Blog Archive

Seasonal Affective Disorder--Tips from Dr. Dunn Nov 22nd, 2022

What is Seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year—most often fall or winter. It is thought that shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to symptoms of depression. What are...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Nov 15th, 2022

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent numbness or tingling in the fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers. Some people with CTS say their fingers feel useless and swollen, even though little or no swelling is apparent. In chronic...

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Nov 9th, 2022

Tailor’s bunion occurs when the shape of the bone bows outward, which creates a bony bulge on the outside of the foot in this area. Over time, a tailor's bunion causes your toe to turn in toward the other toes. If it becomes severe enough, your toe may begin to...

Concussion Oct 31st, 2022

  A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. Medically, it is defined as a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient alteration in brain function, including alteration of level of consciousness, that results from mechanical force or trauma. Causes Concussions...

Scoliosis Oct 18th, 2022

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. It is most often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence. The spine's normal curves occur at the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. These natural curves position the head over the pelvis and work as shock absorbers to distribute...

Pediatric Arthritis Oct 10th, 2022

Childhood Arthritis can cause permanent damage to the joints and it can be very painful for a child to do normal day to day activities such as walking or going to school. However, most children with arthritis can expect to live normal lives.  What causes childhood arthritis? The exact cause...

How Weight Loss Can Help Improve Your Musculoskeletal Health Oct 1st, 2022

The weight problem in the United States is serious — one in three adults are overweight and two in five have obesity. These extra pounds can not only lead to serious medical issues, such as diabetes and heart disease, but musculoskeletal health can suffer, too. In this month’s blog post, our team at Genesis...

Understanding PRP and Its Many Benefits Oct 1st, 2022

You cut yourself slicing while some vegetables and within a week your body has repaired the injury. Or, you fall and break a bone and the ends grow back together within a month or two. These are just two examples of how your body is routinely repairing and healing itself,...

How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial Work? Sep 1st, 2022

You’ve been struggling with chronic back or neck pain, and perhaps it’s radiating into your limbs, and you just want relief. Whether you’ve tried other treatments without success, or you just don’t like the idea of medications, you’ve decided to try spinal cord stimulation. Each year in the United States, 50,000 spinal cord stimulators...

Tips for Managing Golfer's Elbow Sep 1st, 2022

Golfer’s elbow, baseball elbow, suitcase elbow — these are all names for a painful condition we refer to as medial epicondylitis. Whether it was time spent on the links or in the airport, all you know is that you want relief from the forearm pain. The good news is that...

Home Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis Aug 1st, 2022

You want to begin your day on the right foot, which can be quite difficult when your feet cry out in pain when you take your first steps in the morning. This hallmark of plantar fasciitis typically dissipates after you move around a little, but you’d rather not start your...

Are Your Running Mechanics to Blame for Your Hip Pain? Aug 1st, 2022

You’re anxious to break away from your day and get out for a run, but one or both of your hips have been bothering you, making your exercise regimen far from invigorating. When it comes to running-related hip pain, there are many culprits, including your running mechanics. As part of...

A Closer Look at Regenerative Fat Therapy Jul 1st, 2022

We’ve long known that the human body has the amazing ability to heal and repair itself and, in recent years, we’ve been finding ways to direct and harness this power, which includes our Lipogems adipose/fat therapy. At Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine, our team prides itself on using the most advanced techniques available for...

Get to Know Your Interventional Physiatrist: Meet Dr. Kevin Dunn Jul 1st, 2022

In an effort to ensure that we offer our patients with the resources and medical expertise they need for optimal musculoskeletal health, Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine features a diverse and in-depth team that has you covered from head to toe.  As of June 1, 2022, we’re pleased to announce the latest addition...

How Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Can Treat Your Meniscus Tear Jun 1st, 2022

Your knees are not only the largest joints in your body, they’re also among the most important when it comes to your mobility. When you have damage in your knee, such as a meniscus tear, you want to help the tissue heal as healthy and as strong as possible so...

