Changes at TOC – Interventional Rehabilitation Department

As we continue to ensure the safety of our patients and comply with both state and federal regulations, we are implementing some new changes in our Interventional Rehabilitation Department (formerly referred to as “Pain Management”). As of June 1, 2017, the following changes will be made: Patients who are taking benzodiazepine medications (Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, […]

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The Orthopaedic Center Welcomes James Bischoff, MD

The Orthopaedic Center is excited to announce the addition of James Bischoff, MD to Dr. Brian Chalkin’s Hand, Wrist & Upper Extremity team. Dr. Bischoff has been practicing in Tulsa since 1998 and is well regarded as a premier hand & wrist surgeon. He takes care of some of Tulsa’s finest athletes from ORU, TU, […]

Do You Suffer from Flat Feet?

Do you have pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles joints? You may have flat feet, a condition that is caused from a collapsed arch. In a normal arch, there’s an upward curve in the middle of your foot which is stabilized by tendons and ligaments in your foot and lower leg. When those […]

Recover from Hip Replacement Surgery the Right Way

Hip replacement surgery is performed more than 300,000 times a year in the US. This common surgery involves removing damaged cartilage and bone from the hip joint and replacing it with a synthetic implant. The purpose of hip replacement surgery is to help alleviate pain, help your knee joint function better and increase mobility. If […]

Keeping the Tunnel Clear — Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Have you ever been to New York and been stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel during heavy traffic? Congestion is the name of the game. The same principle can happen with a tunnel in the human wrist, the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, fibrous passage in the wrist that protects the median nerve. […]

Understanding Chronic Pain

Everyone suffers from occasional pain due to arthritis, back pain or migraines, but if you’ve experienced pain lasting several months or longer, you may be one of the millions of Americans with chronic pain. This is a complex condition whose exact causes and treatments remain difficult to understand and hard to control, despite increasing research. […]

Dislocated Shoulder? How to Tell and What to Do

Your shoulder joint moves in several directions – forward, backward and downward, which affords you significant ease of movement in this area. But because you’re able to move this joint freely, your shoulder joint is also one of the most frequently dislocated joints in your body. A dislocated shoulder is caused when the top of […]

The 7 Most Common Reasons for Knee Pain

Your knee joints are some of the most important joints in your body. And to keep them in good working order, it’s important to be active. But your knees are also particularly vulnerable to injuries. If you’re experiencing pain in your knees, one of these causes may be to blame: An old knee injury. If […]

Preventing Falls & Fractures

As we age, the likelihood of experiencing a fracture due to a fall increases significantly, the most common causes being hazards both indoors and outside. The most common reasons people fall include poor vision, certain medications, lack of muscle strength, problems with balance, slow reflexes which make it difficult to keep your balance, tripping due […]

Warming Up the Right Way

Warming up is an essential part of any workout routine. It prepares your body for more intense activity and prevents injury by loosening the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints you’ll be using. A good warm up slowly increases your heart rate and circulation, and raises your muscle temperature. It also prepares yourself mentally for what […]