injuries In Children

Youngsters are particularly prone to sports-related injuries, but there are steps coaches and parents can take to keep young athletes healthy and active. Children love playing sports, whether on organized teams or in neighborhood pickup games.
Oct 8th, 2018

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Golf Game

While an estimated 75% of people will experience some form of back pain at some point in their life, that number is even higher among golfers. Pro golfers and weekend warriors are both subject to the pain. There are ways to avoid back pain, and,...
Sep 13th, 2018

Build Your Game From The Ground Up

A powerful, and effective golf swing starts with a stable foundation. From a solid foundation the entire swing can be leveraged and a low handicap status can be achieved. The important but often overlooked foundation, are pain free and well-functioning...
Sep 4th, 2018

THE DOCTOR IS IN: Getting to Know Dr Graham

Dr Jemaar Graham is a Board Certified Podiatrist and trained to treat all problems related to the foot and ankle with both conservative and traditional modalities. He is a native of Lakeland, FL and joined 360-ORTHOPEDICS in May.
Jul 2nd, 2018

Meet Dr Raye: Interventional Pain Management Physician

We sat down with Sarasota Orthopedic Associates physician, Dr Justin Raye to learn what motivated him to pursue the medical profession and how he helps his patients non-surgically. What inspired you to become a physician? I always had an interest for...
Jun 5th, 2018

TEXT NECK? What You Need To Know …

Those who experience pervasive, uncomfortable symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and numbness and tingling in the arms and hands might be surprised to learn that smartphone use could be the culprit. “Text neck” is caused by poor posture...
May 21st, 2018

Tennis Elbow? It’s Not What You Think! (May 01st, 2018)

Many people will come to our Sarasota Orthopedic Associates sports clinic with complaints of pain on either side of their elbow which has been present for months and is aggravated by gripping things or shaking hands. While often referred to as Golfer’s...
May 1st, 2018

The Ultimate Guide To Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Until about 75 years ago carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, was thought to be caused by the compression of structures in the frontal portion of the neck or from a network of nerves from the spinal cord, over the first rib, and into the armpit.
Apr 23rd, 2018

The Gift Of Getting Back To Life

Sarasota Orthopedic Associate’s Occupational Therapy Department continues celebrating National OT Month. To commemorate we are sharing a case study of one of our Occupational Therapy Star graduates. Matthew exemplifies how Occupational Therapy can help...
Apr 9th, 2018

A Reason To Celebrate

April is National Occupational Therapy Month … that may not mean much to you now, but very likely it will someday in your future. This year’s theme is living life to its fullest! An Occupational Therapist can help with common upper extremity and...
Apr 2nd, 2018

What Should I Expect When I Have An Mri?

Magnetic resonance imaging, also known as an MRI scan, uses radio waves and magnets along with a computer to create detailed two-dimensional or three-dimensional images of organs and tissues. Radio signals given off by the body are digitally processed...
Mar 12th, 2018

Could Prp Help Your Orthopedic Injury?

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is not a new technology, but is much talked about currently. Plasma is a component of the blood that assists with clotting to promote growth of new, healthy cells. The theory of PRP is to merge this technology...
Feb 26th, 2018

Do You Have Runner’s Knee?

Avid runners can experience pain for a number of reasons, from simple trauma (banging the leg against something) to muscle spasms (usually the result of improper stretching). When running and jogging are consistently painful, however, the problem could...
Jan 29th, 2018

The Essential Guide To Proper Fitness Stretching

Stretching is an important part of any physical activity for casual fitness fans and seasoned athletes alike. Engaging in proper stretching of the muscles before working out may help decrease the risk of pain from an injury, improve range of motion,...
Jan 3rd, 2018

GOLF – Relaxation or Frustration?

For many people, the game of golf is a conundrum … a game of frustration and/or one of relaxation. It takes commitment, practice, and patience to make the game enjoyable. Unfortunately, all that practice may lead to stress on parts of the body,...
Dec 14th, 2017

Here’s Something You Might Not Think Of …

It’s a festive time of year when we are in a mad rush to decorate our homes and buy those special presents for our loved ones. What about a family member or friend who has to undergo surgery during this time of year?
Nov 30th, 2017

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Golf?

Frequent rounds of golf can cause a number of painful conditions from chronic overuse of the muscles and tendons. Back pain resulting from improper form is one of the more common complaints in orthopedics.
Nov 13th, 2017

MRI’s Have All The Answers … OR DO THEY???