Who Needs Physical Therapy? Jun 1st, 2022

You have achy joints that are preventing you from being active or you’re trying to recover from a sports injury. Whatever the case, when there’s musculoskeletal damage of any kind, physical therapy can play an important role in helping improve your strength and mobility. At Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine, we...

Understanding the Specialty of Sports Medicine May 1st, 2022

You enjoy an active lifestyle, whether it’s for the physical challenge, the release of stress and anxiety, the camaraderie, or all three. We applaud your desire to partake in sports and our job, as sports medicine and orthopaedic specialists, is to make sure you’re able to stay in the game....

Does Golfer's Elbow Only Happen to Golfers? May 1st, 2022

Golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow — medically known as medial epicondylitis, the sporting names might lead you to believe that it’s only on the links or the courts where you might develop this painful condition. On the contrary, 90% of those who develop golfer’s elbow do so outside of sports. To help shed...

Treating Your Osteoarthritis With Regenerative Medicine Apr 1st, 2022

About 32.5 million adults in the United States have osteoarthritis and this number is expected to grow by leaps and bounds as our population ages. Also called a wear-and-tear disease, the prognosis for osteoarthritis (OA) hasn’t been good as the condition has long been considered incurable and, worse, progressive. Thanks to an emerging understanding...

Am I a Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation? Apr 1st, 2022

You remember a time when you could get out of bed and get through your day without back or neck pain plaguing your every move. And you want that life back. It might be time to consider neuromodulation with a spinal cord stimulator. As experts in musculoskeletal health, the team here at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine...

The Link Between Poor Footwear and Plantar Fasciitis Mar 3rd, 2022

Ask any musculoskeletal health expert about the role that shoes can play when it comes to problems in your feet and you’ll be met with a litany of complaints. Your feet require space, support, and balance to perform at their best. All too often, improper footwear can rob your feet...

When It's Time to See Your Doctor About Your Hip Pain Mar 1st, 2022

When you begin your day, your hip is sore and stiff, and it takes a little while for the joint to loosen up. Or, you’re not sleeping all that well due to an achy hip that objects to certain sleep positions. These are just two examples of signs that point...

How Did I Develop a Labrum Tear? Feb 1st, 2022

The human body contains many different types of articulating joints that bring bones together and allow movement. The only ball-and-socket joints are found in your shoulders and hips, and a key component of this type of joint is the labrum, which helps to keep the ball inside the socket. When...

How TenJet Tenotomy Can Treat Your Tennis Elbow Feb 1st, 2022

Your elbow has developed a nagging pain that flares with certain movements, and you want relief. If we diagnose the underlying problem as tennis elbow, which, despite its name, can occur both on and off the courts, the good news is that a Tenjet tenotomy can bring you that relief....

Start Your Year With a Healthy Eating Plan Jan 5th, 2022

With the start of the new year, you want to make this the one when you take charge of your weight and your wellness through healthier eating habits. You’re not alone, as millions of others share the same goal, but, unfortunately, two-thirds of the population in the United States is...

Stepping Into the New Year With Proper Orthotics Jan 1st, 2022

Your feet are two of your body’s most astonishing engineering marvels, as these small structures are responsible for supporting the entire weight of your body and getting you where you need to go. If you want to give your beleaguered feet a little help this year, custom orthotics are a...

The Healing Power of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Dec 21st, 2021

The human body is designed to be fairly self-sufficient, healing and rebuilding itself as needed. These processes, however, take time, which seems to be the one thing we’re all short of these days. Medical science has tried to keep up with our demands, and regenerative medicine is showing great promise...

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works to Manage Pain Dec 1st, 2021

Your life is overshadowed by chronic pain, and you don’t want to make an already bad situation worse by having surgery or taking potentially risky medications. This admirable goal is within your reach thanks to neurostimulation or, more specifically, spinal cord stimulation. When it comes to managing chronic pain, we...

Radiofrequency Ablation: A Minimally Invasive Remedy for Neck and Back Pain Nov 1st, 2021

You’re plagued by pain along your spine, perhaps in your neck or back, and you’re searching for solutions that don’t involve medications or invasive surgery. Radiofrequency ablation is a technique that might be able to eliminate the need for both and, more importantly, provide you with much-needed relief from the...

Treating Your Osteoarthritis With Fat Therapies Nov 1st, 2021

You wake each day to joints that are painful and inflamed thanks to osteoarthritis, and you’re tired of treatments that only manage the symptoms. If you’re looking for a long-term solution that will allow you to get back to your life, we urge you to consider innovative Lipogems adipose (fat)...

Solutions for Your Age-Related Back Pain Oct 10th, 2021

Getting out of bed each morning and taking your first steps is greeted by pain and/or stiffness in your back. Or, perhaps your back pain comes on later in the day after you’ve been moving around a little bit.  Whatever the timing, age-related back pain is an incredibly common occurrence...

Why Do I Have Plantar Fasciitis? Oct 1st, 2021

You jump out of bed in the morning and searing pain along the soles of your feet and in your heels greet your first steps, eventually subsiding as you move more. This symptom is the hallmark of a condition called plantar fasciitis, and we explore this condition here. At Genesis...

What You Need to Know About Concussions This Football Season Sep 1st, 2021

In the past decade, efforts have greatly ramped up when it comes to protecting football players against traumatic brain injuries, from kids on up to the players in the National Football League. With studies that report eye-opening statistics, such as the fact that 5% of kids who play football between...

Meniscus Tears: Why You Should Not Let Them Go Untreated Sep 1st, 2021

To call your knees important joints would be an understatement given the role they play in your ability to move throughout the world. When a problem develops in your knees, such as a meniscus tear, seeking our help early on can make all the difference in your ability to continue...

Five Benefits of Regenerative Medicine Aug 8th, 2021

Regenerative medicine gives the body the ability to regrow, repair, or replace damaged or diseased cells, organs, or tissues. What’s contained in this one simple sentence is the key to resolving health issues of many kinds, from liver disease to musculoskeletal problems like arthritis. The highly qualified team here at...

Common Head Injuries in Athletes: Signs and Treatments Aug 1st, 2021

We applaud an active lifestyle, as the benefits far outweigh the risks. That said, there is one risk that you should be aware of — head injuries. Each year in the United states, there are 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries, but researchers believe that this number may...

Signs of an ACL Tear Jul 27th, 2021

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, and you rely on them from the moment you get out of bed in the morning. When you injure this major joint, it can have a huge impact on your mobility and your daily life. As both sports medicine and orthopaedic...

What to Do About a Sprained Ankle Jul 1st, 2021

From a stumble on some steps to running around the bases, no one is immune to ankle sprains, which is why more than 23,000 people get medical care for a sprained ankle each day in the United States. This type of injury can range from mild to severe, and your...

5 Signs of a Labrum Tear Jun 15th, 2021

Both your hips and your shoulders are ball-and-socket joints, which is why each joint has a labrum — a ring of cartilage that rims the socket to keep the joint stable. As with any component in a joint, when you incur damage in your labral tissue, the result can leave...

Use Your Fat to Heal Your Injury Jun 2nd, 2021

You hear the word fat and you cringe at the mention of this universal nemesis. What if this same word can help you overcome musculoskeletal damage, quickly, comfortably, and sustainably?  With LipogemsⓇ adipose therapy, your fat isn’t your enemy and can, in fact, be a great ally.  The team here...

The Most Common Injuries and Conditions That May Require Orthopedic Care May 14th, 2021

You trip on a curb and injure your ankle, or you’re hobbled by degenerative arthritis in your knees — whatever the problem, you’re limited in your ability to move without pain. At Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine, our team of orthopedic specialists has seen most every type of musculoskeletal injury or...

Common Risk Factors of Osteoarthritis May 3rd, 2021

The prevalence of arthritis in the United States is eye-opening: The Arthritis Foundation states that more than 92 million American adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis or report arthritis symptoms. Making matters worse, our population is aging, which means these numbers will rise in the foreseeable future.  Accounting for a large share...

