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PMR & PT Unite to Treat Lower Back Pain

Our physical therapists and pain management physicians are working together to better identify and treat lower back pain (LBP) caused by Sacoiliitis or SI joint pain.   The SI joint is located where your lower back connects to the pelvis. It causes LBP in 8-15% of our patients, but it is difficult to identify as […]

Screen Time Related Headaches

Over the years, Americans have spent less and less time staring at their TVs and more and more time staring at their phones. With the advent of the iPhone in 2007, screen time has progressively increased each year. In 2019, the average American spent 3 hours a day on their phone(1). While this increased time […]

Basic Facts About Pain

How Common is Pain in Older Adults? Pain is a common experience for older adults. The extent to which pain disrupts daily routines may get worse with age. Pain is often poorly evaluated and managed in older people. There is no reason to suffer silently with persistent pain as you get older. Healthcare professionals agree […]

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Exercise and athletic competition can do wonders for your body, keeping you both physically fit and mentally engaged. Although sometimes, sports injuries or simple overexercise can lead to significant pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. For sports-related injuries, it’s best to see a sports medicine doctor who can evaluate, diagnose, and treat your condition. The job […]

Backpack Safety

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities of the school day. Tips for Proper Use of […]

MRI Facts That You May Have Not Known

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a powerful magnet to take photos inside the body while a computer records changes in your body’s magnetic field. This allows doctors to diagnose a disease, illness, injury, or condition. Computer images from MRI can create a 3-D image of the inside of your body. MRI is also much safer than […]

Check Out What MKOSS Has Been Up To in 2020

    Wondering what is new with Mendelson Kornblum? Look no further! Our practice has been busy making healthcare safer, smarter, and an overall better healing experience for our patients! Check it out! Summer 2020 Newsletter Winter 2020 Newsletter     SummaryArticle NameWhat has MKOSS been up to in 2020?DescriptionWant to know what the latest […]

How Do I Know If I Need Knee Replacement Surgery?

Call our office to schedule your visit today and get on the road to recovery! When should I talk to my doctor about knee replacement surgery? That’s a question you and your orthopedic surgeon will have to answer together. But when knee pain is so bad it actually interferes with the things you want or […]

Get the Most Out of Your Office Visit

Article Featured on AAOS Your visit with an orthopedic surgeon is an important meeting that can be most effective if you plan ahead. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care get better results. The following checklist will help you become more active in your healthcare and get the most out of each office […]

5 Common Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain in women can result from wear and tear, overuse, and a few other causes. Here are the most common culprits. Does your hip hurt? As with other types of chronic pain, women tend to experience it more than men. But because hip pain can have a number of different causes, determining the correct one […]

Are You Suffering From Bunion Pain?

Are you suffering from bunion pain? Podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein, can explain the changes a bunion makes to your foot and develop a successful treatment plan to get you back to pain-free walking. Bunions are progressive, they don’t go away, and will usually get worse over time. Not all cases are alike – some bunions […]

Hip & Knee Replacement

Hips and knees are by far the most commonly replaced joints in the U.S. Joint replacement involves removing damaged bone and cartilage and replacing them with artificial components made from metal and plastic to relieve joint pain and restore mobility . Although a total joint replacement—also known as arthroplasty—is usually necessary only when other treatments […]

3 Possible Alternatives to Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery can provide welcome relief for a wide range of conditions that may affect bones and joints. Yet it’s an option most patients would prefer to avoid whenever possible, primarily due to concerns about being sidelined by a lengthy recovery process. Whether you are dealing with knee pain from a damaged anterior cruciate ligament […]

Back to School Shopping – Shoe Addition

One of the most important purchases on any parent’s shopping list should be a pair of proper fitting shoes for their child. Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein with Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics would like to share several important factors that parents should consider while back to school shopping:   Children’s Feet Change with Age. Shoe and sock sizes […]

Did You Know- Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics Has Same Day Appointments for Acute Injuries?!

We all dread that moment. The moment when you lose your footing going down the stairs, the moment when you catch the ball and feel your wrist snap, the moment when you swing your racket to hit the ball and feel your shoulder pop. Anxiety starts to set in as the pain creeps up and […]

This is the time of the year when our feet tend to be frequently exposed to the elements as we wear sandals, flip flops and are often barefoot. Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein has some advice to share that can help keep your feet healthy this summer. Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, […]

Neck Pain

The cervical spine comprises of the first 7 vertebrae. It supports the weight of the head and allows its smooth movement. Neck pain refers to pain or discomfort resulting from abnormalities or injuries to any of the structures in the neck, including the muscles, ligaments, nerves, bones and vertebral joints. Neck pain is one of […]

