Dr. Paul Saiz’s Recognition by Western Heritage Bank

Dr. Saiz, part of Las Cruces Board of Directors for the Western Heritage Bank, received these kind words in a recent press release by the bank: A Great Bank is Founded on the Talents of Great People. All banks are not created equal. The great ones – the ones you feel a connection with – [...]

June 7th, 2017|Press Release|

Common Ankle Injuries

The ankles are flexible enough to permit a wide range of motion, yet strong enough to bear the weight of the entire body. Nevertheless, ankles can still be injured. Today, as more people engage in sports and physical activities, ankle injuries have become increasingly common. Ankle Sprains An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments in the [...]

October 19th, 2016|Ankle and Foot|

Ankle Sprains

Mild Sprain A mild sprain occurs when there is minimal force with only slight stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Pain and swelling are minimal; walking is generally possible. Treatment: Often, ankle elevation and ice pack to reduce pain swelling are all that is necessary. Moderate Sprain A moderate sprain occurs when ligaments are partially [...]

October 19th, 2016|Ankle and Foot|

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) The ACL crosses from back of the femur to the front of the tibia. It acts as a strong support for your knee. But the ACL can be injured if you twist your knee too far or change direction too quickly. A Sudden Twist Your ACL can be injured when you [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Bursititis & Tendon Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) The ACL crosses from back of the femur to the front of the tibia. It acts as a strong support for your knee. But the ACL can be injured if you twist your knee too far or change direction too quickly. Bursitis Repeated movement or pressure can cause the bursa around [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Knee Problems and Injuries

When Your Knee Hurts When your knees are working smoothly, you give them little thought. But you rely on them to walk, climb, kneel, and even sit. With all they do, it's no wonder they are at risk for pain and injury. Knee problems can occur at any age and in many ways. This booklet [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Meniscus Tears

A sudden twist or repeated squatting can cause a meniscus tear. You may notice pain, swelling, or a locking of the knee. You may also hear a "clunking" sound. If not corrected, the tear can lead to more serious problems, such as arthritis. Treatment Possible treatments include: Medicine to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. A [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Osteoarthritis

As we age, knee cartilage can crack and wear away. This damage is called osteoarthritis. The damage can also be triggered by injury or disease. As healthy cartilage tears away, you may notice aching, stiffness, or pain. You might also notice swelling or a feeling of grinding. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but treatment [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Patellar Tracking Disorder

Your Patella on the Move When your leg is on the move, your patella is on the move, too. It slides up and down its track on the thigh bone. But if your patella slides "off track" -- even just a little - it can result in pain and damages to your knee. When Your [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|

Fixing your ACL tear

Knee Ligament Surgery The type of surgery you have depends on your injuries. ACL surgery may be done using arthroscopy. This technique uses small incisions. It usually means a faster recovery and less scarring than with open surgery. Repairing MCL injuries requires open surgery. ACL Surgery The most common type of surgery for an ACL [...]

October 19th, 2016|Knee|