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Dr. Brad Bruns: ABJ’s Healthcare Hero!

Dr. Bruns Phoenix Business Journal

The team at Arizona Bone & Joint Specialists would like to congratulate Dr. Brad Bruns for winning Phoenix Business Journal's Healthcare Heroes Award under the "Physician" category! This program honors individuals in the healthcare industry for exemplary performance in their given field. We are so proud of Dr. Bruns and his accomplishments! If you’re unfamiliar with Dr. Bruns' work and medical specialty, allow us to reintroduce him! 

The Shoulder Exercise That May Be Destroying Your Joints (And How to Fix It)

The orthopedic surgeons at Arizona Bone & Joint Specialists see all kinds of patients with varying levels of injuries and pain. While it’s true that not all injuries and conditions should be treated the same, our team has noticed a pattern in how these ailments are being reported, especially around this time of year. Having said that, we do feel it’s important to address the common shoulder exercise that may be destroying your joints.

Exercise Intervention: Why Now?

Saying Goodbye to Shin Splints

Shin splints are a condition that may send a shiver down the spines of Arizona’s athletes. Runners, dancers, soccer players… just about every kind of athlete can develop this condition! Shin splints, also called medial tibial stress syndrome, develop after repeatedly putting pressure on the lower legs. This can occur during a strenuous workout or when the exercise stops and starts abruptly.

Physical Therapy May Be As Good As Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Blog Takeaways:

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition that often results in chronic low back pain.
  • Stenosis means “narrowing”—the space inside the spinal canal narrows from degenerated discs, ligaments or facet joints and causes pain.
  • The orthopedic physicians at Arizona Bone and Joint Specialists compare surgery and physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis usually occurs from degenerated discs, ligaments or facets joints and it can cause the following symptoms: