Why are we more likely to break bones as we get older? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Why are we more likely to break bones as we get older?  | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Aug 18, 2017

  Q: Why are we more likely to break bones as we get older?  A: Multiple factors contribute to this health concern. The main reason is that our bones become less dense and more brittle with age. While not everyone develops osteoporosis, everyone loses bone density during the aging process. Our bodies are in a constant maintenance process of breaking down...

What is an ACL and Why are some people prone to tearing it? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

What is an ACL and Why are some people prone to tearing it? | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Aug 2, 2017

  Q: It seems that you can’t read or listen to the sports news without hearing about someone tearing their ACL. What exactly is it, what happens and why is a person so prone to this injury? A: The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is located in the knee, which is a hinge joint. The knee is designed to bend back and forth to allow for smooth and fluid movement....

Trigger Finger | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Trigger Finger | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Jul 20, 2017

  Why is my finger not bending properly? A fairly common complaint we hear from patients in our clinic is that one or more of their fingers is catching or locking. This condition is referred to as “trigger finger”. It can initially be non-painful. However, if it is allowed to continue, it can worsen and become very painful over time.  Trigger finger may be...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Ask the Expert: Dave Stoll, PA-C, Orthopedic Care in the office of Jon Orjala, D.O.

Jul 7, 2017

    I’ve been feeling some discomfort in my hand and wrist. Is there a common cause for this pain and what can I do about it?   Complaints of hand pain and numbness are very common. The hands receive much abuse through physical labor and daily activities. It is not uncommon to develop hand arthritis over time. It is also possible to develop a nerve condition...

What Can You Tell Me About Ankle Injuries? | Ask the Expert: Orthopedics with Dave Stoll, PA-C, Utica Park Clinic

What Can You Tell Me About Ankle Injuries? | Ask the Expert: Orthopedics with Dave Stoll, PA-C, Utica Park Clinic

Jun 15, 2017

    Ankle injuries seem to be common in my household during the summer. What can you tell me about them?  Ankle injuries are common this time of year with the increase in outdoor activity. Whether the injury takes place sliding into second base or stepping in a hole in the yard, the damage may be similar. There are multiple ligaments in the ankle that provide...

Knee Pain? It Could be a Meniscus Tear | Ask the Expert: Orthopedics with Dave Stoll, PA-C, Utica Park Clinic

Knee Pain? It Could be a Meniscus Tear | Ask the Expert: Orthopedics with Dave Stoll, PA-C, Utica Park Clinic

Jun 1, 2017

    Knee Pain? It Could be a Meniscus Tear As we enter middle adulthood, many of us develop nagging knee pain. It may be a burning or pinching pain and can even be accompanied by swelling or catching. The knee may give way at times. These symptoms may develop slowly or can occur immediately after a fall or twisting injury. In the knee, between the upper and...