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Oly All Star Program

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program For years, patients throughout the area have trusted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates with their orthopaedic and spine care – now we want to return the favor! We know that our patients have accomplished incredible things...

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3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck and radiates into the shoulders, arms, and hands. In most cases, this pain is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve within the neck...

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4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a...

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3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment...

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Considering Stem Cell Treatments for an Orthopedic Injury

Considering Stem Cell Treatments for an Orthopedic Injury? Here is What You Should Know In the late 1990’s we began hearing that stem cells could potentially “cure” diseases and conditions like Parkinson’s, paralysis and cancer. However, once the public learned that...

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What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated? The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The humeral head (arm bone) is the ball and the scapula’s (shoulder blade) glenoid cavity is the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but it is also...

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How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated? The facet joints are the joints at the back of the spine that help move the spine and allow the spine to safely bend and twist. The nerves that send signals to other parts of the body also exit through small holes in these joints....

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4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options Spinal stenosis is the term most often used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal and is most often a part of the ageing process. As spinal stenosis progresses it can begin to compress the spinal nerve roots causing pain in...

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Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome The tibia (shin bone) and talus (foot bone) form the ankle joint and cartilage covers the bones so the joint can move smoothly. Ligaments also connect the bones to provide mobility and stability. “Plantar flexion”...

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Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

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Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

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Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated It is no secret that dance requires posture, balance and countless hours of practice to perfect. It is also no secret that this can place a significant toll on your body, especially your feet and ankles. While bandages...

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