Tips for Optimum Joint Health

Your joints are a very important part of your body. As you age, your joints can become stiffer and less flexible due to lack of lubrication and thinner cartilage. How can you keep your joints at optimum health as you age? Here are some tips for optimum joint health: Choose your foods carefully. What you […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. These […]

Shoulder & Elbow Care

In many cases, the key to full recovery from a shoulder or elbow injury is timely diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the physicians of Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists  are experts at diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions involving the shoulder or elbow. Common Shoulder and Elbow Conditions Our shoulder and elbow specialists diagnose and […]

Same Day Orthopedic Urgent Appointments

Immediate access to care for sports and orthopedic injuries When sudden bone, joint or muscle injuries occur, prompt treatment from providers who specialize in orthopedic care helps ensure the best recovery. With two locations conveniently located in Warren and Livonia, Mendelson Kornblum’s Ortho Urgent Care provides access to highly specialized orthopedic care and sports medicine experts right when you […]

Neck & Back Care

The team at Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists includes spine surgeons and interventional pain specialists who work alongside highly skilled rehabilitation therapists to deliver outstanding neck and back care. Together, we share a unified goal: helping you achieve better physical health and return to the life you love. Common Neck and Back Problems Our spine specialists diagnose and […]

Common Knee Problems

The orthopedic specialists at Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists provide highly personalized and attentive care to get you up and moving again. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and rehabilitation therapists work together to stabilize and strengthen your knee, , while also reducing the risk that your activities will lead to increased or recurring damage. Don’t let knee […]

What’s the difference between Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow?

It’s that time of year again! Golf and tennis players are ready to play their beloved game! A common injury that affects both golfers and tennis players is an overuse injury to the elbow, known as either Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) or Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis). It occurs when the joint and tendons become overworked and […]

Let’s Talk About Headaches

Did you know that 80-90% of people have suffered from headaches in their lifetime?  13% of all Americans have migraines. 20% of those have medically resistant headaches that require intervention. If headaches are treated at home, mainly with “as-needed” medication, they have a very high risk of developing medication overuse headache, which can be very […]

Did You Know SI Joint is a Significant Cause of Low Back Pain?

The sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is located in the pelvis; it links the iliac bones (pelvis) to the sacrum (lowest part of the spine above the tailbone). It is an essential component for shock absorption to prevent impact forces from reaching the spine. If you are experiencing pain and think it may be related to […]

Check out What’s Happening at MKOSS in Fall 2018!

We are proud to welcome Spine Specialists,  Dr. Joel Phillips, to our practice! Find out what else has been going on at Mendelson Kornblum!   Check out our Fall 2018 newsletter HERE!

Turkey Carving Safety Nothing says “Thanksgiving” like football, family and the enticing aroma of turkey. But every year, too many people severely cut their hand while carving a turkey. Luckily, these injuries are avoidable. Follow these tips to stay safe while enjoying your Thanksgiving feast:  Never cut toward yourself. Your free hand should be placed […]

Traveling Soon? What You Need to Know if You have an Artificial Joint!

Will my artificial joint set off airport security metal detectors? Belt buckles, key chains and smartphones may set off sensitive metal detectors at airport security checkpoints. Many commonly used orthopedic implants may also set off the metal detectors. Over 90% of implanted total hip and knee arthroplasty devices will set off airport metal detectors.1 Many […]

All About Contusions

The medical term for a bruise is a contusion. Injuries to bones, muscles, and the tissue just under the skin can cause bruises. Bruises are a type of bleeding underneath the skin. Colliding with, or falling can break capillaries (tiny blood vessels), which causes bleeding in the area of the injury under the skin.  That bleeding may […]

One in Five Americans Suffer from Bunions!

  Bunions are progressive and don’t go away on their own! Seeing a foot and ankle surgeon when you have a bunion is important, as it helps evaluate the severity of the deformity and form a treatment plan that is best for your condition. Nonsurgical treatments will not reverse the deformity itself, although they may […]

Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein urges Dialysis Patients to get regular foot screenings!

