Blog Articles

What's Included in Sports Medicine?

Is sports medicine just for athletes? If not, what does it entail? If you’ve been wondering about this medical specialty and how you may benefit from it, here’s what you need to know.

Jun 18th, 2020
Will My ACL Injury Heal on its Own?

The plant, pivot, and pop is the dreaded progression of events leading to an ACL injury. It’s every athlete’s worst nightmare, because recovery can be long and painful, and surgery is a probability. Or is it?

May 26th, 2020
How Regenerative Medicine Helps Relieve Arthritis Pain

Over time, your joints begin to stiffen, ache, and creak. That’s arthritis setting in — deteriorating the cartilage and causing painful inflammation. You can either treat the pain with drugs, or heal the tissues with regenerative medicine.

Apr 21st, 2020
Do I Need Surgery for My Shoulder Pain?

If you have shoulder pain, you shouldn’t be surprised. The shoulder is a complex joint with lots of moving parts. Surgery may help, but it shouldn’t be your first course of action. Find out when and why you might need shoulder surgery.

Mar 4th, 2020
5 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Most Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and about two-thirds of them say it stops them from getting through their day — and their night. Find out what’s causing this phenomenon and what it can do if it happens to you.

Feb 3rd, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Ignore That Popping Sound in Your Shoulder

It’s easy to ignore strange sounds or sensations in your shoulder, especially if you don’t have pain or discomfort. However, these symptoms often point to a problem that can worsen without treatment. Learn more about what those sounds could mean.

Dec 4th, 2019
Most Common Sports Injuries (And How to Avoid Them)

It may seem like playing sports and getting injured go hand in hand. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. While many athletes do get injured, there are things you can do to avoid getting hurt so you can stay on the field.

Sep 3rd, 2019
Myths and Facts About Regenerative Medicine

Have you ever wondered whether you could benefit from regenerative medicine? Like most people, you probably have a vague understanding of this treatment approach. Read on as we debunk common myths with informative facts to set you straight.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Give the Cold Shoulder to Pain

The power of the human body is quite amazing. Take this 10-year study that focused on rotator cuffs where doctors looked to repair 90 injured patients. Half of the patients received their own concentrated bone marrow in their shoulder, and half did not.

Apr 19th, 2019
The Backbone of our Clinic

Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we strive to innovate so you, the patient, can receive top-notch care and excellent results. While we offer a breadth of services, surgeries and treatments, the backbone of our clinic focuses on stem cell therapy.

Apr 19th, 2019
You Need Your Knees

Did you ever know just how important your knees are? The knees act like a hinge, and provide steadiness and strength to support the entire body. That’s right, the entire body. 

Apr 19th, 2019
We've Got Your Back

The backbone is important. Sayings have derived over the years that include the notion of “the backbone” of the society, or “the backbone” the family. Why would this be?

Apr 19th, 2019
Fall is in the Air

With the changing season, many of us have football on the brain. Football and fall(s) seem to go hand-in-hand. And with football, injuries unfortunately do take place.

Apr 19th, 2019
Volleyball Star Rises With Stem Cells

Meet Elizabeth. A college volleyball star at the University of Arkansas. Elizabeth suffered a major blowout to her ankle during practice, leaving her tendons and ligaments completely shot.

Apr 19th, 2019
Bone Marrow For Bowling

After injuring his knee in his early 20s, Chad finally was fed up as he neared his 40s. He realized that he was having knee pain, including swelling, and after Dr. McKenna performed an MRI, it was discovered that Chad no longer had an ACL.

Apr 19th, 2019