“Doctor, haven’t you looked at my MRI?” This is a question that frequently comes up while visiting a doctor’s office. Most patients who have experienced an orthopedic issue at one time or another will probably undergo an MRI to better clarify the cause...
Nov 8th, 2017

The Not-so-scary Truth About Physical & Occupational Therapy

Our team of Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates know that when you come in for your therapy it can be a bit unsettling and you may have several questions for us: What are they going to do to me?
Oct 23rd, 2017

Common Harmful Myths About Physical Therapy

October is NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH so what better time to honor our awesome physical therapy staff for their skills and dedication to help our patients get back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.
Oct 11th, 2017

DIZZY? Top 10 Facts about Vestibular Disorders

What’s so important about a vestibular disorder and, more important, what the heck is it? First of all, it’s very important and, if you are over 40 years old, you have a 1 in 3 chance of experiencing a balance problem at some point in your lifetime.
Sep 18th, 2017

Do Good Today, And A Little More Tomorrow

Early last week Sarasota Orthopedic Associates teamed up with The Mall at University Town Center and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota to organize a blood drive for the victims of hurricane Harvey. The storm slammed hard into Houston leaving a path of...
Sep 13th, 2017

SUGAR & DRUG ABUSE? Winning the War (August 29th, 2017)

Recent studies have found that sugar can be as addictive as cocaine or alcohol according to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse. For some people, eating foods high in sugar may produce chemical changes in the brain’s “reward” center causing...
Aug 29th, 2017

Up Close And Personal With Julie Gladden Barre, Md

We are so proud to introduce you to Orthopedic Surgeon, Julie Gladden Barre, MD. Dr. Barre has a specialty in Sports Medicine and treats all ages from high school athletes to couch potatoes to weekend warriors to professional athletes.
Aug 22nd, 2017

Surgeon On A Mission

At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, we believe in supporting our community in many ways and we encourage our staff to do so as well. Our spine surgeon, Dr Andrew Moulton, goes a step further and shares his skills globally to help children in developing...
Aug 7th, 2017

Meet Steven Page, MD – Sports Medicine Physician

Throughout last year we profiled all our physicians here at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in a series of interviews. We were pleased to have Steven Page, MD join our SOA group late last year as Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine...
Jul 17th, 2017

Here’s One For The Ladies …

HIGH HEEL HAZARDS We know, we know. We can already hear you saying, “But I love my high heels”. Aesthetically, high heels make the shape of a woman’s leg more appealing yet it seems the prettiest shoes are the most dangerous.
Jul 10th, 2017

What Does It Mean? (July 03rd, 2017)

July 4th. This is not simply a day of fireworks, a holiday from work, backyard cookouts, or celebration. It is also one of reflection. What does it mean and how did we get here 241 years later from the most monumental day in our history? In 1776,...
Jul 3rd, 2017

YOUR FEET … Engineering or Art?

Leonardo da Vinci was quoted as saying “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”. He wasn’t kidding around considering a human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because the...
Jun 27th, 2017

The Singing Surgeon

If you live in or near Sarasota, you likely know Randall Morgan, MD as a surgeon at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates. Did you know he’s also a very talented musician and leader of his band, “Soul Sensations”? Huffington Post Contributor, Leni Miller...
Jun 19th, 2017

Thumbs Up On Easing Your Thumb Pain

At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates we are often asked, “My thumb hurts, is this part of aging? Must I live with it or can something be done?” The good news is a resounding YES THERE IS HELP and treatment is typically non-invasive.
Jun 12th, 2017

Keeping It Local – We Can Make A Difference

How important is it for us to support our local community? At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates we are so much more than physicians and medical support staff. We believe supporting our local community through non-profit organizations is an essential...
Jun 5th, 2017

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates physicians handle many types of muscle, joint, and spine conditions and injuries. While all of these should be taken seriously, damage to the foot or ankle can result in issues in other parts of the body.
May 18th, 2017

What do YOUR hands say?

Our hands are an intricate marvel of the human body. With 27 bones in each hand and wrist it’s no surprise so much can go wrong for so many people. We often think of injuries to athletes or common clumsy mishaps when a hand is injured. It’s not just...
Apr 25th, 2017

Biggest Losers Turn Out To Be Winners!

If you’ve followed us for the past three months, you already know a few of our enthusiastic staff members took on a challenge to live a better lifestyle and shed some pounds. The team lost a total of 117 pounds to date. Awesome! We wanted to know what...
Apr 17th, 2017

MRI and X-Rays: Myths and Truth

First of all, what is the difference between an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) and an X-ray (electro-magnetic wave of high energy with very short wavelength)? The above image on the left is an MRI of a left knee. The image on the right is an x-ray of...
Mar 28th, 2017

Five Awesome Weight Loss Tips

If you’ve been following along, you know we are nearing the final weeks of our “Biggest Loser Challenge” here at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates. Even though our task is coming to a close, we will continue to commit to our new lifestyle of healthy...
Mar 13th, 2017

Make Meatless Monday Memorable

No, Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is not trying to turn you into a Vegetarian or Vegan. We ARE suggesting that cutting back on some of your meat intake could prove beneficial. Dani, in our call center, has some great suggestions here to help you keep...
Mar 6th, 2017

KNEE PAIN? Get Back In The Game

To the casual observer the sport of golf may seem a relaxing, calm respite from daily routine, however nothing is farther from the truth. Today in the U.S. there are over 25 million golfers and 15-20% of them will experience some form of golf injury.
Feb 27th, 2017