Did you know that dialysis patients, even without diabetes, have high risk for ulceration, or amputation? Patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis are at high risk for foot ulcerations and amputation, regardless of whether they also have diabetes.  Foot screenings are CRUCIAL for these folks! Investigators analyzed 450 patients, half of whom had diabetes. Foot ulcers […]

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Dr. Jeffrey Klein knows feet and he KNOWS how crucial it is to receive an immediate evaluation on your feet as soon as you are diagnosed with diabetes. He strongly advises any patient with diabetes to receive regular podiatric care to help ensure that your foot is in good health. As part of our quest to help raise awareness […]

For most of the last century, doctors were taught that the SI joint did not move and therefore could not be a source of low back pain. Today, we know that’s NOT TRUE. Finding a doctor who is well trained in SI joint diagnosis and treatment gives you a strong opportunity to understand the true […]

Is Swelling Normal with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and swelling in the joints. Hands and feet are typically affected the most, causing weakness and other complications. Your joints are lined with synovium, a fluid that allows your joints to move smoothly. RA causes your bodies immune system to attack the synovium, resulting in inflammation and […]

Understanding Hip Arthritis and Replacement

Painful hips are no laughing matter. After all, hips are the largest ball-and-socket joint, designed to stabilize and support the weight of the entire body. So when hips are hampered by arthritis or other problems, it can be hard to have a good day or a restful night. Fortunately, with today’s range of treatment options, […]

Do Your Child’s Back to School Shoes “Make The Grade?”

One of the most important purchases on any parent’s shopping list should be a pair of proper fitting shoes for their child. Our podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein, would like to share several important factors that parents should consider while back to school shopping: Children’s Feet Change with Age. Shoe and sock sizes may change every […]

The Mendelson Kornblum Difference

THE MENDELSON KORNBLUM DIFFERENCE. Click to learn more about why we’re celebrating over 40 years of expert care.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD procedure)

What condition does MILD treat? MILD is a procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition in which there is gradual narrowing in the spine causing the nerves to have less space. Lumbar spinal stenosis develops due to age-related degenerative changes and arthritis of the spine. Common symptoms from lumbar […]

5 common causes of hip pain and how to find relief

A sore hip affects your quality of life because it literally impacts every facet of movement and the pain patients feel takes a toll on their mind as well. All hip pain is not equal in terms of the severity or duration, and it’s best to have a specialist properly diagnose your problem and put […]

These 6 tests diagnose shoulder injury and guide 3 types of treatment

A complete physical exam, along with patients’ descriptions of the shoulder pain they are experiencing, informs doctors of possible injuries, but in many cases, it is necessary to order additional tests to verify the suspected damage. The results of the exam will reveal the exact nature of your shoulder injury and the best way to […]

What is causing my shoulder pain and what should I do?

The shoulder is among the most used and most flexible joints in your body, but that also puts the area under stress and at risk of suffering an injury due to overuse or trauma from repetitive movements. Shoulders consist of three bones – the humerus, the scapula and the clavicle – joined together in a […]

6 hand surgeries that can relieve your pain and suffering

Hand injuries are most commonly suffered in accidental falls, recreational activities and in work-related incidents at home or on the job. While accidents can lead to a traumatic injury that needs immediate attention, Mendelson Kornblum doctors see a wide array of painful hand conditions that come from everyday wear and tear and overuse. Think about […]

Hand pain symptoms and what conditions could be causing your discomfort

Hand pain symptoms and what conditions could be causing your discomfort Hand pain that causes more than just temporary discomfort should be evaluated by a doctor who can make a proper diagnosis and put you on the road to recovery. A physical exam, supplemented with results from an X-ray, CT scan, MRI or an electrodiagnostic […]

Rotator cuff injuries: What to know and how to tell if you should see a doctor

The rotator cuff consists of a group of muscles and tendons that come together above your shoulder joint and upper arm bone, and it is a part of the human anatomy that is critically important to arm movement. A rotator cuff injury can limit your ability to lift and rotate your arms, and because those […]

5 frequent hand injuries and how to treat them effectively

There’s a wide range of hand injuries that afflict the tendons, ligaments and muscles of fingers, palms and wrists, and it takes a medical specialist to properly diagnose and treat the conditions for a fast recovery. A care plan can include rest, stretching exercises, physical therapy, a device to limit mobility and speed improvement, or […]

Hand injuries: Most common symptoms and how they occur

Nagging hand injuries are a physical malady that can easily add to or create mental stress that a person experiences every day. Take a second to stop and think about navigating your day without full and pain-free use of your fingers, hands and wrists, and then imagine how anything from minor discomfort to significant suffering […]

Learn more about your shoulder pain and how to treat it

The initial reaction to shoulder pain, at least when it’s non-traumatic, is often to take it easy and rest the area where several joints combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of arm movements. The Mendelson Kornblum orthopedic staff believes that’s a sound response, but we encourage people to not ignore the […]

Shoulder discomfort: 4 reasons that could be behind your pain

Shoulder pain can be vexing to those who suffer from the discomfort that sometimes is generalized and confused with neck and back problems. The shoulder itself – an area where several joints combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion to the arm – is a complex and critical part of […]

What’s New at Mendelson Kornblum – Newsletter

We are excited to announce some new changes to the Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic and Spine patient care team! Join us in celebrating our successes and welcoming new members to the team! Read More

Understanding Common Migraine Triggers & What You Can Do to Stop the Pain

Migraine sufferers know how painful and debilitating migraine headaches can be and how failed treatment plans leave them feeling hopeless. Understanding the various causes, triggers and risk factors that help diagnose this painful disease and creating a personalized treatment plan — complete with a checklist of triggers to avoid — may be your first step […]

Are Migraines a Disease?

