Entries by Daniel Lorenz

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement: What You Need to Know Total hip replacement is a procedure that has a lot of success with helping people reduce pain and improve function that is lost from often years of dysfunction due to arthritis.  At SSOR, we see many patients after total hip replacement that have goals as simple as […]

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Is it Worth the “Squeeze?” There are continual innovations in sports medicine.  Whether it’s through biologic injections (PRP, stem cells) or advancements in rehabilitation approaches, the sports medicine community is always looking for the “next best thing” to help athletes recover and perform better.  One such innovation that has gained popularity […]

Patellar Instability: My “Kneecap” Goes Out!

Rehab For Patellar Instability Patellar instability can be a debilitating and frankly, a terrifying condition to deal with because you have no idea when or how the patella will “move out of place.”  When it does, it can be painful and crippling.  Patellar instability encompasses a few different scenarios.  Patellar dislocation is when the patella […]

Sciatica: “A Pain in the Butt”

Physical Therapy for Sciatica Sciatica is an all too common condition that we see on a regular basis here at SSOR.  Also known as “piriformis syndrome”, sciatica is a painful, aggravating diagnosis because it limits your ability to stand and walk and requires specific positions of relief, often sitting or lying down.  People with this […]

Does Arnica Work?

Arnica Gel/Cream It seems that we’re hearing more and more people using Arnica for relief of muscle and joint aches and pains.  It’s commonly been used as a homeopathic treatment for inflammation, bruises, and swelling.  The problem with Arnica as with many other herbals and supplements is that the research supporting the use of them […]

Udoka Azubuike: MCL Sprain

Rehab Guidelines for MCL Sprains: KU’s Udoka Azubuike The Big 12 tournament is underway and KU hoops star Udoka Azubuike suffered a knee medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury in practice recently.  Of course, like any in-season sports injury, the timing is not good.  Looks like he’ll miss the Big 12 tournament.  So what’s the deal […]

Exercises for Achilles Tendinitis

Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis We have an active, results-oriented population here at SSOR.  As a result, we see many patients who are battling “tendinopathies,” a catch-all term for pathology and pain in tendons.  One of those regions we see a lot that affects people across the lifespan is Achilles tendinopathy.  The general public commonly refers […]

Tommy John Rehab

Rehab After Tommy John Surgery With the year round playing of baseball, there has been a meteoric rise in ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions in the elbows of baseball players, commonly known as “Tommy John” surgery.  Sadly, there is no off-season anymore.  Kids throw all summer, play fall ball where they throw more, then when […]