Olympia Soccer Player Back on the Field Only 3 Months After Achilles Injury

For anyone who plays or even watches sports, they know that an Achilles tendon injury can be a career altering injury. But for Carlos, a former semi-pro soccer player, he has had to deal with this injury not once, but twice – and is still on the field playing soccer and even he is surprised. […]

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment make the procedure more effective than ever and the recovery much quicker.  In fact, we are the only orthopaedic group in the area offering Outpatient Joint Replacements as […]

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a common term that describes sciatic nerve inflammation or irritation and the resulting […]

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck and radiates into the shoulders, arms, and hands. In most cases, this pain is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve within the neck (cervical spine), which then causes pain to travel from the neck and into the upper extremities. […]

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: 3 Commonly Treated Conditions

Minimally invasive spine surgery relieves pain in a shorter period of time than traditional open incision surgery and recovery is shorter because a smaller incision is made and less surgical trauma occurs. At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Spine Specialists are experts in minimally invasive spine procedures and have helped thousands of […]