Simply put, yes. A disease is typically defined as an interruption of bodily structures or functions which are accompanied by symptoms that are not the result of physical injury. About the Disease If you’re a migraine sufferer, you understand the many neurological symptoms that occur before and during a migraine. These symptoms can range from […]

Arthritis or Something Else?

Arthritis causes pain and swelling in your joints — like your hip and knee — and can be the result of an injury or other disease like rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis sufferers often experience mobility issues that can affect their quality of life, leading them to seek the help of specialized physicians for the diagnosis and […]

What Causes Joint Damage & Who Is At Risk?

Knee and hip pain can vary from a minor nuisance to a debilitating injury that disrupts an active lifestyle. Without a medical consultation, it’s often difficult to tell what the source of the pain is and if you’re doing more harm than good by not seeking rehabilitation or other treatment for your discomfort. That’s where […]

Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis is Possible With Early Treatment

If you’re suffering from swollen or tender joints, have difficulty performing tasks such as grasping objects or have unexplained joint pain, it may be time to talk with a Mendelson Kornblum specialist to learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis and how early, aggressive treatment can lead to controlled symptoms, minimized discomfort or remission. Disease control or […]

Five questions to ask your arthritis doctor

1.What do my symptoms mean? There are several surprising facts about rheumatoid arthritis and its wide range of symptoms. Perhaps you are experiencing joint pain, morning stiffness, and swelling? Do you have other concerning symptoms you’re not quite sure about? Mendleson Kornblum’s specialized doctors can look at your medical history, lifestyle and symptoms to determine [...]

Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics, Pain Management & Spine Is Recognized Five Times in Hour Magazine Top Docs 2011

September 29, 2011 – Hour Magazine’s annual issue of Detroit’s Top Docs named five physicians from Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics as recipients of the peer-selected honor for 2011. This is the 12th year that Hour Magazine has compiled a Top Docs list. All doctors in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston Counties are eligible, and can […]

Orthopedic Surgeons Tickle the Funny Bone

Patients find it hard to keep a straight face as they wait to see the doctor at Mendelson Orthopedics in the Marian Professional Building at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia. The question is which of the three brothers and father will be replacing their joints or fixing fractures. All of the orthopedic surgeons devote […]

Survey Responses

Mendelson Kornblum offers patients an anonymous online survey to provide feedback on the care that was received. Following are some of the responses: Very professional and courteous, the confidence and experience shows in all that you do! Thank you….

Staff Physical Therapist (100% outpatient orthopedics)

Full and Part Time Experienced Therapists and Recent Graduates Location: Warren Mi  Job Overview: 100% outpatient orthopedic caseload Above average reimbursement Flexible schedules No mandatory weekend or holiday schedules Family orientated clinic Recognition of staff accomplishments $1200/year clinical education benefits (full time employees) Paid vacations/holidays Direct access to MRI, X-ray, scope pictures and surgical reports […]

Evan Jenkins

“I’ve been an athlete all of my life. If I’m not active, I’m not happy. So when I tore my ACL playing basketball, I just wanted to get it fixed and get back on the court. I heard great things about Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists…and I quickly found out why they get such […]


"I've had both of my knees replaced through St. Mary Mercy's Center for Joint Replacement. I was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and my knees were literally being attacked. They would fill with fluid, I would have them drained and would still be in a lot of pain. I met David Mendelson, MD years ago when he [...]

Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists: a multi-specialty practice that offers hope and relief for chronic pain sufferers

Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine Top Docs The statistic is unsettling: More than a quarter of Americans age 20 and older — or 76.5 million people — experience chronic pain. For sufferers, chronic musculoskeletal pain is a debilitating condition that impacts all aspects of daily living. And according to one study by the American Academy […]

Awards and Certifications

We are proud that physicians at Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics have been voted by Southeast Michigan healthcare professionals as Hour Detroit Magazine TOP DOCS. They are respected and experienced specialists who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and nerves. They also have extensive experience treating athletic [...]


“My experience began when I had pain in my hip. It just felt like I slept on it wrong. To say it hurt was an understatement. My colleagues jokingly called me ‘peg leg.’ I had a battery of tests performed by my primary physician and then decided to schedule an appointment with an orthopedist. I […]