What to Know When You Tear Your Meniscus Apr 8th, 2021

Your knees are the largest joints in your body and among the hardest working. They’re also amazingly complex joints, and any seemingly minor damage can compromise the entire function of your knee, as illustrated by a meniscus tear. If you suspect there’s something wrong with your knee, it’s important that...

What Can Be Done to Ease the Pain of Golfer's Elbow? Apr 1st, 2021

Whether you spend your weekends on the links or you’ve developed pain in the inside of your elbow due to other activities, golfer’s elbow can be a painful condition to manage. Luckily, there are several treatment options and at-home techniques that can help relieve the discomfort. As experts in sports...

The Difference Between Tendinitis and Tendinosis, and Why It Matters Mar 16th, 2021

Your tendons are incredibly important tissues, attaching your muscles to your bones to allow movement in your joints. When a problem arises in these connective structures, you may be left with pain and limited movement. Two of the more common tendinopathies are tendinitis and tendinosis, which despite the similar names,...

5 Risk Factors That Can Lead to a Herniated Disc Mar 11th, 2021

A herniated disc can be one of the more painful lower back problems, which often goes far beyond your back, as symptoms can travel down your leg. If you want to avoid a herniated disc, or prevent one from recurring, it’s helpful to understand your risk factors — some of...

5 Steps to Prevent Running Injuries Feb 1st, 2021

Whether you’re new to running or it’s been a part of your life for years, you’re looking after your health through exercise -- and that’s a great thing. To keep you on track, it’s important to take care of your body to avoid a sports injury. To help, our team...

What Every Parent Should Know About Growth Plate Injuries Feb 1st, 2021

Kids are prone to accidents as they begin to explore the world and test the limits of their bodies. Unfortunately, this can be a vulnerable time for certain areas of their skeletal structures, namely their growth plates, and fractures can occur. To help our clients who have growing children, our...

Is Your Foot Problem Due to Plantar Fasciitis? Jan 1st, 2021

Even the most minor pain in your feet can be tough to ignore since you rely so heavily on these appendages to get you through the day. For this reason, it’s important to address foot pain sooner rather than later so that you can get on with the business of...

Understanding the TenJet® Procedure Jan 1st, 2021

We often take our tendons for granted, assuming that they’re doing their part to enable our mobility and range of motion. When one of your tendons becomes damaged, however, you’re often left painfully aware of just how much you rely on these connective tissues. If you’re struggling with chronic tendon...

5 Tips for Avoiding Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries Dec 10th, 2020

While winter spells hibernation for many, skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts take quite a different view. If you’re among the millions who can’t wait for the first flakes to fly, we want to ensure that you get the most out of the season by avoiding a sidelining sports injury. Here at...

8 Tips to Manage Arthritis and Ease Joint Pain During Winter Dec 2nd, 2020

While winters in New Jersey are tough for many folks under normal circumstances, when you’re trying to manage the joint pain and inflammation that come with arthritis, life can be even more uncomfortable.  Luckily, there are ways to weather the winter with relative ease if you follow a few good...

Why Juvéderm Could Be Right for You Nov 3rd, 2020

The aging process can be cruel for many reasons, starting with the fact that your highly visible skin is the first place to show the signs of passing years. If your skin is looking far older than you feel, there are several approaches to more youthful skin, but none easier...

5 Tips for Preventing Hamstring Injuries Nov 2nd, 2020

There’s a case to be made for the importance of every muscle in your body, but the group of muscles that are located at the back of your thigh — your hamstrings — play a key role in your mobility. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, healthy hamstrings are a...

Meniscus Tears: Why You Shouldn’t Let Them Go Untreated Oct 21st, 2020

Your knees are not only the largest joints in your body, they’re arguably among the hardest working, if you consider all that they do to help support and move your body. When a problem arises, such as a torn meniscus, it can have a serious impact on your life, which...

What Every Parent Should Know About Overuse Injuries and Young Athletes Oct 16th, 2020

Participating in sports is a rite of passage for kids, and a great rite as it helps them develop both physically and mentally. While sports programs have taken a bit of a hit due to the current pandemic, some have ramped up, and others are soon to follow.  To ensure...

