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Is It Tendonitis Or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

When you have that nagging pain with tingling in your hands and fingers, you might think you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. In reality, it may be tendonitis in your wrist. Some of the symptoms are similar, so is it tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome? Let’s find out.  » Read more about: Is It Tendonitis Or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?  »

Coronavirus Update

Please note that our clinic is now open to ALL patients, and elective surgeries have resumed. Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. No patients with Coronavirus are being treated at Nevada Orthopedic.
To ensure maximum safety, we are preventing the spread of COVID-19 in any of our patient areas by:

Extensively cleaning exam rooms between patients.
Frequently disinfecting welcome areas.
Continuing to require staff, patients, and visitors to wear masks.
Enforcing social distancing.  » Read more about: Coronavirus Update  »

Common Spinal Issues From Sitting All Day At A Desk

Many of us have worked at a computer in an office for many years, and at the moment we may be working from home. Regardless of where you are working, there is no question sitting at a desk all day takes its toll on the spine. Learn how you can overcome the common spinal issues from sitting all day at a desk.  » Read more about: Common Spinal Issues From Sitting All Day At A Desk  »

New Extended Hours for Our Fast-Track Clinic

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s Fast-Track Clinic is now open on Saturdays!
Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s Fast-Track Clinic’s same-day visits are now available for extended hours. The clinic is open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
View office details on the Fast-Track Clinic’s page here.
The clinic offers:

Call-Ahead or Walk-In Appointments
Short Wait Times
Most Insurances Accepted
Major Credit Cards Accepted
Care Credit

Parking and entrance are located on the West Side of the Parkway Medical Building.  » Read more about: New Extended Hours for Our Fast-Track Clinic  »


Dr Ronald Hillcock MDOrthopedic SurgonAdult Reconstruction and Orthopedic Oncology

Enchondroma (en-kon-DRO-ma) is a type of benign (noncancerous) tumor that begins in the cartilage found inside the bones. Enchondromas rarely cause pain or other symptoms, so most remain undiagnosed until x-rays are taken for an unrelated injury or condition.
In the majority of cases, enchondromas do not require treatment. In rare cases, however, multiple tumors may weaken the bone, causing it to fracture. When this occurs, surgery may be needed to remove the tumor and prevent additional fractures.  » Read more about: Enchondroma  »

5 Common Shoulder Injuries From Weight Lifting

There are those who lift weights as part of their exercise routine, and then there are the serious weight lifters. The second group are certainly more rigorous and set goals well beyond their own body weight. Whichever group you fit in to, take some care and pay close attention to 5 common shoulder injuries from weight lifting.  » Read more about: 5 Common Shoulder Injuries From Weight Lifting  »

Chondromalacia patella

Chondromalacia patella (or patellae), also referred to as “runner’s knee” is a condition in which the cartilage cushioning the area under the patella (kneecap) begins to deteriorate and wear out. Due to this, the kneecap may start to rub against the femur (thigh bone) and cause discomfort or pain. This condition is often common among young athletes or sports people do to increased activity and action involving the knees. The condition can also occur in adults who are suffering from arthritis.  » Read more about: Chondromalacia patella  »

When to See a Specialist for Your Child’s Knee Pain

With the warm weather on its way, parents are likely to be faced with kids complaining of knee pain. They fall, overdo it playing sports, combined with bending, climbing and stretching the wrong way. Sometimes they may complain about it, and then never mention it again. But other times the pain becomes severe and doesn’t go away. It is important to know when to see a specialist for your child’s knee pain.  » Read more about: When to See a Specialist for Your Child’s Knee Pain  »

Surgery and Smoking

Ronald Hillock MDFellow American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsDiplomat American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryAdult Reconstruction and Orthopedic Oncology
Cigarette smoking is recognized as one of the major causes of preventable disease. Most people know that smoking is linked to heart and respiratory diseases, as well as to several cancers. However, many people are not aware that smoking has a serious negative effect on bones, muscles, and joints, and that smoking often leads to poorer outcomes from orthopedic surgery.  » Read more about: Surgery and Smoking  »

Common Causes of Worsening Sciatica Pain

If you have ever had sciatica pain, you know the frustration of trying to relieve that nagging, seemingly elusive shock down the back of your leg. It radiates down the sciatic nerve from your lower back to your hips, buttocks, and leg. Maybe the best way to prevent its return is understanding the common causes of worsening sciatica pain.  » Read more about: Common Causes of Worsening Sciatica Pain  »