He discovered tennis in its golden years, back when Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis and Bjorn Borg ruled the men’s courts. But almost four decades later, Kevin Simpson’s game was suffering. “For the longest time I thought that I must have a groin pull because every time I would go out and play tennis it would hurt,” he said. “I went a whole year with it, and then during the second year I thought, ‘I need to have this checked. Something’s not right.’ ” Indeed, something was NOT right. A chiropractor’s x-ray showed his right hip was bone-on-bone, and Dr. Paul Yau, an orthopedic surgeon at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center confirmed it.

Retired auto technician gets new knee, same-day service [caption id="attachment_723" align="alignright" width="163"] Retired mechanic Rodney Loveland found relief from his aching joints thanks to a partial knee replacement by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Yau at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “I’m...

Parkwest patient has two hip replacements in 92 days [caption id="attachment_615" align="alignright" width="300"] “The therapy team gets you out of your room and moving around during the day,” Pettit said. “You can do way more than you think.”[/caption]On a scale from...

With Alex Diegel, PTBob: “My wife, Janie and I have enjoyed hiking for several years with Missy Kane and the Happy Hikers from the O’Conner Center. I was experiencing problems hiking downhill and with steps on the trail. I was very slow and unable to flex my knees fully.DSCN2681_editOne of our hiking friends recommended that I see Dr. John Reynolds at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics to evaluate and, possibly treat my knees. Dr. Reynolds x-rayed and evaluated my knees and symptoms. I was diagnosed with patellofemoral arthritis and he recommended Physical Therapy for a month to strengthen my muscles. I was happy he did not recommend any invasive treatment!

A Physical Therapist Discusses OsteoarthritisI’ve been a physical therapist at TOC since 2005 and I’ve seen many patients looking for ways to minimize the discomfort of osteoarthritis.With OA, the main complaints are pain, stiffness or even a change in the...

It happens to all of us – getting up in the morning and feeling those aches and creaks in our joints. That’s Osteroarthritis and it’s the most common joint disorder in folks 50 and older.Basically, OA is caused by natural...

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