Tips for Preventing Shoulder-Related Sports Injuries Sep 24th, 2020

If you engage in physical activity, whether occasionally or regularly, you run the risk of a sports injury. Of the roughly 30 million kids and teens who participate in an organized sport, 3.5 million injuries are reported each year in the US. And that doesn’t include the many adults who...

Everything You Need to Know About Sports-Related Head Injuries This Football Season Sep 1st, 2020

When you think of sports injuries, a torn ACL or rotator cuff may pop into your mind, but it’s the unseen injuries inside your head that are really cause for concern. Until a decade or two ago, concussions were merely thought of as a bump to the head, but evidence...

How Long Does It Take a Sprained Ankle to Heal? Aug 10th, 2020

To say that sprained ankles are common in the US would be an understatement — each day, 28,000 people sprain or injure their ankle. From a mild twist to severe tears in your ligament, no two sprained ankles are alike, which means that there’s no single timeline when it comes...

What Is a Hip Flexor Strain and How Is It Treated? Jul 1st, 2020

Every time you bend over or raise your knee, these actions are powered by your hip flexors. When you strain this all-important muscle group, it can hamper your mobility and lead to considerable discomfort. At Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine, our team of sports medicine and physical therapy experts...

Rotator Cuff Tear or Injury? PRP Can Help Jun 15th, 2020

It’s easy to take your shoulders for granted as you happily go about your life with the full use of your arms. So, when a shoulder injury crops up, especially in your rotator cuff, you’re given a crash course in a life that’s limited in ways you never thought possible....

Potential Causes of Knee Pain and Effective Treatments May 14th, 2020

Your knees are the largest joints in your body, which makes good sense given all that they’re responsible for. From the moment you get out of bed in the morning until you lie back down at night, your knees are hard at work providing support, mobility, and range of motion....

When to Seek Treatment for Shoulder Pain Apr 22nd, 2020

When it comes to getting through your day, your shoulders play no small role. From eating to carrying your child to bed, your shoulders are hard at work providing support for your arms and hands. So, when shoulder pain strikes, it can have a surprisingly large impact on your life,...

Learn About the Latest in Concussion Diagnosis and Care Mar 10th, 2020

Just a few decades ago, the average person who knocked their head simply shook it off and carried on. Thanks to emerging, and ongoing, research into the science of the brain, we have a new understanding of the very serious consequences that come with a concussion and how to better...

Injections That Could Ease Your Joint Pain Feb 18th, 2020

When it comes to joint pain in the United States, the numbers are surprisingly large and only getting larger. To illustrate this point, more than 54 million Americans have some form of arthritis, and this number is expected to rise to more than 78 million by 2040.  Whether your joint...

The Importance of Exercise When You Have Arthritis Jan 8th, 2020

You already know that exercise strengthens your muscles, which can, in turn, help protect your joints. If you have arthritis, though, you might think you should avoid exercise because it could make your joint damage worse.  The fact is that exercise is actually an important ingredient in an overall treatment...

4 Regenerative Medicine Treatments to Speed Recovery from Sports Injuries Dec 2nd, 2019

Sometimes the most painful part of a sports injury is the amount of time you spend sitting on the sidelines recovering. But it doesn’t have to be. At Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine in Westfield, New Jersey, our experienced team relies on state-of-the-art equipment and treatments, like regenerative medicine,...

What’s the Difference Between Paleo and Keto Diets? Nov 4th, 2019

If you do a quick Internet search for the word “diet,” in less than a second, you’re rewarded with more than 1.5 trillion results. And each of these diets claims to be THE best way to lose weight, making it hard to figure out which eating plans are effective and...

PRP: Why It's a Game-Changer in Remedying Joint Pain and Injuries Oct 22nd, 2019

If you’ve been injured or you’re experiencing joint pain, your goal is to regain pain-free movement as quickly as possible. Cortisone injections have been the traditional, mainstay treatment to heal pain. However, multiple recent studies have shown that cortisone injections can actually worsen your condition by further damaging your tendons...