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Knee Pain and Exercise: The Myths Dispelled

Knee pain typically occurs at the front of the knee, but according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, patients sometimes feel the pain at the sides, back or along the joint line of the knee. There are a number of causes for knee pain, such as cartilage tear, ligament tear or other things… read more »

What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, but not the only cause. A condition referred to as the “frozen shoulder” is often mistaken for a rotator cuff problem because it can mimic the symptoms of rotator cuff injuries in its… read more »

Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Injury or Frozen Shoulder?

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, but not the only one. A condition commonly referred to as the frozen shoulder is often mistaken for a rotator cuff problem because it can copy the symptoms of rotator cuff injuries in… read more »

Is there such a thing as “good” pain?

The expression says, “no pain, no gain” but when it comes to exercise – especially for those over the age of 40 – New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer says it’s important to understand the difference between good pain from muscles growing and strengthening vs. the bad pain of a possible injury. And it’s… read more »

Orthopaedic Surgeon on Treating Common Running Injuries

According to Running USA, there were over two million half-marathon finishers and over 550,000 marathon finishers in 2014. Considered to be one of the most popular exercises worldwide, running offers many health benefits but can also lead to injuries. New Orleans orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer explains that there are a handful of common running… read more »

New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Tips for Children’s Backpacks

Whether your child will be carrying books or a tablet computer to school, there are some important things to remember when making that very important backpack purchase. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, improper choice of a poorly-designed and fitted school backpack, overloading and improper strap tightening and misuse issues can risk… read more »

How to Protect Your Shoulders During Summer Sports

Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months – swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer encourages children and adults to stay safe and avoid painful injuries while playing. Roughly 15.6 million visits are made each year to orthopedic surgeon’s offices for shoulder issues including pain,… read more »

What You Need to Know About Arthritis in the Knee

Arthritis of the knee can make taking a step painful. Swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joint are just some of the symptoms that can occur when a person has this condition. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, the daily demands on the knee and its potential for injury make it a… read more »

What’s Causing Your Chronic Knee Pain?

The number of cases of chronic knee pain has greatly increased in the last 20 years. As the knee is the main joint people use for walking, New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer wants you to have a good understanding of long-lasting knee pain. There are many things that can contribute to knee pain…. read more »

Home Remedies for Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common condition that can be caused by both short-term and long-term problems. Many short-term knee problems do not need any help from doctors and people can often help with their own recovery. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, some home remedies can also help with many of the… read more »