Orthopedics

Reduce Your Pain – Simple Chronic Pain Management Tips

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 25 June 2015

Millions of Americans who have some form of arthritis or a related disease suffer from pain that is chronic. Pain is treated as chronic when it persist three to six months or longer, but chronic pain can be considered its own disease.

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Treating Tennis Elbow Pain

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 18 June 2015

Tennis elbow is not exclusive to active tennis players, in fact it’s possible for people who are not very active to develop inflammation in the elbow area. The inflammation affects the elbow joint that is held together by muscles, ligaments, as well as tendons and is accompanied by acute burning pain.

Work or recreational activities that involve repeating the same action may strain the muscles and tendons of your forearm, which help extend your wrist and fingers. Tennis elbow usually damages the tendons that attach on the lateral epicondyle, called the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB).

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Strained Hamstring: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 11 June 2015

Hamstring strains are one of the most common sports injuries that can affect any athlete, from professional gymnasts to martial arts practitioners. Whilst sprinting or doing any fast stretching movement you may experience an acute or sudden hamstring pull, with a sudden sharp pain and these injuries can usually range from minor to severe.

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Importance of Sports Physicals For Young Athletes

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 04 June 2015

Young Athletes

If your child is among the 38 million American kids that play at least one sport, then you will know the importance of having a sports physical to ensure that the body is in top shape before the start of the playing season. No matter whether the sport of choice is hockey, soccer, or football, your body is working hard so there is always the chance of sustaining injuries and getting hurt.

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Hallux Rigidus – Arthritis of the Big Toe

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 28 May 2015

If you have pain, stiffness and or limited movement in the joint where your big toe (the hallux), joins your foot, you may be suffering from a form of degenerative arthritis called hallux rigidus.  After bunions, hallux rigidus is one of the most common disorder of the toe. The condition can progressively get worse over time, making walking or even standing painful.

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Basal Thumb Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment and Surgery

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 21 May 2015


The basal joint allows your thumb to move around so you can perform small motor tasks like gripping or pinching. With osteoarthritis the bones become rough and grind over each other when you move, causing more joint damage. Basal joint arthritis can also occur following an injury to the area. The pain of basal joint arthritis is frequently due to inflammation in the joint. Contrary to what one might expect, individuals having more pain do not necessarily have more severe arthritis.
 

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Osteoporosis Prevention – Can simple Lifestyle Changes Decrease Risk of Osteoporosis?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Osteoporosis causes bodily changes like the loss of bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to bone fragility and increased susceptibility to fractures of the spine, hip, and wrist. Osteoporosis affects more than 25 million Americans each year and contributes to more than 1.5 million fractures. The National Osteoporosis Foundation has estimated that roughly 10 million Americans over the age of 50 already have the disease.

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10 Common Causes of Hip Pain

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 23 April 2015

The ball-and-socket hip joint fit together in a way that allows for fluid, repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Whenever you use the hip, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged, muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused or the hip bone itself can be fractured.

Tags osteoarthritis, Hip Fracture, Trochanteric Bursitis , Snapping Hip Syndrome, Hip Labral Tear

Thigh Muscle Strains: Symptoms, reatment and Prevention

Posted in Orthopedics on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Muscle strains (muscle pull or tear) usually happen when a muscle is stretched beyond its limit, and the muscle tissue becomes torn during an activity such as sprinting or kicking a ball. They frequently occur near the point where the muscle joins the tough, fibrous connective tissue of the tendon. A similar injury occurs if there is a direct blow to the muscle. Muscle strains in the thigh can be quite painful.

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What is a Podiatrist?

Posted in Orthopedics on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A podiatrist (DPM), also frequently referred to as a “foot doctor”, is a physician that is educated and experienced in diagnosing, treating and surgically repairing disorders and problems of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.  A certified podiatrist will complete at least 7 years of training. This training includes podiatric medical school and is then followed by a few years of residency training at a hospital.

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