Fever? Rash? Fatigue? It’s the time of year where a summer sickness brings the inevitable question, “do I have a tick-borne illness?” The question is valid in the Summer of 2018. Dr. Mindy Cail says she has diagnosed several tick-borne illnesses this season. “I just diagnosed my fourth case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever this summer,
At our last installment we considered the following question … Dear Dr. Olsen, I am being told it is time for a total knee replacement. For years I have worn a brace and taken injections in my knee but it doesn’t work anymore. I have heard about a “partial knee replacement”. What is the difference?
Thank you for your health questions! This one comes from PK about knee replacement. Dear Dr. Olsen: I am being told it is time for a total knee replacement. For years, I have worn a brace and taken injections in my knee but it doesn’t work anymore. I have heard about a “partial knee-replacement.” What
Thank you for your questions. This one comes from Mary! Thanks Mary for starting this conversation about a health issue that gives trouble to many of us. If you have a question, fill out the form after Dr. Olsen’s answer. Dear Dr. Olsen, Health question: I had a meniscus tear removed arthroscopically about 10 years ago. The
Thank you Luther Register readers for your questions. This one comes from KM. Dear Dr. Olsen, Health question: I am experiencing nighttime leg and feet cramping. Sometimes my feet feel like they are on fire, and they always feel numb. I drink water with every meal and in the evening. I have tried pickle juice and
Dear Dr. Olsen I have been told that I need a knee replacement. It has been hurting on and off for years, but really bad over the last year. I find I don’t want to do much anymore because my knee hurts. I’m not sure I am ready for a knee replacement though. Is there
Welcome to a new addition to The Luther Register, in partnership with Olsen Orthopedics. This will be a “Dear Abby” style question and answer column. Luther Register readers can ask the questions and Dr. Todd Olsen, who lives in Luther and operates a successful practice in Oklahoma City, will answer. To start us off, we have